University Withdrawals

Students who need to terminate their course work during the semester should consult with the Dean of Students Office to formally withdraw.

Withdrawal Procedure

If a student terminates course work during the semester, registration must be formally withdrawn. Failure to submit a Student Withdrawal form to the Dean of Students Office may result in F grades and in payment of tuition and fees that otherwise might be avoided.

Withdrawals are processed according to an established refund schedule. Notifying the Dean of Students Office helps to ensure a smooth withdrawal-readmission process. Students may do this over the telephone, through the mail, or by fax, but the preferable method is in person. If the student is not planning to return, a formal withdrawal assures a timely refund, if one is due to the student.

Required Course Withdrawal

The Dean of Students Office may, on the recommendation of a department chair, require students to withdraw from any course(s) in which their preparation, progress, effort, or conduct is deemed unsatisfactory.

Withdrawal of Students 
Called to Active Military Service

Students called to active military duty are guaranteed readmission upon completion of their active service. Enrolled Michigan Tech students who are called to active military duty will be given the opportunity to work out the best possible solution for maintaining their academic status. A student must choose one of the following options before departing for active service:

  • Leave for active service with a tuition refund of 100 percent. Refunds involving financial aid will be adjudicated to decrease the payback required from the student to the lowest possible amount.
  • Agree that temporary grades will be issued for enrolled courses. The temporary grades will be P for Progress or I for Incomplete. In some cases, arrangements can be made to complete the course work while on active duty. Otherwise, the student may complete the courses when he or she returns to the University.

Involuntary Medical Withdrawal

A student will be subject to involuntary withdrawal if the University Medical and Mental Health Board recommends, in the members’ professional judgment, and the dean accepts the recommendation, that the student is suffering from a mental, emotional, psychological, or physical health disorder and, as a result of this disorder engages, or threatens to engage, in behavior that would cause significant property damage or directly and substantially impede the lawful activities of others.