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article 3—academic policies and regulations

Part 3. Registration, Course Changes, and Withdrawal

§ 3-314 Withdrawal from the University for Military or Other National Defense Services

(a) Undergraduate and Professional Students
(1) Credit in Courses
(A) Undergraduate or professional students at Urbana-Champaign who, after completing the seventh week and before completing the twelfth week of the semester, withdraw from the University in order to enter into active service with the Armed Forces of the United States or other country (including the National Guard), or other service pertaining to the national defense that is approved by the appropriate University committee and do so enter within ten days of the date of withdrawal, shall be entitled to receive, without examination, credit for one-half of each course in which they have attained a standing of C- or better at the time of withdrawal. The grade reported shall be that attained in the course up to the time of withdrawal. (Grades reported below C- are recorded as W (withdrawn); grades of C- or higher reported in courses taken under the CR-NC option are recorded as CR.)
(B) Students who are members of the Active Reserve Forces (including the National Guard) called to active duty under normal training orders will not be granted academic credit for courses in which they are enrolled unless they have requested a postponement of such a period of active duty for training until the summer, and unless the University has received a verification that such a request was officially denied. This requirement, however, shall not apply to individuals who are called to active duty as a result of national emergency or as a result of the mobilization of the Reserve Forces (including the National Guard).
(C) Where such withdrawal occurs upon completion of the twelfth week of the semester, or later, such student shall be entitled to receive full credit upon like conditions.
(D) In cases in which withdrawal occurs during terms of different lengths, the same credit provisions prevail, as follows:
Twelve-Week Term – Half credit after six weeks; full credit after nine weeks.
Eight-Week Session – Half credit after four weeks; full credit after six weeks. (See § 3‑508(c) on refund regulations.)
(E) Students, irrespective of their grade in any course in which they are then registered, who withdraw from the University at any time for any of the above-mentioned reasons, shall be entitled at their discretion to take an examination for credit in the course or for credit for only the first half thereof. The usual grading system applies. (See § 3‑102 on grading system.)
(2) Graduation
(A) Students who have been at the University for not less than two full semesters at Urbana-Champaign, who have met all requirements for graduation (including minimum scholarship requirements), except those that they would fulfill by completing the courses for which they are registered at the time of withdrawal from the University in order to enter into active service with the Armed Forces, will receive full credit in those courses and may be recommended for a degree provided they have completed the seventh week of that semester (sixth week in a twelve-week term or fourth week in an eight-week session), and provided they have a standing in the courses for which they are registered that, if maintained to the end of the semester, would satisfy the requirements for graduation. If the withdrawal occurs before the completion of the seventh week of such semester (sixth week in a twelve-week term or fourth week in an eight-week session), students may be recommended for a degree upon passing examinations covering the first half of the subject matter of the courses in which they are then registered.
(B) A senior who is eligible for continuing enrollment who at any time leaves the University to enter military service and does so enter within ten days, and who lacks no more than one-sixteenth of the total credit hours required for a degree, may, at the discretion of the college concerned and on approval of his or her major department, be recommended for such degree. But no student should be considered eligible for this privilege who has acquired hours under the provisions of subsection (2)(A) above.
(i) “A senior who is eligible to continue” shall be interpreted to mean one whose progress during his or her University registrations has been satisfactory to the administrative officers of his or her college. Among grounds for dissatisfaction might be negligence in meeting requirements, or scholastic deficiencies.
(ii) “At any time” shall be interpreted to mean “during any semester of enrollment or the interim between successive semesters.” It is not intended that students who stay out of college for any semester, and who thus do not make continuous progress to their degrees, shall be eligible for the privilege extended in these rules.

(b) Graduate Students
A graduate student who withdraws from the University at any time in order to enter into active service with the Armed Forces, or other service pertaining to the national defense as determined by the appropriate University committee, shall be entitled to receive such credit for work theretofore done by the student as the professor in charge of his or her major work and the dean of the Graduate College, in accordance with the recommendation of the instructor or instructors in charge of the work in which he or she is registered, deem proper, these officers being guided by policies comparable to those that apply to undergraduate students who withdraw from the University in order to enter into active service with the Armed Forces, or other service pertaining to the national defense.