IMPORTANT INFORMATION EFFECTIVE FRIDAY MARCH 24, 2017: Any student that is approved for a FULL Withdrawal with Extenuating Circumstances that is wanting to return for Fall 2017 semester will need to complete the Petition to Return process no later than August 1, 2017 to ensure that their classes are not dropped.

Step 1 - Applying for Petition to Return

To begin the process of applying for a Petition to Return from a full withdrawal with extenuating circumstances, students must complete a Petition to Return Request form. Students must complete this form no matter the reason surrounding the withdrawal with extenuating circumstance.

Step 2 - Schedule meeting with Withdrawal Advisor

The student must schedule a meeting with the Withdrawal Advisor. Before scheduling the meeting, a Petition to Return request form must be completed and all supporting documentation have been submitted:

Students can call 704 687 0345 to schedule the meeting and at that time can specify whether they would prefer an in person or phone meeting.

Step 3 - Submitting Supporting Documentation

If you were withdrawn for reasons that were not medical in nature, please discuss with the Withdrawal Advisor what type of supporting documentation might be needed. 

All of the following is needed if the reason for the withdrawal with extenuating circumstance was medical/mental health:

- The Petition_to_Return_medical_form filled out by the treating provider **It is preferred that the original treating provider, from when the student originally requested the WE, fills out the Petition to Return medical documentation. If the documentation is not submitted by the original medical provider, the student and medical provider must explain why.**

- A letter from the current treating provider in support of the students return and why they are in support/not in support

- Student must sign a release of information waiver with their treating provider to allow the Withdrawal Advisor opportunity to speak to them

Supporting Documentation must clearly show the following:

  • Diagnosis and relevant medical history
  • Medications and current treatment moving forward
  • Confirmation of completion of treatment plan
  • Resulted outcome(s) of treatment during the students time away from campus

All documentation must be faxed to 704 687 2616 OR mailed to: Withdrawal Advisor King 217 9201 University City Blvd. Charlotte NC 28223. NO EXCEPTIONS-documentation must come directly from the medical provider-our office will not accept documentation that is hand delivered by the student/family member.

Step 4 - Submission Deadlines

Request Form and Supporting Documentation must be submitted NO LATER than 5pm on the date listed below:
Summer I and II April 20, 2017
Fall 2017 August 1, 2017
Spring 2018 November 15, 2017

No exceptions will be made! Reinstatement is based on the student's readiness to manage an academic course load and safely function in our community. The Extenuating Circumstances Committee will notify the student and other necessary University offices in writing of the determination, and if approved, whether any conditions will apply.

**NOTE: It is possible that depending on the time of the semester that the documentation is sent in for review that the committee will decide to temporarily remove the withdrawal tag so that the student may register but then place it back on. The student will then need to provide a letter of support by the beginning of the following term from their medical provider to continue to take their registered courses. This is to ensure that the student has continued to follow all treatment plans. This request would need to be in writing to the Withdrawal Advisor**

If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please call our office at 704 687-0345 for more information.

Readmission after Withdrawal with Extenuating Circumstances

Students approved for a Withdrawal with Extenuating Circumstances may be subject to the readmission policy if they are not enrolled at UNC Charlotte for 12 consecutive months regardless of circumstances. More information about the readmission policy can be found here.