December 4, 2012

Streamlining the Hardship Withdrawal Process

By Matt Saavedra

As part of our ongoing effort to reduce paper-use and enhance access for students, the Office of the Registrar is pleased to announce the launch of a new online Hardship Withdrawal form for students. The new form, crafted by the Office of the Registrar’s Public Information Specialist and the Registrar’s Web Developer, reduces the handling and use of paper for both students and staff during the hardship process.

Before this new tool was launched, documentation and forms had to be mailed, faxed, or submitted in-person by students to university offices. Students can now submit all information and documentation via online forms and electronic document uploads. Students unable to use this online form can still submit HW petitions using the paper form UW Form 1707.

Questions about this form can be directed to 


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