Types of Withdrawals

Personal Withdrawal:

Personal withdrawals can happen for a variety of reasons.  If you believe your withdrawal is personal in nature, please check the box for personal withdrawal.  You can begin a personal withdrawal by either visiting the Dean of Students Office (227 Whitmore) or by visiting your Academic Dean.

Health Withdrawal:

  • Health withdrawals can happen for physical and/or mental health situations. You must initiate the withdrawal by contacting the University Health Services' administrative offices at (413) 577-5271. For more information visit http://www.umass.edu/uhs/accesstocare/withdrawals 
  • For health withdrawals, you will need to include documentation from your health care provider. Additionally, there are restrictions on the date of return for ALL health withdrawals.  Students are required to be away from the university for at least one (full) academic semester.  For more information, please discuss this process with the UHS' administrative offices. 
  • Student Health Insurance:

    If you have the School-sponsored Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) through Student Benefit Consolidated Health Plans, contact Patient Services 413-577-5192 to notify them of your withdrawal from the University. If you would like to keep your school-sponsored health insurance while you are taking a health withdrawal, please call Patient-Services to discuss your options.

*If you have further questions about health withdrawals, please call and speak with Brianna Mathieu​ at 413-577-5271 or email bmathieu@umass.edu

Financial Withdrawal:

Financial withdrawals are often utilized when a student needs to take some time away from campus to save on costs, pay overdue university bills, or research and secure options for additional financial aid/scholarships.  If you are considering a financial withdrawal, please make sure you are familiar with the refund schedule so you can prevent additional financial costs.  If you are withdrawing for financial reasons, please visit the Dean of Students Office (227 Whitmore) or contact your Academic Dean.​

Academic Withdrawal:

If you are withdrawing for academic reasons, please visit your Academic Dean to discuss your personal situation and the available options. You should discuss a plan regarding when you want to return and make an appointment to discuss classes you will take upon your return.

Military/Active Duty Withdrawal:

  • If you have documentation of military orders that demonstrate you cannot complete the semester, please contact Associate Dean Kelly Gray in the Dean of Students Office.  Dean Gray works closely with the Student Veteran Resource Center and the Veterans Benefits Certifying Official to ensure that student veterans and active military students have access to all campus resources.  Please bring your orders to Dean Gray.  It is possible to qualify for additional fee waivers in addition to the standard tuition refunds.  Contact Dean Kelly Gray at (413) 545-2684 or by visiting the Dean of Students Office at 227 Whitmore Administration Building.
  • You do not qualify for a military/active duty withdrawal unless your orders require you to serve during the semester. If you receive orders to report during the following semester, a military/active duty withdrawal for the current semester is not possible.