Auburn Cares

Student Affairs

Full Medical Withdrawal

Apply for a full medical withdrawal if you plan to not continue enrollment in any of your courses because of a physical and/or psychological illness. A medical withdrawal will result in 0 credit hours for the semester.  A full medical withdrawal is also referred to as a medical resignation.  All medical withdrawal applications submitted after the last day of class will automatically become retroactive.


To apply for a medical withdrawal, complete the following steps:


1: Complete the online Medical Withdrawal Application Form.


2: Connect with the Medical Withdrawal Coordinator at or (334)-844-1305.

Once the Medical Withdrawal Coordinator receives your application form, we will reach out to you to set up a meeting, which can happen in person or over the phone to review your application.


3: Withdraw from your classes via AU Access on the “My Academics” tab by selecting the “Add or Drop Classes” option. Financial Aid could be affected by your medical withdrawal so make sure you have fully explored your options with Auburn Cares and talked to the appropriate offices before completing this step. Complete this step by the withdrawal deadline (see academic calendar for this deadline).


4: Ask your licensed healthcare provider to submit current medical documentation to Auburn Cares supporting your application to medically withdraw from the university. All medical documentation must follow our Medical Documentation Guidelines and can be mailed, faxed, or scanned via email to Auburn Cares:

Mailing Address: Auburn Cares, ATTN: Medical Withdrawal Coordinator, Auburn Cares, 255 Heisman Drive, Suite 1115, Auburn, AL 36849

Fax: (334)-844-1132



5: Review our Medical Clearance Policy so you can understand how to return to the university after a Medical Withdrawal when you are ready to do so.


Once the above steps are completed and Auburn Cares has received appropriate medical documentation, your professors will be contacted to confirm your last day of class attendance. This information will be communicated to Financial Aid and the Registrar’s Office to complete the processing of your Medical Withdrawal application.

If you have any questions about this process, email the Medical Withdrawal Coordinator at or call the Auburn Cares office at (334)-844-1305.

Last modified: December 8, 2020