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Withdrawing from and Returning to UT Austin

  1. Academic Calendar Spring 2015 (PDF)
  2. Access Medical/Mental Health Withdrawal application form and instructions: www.healthyhorns.utexas.edu/medicalwithdrawals.html
  3. General Information Catalog: Withdrawal Policy: http://catalog.utexas.edu/general-information/academic-policies-and-procedures/withdrawal/

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Welcome to the resource page for those considering a withdrawal from UT Austin, in the process of withdrawing, or seeking to return. Reasons for choosing to withdraw from the university are many and varied. We hope the links below will assist you in identifying campus and community resources that may be helpful during and after your withdrawal and upon readmittance. Should you wish to obtain additional services and support, please contact the campus offices listed below for more information. Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list, and the community resources listed are not affiliated with The University of Texas at Austin.

Reason for Withdrawal

Medical/Mental Health

  • Medical

    • Campus

      • University Health Services – call 512-471-4955 or 512-475-6877 for the 24/7 Nurse Advice Line or visit the UHS website at healthyhorns.utexas.edu/index.html : The University Health Services (UHS) offers comprehensive health care services to current UT students including services such as general medicine, women's health, immunizations/allergy shots, urgent care, travel health, sports medicine, laboratory services, radiology and health education.
      • Services for Students with Disabilities – call 512-471-6259 or visit the website ddce.utexas.edu/disability/ SSD helps to determine eligibility and implement reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.
      • Student Veteran Services – call 512-471-5017 or visit the website deanofstudents.utexas.edu/veterans/ SVS assists student veterans and dependents of veterans with navigating the University of Texas.
    • Community

      • United Way 2-1-1 Texas – call 211 or visit the website www.unitedwaycapitalarea.org/get_help_2-1-1: Connects callers anywhere in Texas with health and human service providers in their community. This is a free, confidential service available 24/7.
      • People's Community Clinic 478-4939 2909 N. IH 35 Austin, TX 78722 www.austinpcc.org/patient-services/new-patient-information
      • Lone Star Circle of Care (Other locations including surrounding cities) www.lscctx.org/locations 877-800-5722 1221 W. Ben White Blvd., Ste. B200 Austin, TX 78704
      • Planned Parenthood – Free exams and birth control www.plannedparenthood.org/ppaustin 1-800-230-PLAN (7526)
      • AIDS Services of Austin 458-2437 Provides food, case management, HIV prevention outreach, dental clinic, legal services, emergency finances for food, utilities, rent, medication, advocacy Consumer Credit Counseling Services - Private, non-profit, debt management program, budgeting and housing assistance 697-0875 1016 La Posada Dr, Ste. 290 78752 www.cccs.net
      • Medical Assistance Plan (M.A.P.) program. Assistance for Austin/Travis County residents, that don't have health insurance. To begin the application for a "MAP card", call 972-5250 or 972-5300 – or obtain more information at one of the nearest M.A.P. clinics listed below: It does take quite a lot of time to get the process going, but once you are in the system, you would be able to access health care at little to no cost.
      • NeedyMeds: http://www.needymeds.org – Source of information on patient assistance programs. All our information is free and updated regularly.
  • Mental Health

    • Campus

      • Counseling and Mental Health Center – call 512-471-3515 or 512-471-2255 for 24/7 crisis counseling or visit the website cmhc.utexas.edu The university counseling center provides individual, group and crisis counseling to all University of Texas students who are currently enrolled in classes. The Counseling and Mental Health Center Crisis Line is available year-round, 24/7.
      • Services for Students with Disabilities – call 512-471-6259 or visit the website ddce.utexas.edu/disability/ SSD helps to determine eligibility and implement reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.
      • Student Veteran Services – call 512-471-5017 or visit the website deanofstudents.utexas.edu/veterans/ SVS assists student veterans and dependents of veterans with navigating the University of Texas.
    • Community

