Policies & Procedures for Military Students

Military Short-Term Absence or Call to Active Duty Policy

The University recognizes and appreciates the important contributions made in service of our country by active duty, Reserve, and National Guard members and their dependents. In order to accommodate these students and their dependents, University faculty and staff will provide the following options to accommodate unexpected training/drill, deployment, or change-of-station orders:

  1. For any training/drill, deployment, or change-of-station orders: Students will attempt to make arrangements with instructors to maintain and/or make up classwork as needed. Registration for those courses in which instructors accommodate the absence will remain unchanged and tuition and mandatory fees will be assessed in full for those courses. Service members should provide instructors with maximum advance notice of absences, as well as copies of training/drill, deployment, and/or change-of-station directives from the military, Reserve, or National Guard.
  2. Instructors will work with students wherever possible to assign grades as appropriate (including incompletes to be made up later). Instructors must accommodate absences of up to two weeks in duration (or equivalent in Summer) in accordance with paragraph one.
  3. When unable to make satisfactory arrangements with any instructors: Course(s) will be dropped and the tuition and mandatory fees for the course(s) will be rescinded. 
  4. When unable to make arrangements with any instructors for unexpected orders requiring longer than a two-week absence: The student's entire registration will be withdrawn or cancelled and 100% of the tuition and mandatory fees will be rescinded.


Learn more about Florida State University's Academic Regulations and Procedures here