Sometimes, a medical withdrawal is necessary for a student’s well-being. The information on this page provides readers with information on how to successfully withdraw from UA and how to properly navigate those procedures. If you have questions about the medical withdrawal process, please call the Student Health Center at 205-348-6262 or email View the forms needed for the process.

Students are ineligible for a medical withdrawal if they have already completed classes and taken final exams for a semester. 

Medical Withdrawal Policy

The Medical Withdrawal and Return to Campus policy of The University of Alabama establishes procedures to follow when a student suffers from a physical, emotional, or psychological condition that significantly impairs the student’s ability to function successfully or safely as a student. The policy is primarily administered by the University’s Student Health Center (SHC). We encourage readers to view the full policy and eligibility requirements for more specific information.

Financial Implications

Please refer to the Student Account Services policy for the financial impact of withdrawals at different stages of the semester.

Tuition and college/course fee charges are reduced following withdrawal from all classes in an enrollment period at a rate based on the date the student initiates the withdrawal process in the Office of the University Registrar as reflected in the “Proration of Tuition and College/Course Fee Charges.”

Proration for medical withdrawal is based on the withdrawal effective date as determined by the designated Student Health Center physician, on behalf of the University. Withdrawal due to involuntary military induction (supported by valid military induction notice) will result in full tuition removal. Documentation for medical withdrawals and involuntary military induction must be received before the last day of classes for the term in which the medical need or military call up is being requested. For dropping an individual course, proration is determined by the date the student initiates the action.

Students who have chosen to refuse vaccinations and are subsequently sent home as a result of an epidemic outbreak on campus will not be entitled to a medical withdrawal for the term. Proration of charges and fees will be as of the date of the campus event.

Students are not entitled to refunds or cancellation of amounts due for residence hall contracts unless they withdraw from all classes. An occupant who withdraws from the University is liable for room fees prorated to the date of completing proper checkout following withdrawal.  Explore the Housing and Residential Communities for more information.

Upon withdrawal from the University, unused Dining Dollars and/or Bama Cash are transferred to your student account and will be used to cover any outstanding balance due on your student account. If a credit remains, a refund will be issued in the following manner:

  • To the credit card used to pay the student account in accordance with the University’s policy governing refunds.
  • By direct deposit to the student’s bank account of record.

Scholarship Implications

Being granted a medical withdrawal can impact your scholarship standing. Information regarding extenuating circumstances can be found under the scholarship appeals section of the scholarship policies website. Please contact the Scholarship Office at 205-348-8201 or at for more information.