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Withdrawal

Current Term Withdrawal

Current Term Withdrawal

Before you make the decision to withdraw, please contact one of the Withdrawal Coordinators.  A Withdrawal Coordinator will meet with you to discuss your individual situation, hear your concerns and help you look at all your options.  In order to withdraw you must follow the steps below.

  1. Complete and print the Semester Withdrawal Form
  2. Contact the Withdrawal Coordinator in Business Services – click the “Contact Us” link at the bottom of this page for contact info
  3. A Coordinator will discuss your individual needs, hear your concerns and help you look at your options
  4. A Coordinator will answer any questions that you might have
  5. A Coordinator will refer you to appropriate resources (as needed)
  6. A Coordinator will sign off on your withdrawal form and okay for processing
  7. Your form will be processed for you and filed with the Office of the Registrar

Hardship Petition

Hardship Petition

Before you make the decision to seek a hardship petition, please contact one of the Withdrawal Coordinators.  The Withdrawal Coordinators will meet with you to discuss your individual needs, hear your concerns and help you look at all your options.  In order to withdraw you will follow the steps below.

  1. Go to the Office of the Registrar in Lommasson 201 to obtain the Withdrawal Form (Distance Students can call 406-243-5600)
  2. You will be referred to the appropriate Withdrawal Coordinator
  3. A Coordinator will discuss your individual needs, hear your concerns and help you look at your options
  4. A Coordinator will answer any questions that you might have
  5. If your reasons for withdrawal are related to your own acute medical condition, your coordinator will refer you to the Hardship Petition Coordinator at Curry Health Center. (Medical conditions involving family members do not qualify and are handled as personal withdrawals.) Once you have been referred to the Hardship Petition Coordinator, you can call 243-4330 to schedule an appointment.
  6. Hardship petitions are issued to students whose own overwhelming, unexpected health problems have significantly interfered with their ability to meet their academic commitments.
  7. A hardship petition allows a student to maintain the student Blue Cross / Blue Shield insurance coverage if withdrawing during the first 3 weeks of the semester.
  8. Refunds for hardship petitions follow The University of Montana refund policy and are only granted for conditions that originate before or during the first 3 weeks of classes.
  9. Confidentiality is protected regarding reasons for withdrawal.
  10. In order to consider a request for a medical withdrawal, the student must provide the Hardship Petition Coordinator the following information:
  • If seen at the Curry Health Center as a client, documentation from visits within the Curry Health Center will be available for evaluation. 
  • If the student was seen by an off-campus physician/medical provider or counselor, they must bring or have forwarded to Curry Health Center:
    • documentation of diagnosis and visits dates;
    • records of hospitalization, inpatient or outpatient, mental health treatment, inpatient or outpatient drug treatment referral.
    • any other pertinent information that supports how your acute health condition interfered with your ability to meet academic commitments.
    • Copies of medical bills are generally not sufficient documentation to support a hardship petition.

Retroactive Withdrawal

Retroactive Withdrawal Process

Students who withdraw from a previous term or the current term following the 14th week of attendance will need to complete a blue "Petiton for Withdrawing After the 14th Week of Attendance".  The form can be obtained at the Office of the Registrar in Lommasson 201 or on the Registrar's Office webpage at www.umt.edu/registrar. Students will need to complete the below steps before turning in their withdrawal form into the Office of the Registrar in Lommasson 201.

If the withdrawal is for the current term or the most recent term the student attended, it will not need to be reviewed by the Academic Appeals Subcommittee.  If the student has completed at leasts one term since the term in which they are petitioning to withdraw, it will need to be reviewed by the Academic Appeals Subcommittee. 

  1. Obtain the form from the Office of the Registrar in Lommasson 201 or on the Registrar's Office webpage at www.umt.edu/registrar.
  2. Fill out your demographic information on the form (in the box at the top of the form).
  3. State your reason for withdrawal (a separate page or write on the back of the form maybe attached if provided space is not enough room).
  4. Student needs to sign the form
  5. Student's academic advisor needs to review the appeal and sign the form either recommending or denying the approval of the petition.
  6. Chair of the student's major will also need to review the appeal and sign the form either recommending or denying the approval of the petition.
  7. Dean of the student's major will also need to review the appeal and sign the form either recommending or denying the approval of the petition.
  8. If the form does not need to be forwarded to the Academic Appeals Subcommittee (see info above) then the Dean's approval/denial is the final decision.
  9. If the form does need to be approved by the Academic Appeals Subcommittee, the Office of the Registrar will forward it to the committee for their review.