In keeping with our commitment to serving military members and their families, Missouri State University has developed the below policies which will apply to service members as well as spouses and children of mobilized service members.
Whenever possible, normal procedures for dropping all classes (withdrawing) should be followed (see Op3.04-10 – Change of Schedule [Add/Drop]). However, if a student is unable to follow these procedures due to special circumstances the University will accept documentation from a family member of the student. Appropriate documentation (such as orders) must be provided at time of drop.
Should students be mobilized at such a point in the semester that the course instructor believes that they have completed a majority of the material in their class, the instructor may assign a passing grade or initiate an “I” grade. If a passing or “I” grade is not assigned, the student will receive a W grade, even if the withdrawal took place after the last day to drop or withdraw deadline. Students will receive a 100% refund only for those classes that are officially processed as a withdrawal.
Graduate students who drop all classes and have assistantships can expect their stipend to end effective the day of the drop.
All other withdrawal policies indicated in Op3.04-10 apply to military students/dependents as they do for any other student.
Updates approved by Administrative Council – July 16, 2012