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Withdrawal and Dismissal

Complete Withdrawal from the University

Students who wish to completely withdraw from the university must obtain a withdrawal form from the Director of Admissions. Students must personally present the withdrawal form to, and obtain the signatures of Director of Admissions, Director of Financial Aid, Director of Student Accounts, and the University Registrar. All withdrawals must be in writing. The effective date of withdrawal is the date the University Registrar signs the form. When students completely withdraw from the university, tuition, fees, and room and board are charged in accordance with the refund policy outlined in the Student Accounts section of this publication.

Failure to attend classes does not constitute official withdrawal from the university. Students who intend to completely withdraw from the university, yet fail to complete the above withdrawal procedure, are financially responsible for all semester charges and will receive an "F" in each of their classes.

Elementary Education Program Withdrawal and Dismissal

The Elementary Education program committee reserves the right to remove from the program a student whose health, conduct, scholastic standing, or field experience performance does not comply with the designated program expectations.

Elementary Education students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.70 overall, a minimum professional education GPA of 3.00, and a minimum concentration area GPA of 2.70. A minimum grade of "C" must be earned in all education courses, with the exception of EDU 101 and EDU 201 (which require a grade of "B-" or higher). Methodology courses may only be repeated once and must be taken at Finlandia University.

It is the responsibility of the student to read the Finlandia University academic catalog and Elementary Education Handbook. If, at any time, the student violates the standards of State Administrative Rule 101.1, explained in the handbook, the individual will be removed from both the program and any professional education courses in which the student is enrolled.