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Military Reserve Policy

Indiana University realizes that students who are members of the Indiana military reserves may be called to active duty. The following policy is provided in order to minimize disruptions or inconveniences for students fulfilling their military responsibilities.

Any student called to active duty may withdraw from all courses and receive a 100 percent refund of tuition and fees. Alternatively, with the permission of the instructor(s), a student may receive an incomplete or a final grade in 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 initially. Students receiving financial aid will be subject to the refund policies of the agencies sponsoring the aid. The request to withdraw needs to be made within one week of being called to active duty 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 must provide a copy of their orders to the Office of the Registrar on their campus along with a signed note asking to be withdrawn. These materials may be delivered in person, through the mail, or by fax to the Office of the Registrar. The Office of the Registrar will notify the student's instructors, the student's school, and other campus offices. Students or other responsible parties may wish to call the Office of the Registrar first to begin the withdrawal process, with the understanding that a copy of the orders needs to be forthcoming.

For any questions about this process or to request a withdrawal from all classes due to military orders, contact the Office of the Registrar on your campus. We will be happy to talk about your particular situation so we can minimize inconvenience to you.

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