University of Northwestern Ohio

Military Withdrawal

Military Withdrawal

When deployment or other military assignments make it impossible for students to attend class and complete coursework within the scheduled time frame, UNOH offers special circumstance extensions or withdrawals. In order to determine a course of action that would allow students to fulfill their military obligations while also maintaining academic success, eligible service members are required to contact the Military Relations Department, the Registrar’s Office, and the course instructor(s).

Deployment orders, or a Memorandum of Record, must be submitted to the University of Northwestern Ohio's Military Relations Department no later than 14 calendar days after the start date of the orders. In the event there is an extenuating circumstance preventing the submission of documentation within this required time frame, contact the Military Relations Department to determine if there are qualifications for an exception and an updated arrangement for the receipt of documentation.  Exceptions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Service members who must withdraw and provided verifying documentation of deployment to the Military Relations Department within the required time frame may have their catalog year for program requirements maintained for a period of up to one year from the date of withdrawal. If the deployment period exceeds one year, the student must submit documentation of the date of return to the Military Relations Department and re-enroll in the next available term after returning from deployment. The University of Northwestern follows the requirements of Public Law 117-328 Section 3691A, which includes no assignment of a punitive academic record for the applicable term and a refund of all tuition and fees paid for the term to the appropriate parties.  Housing payments made by the students for University housing will be refunded.

Military Students & Families Contact

1441 N. Cable Rd.
Lima, Ohio 45805
Attn: Military Relations

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Andrew Joseph, VP of University Services & Military Relations

Laura Taylor, Director of Military Relations

Randy Gonzalez, Military Relations Representative