Medical Withdrawal

Medical Withdrawal

A Medical Withdrawal is requested when a student is suffering from a medical condition that prevents the completion of the semester. If a student is approved for medical withdrawal, a refund of tuition fees is also approved. The student receives a "WM" which indicates on the academic record the student was withdrawn from classes due to medical reasons. If the student was aware of the medical condition at the time of registration, the petition will be denied. Students who receive a medical withdrawal may be placed on hold until the University can determine that the student is ready to return. Medical withdrawals are for all courses the student is registered in for the semester. A medical withdrawal must be filed within six (6) months of the end of the semester involved.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. FORM B - is a request to be medically withdrawn from the University and should be returned to the Office of Academic Services.
  1. FORM C - is a medical release form to be signed, witnessed and returned along with FORM B by the student.
  1. FORM D - is a health/medical provider report form which must be completed by the student and the student's physician(s) and must be returned directly to the Office of Academic Services by the provider(s).
  1. Letter of Explanation – is a statement from the student regarding the severity of his/her medical condition explaining why he/she is unable to complete the semester due to the medical condition.

If you are an Undergraduate student and have read and understood these rules and procedures and wish to continue with this process, email Academic Services from your Knightsmail e-mail account with your name, UCFID (formerly known as PID), and what type of petition you are trying to pursue (and the courses involved in your request), or come to our office in Millican Hall 210 and inform us of your desire to continue with the petition process.