Withdrawals, Drops and Credit Adjustments

Withdrawals through the Distance Education Office must be submitted using one of the forms below. Please consult the Refund Schedule for last allowable date to withdraw.

****Drops cannot be accepted by our office after those dates.****

Students may either print off the form (PDF format), complete, and fax to 812-888-2054 or save the form to their computer (Excel format), complete, and email as an attachment to disted@vinu.edu.   Requests made to the Distance Education Office to withdraw will not be processed without this completed form.  Please consult the Refund Schedule for the amount of tuition that will be refunded (or charged if you have not yet paid for your course).

POLICY FOR WITHDRAWALS AND DROPS

REFUND SCHEDULE AND LAST DATES TO WITHDRAW FROM COURSES

Student-initiated withdrawals will not be permitted after the last date to withdraw except in the case of extended illness, family emergency or other such unavoidable causes and then only with the consent of the class instructor, the student's academic advisor and the dean of the division of the student's major.

Students are to be aware of their responsibility for making decisions in time to meet calendar deadlines.  Students should also be aware that withdrawals requested after these deadlines to avoid lower than desired course grades will not be considered.

*Attention - Students receiving Financial Aid*

Withdrawal from Classes
Since your acceptance of the financial aid package indicates your agreement to meet the minimum credit hour requirements for your awards, withdrawing from one or more classes may
jeopardize your aid. In other words, if you drop below the minimum number of hours or you drop out completely, you may be required to repay the University some or all of the aid you received.
For example, if you received a Federal Pell Grant based on full-time enrollment and you drop to eleven hours or to five hours, you may have to refund some of the grant to the University
or the Department of Education. Also, remember that you must make academic progress to maintain your eligibility for future aid. Before withdrawing from or dropping classes, it would be wise to check with the Financial Aid Office.

Please note - students are required to have textbooks and course materials by the course start date.  Failure to purchase textbooks is not justification to delay beginning coursework and will not result in 100% refund if dropping the courses.