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By Anonymous - / Sunday 14 April 2019 12:00 / United States
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By  alycion  |  32

I was in bad shape one semester. I had to be enrolled to keep my health insurance. Found the cheapest class that wasn’t filled, explained the situation, got it in writing, and basically took the semester off. Since I did show up now and then I got an incomplete. They could have easily forgotten about your conversation or someone else who could be there needed that spot.

By  RichardPencil  |  27

I doubt they promised you that they’d keep you enrolled after a full month of absence.

It’d be so unfair to the other students if you were to pass after missing so much time.

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By  ajh1800  |  24

Did you get it put in writing that you wouldn't be unenrolled from the classes? If you did, you might be able to go to the dean and get reenrolled in the classes or be able to take them again at no cost or a discounted price. If not, maybe talk to your professors and ask why the unenrolled you and see if there's any way to fix the problem.

By  RichardPencil  |  27

I doubt they promised you that they’d keep you enrolled after a full month of absence.

It’d be so unfair to the other students if you were to pass after missing so much time.

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It depends on the situation. If they had a parent dying of cancer, it’s not fair to OP to be kicked out after going to the school and okaying all their absences. And if it was OP who was sick, that’s discrimination.

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  athletic  |  6

Dis-enrolling someone because they are too sick to attend classes is not discrimination. That's just life. If you can't fulfill the course requirements for one reason or the other, the professor is well within their rights to fail/dis-enroll you.

Now even if we assume the worst, and OP's parent was dying of cancer, they would still need to fill out paperwork and stay in communication with their professors about the situation. OP didn't check their email for an entire month. That's irresponsible and so OP faces the consequences. Part of going to college is learning how to function as an adult and being prepared to not have safety nets every where you go.

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  RichardPencil  |  27

They really need to take medical leave and an incomplete and make a plan with the professor to complete the course, or retake it.

There’s no issue of discrimination.

By  alycion  |  32

I was in bad shape one semester. I had to be enrolled to keep my health insurance. Found the cheapest class that wasn’t filled, explained the situation, got it in writing, and basically took the semester off. Since I did show up now and then I got an incomplete. They could have easily forgotten about your conversation or someone else who could be there needed that spot.

By  CorpsmanUp88  |  21

My school will automatically unenroll you if you havent completed so much of the course work. If you didnt have at least 50% of the work up until midterm completed, you would be dropped no matter what the professor said.

By  athletic  |  6

Honestly this sounds a lot like OP missed some important communication that would make their continued absence ok. Colleges don't just let students take a month off just like that. You have to submit paperwork (either for leave of absence or a formal request to miss a good chunk of the term). You also need to be prepared to update your professors, if asked. I'm wondering if OP even offered some sort of proof that their reason for being away was true.

By  Leo Gort  |  8

Just because you have family problems doesn’t mean you can just let everything slide. It’s your responsibility to make sure it all was taken care of properly