In the event of circumstances that preclude a student from successfully completing a class, it is the student’s responsibility to submit a withdrawal request before the end of the semester. It is against normal college policy to allow a student to withdraw from a course after the completion of the semester for which grades are already posted.
In the event of a documented extenuating circumstance that prevented a student with a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) major from withdrawing, a petition for a Retroactive Withdrawal may be submitted to the CLAS Academic Standards Committee.
Prior to submitting a request for a Retroactive Withdrawal, we encourage you to:
Review the Medical Withdrawal process to determine if it is a more appropriate request
Connect with your assigned CLAS advisor to discuss the possible impact on progress for your degree
Frequently Asked Questions
A Medical Withdrawal request must include all courses for the requested semester - partial withdrawals are not allowed. As detailed on the Case Management website, a Medical Withdrawal is specifically for: Students diagnosed with either physical or psychological medical conditions that significantly impact their safety or ability to be academically successful. If accepted for review, the Medical Withdrawal request process also includes a Tuition Appeal review. For questions about the Medical Withdrawal request, please review the details on the Case Management website and connect with a representative from Case Management (CSM@ucdenver.edu) if you have questions about that process.