Withdrawal from WCM-Q
If a student decides to withdraw from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q), with no intention of returning, or when a student is graduating from our program, then students must complete the Exit Process documenting that they have cleared all financial or personal obligations to Qatar Foundation and Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar. Otherwise they will not receive their official transcript and the Office of Registrar will not support future education and career applications.
The Exit Process:
Students must contact each department mentioned in the Contacts and Process for Exit Checklist Document and request an email message confirming the verification statement corresponding to that department.
Once received from all, student must send a single message titled “Exit Form” to: email@example.com and attach all email messages received from each individual in that single message, i.e. 9 attachment messages.
For the Foundation Program and the Premedical Curriculum, after the beginning of the seventh (7th) week, the notation "W" will be entered for the courses in which a student is registered.
It is the student’s responsibility to contact the following offices prior to leaving to find out about possible implications of doing so:
- If you are a scholarship receiver, contact your scholarship provider.
- If you are receiving QF Financial Aid: Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you live in Qatar Foundation Housing:
Any outstanding financial obligations or failure to return WCM-Q property will result in a HOLD being placed on the student's academic records.
To request an enrollment verification letter, submit your request here.
To order an official transcript, submit your request here.
The Office of the Registrar will only use the information you provide in the event of an emergency.
Change of Name
All official academic records must reflect the name on your passport. If your name changes, complete a Change of Name form and submit it along with a copy of your passport to the Office of the Registrar.
Consent and Release
The Office of the Registrar may receive a request for information contained in a student’s academic record from a third party, such as parents, an embassy, or an educational establishment. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is designed to protect the privacy of a student’s educational records. The Office of the Registrar may not release this information without the student’s written consent. Please complete the Consent and Release form if you would like to release your academic records to a third party. Return the completed and signed form to the Office of the Registrar. You may revoke the Consent and Release form at any time by notifying the Office of the Registrar in writing.
Leave of Absence
Please refer to the Leave of Absence policy under the Attendance Standards in the Student Handbook