Medical Absence/Excuse Note Practice at St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud State University Student Health Services does not support the practice of providing or requiring unnecessary medical documentation for short-term absences. It is inevitable that some students will miss classes or assignments because of illness, personal issues, etc. As a University, we encourage students to communicate with professors in a timely manner regarding absences so professors can assist students in accommodations to make up required work. Unnecessary visits to a medical provider solely for the purpose of verifying illness/excuse of absence is not good utilization of University or students' resources. Please refer to the Practice Statement Regarding Excuse Notes link below to learn more about this practice.