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Withdrawing from the University for Non-Medical Reasons

This University Withdrawal Request Form is for the use of enrolled undergraduate students who are requesting to withdraw from the University. When you submit this form, Richmond College or Westhampton College will be in contact with you to schedule a meeting to discuss your withdrawal if you have not already had one. If you are a first time enrolling student who has not yet attended your first day of class, please do not use this form to cancel your enrollment but instead contact the Office of Admission.

Applying for Readmission after a Non-Medical Withdrawal

Undergraduate students who have withdrawn from the University for a non-medical reason and wish to return must make their request for readmission to the School of Arts and Sciences, Robins School of Business, or Jepson School of Leadership Studies by completing the Undergraduate Readmission Application.

Applications for readmission must be received as follows:
  • October 15, for consideration for readmission to the spring semester
  • February 15, for consideration for readmission to the summer term
  • March 15, for consideration for readmission to the fall semester

Once all necessary paperwork is submitted, the respective Dean's Office will be in contact with that student.

Withdraw from the University for Medical Reasons

When a student withdraws for medical (including psychological, psychiatric, or physical health) reasons, he or she must complete a Medical Withdrawal Request/Agreement Form. Your request must be approved by your respective coordinate college dean. Copies of the form will be sent to the student's treating professional.

In order for University staff to communicate with your treating professional, you must also complete this Authorization for Release form once you have returned home and established a relationship with your treating professional. When received, your treating professional will be contacted by the University and provided a copy of your Medical Withdrawal Request/Agreement Form, your Authorization for Release, and a Treatment Summary and Recommendations form for them to complete at the conclusion of your treatment.

Applying for Readmission after a Medical Withdrawal

When a student who has withdrawn from the University due to medical reasons is ready to return, the student must complete and submit a Readmission Application following a Medical Withdrawal.

All documentation from the student's treating professional, as well as the student's application for readmission must be received as follows:

  • October 15, for consideration for readmission to the spring semester
  • February 15, for consideration for readmission to the summer term
  • March 15, for consideration for readmission to the fall semester

Once all documentation is received, the appropriate University staff will make a determination on the student's readiness to return to Richmond and communicate that to the student.