Texas Tech University

Administrative Withdrawal

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Law School Administrative Withdrawal Policy


Academic Policies

Date Approved and/or Revised

April 22, 2020 (adopted)


1. Policy

a. An enrolled student may be administratively withdrawn from the Law School in the following instances:

(1) Failure to meet financial obligations as agreed to by the student and the University Office of Student Business Services.
(2) Failure to meet academic standards for good standing.
(3) Found in violation of the University's Code of Student Conduct or the Law School's Honor Code.
(4) Documented inability to withdraw oneself due to personal or medical circumstances.
(5) Failure to comply with Law School attendance policies.
(6) In the event of a natural or other disaster that significantly impacts a student's ability to attend and/or complete the enrolled term, an administrative withdrawal plan may be authorized by the Dean of the Law School and the University Provost to address the needs of a significant enrolled population relevant to the situation.

b. An administrative withdrawal may not be issued solely for the purposes of:

(1) Removal of final grades; or
(2) Effecting a refund for coursework that was partially or fully completed.

c. Any exceptions to this policy should be reviewed and authorized by the Law School Dean or his or her designee.

2. Procedure

A student who is administratively withdrawn will be subject to any financial obligations and/or penalties as relates to the date of withdrawal. The Law School Registrar will process the administrative withdrawal and maintain documentation supporting the administrative withdrawal.

3. Document Retention

Documentation supporting an authorized withdrawal request is subject to institutional retention policies as outlined in OP 10.10, Records Retention. Certain documentation may be requested for permanent retention purposes by the Law School Registrar.