Auburn Cares

Student Affairs

Partial Medical Withdrawal

Apply for a partial medical withdrawal if you plan to not continue enrollment in one or more of your courses because of a significant physical and/or psychological condition. Because you can drop courses up until the withdrawal deadline (see the academic calendar for this deadline), you should only apply for a partial medical withdrawal if reducing your course load may impact your international student status.  All medical withdrawal applications submitted after the last day of classes will automatically become retroactive.


To apply for a partial 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: Ask your licensed healthcare provider to submit current medical documentation to Auburn Cares supporting your application to partially 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 1206, Auburn, AL 36849

Fax: (334)-844-1132



Once the above steps are completed and Auburn Cares has received your 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 (334)-844-1305.

Last modified: November 13, 2023