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Special Petition Instructions Dropping Course(s)

Winter 2020 Instructions 

The University is aware of the impact on student success resulting from the unexpected move of Winter 2020 courses to a 100% remote delivery learning environment on March 9, or having classes end on March 6, requiring students to be graded based on the work completed to date.

Students who choose to submit a Hardship Withdrawal Petition for Winter due to the COVID-19 outbreak may identify how this impacted their ability to drop classes by the 14th day of Winter Quarter in their personal statement. Students who have a supportive statement from a UW official who is familiar with their situation may provide it.

In the interest of safety for students and to limit the additional burden on stretched healthcare resources, the petition process will not require completion of the Healthcare Provider forms.

When prompted for supporting materials: If a student falls into one of the above categories and is unable to provide additional supporting materials, the student should address in the personal statement a detailed reason why they are unable to provide the supportive materials.

Hardship Withdrawal Petition Form

Spring & Summer 2020 Instructions

As students enrolled in classes for Spring and/or Summer Quarter 2020 which are offered only in a 100% remote delivery learning environment, there may be circumstances that arose after the 14th day of the quarter which prevented students from dropping any classes before this date.

It is understood that the University offering all Spring and Summer 2020 courses by remote delivery might impact some students' performance due to connectivity issues, or dealing with financial or health challenges, and that there may be other factors impacting students’ ability to drop their classes by the 14th day of the quarter.

Students who choose to submit a Former Quarter Drop Petition for Spring or Summer 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak may specifically identify in the personal statement how the circumstances prevented the student from dropping course(s) by the 14th-day drop deadline. Students who have a supportive statement from a UW official who is familiar with their situation may provide it.

When prompted for supporting materials: If a student falls into one of the above categories and is unable to provide additional supporting materials, the student should address in the personal statement a detailed reason why they are unable to provide materials.

Former Quarter Drop Petition for Course(s)

Tuition Forfeiture Instructions

Students who choose to submit a Tuition Forfeiture for Winter, Spring or Summer Quarters due to the COVID-19 outbreak are still requested to provide supportive materials to accompany their petition.

In the interest of safety for students and to limit the additional burden on stretched healthcare resources, the petition process will not require completion of the Healthcare Provider forms for medical related issues.

In cases where a student is not able to obtain outside supportive materials (medical or otherwise), students who have a supportive statement from a UW official who is familiar with their situation may provide this in place of the materials. This statement should be provided on letterhead OR sent directly to reguwt@uw.edu . In addition, the student should address in the personal statement the reason why they are unable to provide supporting materials.