Withdrawal for Active Military Service

If a student withdraws from an institution of higher education because the student is called to active military service, the institution, at the student’s option, shall:

  1. refund the tuition and fees paid by the student for the semester in which the student withdraws;
  2. grant a student, who is eligible under the institution’s guidelines, an incomplete grade in all courses by designating “withdrawn-military” on the student’s transcript; or
  3. assign an appropriate final grade or credit, as determined by the instructor, to a student who has satisfactorily completed a substantial amount of coursework and who has demonstrated sufficient mastery of the course material. (See Excused Absences for Active Military Service)

A graduate or professional student who withdraws from or defers admission to perform active military service in a combative operation will be readmitted to their program; previously earned coursework will be applied toward the program; and any standardized test score previously submitted will be accepted. Texas Education Code, Section 51.844.