Withdrawal

Withdrawing from UF

Withdrawal is defined as dropping all courses, not individual courses, in a term. Students who leave UF without withdrawing formally will receive failing grades for all courses. Students on academic probation who withdraw from UF before the deadline will continue on probation until their grade point deficit is reduced to zero. Students on Admissions Committee probation must meet the terms of their probation.

Students should read the withdrawal instructions carefully before submitting their withdrawal online.

Medical Withdrawal

The Dean of Students Office handles requests for medical withdrawals. A student who is withdrawing from the semester may request that this be processed as a medical withdrawal if circumstances warrant. The student will be required to provide appropriate documentation in order to withdraw for a medical reason.

Pursuant to the Rules of the Department of Education 6C1-3.0371, tuition and registration fees will be refunded in full in the circumstances noted:

  • (a) If notice of withdrawal from the University is approved prior to the end of the drop/add period and written documentation is received from the student,
  • (b) Credit hours dropped during the drop/add period,
  • (c) Courses cancelled by the University,
  • (d) Involuntary call to active military duty,
  • (e) Death of the student or member of his/her immediate family (parent, spouse, child, sibling),
  • (f) Illness of the student of such severity or duration, as confirmed in writing by a physician, that completion of the semester is precluded.

For assistance by Dean of Students’ staff, email umatter@ufl.edu for help or to set up an appointment for options for success after a medical withdrawal.

Withdrawal Due to Military Service

Per Florida Statute 1004.07, any student enrolled in a postsecondary course or courses at a state university shall not incur academic or financial penalties by virtue of performing military service on behalf of our country. Such student shall be permitted the option of either completing the course or courses at a later date without penalty or withdrawing from the course or courses with a full refund of fees paid (see refund of fees information in fees and fiscal section). If the student chooses to withdraw, the student's record shall reflect that the withdrawal is due to active military service.

National guard troops ordered into active service

Per Florida Statute 250.482, if a member of the Florida National Guard is ordered into active service, no private or public employer, and no employing or appointing authority of this state, its counties, municipalities, political subdivisions, community colleges, or universities, shall discharge, reprimand, or in any other way penalize such member because of his or her absence by reason of state active duty.

Helpful Tips

  • If you complete 60 percent or less of the term prior to withdrawing, you may be required to repay a substantial portion of your federal financial aid.
  • If you withdraw from courses in which you are enrolled these courses are counted as attempted courses.
  • If you are living in university housing, you must vacate your residence hall and review the obligations of your housing contract.
  • If you received a student loan or TEACH grant while attending UF, you must complete loan/TEACH grant exit counseling provided online through ONE.UF. Contact Student Financial Affairs to learn how your withdrawal will affect your financial aid.
  • You may be eligible for a partial refund of tuition and fees, dependent upon when you withdraw. Refer to the UF Refund Policy.
  • If you withdraw more than once while receiving financial aid, you may be ineligible for additional aid in the future.
  • If you are an international student, contact a UFIC advisor before taking any further action to review how withdrawal will affect your VISA and future registrations.

Yes, I Wish to Withdraw

Use the button below to withdraw from all courses for the current term only.