Are some of your online students serving in the military?
The Academic Policies Handbook (p. 42) outlines the policies that relate to military students, in accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act:
Active duty military* students called to active duty for a period of more than 30 consecutive days and returning to school will re-enter with:
- The same academic status (if re-entering within 5 years)
- The same enrollment status** (unless changed by the student)
- The same number of credits completed (if re-entering into the same program)
- The same academic standing (As needed, the University will make reasonable efforts to help student become prepared to resume where she/he left off.)
- The same tuition and fee charges for the first academic year (unless military benefits have been increased)
To qualify, active duty military students:
- Must give notice of absence for service (oral or written) to the University Financial Aid Office within 3 years after completing period of service.
- Cannot exceed a five-year length of absence
- Must give the school notice of his/her intent to return to school (oral or written) to the University Financial Aid Office within 3 years after completing period of service.
- Cannot have a dishonorable or bad conduct discharge
* Active duty military is defined as voluntary or involuntary service in the Armed Forces, including the National Guard or Reserve, on active duty, active duty for training, or full-time National Guard duty under Federal authority, for more than 30 consecutive days under a call or order to active duty of more than 30 consecutive days.
** Full time (12 units), Three Quarter Time (9 units), Half Time (6 units), Less than Half Time (3 units)
Carlo Mora (CMora@academyart.edu), Director of Undergraduate Admissions, is the point person for incoming military students — and a good person to contact if you have questions about the support and accommodations available to this population.