Occasionally students decide to discontinue their studies at Berkeley for a period of time (e.g. for a particular semester after that semester has begun). This is called a withdrawal. Students withdraw for many reasons: to work, travel, recover from an illness, attend to personal business, or find their true academic direction. Because a withdrawal affects your student status, as well as various student services, here is what you need to know to ensure that you are following official withdrawal procedures and gathering information about your eventual return to campus via readmission: http://studentcentral.berkeley.edu/withdraw.