Understanding the Withdrawal Process

Withdrawing from UF

Withdrawal formally drops ALL courses in a term.

General Information

UF students should read and understand the university's withdrawal procedures before deciding to withdraw from UF. Withdrawal formally drops all courses in a term. Students who withdraw after drop/add and before the deadline for withdrawal will receive a grade of W for all courses. Any student who withdraws after the deadline will receive WF grades in all courses and will be subject to dismissal. Students who leave UF without withdrawing normally receive failing grades.

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.

Medical Withdrawal

The Dean of Students Office has been authorized to handle requests for medical withdrawals. A student who is withdrawing from the semester may request that this be processed as a medical withdrawal. The student will be required to provide appropriate documentation in order for a medical withdrawal to occur.

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: (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. There are staff in the Dean of Students Office available to speak with you about your options and help you come up with a success plan for the future. Please email umatter@ufl.edu for assistance or to set up an appointment.

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.

Did You Know?

Federal Financial Aid

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. Refer to Return of Federal Aid Withdrawal Example.

Vacate Campus Housing

If you are living in university housing, you must vacate your residence hall. Review the obligations of your housing contract.

Student Loans/Grants

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.

Multiple Withdrawals

If you withdraw more than once while receiving financial aid, you may be ineligible for additional aid in the future.

Attempted Courses

If you withdraw from courses you are enrolled in, these courses are counted as attempted courses.

Tuition Refund

You may be eligible for a partial refund of tuition and fees, dependent upon when you withdraw. Refer to the UF Refund Policy.

International Students

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.

University Record

Your university record cannot be cleared until all charges have been removed or paid and if applicable, all exit counseling is completed.


Yes, I Wish to Withdraw

USE THE BUTTON BELOW TO WITHDRAW FROM ALL COURSES FOR THE CURRENT TERM ONLY.

Withdraw from All Classes

YOU MAY SUBMIT A REQUEST TO DROP ONE OR MORE CLASSES (BUT NOT ALL), BY USING THE "REQUEST TO DROP A COURSE DURING THE TERM" LINK ON THE STUDENT SELF SERVICE SITE.

IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED FOR A FUTURE TERM AND DO NOT PLAN TO ATTEND, USE THE ONE.UF REGISTRATION SYSTEM TO DROP ALL OF YOUR COURSES.