It is the intent of the University of Maryland, College Park, to facilitate the withdrawal or change in registration and the reenrollment of students who are called to active military duty. If called to active duty in the U.S. armed forces, students may withdraw and receive a full refund of tuition and fees for that semester. The student (or a representative) should take a copy of the military orders to the Office of the Registrar to process withdrawal or change in registration. Detailed information about this process may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar. Withdrawal for active military service will have no effect on any subsequent request to withdraw from the University. Students may re-enroll upon completion of their tour of duty.
The University Policy governing military call-ups allows for a variety of unique solutions not covered by University policy (such as receiving incompletes in some classes while retro-withdrawing from others leading to a partial refund; or receiving a total refund of tuition and fees) which minimizes the effects of time and financial investment put into a semester already in progress when you are called to active military service.
- You will need a copy of your orders.
- You should first meet with your College Advising Office. Based on the specific course(s) in which you are enrolled and the point in the semester when the call-up occurs, you may be advised to discuss incomplete contracts with individual instructor or directed immediately to the Registrar’s Office, Room 1113 Mitchell Building.
- The Registrar’s Staff will make determinations as to appropriate withdrawal procedures and refunds and explain the process for re-enrollment after completing active duty. They will also assist with quick referrals related to financial aid issues, cancellation of any campus housing contracts, and allowable refunds.
- VII-7.24 POLICY ON CALL UP TO ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY DURING A NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL CRISIS OR CONFLICT FOR USM EXEMPT AND NONEXEMPT STAFF EMPLOYEES ON REGULAR STATUS