Medical Resignation/Withdrawal Request

What is a Medical Resignation?

A medical resignation is appropriate when, by recommendation of a licensed health care provider, a student cannot continue enrollment in any of his/her courses because of a serious physical and/or psychological illness. A medical resignation results in 0 credit hours for a semester. 

What is a Medical Withdrawal?

A medical withdrawal is appropriate when, by recommendation of a licensed health care provider, a student cannot continue enrollment in one or more of his/her courses because of a serious physical and/or psychological condition. Because serious health conditions usually impact all courses, most requests for a medical withdrawal result in a medical resignation (see above).

To read the full policy, visit the Auburn University Bulletin on Resignations and Withdrawals.

 

View the option below that best suits your needs:

 

I want to drop a course(s) for a future semester:

It is not necessary to contact our office. You can drop your courses using the MY ACADEMICS tab in AU Access. If you have financial aid (including loans, grants, scholarships, VA Benefits) you will need to contact the appropriate office to inform them that you will not be attending classes.  

 
I want to drop all of my courses for the current semester:

You will need to schedule an appointment (on campus or phone) with the Medical Resignation/Withdrawal Coordinator. An after midterm medical resignation request must be supported by a letter from your licensed health care provider. To schedule the appointment, call (334) 844-2096.

 

I want to withdraw from all of my courses for a prior semester:

You will need to schedule an appointment (on campus or phone) with the Medical Resignation/Withdrawal Coordinator. The coordinator will determine if you meet the criteria for a retroactive medical resignation and, if so, will provide you with the forms required to apply. Decisions regarding retroactive medical resignations are made by the Retroactive Medical Resignation/Withdrawal Committee.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Medical Resignation/Withdrawal Coordinator