Withdrawal from the University

If a student finds it necessary to withdraw from the university, the student must notify the Office of the Registrar and process a withdrawal form. (See also regulations entitled "Refund of Fees.")

All freshmen students are required to meet with their Academic Success Coach prior to withdrawing from the University. Withdrawal forms from freshmen must be signed by the Academic Success Coach.

Withdrawal of Students Ordered to Military Active Duty

If a current student is called to active duty, and the duty will exceed 25% of the total number of class meetings or contact hour equivalents, the student has several options for courses in which he/she is enrolled. The student must provide a copy of military orders to receive one of the following:

  1. full refund of tuition and fees paid by the student for the semester in which the student withdraws;
  2. with instructor approval, incomplete grade(s) for the semester in which the student withdraws; or
  3. with instructor approval, assignment of an appropriate final grade(s) or credit(s).

Upon the student’s request, pre-registered classes will be dropped. If the student returns prior to the beginning of a semester he/she will be reinstated into this institution.

If a current student, including one enrolled in distance education, self-paced, correspondence, and other asynchronous courses, is called to active military service for a period of time not to exceed 25% of the total number of class meetings or contact hour equivalents, and chooses not to withdraw from the university, the student shall be excused from attending classes or engaging in other required activities, including examinations, during that period of time. The student shall be allowed to complete (an) assignment(s) or take (an) examination(s) within a reasonable time after the absence. The student’s course work previously completed will be retained and the student will be able to complete the course without prejudice and under the same course requirements that were in effect when the student enrolled in the course. If the course requirements are not completed by the end of the semester in which the student is called to active military service, the grade of “I” will be awarded. Normal academic regulations relating to grades of “I” will apply, as well as normal grade dispute resolution processes, in the event of such disputes.

Excess Undergraduate Credit Hours (45-Hour Rule vs. 30-Hour Rule)

Effective with students initially enrolled in the fall 1999 semester and subsequent terms, resident undergraduate students who have attempted more than 45 hours (including dual credit hours) beyond the minimum number of hours required for completion of the degree plan in which they are enrolled will be assessed $100 per credit hour for repeated and/or excessive hours.

Effective with students initially enrolling in the fall 2006 semester and subsequent terms, resident undergraduate students who have attempted more than 30 hours (including dual credit hours) beyond the minimum number of hours required for completion of the degree plan in which they are enrolled will be assessed $100 per credit hour for repeated and/or excessive hours.

For the purpose of excess hours, “resident undergraduate student” includes a nonresident student who is permitted to pay resident tuition.