Student Medical Services

Student Medical Services Policy on Excuse Notes

HW HOLDS- Having an HW hold makes students eligible to register for online classes only. To register for in-person or hybrid classes, you must submit all outstanding health clearances to the UH-Hilo Student Medical Services Department. The Health Requirements Form is available to ensure all clearances are completed. Please contact the Student Medical Services Department for questions about which clearances are still outstanding.

  • You must be seen within a reasonable time relative to the missed exam, project, class, conference, work, etc.
  • Excuse notes are given at the discretion of the SMS staff based on their medical findings and professional assessments.
  • Excuse notes are only given when care is received through SMS. Please acquire a note from the place of service when care is received elsewhere.
  • The SMS staff does not have the authority to exempt students from class, exams, etc. Such final decisions will be made by the professor, faculty, department, etc.

Please call us at 808-932-7364 if you have any questions.

Revised July 13, 2017.