Permanent Voluntary Withdrawal From the University
If a student decides to leave Naropa and has no intention of returning, the student must complete the Voluntary Withdrawal form, available on MyNaropa. A student who has received financial aid must complete an exit interview when withdrawing from the university. The student is also responsible for ensuring that any outstanding obligations to the library, transportation office, and tuition cashier have been met. We strongly encourage students to take the student satisfaction survey before leaving the university.
Withdrawal Procedure: A student should apply for a voluntary withdrawal from the university during the semester prior to departure. A student who is registered for the current semester and wishes to withdraw from the university is encouraged to drop their courses and begin the process of applying for withdrawal from the university before the last day of add/drop, in order to avoid financial penalties. A student who begins the process after the last day of add/drop will be financially responsible for any courses from which they withdraw. Students must be sure to drop or withdraw from all courses they do not plan to complete. Failure to drop or withdraw from courses a student is no longer attending will result in being charged for full tuition, and grades of “F” on their transcript.
The deadline to submit the completed Voluntary Withdrawal form to Student Administrative Services is the end of the withdrawal period for the semester in which a student intends to withdraw. A student who fails to register for the current semester and who does not file for a withdrawal from the university will be considered an “Unknown Withdrawal” after the last day of add/drop. After the last day to withdraw from courses, withdrawal requests can no longer be accepted for the current semester.
Grades of “W” do not constitute voluntary withdrawal from the university. A student must follow the voluntary withdrawal procedures to officially withdraw from the university.
For the drop, add, and withdrawal schedule for most fifteen-week courses, please refer to the Tuition Refund Policy section.
Withdrawal and Financial Aid
Students who are permanently withdrawing from the university and who are receiving federal financial aid should see “Withdrawing from Naropa” in the Financial Aid section. Students may need to repay some of their financial aid and may end up owing Naropa if they completely withdraw. Students should consult with the financial aid counselor before making a decision regarding withdrawing from the university.
A student who fails to register for the current semester and who does not file for a leave of absence or voluntary withdrawal will be considered an “Unknown Withdrawal” after the last day of the add/drop period. Students in this status will have until the end of the withdrawal period of the semester in question to request a leave of absence or a formal withdrawal from the university. Failure to request a leave of absence by the end of the withdrawal period will result in the student having to submit an Intent to Return form or to reapply if the student wishes to continue studies at Naropa.
Students in this status will have until the end of the withdrawal period of the semester in question to request a leave of absence or a formal withdrawal from the university. Failure to request a leave of absence by the end of the withdrawal period will result in the student having to submit an Intent to Return form or reapply if the student wishes to continue studies at Naropa.
Reinstating Current Student Status after Withdrawal
A student who has formally withdrawn from Naropa, or whose status has been changed to Unknown Withdrawal, may return to the university within one year without penalty if they were in academic good standing with no pending disciplinary action at the time of leave, are within their maximum time for degree completion, and have not previously used up their allotment of leave of absence time. Students who are not in good academic standing may return to the program with approval from their program. The student must inform their academic advisor of intent to return. The advisor will work with the student to complete an Intent to Return form that must be signed by both the advisor and the student before the student’s status is reinstated. The time away will be considered a leave of absence. Before being eligible to register for courses, the student must clear any holds that may have been placed for failing to meet obligations to financial aid, the library, the transportation office, or tuition. The student must register before the last day of add/drop for the semester.
A student who is beyond their deadline for degree completion, or has already used up their leave of absence allotment, must reapply to the university in order to resume their studies (see Readmission).
If a student left the university and is currently beyond their original deadline for degree completion, or has already used up all available time to take a leave of absence, they must reapply to the university.
When a student is readmitted, credits previously earned may be counted toward the degree the student is seeking, at the discretion of registration (undergraduate) or the academic program to which the student is reapplying (graduate). The admission and degree requirements of the academic year for which the student is reapplying will apply. All students who reapply must submit a new confirmation deposit.
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