      • United Way 2-1-1 Texas – call 211 or visit the website www.unitedwaycapitalarea.org/get_help_2-1-1: Connects callers anywhere in Texas with health and human service providers in their community. This is a free, confidential service available 24/7.
      • Austin-Travis County Integral Care 447-4141 / 472-help (4357) - 24/7 days Hotline. Immediate assistance for crisis situations. Will speak with you by telephone, and can send someone to meet you in person, if needed. Will also schedule an appointment with you, if that is appropriate.
      • Capital Area Counseling, 302-1000, 2824 Real St., Austin, http://camhc.org Provides individual and couples counseling. Wait list can range from 2 weeks to 1 month. Fees Sliding Scale - can run $10-50? No insurance. Intake is $15.
      • Life Works, 735-2400 or 478-1648, Several locations around town - www.lifeworksaustin.org/ Provides individual, family and group counseling. Fees Sliding Scale - $18-100 Intake $27-150.
      • Waterloo Counseling, 444-9922, 314 E. Highland Mall Blvd: www.waterloocounseling.org/our_staff.html. Individual, couple, families, HIV support group counseling. Transsexual/Transgender Support Therapy, Coming out issues, Abuse/Trauma issues Fees Sliding Scale -- as low as $20?
      • Medical Assistance Plan (M.A.P.) program. Assistance for Austin/Travis County residents, that don't have health insurance. To begin the application for a "MAP card", call 972-5250 or 972-5300 – or obtain more information at one of the nearest M.A.P. clinics listed below: It does take quite a lot of time to get the process going, but once you are in the system, you would be able to access health care at little to no cost.
      • NeedyMeds: http://www.needymeds.org – Source of information on patient assistance programs. All our information is free and updated regularly.
  • Addiction

    • Campus

      • Center for Students in Recovery - call 512-475-8352 or visit the website www.utexas.edu/student/studentaffairs/recovery/ The CSR provides a safe, healthy and welcoming environment for students to cultivate life skills and celebrate recovery successes.
      • Counseling and Mental Health Center – call 512-471-3515 or 512-471-2255 for 24/7 crisis counseling or visit the website cmhc.utexas.edu The university counseling center provides individual, group and crisis counseling to all University of Texas students who are currently enrolled in classes. The Counseling and Mental Health Center Crisis Line is available year-round, 24/7.
    • Community

Death of Family Member

  • Campus

    • Counseling and Mental Health Center – call 512-471-3515 or 512-471-2255 for 24/7 crisis counseling or visit the website cmhc.utexas.edu The university counseling center provides individual, group and crisis counseling to all University of Texas students who are currently enrolled in classes. The Counseling and Mental Health Center Crisis Line is available year-round, 24/7.
    • Student Emergency Services – call 512-471-5017 or visit the website http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/emergency/ SES provides students at the University of Texas at Austin with resources and support during times of personal or family crisis or emergency.
  • Community

    • United Way 2-1-1 Texas – call 211 or visit the website www.unitedwaycapitalarea.org/get_help_2-1-1: Connects callers anywhere in Texas with health and human service providers in their community. This is a free, confidential service available 24/7.
    • For The Love of Christi – call 512-467-2600 or visit the website fortheloveofchristi.org, located at 2306 Hancock Dr., Austin, TX 78756: Offers free bereavement, grief support groups for children, teens and adults. They have various groups to meet the needs of the community.
    • My Healing Place – call 512-472-7878 or visit the website www.myhealingplace.org: Offers individual, family and group therapy for those who have experienced the death of a loved one from illness, accident, suicide or violence; along with those who have experienced abuse, traumatic accident, divorce or separation, loss of a job or other losses.

