Students Called to Military Duty

In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act, Marymount University will readmit students who take a leave of absence to perform active military service and also meet the requirements defined in the act.

Furthermore, Marymount University appreciates the situation of students who attend classes while maintaining a military obligation. All administrative offices and academic departments at the university will do their utmost to accommodate those students called to active military duty while enrolled in classes. The university aims to make the transition as efficient, equitable, and expeditious as possible.

After consultation with instructors and the academic advisor, a student may choose one of three options:

Students who withdraw from all classes will receive a complete refund of tuition and fees. If a student withdraws from some but not all classes, tuition will be reassessed according to full- or part-time status.

If the student elects to receive an Incomplete, the student must discuss arrangements for completion of coursework with the instructor; the arrangement must clearly state the work completed and graded and the work remaining. The instructor, in turn, will complete the appropriate form and send it to the Office of the Registrar. The deadline for completion of an Incomplete is six months after re-enrollment at the university.

With instructor approval, students may elect to earn a grade if they have already completed most of the coursework and can accelerate remaining assignments prior to departure from the university.

Students should make their desired option known to the dean of the school in which they are enrolled.

Students who are called to active duty must provide documentation of their orders to the Office of the Provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Students who intend to return to the university should submit a Continuous Registration request to their associate dean. A student who returns to the university within two calendar years of the call to duty and presents documentation of military service is considered to have maintained Continuous Registration.