Withdrawing from all Classes
If you find that you need to withdraw from all classes, you must first come to the OISS to speak with an advisor.
If you need to withdraw from classes due to a medical reason, you will need to provide medical documentation from a US medical doctor, clinical psychologist, or doctor of osteopathy. Please complete a Reduced Course Load form for medical reason, which you can submit to your US doctor. We can use this information to keep your SEVIS record active while you are away from classes. You can also use this documentation to request a fee appeal from the Office of the Bursar. For more information on a Bursar fee appeal please visit the Bursar’s website.
If your withdrawal from classes is not based on a medical reason, OISS will terminate your SEVIS record for early authorized withdrawal. You will need to depart from the US within 15 days from the date of withdrawal and you will need to contact our office at least 2 months before you are ready to return. Your previous I-20 will no longer be valid and you will need to request a new one from OISS to return to the US.
You will want to be sure you take care of your housing before you leave the US. If you live in on-campus housing you will need to talk to Housing at Residence Life to make the appropriate arrangements. Please note that from the date your withdrawal slip is submitted to the Office of the Registrar, you will need to vacate your residence hall within 48 hours.
You will also want to be sure you notify your academic advisor and professors of your withdrawal. For information about the “Auto-W” please visit the registrar’s website.