I am sorry to hear about your wife and your dismissal from your PA program. The unfortunate fact though is that unless you have more rights under a contract
or school policy
, you could be dismissed for academic dishonesty. Although I can understand that you were likely under stress and distracted, you had protections under the law if you had only used the system and advised your Faculty Advisor or Administrative Officer (whoever handles absences and ADA related issues) about the circumstances of your need to take some time off. In other words, there would not have been a need to tell everyone why you were taking off, but someone should have been notified that was in a position to grant you time off.
In any event, unless there is something in your agreement or school policies that gives you more protection, your Program could disenroll you.
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