Indiana University realizes students who are members of the U.S. armed forces may be called to active duty, specialized training, or as part of disaster relief efforts with little notice. While the following policy does not pertain to initial active duty training (i.e. basic training), this policy is provided in order to minimize disruptions or inconveniences for students fulfilling their unanticipated U.S. military responsibilities in the midst of an academic term / session.
Any student called to active duty, specialized training or as part of disaster relief efforts may withdraw from all courses and receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees. Alternatively, with the permission of the instructor(s), a student may receive an incomplete or a final grade in some or all of the courses taken. Either alternative may occur anytime during the semester through the end of final examinations. If the withdrawal is processed after the first week of classes, the grade of W will be assigned. Students receiving financial aid will be subject to the refund policies as provided for by the agencies sponsoring the aid. The request to withdraw needs to be made within one week of official notification by the military service and may be made by either the student or other responsible party who has the student's military information.
Students who wish to withdraw from courses as a result of being called to active duty, specialized training, or disaster relief efforts must provide a copy of their orders to the campus Veterans support services office (if applicable) or campus Registrar’s office along with a signed note asking to be withdrawn. Either office provides a one-point-of-contact process for withdrawals so students won’t need to visit various offices. Students or other responsible parties may wish to contact the appropriate campus office first to begin the withdrawal process based on some official military documentation, with the understanding that a copy of the orders would need to be forthcoming.
Students who cannot enroll for a future term or who need to withdraw from a current term due to military commitments can also be placed on a military leave of absence that will extend access to their IU computer and e-mail accounts while they are gone. A copy of orders provided to the campus Veterans support services office (if applicable) or campus Registrar’s office will initiate this action.
Approved, Registrar Council, 12/11/2008
Approved by IUB Provost & IUPUI Chancellor, 12/20/2008
For any questions about this process or to request withdrawal from classes due to military orders, contact:
Indiana University Northwest
Levonda Moseley, VA Coordinator
Office of the Registrar
Hawthorn Hall 109
Gary, IN 46408
Phone: (219) 980-6940
- Indiana University Northwest limits academic residency to no more than twenty-five percent of the degree requirements for undergraduate degrees for active-duty service members as part of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Consortium. Academic residency can be completed at any time while active-duty service members are enrolled. Reservists and National Guardsmen on active-duty are covered in the same manner. Students must contact an academic advisor to create a plan for accommodating the need to activate the waiver in order to maintain the integrity of their Indiana University degree. The IU Northwest School of Nursing is excluded from Consortium membership and so not bound by these rules.