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Accommodations for Students Called to Military Activation for Deployment

NDSU encourages faculty to accommodate students called to active duty during a semester. If you learn you are being activated, speak with your instructors and determine if it is better for you to remain enrolled or to withdraw. Early notification will allow instructors an opportunity to determine how best to work with you.

Depending on the point in the semester at which a military activation occurs, and based on a mutually agreed plan between student and instructor regarding what is in the student’s best interest, the following options may be considered:

  1. Remain in the course and complete the work — details to be determined and arranged between instructor and student. Incomplete policy may apply if work extends past the current semester grading period. See incomplete policy in the Undergraduate Bulletin.

  2. Not able to remain in the course and complete the course work
    1. Prior to published "with-record" drop deadline — drop the course according to published university dates and deadlines
    2. After the published "with-record" drop deadline — work with Military and Veterans Services personnel to drop courses without academic penalty

Communicate changes in your enrollment status to the Military & Veterans Services office:
call us at (701) 231-7985 or email us at

If you withdraw from any of your classes and you are using Federal Tuition Assistance, please notify your State Education Officer.

November 2002, the SBHE approved Policy 510: "Rights of Students Called to Active Military Service". This policy is intended to enable campus officials and faculty to do what they can to minimize disruption to a student's educational program and financial impact that might otherwise result when a student is ordered to active duty, as well as to make it easier for these students to devote full attention to family matters and other concerns. SBHE policy 510 can be viewed in full online. Additional questions or concerns may be directed to the Military and Veterans Services office at (701) 231-7985 or

HAVE QUESTIONS about Military Education Benefits?... Please contact:

Military and Veterans Certification
112 Morrill Hall
NDSU Dept. 2801 / P.O. Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
701-231-7985 (local) / 800-608-6378 (toll free) /701-231-8959 (fax)

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Military and Veterans Certification
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7985 / Toll Free: +1 (800) 608-6378 / Fax: (701) 231-8959
Campus address: Ceres Hall 211
Physical/delivery address: 1301 Administration Ave., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2801 / P.O. Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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