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.


Steps for Completing a Retroactive Semester Medical Withdrawal Petition:

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.

  • To be eligible for a reimbursement for the classes you petition for, if approved, you must submit at least one piece of petition paperwork to the Dean of Students Office within 6 months from the last day of classes in the semester for which you are petitioning.
What happens next?
  • Once all the petition have been received, your petition will be classified as complete 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:
  • 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 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.