Withdrawal from the University

A student may withdraw from the University at any time before the last week of classes. The last day to withdraw is indicated in the Academic Calendar. A withdrawal is not official until filed with the Office of the Registrar. Failure to withdraw properly will result in an automatic "F" grade in the courses affected (see Academic Calendar for dates).

Withdrawal for Military Duty

A person who, in a special situation, is called to active duty in any branch of the military services of the United States while enrolled as a student of Lincoln University will be released from his/her academic responsibilities without penalty. The following options are available:

  1. A student called to active duty may request to withdraw from all classes and receive a full refund of incidental fees/tuition paid for class enrollment. The refund of fees paid for residential living (room and board) will be prorated.
    Note: This transaction must be initiated in the Office of the Registrar.
  2. A student called to active duty who has completed at least 85 percent of the time designated for a course may initiate a request, through the instructor of record, the he/she be permitted either to receive an "I" grade in the course or to take an early final examination and receive a final grade.
    Note: This transaction should be properly noted (to include signatures of both the student and instructor, if at all possible) with a copy of the agreement placed on file in the following offices: Department Head, College Dean, and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

No modifications in any of the policy options will be permitted. Once a student notifies the designated University representative of his/her decision, the action selected will be considered final.

Note: Any property, i.e., equipment, instruments, books, belonging to the University that the student has in his/her possession should be returned to the lending source prior to separation.

The approved "I" grade(s) received by a student called to active military duty before the official close of the academic semester shall be maintained as a part of her/his academic record until such time as he/she re-enrolls in school. Upon re-enrollment, the student shall be given up to two full semesters to satisfy the requirements of the course(s) that were left unmet at the time of his/her departure from the University.