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 (NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO PASSED DEADLINE). 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 0289 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


  • Student must have been seen by their provider a minimum of 3 times post withdrawal approval date. If student did not, medical provider must state the reason as to why this was not completed
  • Student must have a Petition to Return Health Evaluation Form completed by each doctor that they are currently seeing as well as a letter of support to include the dates of treatment and recommendations for the students return
  • Student must have completed all the requirements of the treatment plan that was laid out in the original Health Evaluation Form. If student did not complete treatment, medical provider must list the reasons why requirements were not completed

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

If you were withdrawn for reasons that were not medical in nature, please discuss with the Withdrawal Advisor what type of supporting documentation might be needed.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 documentation must be faxed to 704 687 1969 OR mailed to: Withdrawal Advisor King 118 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/friend.

Step 4 - Submission Deadlines

Request Form and Supporting Documentation must be submitted NO LATER than 5pm on the date listed below:
Spring 2018 November 15, 2017
Summer I and II 2018 April 18, 2018
Fall 2018 August 1, 2018

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 Withdrawal committee has full authority on the return date that a student will be eligible to return to take classes. The Withdrawal committee will notify the student and other necessary University offices in writing of the determination, and if approved, whether any conditions will apply.

If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please call our office at 704 687-0289 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.