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to the Office of Financial Aid and Registration, the Office
of Admissions, academic advisor, and counselor prior to
the semester in which the student expects to return. The
student submits all required financial documentation and a
letter to the Office of Admissions requesting that he/she be
readmitted to continue his/her program of study. Students
must submit this information by March prior to returning in
the fall semester and by November prior to returning in the
The Office of Admissions will notify any student who has
not submitted his/her information that he/she is no longer
being considered for readmission.
The registrar is responsible for notifying all academic
advisors and technical instructors of the student's
Procedures To Withdraw From A Class
Students may withdraw from a class between the beginning
of the second week and the 14th week of a semester.
Students will receive a "W" grade that will appear on the
transcript but not impact their GPA. Failure to follow the
steps below could result in still being charged for the
semester in which students were enrolled but did not attend.
Students should meet with their academic advisors for
consultation concerning the effect(s) withdrawing will have
on their continued studies and transcript records. Students
should return any materials or properties of the College that
they may have in their possession to the appropriate parties,
to avoid being billed for those items.
Students who earn an "F" for cheating in a course may not
withdraw from that course.
Procedure for withdrawal from College
Prior to making the decision to withdraw from Thaddeus
Stevens College, students are encouraged to discuss this
decision with a counselor. A counselor can assist students
with developing alternative plans to remain enrolled, as
well as help students understand how withdrawing may
affect future educational plans, financial aid, insurance
All students who wish to withdraw from the College must do
* Meet with a financial aid staff member to complete an
exit interview if they were a recipient of a Stafford Loan.
* Visit all College offices with which they have outstanding
* Resident students are required to notify their residence
hall advisor. The room key should be given to their
residence hall advisor. If the student's residence
hall advisor is not available, the room key should
be forwarded to the director of residence life or the
director of student services. Resident students must
vacate the campus by 4:30PM the day following the
notification of withdrawal. (IMPORTANT NOTE: In some
instances, students will be asked to depart the evening
of notification of withdrawal or perhaps immediately.)
Some students take advantage of the many opportunities
of working while attending Thaddeus Stevens College. See
Student Services hiring and application details.
Veteran Administration Benefits
All full-time programs at Thaddeus Stevens College
of Technology are approved for veterans. If eligible for
education benefits as a veteran or as a child of a deceased or
disabled veteran, the student should adhere to the following
procedures to ensure receipt of benefits in a timely manner:
Contact the local VA office, discuss school plans with them,
and obtain an application for benefits.
Provide VA Certifying Official at Thaddeus Stevens College
with documentation of benefits and a copy of the DD214, if
Once the student has reported for classes, the College will
certify enrollment to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Appropriate credit is given for comparable previous
education and training; thus, the training period is shortened
accordingly. Further information is available in the Office of
Financial Aid and Registration.
Tuition Refunds/ Credits When Called
into Active Duty
Whenever students, as members of the Pennsylvania
National Guard or reserve component of the Armed Forces
of the United States, are called or ordered to active duty, a
leave of absence must be granted.
The students, when released from active duty, are entitled to
and restored to the educational status previously attained
without any loss of credits earned. The College will refund
tuition and fees paid or credit the tuition and fees to the next
semester or term after termination of military leave at the
option of the student.
The College will give students the option of a 100% refund
of tuition and fees or a credit for the next semester's tuition
and fees. If students take a refund and return, the refund
shall be at the existing rate.
Assistance with Financial Aid Applications
Assistance in completing the financial aid application is
available from the Office of Financial Aid and Registration.
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