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Voluntary Medical Withdrawal

Why Consider a Voluntary Medical Withdrawal?

The University of Dayton is committed to the success of its students and recognizes there are a variety of reasons why a student may withdraw before completing a course of study, including medical or mental health issues. Determinations regarding any such withdrawal and any expected return to the University are to be tailored to an individual student’s needs and circumstances.

It is important to note that this process is voluntary in nature and the student must be engaged in the process.

To request a Voluntary Medical Withdrawal, please complete the Voluntary Medical Withdrawal TeamDynamix Form. 

Guiding Policy

The Office of Learning Resources follows the University of Dayton's Policy on student voluntary medical withdrawals.

For more Information please see the University Policy page.


Student should begin the process for a VMW as soon as possible. As a guideline requests should be made within one year of the semester in question. 

The withdrawal date will be based on the request form submission date. In some circumstances, the last date of academic activity may be considered.

Students seeking to return from a vmw are encouraged to begin this process a minimum of 2-4 weeks before their intended semester of return. Please note; no requests will be processed within three business days of the start of the semester.