Navigating The Unexpected
Unfortunately, there may be times in a student’s academic career when unexpected situations arise that interfere with the student’s ability to be academically successful in a given semester. Such situations include, but are not limited to, physical health issues, mental health issues, family/personal crises, or an experienced loss. In such situations, students may wish to consider petitioning for a medical withdrawal.
What does this enable me to do?
Understanding the Process
Care Area staff help you understand which petition type suits your experience and offer guidance to navigate the petition submission process.
Finding the Appropriate Petition Types
There are two categories of Medical petitions. By Deadline and Retroactive. Within both types, students can opt to submit a petition to Withdraw from all classes in the given semester or Drop one or more (but not all) classes in a given semester.