Catalog 2021-2022

Withdrawal from the University

Any student who desires to leave the University prior to the end of a current semester or session must follow prescribed withdrawal procedures. Failure to withdraw officially or withdrawing after published withdrawal deadlines will result in a failing grade in each course in which the student is registered, jeopardizing his or her chances of returning to the University or transferring to another institution.

Before the published withdrawal deadline for a given semester, students may withdraw from the University for any reason. To initiate withdrawal, students should fill out the University of Tampa Withdrawal Form (available in SpartanNet under the Academics/Forms and Information tab). International students must submit the SEVIS Leave of Absence/Withdrawal request to the International Programs Office before they withdraw from classes to ensure immigration compliance. Completed forms should be forwarded to the Registrar's Office or email For questions about the withdrawal process, undergraduate students may contact the Academic Success Center or email

A petition for a late withdrawal, ("W" with no academic penalty) from a single class or an entire course schedule must be initiated by the 7th week of classes of the subsequent fall or spring semester. Students must utilize the Academic Petition and supporting documentation must be included.

Any undergraduate request for late withdrawal with medical justification from a concluded semester or session must be made through the Academic Petition process and will result in a Dean of Students hold controlling subsequent registration.

Students who are not enrolled at UT for longer than two continuous semesters must follow procedures for re-admittance to the University.