Academic Policies and Procedures
Military Service Activation Interruption of Education
From time to time, students who are reservists or members of the National Guard may be called to active duty in the U.S. military after a semester has begun. These students have several options for the treatment of their enrollment and tuition.
Military Training Awarded as Academic Course Credit
College Credit for Military Service
Military veterans who enroll at UT Dallas and meet certain requirements are eligible to receive undergraduate college credit for the time they spent in the service. Eligible veterans who enroll at the University receive college credit for up to twelve semester credit hours of lower division elective coursework. Eligibility requirements are defined in section 51.3042 of the Texas Education Code.
To be eligible to receive credit for military service, a veteran must:
Credit for military service is available to all entering undergraduates - those applying for transfer admission, freshman admission, or re-admission. The credit is awarded for having served, not for any college-level courses that the veteran may have taken while in the military. Admitted students who may qualify for credit for military service should speak with a representative of the Office of the Registrar upon enrollment at the University. The University of Texas at Dallas will consider whether to award lower-division (1000 or 2000 level) academic course credit toward a degree to admitted students when a student has provided the following documentation to the Office of the Registrar:
All documentation must be submitted to The Office of the Registrar. The Office of the Registrar will notify the student regarding any approved credit prior to registration for the following semester. All decisions are final.
Option to Remain Enrolled and Complete Coursework Following Brief Military Service
Under certain circumstances, a student who is required to participate in active military service is excused from scheduled classes or other required activities and will be allowed to complete an assignment or exam within a reasonable time after the absence. The excused absence is permitted only if the student will miss no more than 25% of the total number of class meetings or the contact semester credit hour equivalent (not including the final examination period) for the specific course or courses in which the student is enrolled at the beginning of the period of active military service.
Option to Withdraw, Receive Incomplete Grade, or Receive Final Grade
A reservist or member of the National Guard called to active duty in the U.S. military who receives activation orders after the start of a semester has four other options for the treatment of tuition and fees paid to The University of Texas at Dallas and transcript notation. In accordance with Texas statutes and Coordinating Board rules, the student may request any one of the following:
NOTE: There are no provisions for refunds for active duty service members who are deployed as a result of military orders or for individuals who choose to enter the service. The provisions listed above apply only to reservists or members of the National Guard called to active duty.
Option for Automatic Readmission Following Military Service
A reservist or member of the National Guard called to active duty (not including routine National Guard training) may be readmitted without application or payment of additional application fees within one year of the "release from active duty" date on military orders. Applicable students will retain academic standing and financial eligibility if they meet current eligibility requirements other than continuous enrollment or other timing requirements.