Financial / Housing / Transportation

  • Campus

    • Student Financial Services – call 512-475-6282 or visit the website at finaid.utexas.edu/ they offer advice and assistance related to financial aid.
    • Student Emergency Services – call 512-471-5017 or visit the website http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/emergency/ SES provides students at the University of Texas at Austin with resources and support during times of personal or family crisis or emergency.
    • Division of Housing and Food Services – call 512-471-3136 or visit the website www.utexas.edu/student/housing/index.php?site=14&scode=0&id=2343 DHFS offers on-campus housing for students as well as dining options for all students, faculty and staff.
  • Community

    • United Way 2-1-1 Texas – call 211 or visit the website www.unitedwaycapitalarea.org/get_help_2-1-1: Connects callers anywhere in Texas with health and human service providers in their community. This is a free, confidential service available 24/7.
    • Austin- Travis County Department of Health and Human Services and Veteran Services. www.co.travis.tx.us/health_human_services/ If you qualify, they can help with: food, clothing, toiletries, food vouchers, employment, financial assistance for rent, utilities, medicine, etc. Palm Square Office Emergency Services 1st & IH35, Suite 1000 (Enter North Side of building, facing the park) 854-4120. Post Road Office Emergency Services 2201 Post Road, Ste. 200, Austin, Texas 854-9130
    • City of Austin Neighborhood Centers -- Have Social Workers in-house that will meet with you to see how they can assist you with your needs. Many have contacts to the local food pantries that are only accessible via a referral, such as from a Social Worker. –> They also help with other than food needs. North – St. John's Neighborhood Center, 7500 Blessing Ave 972-5780 East – Blackland Neighborhood Center, 2005 Salina St. , 972-5790 East – Rosewood- Zaragosa Neighborhood Center, 2800 Webberville Rd, 972-6740 East – Montopolis Neighborhood Center, 1416 Montopolis Dr, 972-5710 Soth – S. Ausitn Neighborhood Center, 2508 Durwood St., 972-6840
    • Caritas of Austin 472-4135 611 Neches www.caritasofaustin.org
    • Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) 2416A South Lamar Blvd, 888-877-8086, 442-4550 www.dars.state.tx.us
    • ARCH
    • Austin Tenants' Council: www.housing-rights.org

Military Service

  • Campus

    • Student Veteran Services – call 512-471-5017 or visit the website deanofstudents.utexas.edu/veterans/ SVS assists student veterans and dependents of veterans with navigating the University of Texas.
  • Community

    • United Way 2-1-1 Texas – call 211 or visit the website www.unitedwaycapitalarea.org/get_help_2-1-1: Connects callers anywhere in Texas with health and human service providers in their community. This is a free, confidential service available 24/7.
    • Veterans Administration (VA) www.centraltexas.va.gov/visitors/
    • Veterans Center www.vetcenter.va.gov
    • Austin- Travis County Department of Health and Human Services and Veteran Services. www.co.travis.tx.us/veterans_services/default.asp. If you qualify, they can help with: food, clothing, toiletries, food vouchers, employment, financial assistance for rent, utilities, medicine, etc. Palm Square Office Emergency Services 1st & IH35, Suite 1000 (Enter North Side of building, facing the park) 854-4120. Post Road Office Emergency Services 2201 Post Road, Ste. 200, Austin, Texas 854-9130

Natural Disaster

  • Campus

    • Student Emergency Services – call 512-471-5017 or visit the website http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/emergency/ SES provides students at the University of Texas at Austin with resources and support during times of personal or family crisis or emergency.
  • Community

    • United Way 2-1-1 Texas – call 211 or visit the website www.unitedwaycapitalarea.org/get_help_2-1-1: Connects callers anywhere in Texas with health and human service providers in their community. This is a free, confidential service available 24/7.
    • Red Cross – call 512-928-4271 or visit the website www.centex.redcross.org/index.asp?IDCapitulo=F9ZLZNZ3KD: Non-for profit organization that provides disaster assistance locally, statewide, nationally and internationally.
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) visit the website www.fema.gov/index.shtm: Federal agency under the Department of Homeland Security responsible for managing federal response to disasters. Each state has a connection or liaison to the federal level and the Governor can request federal assistance or declaration of disaster.

