Veterans & Military Personnel

Military Service Activation

Within 30 days of the end of a given academic term, where a military student or their spouse are attending courses and have received and/or currently on active duty, they are highly encouraged to file a copy of  those active duty orders with the Office of the Registrar to use Western Illinois University’s military friendly policies, explained in detail at the following link:

http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/policies/military.php

In particular note the first items there.  Specifically, for those deploying or being activated within a given semester, it is viewed by the university administration to be a case of extreme hardship.

As a result of that hardship, military students and/or the spouse of a student with a dependent child of a military student, including National Guard and Reserve, who are called into active military service, have the following accommodations available

  1. Withdrawal: At any point in the term, a student called to active duty may withdraw from school by filing a Military Activation form in the Office of the Registrar. The student will receive a full credit of tuition and mandatory fees. The Office of the Registrar will process the withdrawal and arrange for appropriate adjustments to the account. The student’s guaranteed tuition plan will be extended to the maximum allowable.
  2. Selective Drops: A student may drop one or more courses and elect to complete remaining course work according to option C. or D. below. A full credit of tuition/fees for dropped courses will be honored.
  3. Incompletes: Students who have successfully completed the majority of work for a course can be awarded a grade of ‘I’ at the discretion of their instructor. Students may be granted extensions on the incompletes because they may be away an extended period of time.
  4. Final Grades: A final grade option becomes available if the following requirements are met: 1) the instructor determines that a sufficient amount of the course has been completed, and 2) sufficient information about a student’s performance in the course has been obtained. Students must consult with their instructor to determine whether these two requirements have been met in order for a final grade to be awarded.

Note withstanding, within this policy the spouse or domestic partner of a student with a dependent child must also provide a marriage certificate or other appropriate documentation, and the dependent’s birth certificate within 30 days of the end of the academic term to be considered within this policy.

Contact Information

Macomb Campus

Veterans Resource Center
Wright Residence, 333 N. Ward Street
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: (309) 298-3505
Fax: (309) 298-3509
Email: VeteransResources@wiu.edu

Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM each weekday

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