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Graduate Military Incompletes

Policy Information

Issuing Office

Registrar's Office

Affected Parties


Policy Language

Military service members are guaranteed a military incomplete for coursework that they are unable to complete on time due to deployments, extended cruises, unit operational tempo, or other duty-related extenuating circumstances. To obtain an Incomplete, a military student must send either a current copy of official military orders (as proof of professional conflict during enrollment in the course) or a signed letter on official letterhead from the student’s commander or supervisor. The Liberty University Online Academic Advising Office staff will gather the documentation and confer with the professor to determine the new deadline for the course. A Military Incomplete cannot extend beyond two (2) months for any given course. If the student cannot finish the coursework within the two (2) additional months, he/she may request a military withdrawal with the option of a free repeat of the course. This documentation must be submitted to the Liberty University Online Academic Advising Office who will complete the appropriate forms and submit them to Liberty University’s Military Affairs Office for continued processing. Military students must notify their Military Education Office of a course Incomplete if they are receiving Tuition Assistance. Incomplete requests and supporting documents may be faxed to (434) 455-1287, scanned/ e-mailed to, or mailed to:

Liberty University Online
Office of Military Affairs
1971 University Boulevard
Lynchburg, VA 24502

Incompletes must be secured no later than 2 weeks prior to the course end date. If the faculty member is no longer active, the course manager is responsible for handling the completion of the course.

Policy Rationale

To properly accommodate members of the military who are not able to complete coursework due to an assignment.

Definition of Glossary Terms

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Procedural Information


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Date Approved


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