You have withdrawn from all of your courses BEFORE the university withdrawal/drop deadline OR you withdrew from ALL of your courses in a prior semester, BEFORE the university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.


STEPS FOR COMPLETING A CURRENT SEMESTER MEDICAL WITHDRAWAL Petition:

Withdraw from all courses by the listed university withdrawal/drop deadline.
  • To withdraw from all courses, go to Student Self Service->Registration->Request to Withdrawl from ALL courses for the current term
  • Be sure to follow instructions on each screen to ensure that you have fully completed your withdrawal. You will receive a confirmation screen at the end of the process.

Please note: you may submit a medical withdrawal at any time – there is no deadline. The university withdrawal/drop deadline is in reference to dropping your courses, NOT a deadline to submit a petition.

  • 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.
Complete the following:

Submit all portions of the petition to the Dean of Students Office by emailing documents to: MedicalWithdraw@dso.ufl.edu.

  • Please note: you may submit items all at once, or separately.
  • We encourage you to submit documentation as soon as it is complete or available.
  • 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
What happens next?
  • Once all the petition has been received, your petition will be classified as completed and will be scheduled for review by the Medical Petition Committee.
    • The Committee meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month and reviews petitions in the order that they are completed. Depending on petition volume, it may be up to a month after your petition is classified as complete before it will be reviewed by the Committee.
  • Track your petition status by going to Student Self Service-> My Record -> Petition Status.
Benefits of a Medical Withdrawal:
  • 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.

Contact Us if you want to communicate with a member of the Care Area who can help you with your situation.