- Medical Withdrawal by Deadline
Petition to withdraw from all of your courses from a current semester.
You have withdrawn from all courses by the last day to drop a class deadline.
- Retroactive Semester Medical Withdrawal
Petition to withdraw from all of your courses from a previous semester.
You have either withdrawn from all courses by the last day to drop a class deadline, received grades in your courses, or a combination of both.
- Medical Drop by Deadline
Petition to withdraw from an individual course(s) from a current semester.
You have dropped an individual course(s) by the last day to drop a class deadline with your academic adviser.
- Retroactive Semester Medical Drop
Petition to withdraw from an individual course(s) from a previous semester.
You have received a grade(s) in your course(s).
Deadlines and Status
· Email to MedicalWithdraw@dso.ufl.edu (Preferred)
· Fax to 352.392.1216
· Mail to:
Medical Withdrawal Process
Dean of Students Office
P.O. Box 114075
Gainesville, FL 32611
Example: If a student is petitioning for a medical withdrawal for a course(s) taken during Fall 2013 and the last day classes for the Fall 2013 semester was December 4, 2013, then the deadline to submit at least one piece of the petition in order to be eligible for a tuition reimbursement would be June 4, 2014.
As the reimbursement process occurs separate from the Dean of Students office, the Care Area also encourages students to speak with the the Bursar and their Student Financial Affairs Adviser for more detailed information about reimbursement specific to their financial status.
A detailed list of guidelines, including specific suggestions for different types of medical conditions, can be found on page 5 of the Medical Withdrawal Petition Questionnaire. Please consult this list and/or provide it to your medical provider if need be.
2. Receiving a Withdrawal “W” on transcript for the approved course(s)
3. Ability to obtain a Verification Letter from Dean of Student Office that indicates the withdrawal was for medical reasons
The committee feels that you were unable to provide sufficient medical documentation to support a medical withdrawal from the semester(s) you are petitioning.
The committee feels that the petition should be reviewed by the University Student Petitions Committee as a hardship rather than as a medical withdrawal. In this instance, the information from your medical withdrawal petition will automatically be forwarded to the Office of the University Registrar for review by the University Student Petitions Committee. If you wish for your petition to be reviewed by the University Student Petitions Committee as a hardship, you will need to complete and submit an Interviewing Officer Statement. The Interviewing Officer Statement must be completed by an academic adviser or other college administrator who is designated by your college as an Interviewing Officer.
Please note: submitting new documentation for another review does not require the student to redo the entire petition packet (e.g. questionnaire, instructor forms).