We want you to be successful and achieve your educational goals through Ball State’s online and distance education programs, but understand that sometimes life’s obstacles get in the way of advancing your goals. If this happens and you feel you need to withdraw from your last or only course, we encourage that you start by calling our office at 1-800-872-0369 or 765-285-1581, so you can explore your best options.
Our staff will help explain the guidelines regarding withdrawal and assist you with the necessary procedures. We can also advise you where to go to find out how withdrawing will effect your refund, your financial aid, and your potential reenrollment. We also encourage you to contact your academic advisor.
Active Duty Military Of course our online classes are ideal for fitting the needs of active military personnel; however, if your circumstances related to your military duties suddenly make it impossible for you to continue, a specific policy applies.
Withdrawal Guidelines for Students Taking ONLY Online or Distance CoursesIf you need to withdrawal from your last or only course at any time on or after the first day of classes, please acquaint yourself with the withdrawal process and guidelines followed by the university:
Starting the Process:
Withdrawal Guidelines for Students Taking a Mix of Online and Main Campus CoursesPlease contact the Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs at 765-285-1545. Staff in this office will explain the guidelines regarding withdrawal and assist you with the necessary paperwork. They can help you understand how your decision effects your grades, tuition refund, your financial aid awards and student loans, housing contracts, and your potential reenrollment.
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