Extenuating Circumstances for Withdrawal
Withdrawals after the drop/revision deadline are approved by the university only under extenuating circumstances. The presence of extenuating circumstances are not a guarantee of a withdrawal approval. Withdrawals are approved by a student's college on a case-by-case basis.
Extenuating Circumstances for Withdrawal from Classes
- Medical: Certification by an appropriate medical professional of a serious disruption in academic functioning for medical reasons. Such medical petitions are subject to review by a University physician. A letter of explanation and guidance for your service provider is available here.
- Psychological: Certification by the Counseling Center or by an independent licensed mental health professional of inability to continue for psychiatric/psychological reasons. The latter are subject to review by the University’s Counseling Center. A letter of explanation and guidance for your service provider is available here.
- Hardship: Verification that a documented unforeseeable hardship of any kind resulted in it being unreasonable for the student to continue. Examples include: documentation of a work transfer out of the Triangle area, copy of an insurance claim confirming the destruction of primary residency due to fire, obituary, etc.
- Military: Verification that the student has been called to active duty or training in the United States Armed Forces, including service in the National Guard or Reserve.