Withdrawal: Administrative (Financial and non-Financial Reasons)

Financial

If you have outstanding charges posted to your Bursar's account, you will be blocked from registering for classes.  If you are unable to clear your account, you may be administratively withdrawn.  In that event, your academic dean will close your student record, delete any future course enrollments and notify all appropriate offices.  The withdrawal will be entered on your Duke transcript.  As long as your account is past due, you will not have access to academic transcripts, cannot have academic credits certified, and will not be given a diploma at graduation. 

If your financial obligations are resolved prior to the next academic term, you may request a return through the Office of Student Returns.   Note that if you are still withdrawn once classes begin, you may not return for that term. 

Questions on financial obligations should be directed to the Bursar's Office.  If you are on financial aid and having difficulties with finances, contact Financial Aid.  If you are withdrawn and have student loans, you must be in touch with the Student Loan Office to complete a Student Loan Exit Interview and to receive information on how to manage any loan payments that may become due while you are not enrolled.  For questions on the process of withdrawal, contact your academic dean.  For questions on returning from a withdrawal, contact the Office of Student Returns.

Non-Financial

You may also be involuntarily withdrawn for non-compliance with academic regulations, e.g.,  you have not returned from a leave of absence within the expected time period, have left Duke without notice, or have failed to return and enroll in classes at the appropriate time.   If you are administratively withdrawn for non-financial reasons, your academic dean will close your student record and notify all appropriate offices.  The withdrawal will be entered on your Duke transcript.  If you later wish to return, you may apply for readmission through the Office of Student Returns

Questions on academic requirements and the process of withdrawal should go to your academic dean.  For information on returning from a withdrawal, see the Office of Student Returns.

Note:   If you have been withdrawn from Duke, you are no longer an active student, are not eligible for the benefits afforded to active Duke undergraduates, and are not permitted to be on campus.  For details, see General Policies/Expectations While Away on the Office of Student Returns website. 

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