Victim of Crime

  • Campus

    • Student Emergency Services – call 512-471-5017 or visit the website http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/emergency/ SES provides students at the University of Texas at Austin with resources and support during times of personal or family crisis or emergency.
    • Counseling and Mental Health Center – call 512-471-3515 or 512-471-2255 for 24/7 crisis counseling or visit the website cmhc.utexas.edu The university counseling center provides individual, group and crisis counseling to all University of Texas students who are currently enrolled in classes. The Counseling and Mental Health Center Crisis Line is available year-round, 24/7.
    • University of Texas Police Department – call 911 or visit the website at www.utexas.edu/police: UTPD is an accredited police department serving the UT campus. They provide criminal investigation, crime prevention in addition to traditional law enforcement. All members of the UTPD are trained as mental health deputies.
  • Community

Interpersonal Violence

  • Campus

    • Student Emergency Services – call 512-471-5017 or visit the website http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/emergency/ SES provides students at the University of Texas at Austin with resources and support during times of personal or family crisis or emergency.
    • Voices Against Violence (CMHC) call 512-471-3515 or visit the website at cmhc.utexas.edu/vav.html VAV offers education, counseling and resource support for survivors of domestic violence, relationship violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment and stalking.
    • UT Domestic Violence Legal Clinic – call 512-232-1358 or visit the website at www.utexas.edu/law/clinics/domestic
    • University of Texas Police Department – call 911 or visit the website at www.utexas.edu/police: UTPD is an accredited police department serving the UT campus. They provide criminal investigation, crime prevention in addition to traditional law enforcement. All members of the UTPD are trained as mental health deputies.
  • Community

    • United Way 2-1-1 Texas – call 211 or visit the website www.unitedwaycapitalarea.org/get_help_2-1-1: Connects callers anywhere in Texas with health and human service providers in their community. This is a free, confidential service available 24/7.
    • Crime Victims Services – (800) 983-9933 The Office of the Attorney General administers the Crime Victims' Compensation Program, victim service-related grants and contracts, and offers training and outreach programs. https://www.oag.state.tx.us/victims/index.shtml
    • SafePlace – (512) 267-7233 SafePlace is local organization providing services to individuals and families in interpersonal violence situations. Services provided include 24 hour crisis line, shelter, resource advocacy, counseling, support groups, legal advocacy and much more. www.safeplace.org
    • Asian Family Support Services of Austin (AFSSA) – (877) 281-8371- AFSSA is a nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas, that provides assistance to Asian and other immigrant families dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking www.saheli-austin.org/d6
    • National Domestic Violence Hotline – (800)799-SAFE - Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states www.thehotline.org
    • Texas Association Against Sexual Assault – (512) 474-7190 - TAASA assists sexual assault survivors through advocacy both on an individual and community level. www.taasa.org
    • Austin Police Department (APD) – 911 (for emergencies) and 512-974-5750 (for non-emergencies). Local police department can respond in the event of an emergency or if you are not feeling safe www.austintexas.gov/department/police

Academic Problems

Family Emergency/Care for a Family Member

  • Campus

    • Counseling and Mental Health Center – call 512-471-3515 or 512-471-2255 for 24/7 credit counseling or visit the website cmhc.utexas.edu The university counseling center provides individual, group and crisis counseling to all University of Texas students who are currently enrolled in classes. The Counseling and Mental Health Center Crisis Line is available year-round, 24/7.
    • Student Emergency Services – call 512-471-5017 or visit the website http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/emergency/ SES provides students at the University of Texas at Austin with resources and support during times of personal or family crisis or emergency.
  • Community

    • United Way 2-1-1 Texas – call 211 or visit the website www.unitedwaycapitalarea.org/get_help_2-1-1: Connects callers anywhere in Texas with health and human service providers in their community. This is a free, confidential service available 24/7.
    • Caregivers of Cancer www.caregivers4cancer.com Caregivers4Cancer develops onsite support groups to help the cancer patient caregiver through the difficult journey of caregiving.
    • National Alliance on Mental Illness www.nami.org NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is a mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services and treatment as well as raising awareness about mental health issues. Local chapters of NAMI often provide support groups for friends and family who have a loved one coping with mental illness.
    • National Institute on Mental Health www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml NIMH is a research organization that focuses on providing clinical research on mental health in areas of prevention, recovery and curing.