Deceleration Policy

ARC-PA 5th ed Standard A3.15c

A student who requires a leave of absence may proactively request deceleration when personal (non-academic) circumstances arise, jeopardizing their chances of completing their studies. All requests are considered by the Academic Progression Committee (APC) and the Department of PA Studies Director.

When granted, deceleration is extended for up to one (1) year. Beyond the one-year deadline, the student will be required to reapply to be considered for re-matriculation.

Deferment Policy

The Gardner-Webb University Department of Physician Assistant Studies does not routinely offer deferment. Extreme circumstances may be considered by the GWU PA Studies Executive Committee on a case-by-case basis.