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Excused Withdrawal

Undergraduate and graduate students may apply for an excused withdrawal due to a serious extenuating circumstance (see below). Students must see an advisor/program coordinator in their School/College. The advisor/program coordinator will discuss the options and assist students with the completion and submission of this petition if appropriate. Office of the University Registrar will review the petition upon receipt of all the necessary and supporting documentation. Students will be notified of a decision within 30 days after submission of a complete petition. Failure to provide all necessary documents may delay review of the case and result in denial. Office of the University Registrar may reject petition if:

  • The petition is incomplete.
  • The final grades for the terms are not F or W.
  • The petition is missing required information.
  • The petition is not signed by the student or a FERPA waived contact and the advisor/program coordinator.
  • The petition is submitted directly by the student or a FERPA waived contact.
  • The petition is for a term that exceeds the one year time limit.


When reviewing the petitions, the Office of the University Registrar will consider all pertinent information for decision-making, such as course participation, meeting with advisors, notes from the medical provider, etc.

For advisors only: Download the petition forms for the appropriate extenuating circumstance:


Serious medical circumstances that render student unable to complete all classes in the term:


Serious family emergency that renders student unable to complete all classes in the term

  • * Required pages: Petition for Excused Withdrawal (form), Student's Personal Statement (form)
  • * Other information: Documentation to support personal statement

Military deployment to a location that would render student unable to complete all classes in the term


Other extenuating circumstance that would render student unable to complete all classes in the term

  • * Required pages: Petition for Excused Withdrawal (form), Student's Personal Statement (form)
  • * Other information: Documentation to support personal statement

 

Updated on December 13, 2016