WHICH MEDICAL PETITION APPLIES TO YOU?

Medical Withdrawal by Deadline

You have withdrawn from all of your courses BEFORE the university withdrawal/drop deadline OR you withdrew from ALL of your courses in a prior semester, BEFORE the university withdrawal/drop deadline and would like to petition for the withdrawal to be classified as medical.

  1. Withdraw from all courses by the listed University Withdrawal Deadline for the semester.
    • You may submit a medical withdrawal at any time – there is no deadline. The university withdrawal/drop deadline refers to the date by which students must withdraw/drop from courses, NOT a deadline to submit a petition
  2. Start Petition via Medical Petition Portal.
    • To be eligible for repayment for petitioned courses, students must complete the “Select the Petition Type” and “Terms and Course” sections of a petition via the Medical Petition Portal for each semester(s) in question, within 6 months of the end of the semester(s) they are petitioning.
  3. Once all required documents for the petition have been submitted via the Portal, the petition will be validated as complete and will be scheduled for review by the Medical Petition Committee.
    • The committee meets each Tuesday of the month. (With a few exceptions for University Holidays). Depending on the volume of total petitions submitted, it may take several weeks for a completed petition to be reviewed by the committee.
  4. The Medical Petition Portal manages the processing of petition documents for review by the Medical Petition Committee. Petition decisions that are reflected in the portal are reported to the Office of the University Registrar. It may take a few days for the decisions in the Medical Petition Portal to be reflected on your Student Self Services screens in Petition Status Screen in ONE.UF (Login>Academics>Petition Status).
  5. If your petition has been approved and processed by the University Registrar, the University Bursar will be notified to process tuition or fees repayment for which you may be eligible. Note that the eligibility of repayment is dependent on many factors and is determined by your funding source. There are several factors that may impact a student’s potential for repayment. It is best to discuss the possibility of repayment for an approved medical petition with a representative from the University Bursar.
Medical Drop by Deadline

You have dropped one or several (BUT NOT ALL) of your courses before the university withdrawal/drop deadline OR you dropped one or several (BUT NOT ALL) of your courses in a prior semester, before the university withdrawal/drop deadline and would like to petition for the drop(s) to be classified as medical.

  1. Meet with your academic advisor or graduate coordinator to inform them of you intentions before the listed University Withdrawal Deadline.
    • International Students should also consult with their International Student Advisor.
  2. Drop one or several courses (but not all courses) by the listed University Withdrawal Deadline for the semester
    • Note: you may submit a medical drop at any time – there is no deadline. The university withdrawal/drop deadline date refers to the date by which students should drop courses, NOT a deadline to submit a petition.
  3. Start Petition via Medical Petition Portal.
    • To be eligible for repayment for petitioned courses, students must complete the “Select the Petition Type” and “Terms and Course” sections of a petition via the Medical Petition Portal for each semester(s) in question, within 6 months of the end of the semester(s) they are petitioning. Additionally, your funding source (Florida Pre-paid, Florida Bright Futures, Private Scholarships, etc.) determines if a repayment will be extended.
  4. Once all required documents for the petition have been submitted via the Portal, the petition will validated as complete and will be scheduled for review by the Medical Petition Committee.
    • The committee meets each Tuesday of the month. (With a few exceptions for University Holidays) Depending on volume of total petitions submitted, it may take several weeks for a completed petition to be reviewed by the committee.
  5. The Medical Petition Portal manages the processing of petition documents for review by the Medical Petition Committee. Petition decisions that are reflected in the portal are reported to the Office of the University Registrar. It may take a few days for the decisions in the Medical Petition Portal to be reflected on your Student Self Services screens in Petition Status Screen in ONE.UF (Login>Academics>Petition Status).
  6. Student Self Services Petition Screens in ONE.UF will be updated with the Medial Petition Committee’s decision. If the petition is approved, the Bursar’s and Student Financial Affairs will be notified for processing of repayments to begin.
Retroactive Medical Withdrawal

You would like to petition to withdraw from ALL of your courses in a prior semester, AFTER the university withdrawal/drop deadline of that semester.

  1. Start the Petition via Medical Petition Portal.
    • To be eligible for repayment for petitioned courses, students must complete the “Select the Petition Type” and “Terms and Course” sections of a petition via the Medical Petition Portal for each semester(s) in question, within 6 months of the end of the semester they are petitioning for.
  2. Once all required documents for the petition have been submitted via the Portal, the petition will validated as complete and will be scheduled for review by the Medical Petition Committee.
    • The committee meets each Tuesday of the month. ( With a few exceptions for University Holidays)Depending on volume of total petitions submitted, it may take several weeks for a completed petition to be reviewed by the committee.
  3. The Medical Petition Portal manages the processing of petition documents for review by the Medical Petition Committee. Petition decisions that are reflected in the portal are reported to the Office of the University Registrar. It may take a few days for the decisions in the Medical Petition Portal to be reflected on your Student Self Services screens in Petition Status Screen in ONE.UF (Login>Academics>Petition Status). Additionally, your funding source (Florida Pre-paid, Florida Bright Futures, Private Scholarships, etc. ) determines if a repayment will be extended.
  4. If your petition has been approved and processed by the University Registrar, the University Bursar will be notified to process tuition or fees repayment for which you may be eligible. Note that the eligibility of repayment is dependent on many factors and is determined by your funding source. There are several factors that may impact a student’s potential for repayment. It is best to discuss the possibility of repayment for an approved medical petition with a representative from the University Bursar.
Retroactive Medical Drop

You would like to drop one or several of your courses (but not ALL) in a prior semester, AFTER the university withdrawal/drop deadline of that semester.

  1. Start the Petition via Medical Petition Portal.
    • To be eligible for repayment for petitioned courses, students must complete the “Select the Petition Type” and “Terms and Course” sections of a petition via the Medical Petition Portal for each semester(s) in question, within 6 months of the end of the semester they are petitioning for.
  2. Once all required documents for the petition have been submitted via the Portal, the petition will validated as complete and will be scheduled for review by the Medical Petition Committee.
    • The committee meets each Tuesday of the month. ( With a few exceptions for University Holidays)Depending on volume of total petitions submitted, it may take several weeks for a completed petition to be reviewed by the committee.
  3. The Medical Petition Portal manages the processing of petition documents for review by the Medical Petition Committee. Petition decisions that are reflected in the portal are reported to the Office of the University Registrar. It may take a few days for the decisions in the Medical Petition Portal to be reflected on your Student Self Services screens in Petition Status Screen in ONE.UF (Login>Academics>Petition Status).
  4. If your petition has been approved and processed by the University Registrar, the University Bursar will be notified to process tuition or fees repayment for which you may be eligible. Note that the eligibility of repayment is dependent on many factors and is determined by your funding source. There are several factors that may impact a student’s potential for repayment. It is best to discuss the possibility of repayment for an approved medical petition with a representative from the University Bursar.