Please click the boxes below to find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the Medical Petition Process and Portal.

The Medical Petition Portal manages the processing of petition documents for review by the Medical Petition Committee. Student Self Services screens in ONE.UF reflect the students official record through the Office of the University Registrar. Once a petition decision is rendered by the Medical Petition Committee, it could take a few days for the petition status to be updated in the Student Self Services screens. Log into ONE.UF then navigate to Academics ( on the left)-> Petition Status.
No, submitting a medical petition initiates the medical petition process. It does not withdraw/drop students from a course/courses. Students must withdrawal/drop from courses by the semester “Withdrawal Deadline” to qualify for a Medical Withdrawal or Medical Drop by Deadline petition. To withdraw from all course for the current term go to Student Self Service -> Registration -> Request to Withdraw from ALL courses for the current term. Be sure to follow instructors on each screen to ensure that you have fully completed your withdrawal. You will receive a confirmation screen at the end of the process.
Review information to submit a Retroactive Medical Withdrawal or Retroactive Medical Drop petition for the semester in question.
There is no deadline for students to submit a medical petition. Students should take note that the timing of petition submissions could impact their eligibility for reimbursement if the petition is approved. Students with approved medical petitions are eligible for reimbursement if they complete the “Select the Petition Type” and “Terms and Course” sections of a petition via the Medical Petition Portal for the semester in question, within 6 months of the end of the semester they are petitioning for.
Students with approved medical petitions are eligible for reimbursement if they complete the “Select the Petition Type” and “Terms and Course” sections of a petition via the Medical Petition Portal for the semester in question, within 6 months of the end of the semester they are petitioning for.
Since you have already dropped the courses before the deadline, the grades of these courses have already been replaced with a ‘W.’

If your petition is approved by this Dean of Students Office medical petition process, you may receive a letter of verification (if requested), proving that your withdrawal was for medical reasons.

You will be eligible for tuition reimbursement if your petition is approved AND you submitted at least one piece of petition paperwork to the Dean of Students Office within 6 months after the last day of classes in the semester for which you are petitioning.

If approved, the grades of the classes you petitioned for will be replaced with a ‘W.’ This may improve your GPA.

If your petition is approved by Medical Petition Committee, you may receive a letter of verification (if requested), proving that your withdrawal approved by the University Senate Petition Committee.

You will be eligible for tuition reimbursement if your petition is approved AND you submitted at least one piece of petition paperwork to the Dean of Students Office within 6 months after the last day of classes in the semester for which you are petitioning.

It is estimated that once a petition has all the required documents submitted that it could take 6-8 weeks for the decisions to be rendered and reflected in a student’s petition screen Student Self Services.

After the medical petition committee’s decision is made, that decision is communicated to the Office of the University Registrar, the Bursar, and Student Financial Aid.

This means that you have no right to review what the faculty member writes on the Instructor Feedback Form. Faculty are notified if students waive or do not waive their right to review Instructor Feedback Forms.
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  • For issues logging in, contact 352-392-4357 or helpdesk@ufl.edu.
  • If you receive an error while submitting a petition. Take a screenshot of the issue and email it to medicalpetition@ufsa.ufl.edu along with information about the action you were trying to take. Be sure to include the browser you were using or call the Care Area of the Dean of Students Office at 352-294-2273 Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm.
Students who started their petition process prior to May 4th can continue to submit their remaining items by emailing MedicalWithdraw@dso.ufl.edu. Links to paper Medical Withdrawal Petition Questionnaire and Instructor Feedback Form are available. The criteria, documentation requirements, benefits, and types of medical petitions have reminded the same. An archived version of old Medical Petition Site is available here in case you need to access the specific information for the next few weeks. Call the Care Area of the Dean of Students Office with questions 352-294-2273 Monday Friday 8am – 5pm.