Reserves Called to Active Duty
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 may do so per the university's Military Withdrawal policy and must provide a copy of their orders to Veteran's School Certifying Official (SCO), along with a signed note asking to be withdrawn. Documentation can be sent as email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. The SCO will coordinate with the Office of the Registrar to provide a one-point-of-contact process for withdrawals so students won't need to visit various offices.
For questions about exercising a military withdrawal, contact:
School Certifying Official
Adult and Veteran Center
Veteran's who are called to active duty and provide a copy of their orders will not lose any GI Bill™ benefits already used during the semester due to being activated.
VA Call Center