As an undergraduate or a graduate student, you may petition for a medical withdrawal due to a serious medical circumstance that prohibits continued enrollment in all courses for the term.

Your mental and physical well-being is very important. If you are experiencing a serious medical situation during a term in progress:

  • Seek medical assistance immediately.
  • Consider discontinuing class attendance and participation (online and in-person).
  • Inform your advisor/program coordinator in your school/college about any situation prohibiting continued enrollment. 

For the purpose of a medical withdrawal, a mental health circumstance is medical situation that is held to the same standards as a physical health condition and requires input from a licensed medical professional.  Continuing to attend or participate in classes but having intentions to petition for a medical withdrawal will impact the outcome of the case. 

To submit a petition for medical withdrawal and review policy details, see the Excused Withdrawal section.