Students Called to Active Duty

Academic Course Credit Policy for Student Service Members
(State of Mississippi Institute of Higher Learning Policy 516)

Any student who has enrolled at an institution under the governance of the Board of Trustees, who is a member of the Mississippi National Guard, or one or more units of the Mississippi State Guard, or who is a member of any of the Reserve Components of the armed forces of the United States, and who has been placed in Active Duty status by orders of the President of the United States, or who has been drafted into any component of the armed forces of the United States, may be allowed to withdraw as a student of the institution, with a full refund of tuition, out‐of‐state fees (if applicable), student fees and any special fees, with room and board fees prorated with the approval of the Institutional Executive Officer. 

Any student who withdraws from an institution under this policy will not receive any grades. The student record will show evidence of the withdrawal with documentation on file. 

Any student called to active duty who has completed at least 3/4 of the semester and is in good standing with the institution, and who needs to only take the final examination to complete the semester, has the option to leave the university pursuant to this policy, without his/her class standing effected, and without refund of any of the above fees or tuition. However, within ninety (90) days after release from active duty, the student may make arrangements to take the final examination. The score of the final exam plus the unfinished semester's work will constitute the student's final grade. 

Alternatively, any student called to active duty who has completed at least 3/4 of the semester and is in good standing with the institution, has the option to leave the university pursuant to this policy, without his/her class standing effected, and without refund of any of the above fees or tuition and shall have the option of receiving full credit for each enrolled course of study with the grade earned at the date he or she was called into active duty.