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Resident University Withdrawal

Policy Information

Issuing Office

Registrar's Office

Affected Parties


Policy Language

Students withdrawing from the University during the semester must meet with a representative from the Student Advocate Office for exit counseling. As a part of this process, the student must also meet with a representative from the Financial Aid Office and the Student Accounts Office (if there is an outstanding balance on the student’s account), and will be required to submit a signed statement of withdrawal.

Policy Rationale

To establish clear definitions, policies, and expectations in regard to the process of a university withdrawal.

Definition of Glossary Terms

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Procedural Information


The student’s official withdrawal date is the date he/she begins the withdrawal process by notifying a representative from the Student Advocate Office of his/her intent to withdraw. Students withdrawing before the semester begins must only contact the Student Advocate Office in order to initiate the withdrawal process. Any student who withdraws from the University during the first eight weeks of classes will receive a tuition refund. (See Expenses and Financial Policy Information: Withdrawals section). This is in effect even if the student drops classes in such a way as to go below full-time status during add/drop week. If a student withdraws from all classes in a term, the student has officially withdrawn from the University. Financial Aid Recipients are subject to the Title IV withdrawal calculation. Students receiving all grades of FN will be considered to have unofficially withdrawn from Liberty. The withdrawal date will be determined by the Registrar’s Office and will be based upon University information indicating the student’s last date of attendance in class. Students with Federal grants and/or Federal loans will be subject to the Title IV withdrawal calculation. The Title IV withdrawal calculation will result in the reduction and/or cancellation of all Financial Aid. Consideration will be given to students withdrawing due to circumstances beyond their control. The Registrar’s Office will determine the official withdrawal date based upon the extenuating circumstances.

An expulsion resulting from violation of the disciplinary system will result in an administrative withdrawal. A grade of W will be recorded in all courses for which the individual is officially registered. A $50 fee will be charged for the processing of an official, unofficial, or administrative withdrawal. This fee will be deducted from any refund due on the student’s account or he/she will be responsible for payment of this fee. Anyone who withdraws from the University is considered to be breaking enrollment. Students who break enrollment must apply for readmission and will be subject to the requirements of the catalog and degree requirements in effect at the time of his or her readmission.


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