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Withdrawal Policies

The information below is a general overview of the withdrawal policies for different programs. We recommend that you consult with your faculty leader or with the specific study abroad program company of your choice before "committing" to participate. "Committing" to a program represents your acknowledgement of financial responsibility.

How to Withdraw

Please an International Programs representative and your faculty leader for specific instructions. If you are withdrawing due to a medical condition, please inform an International Programs representative immediately.

Program Cancellation

If a study abroad program is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances (i.e. natural disasters, war or civil unrest, posting of U.S. State Department Warning against travel, or pandemic disease outbreaks), all efforts will be made to retrieve recoverable and non-refundable deposits. You will be asked to sign a cancellation acknowledgement that explains your fiscal responsibility.

Failing to Maintain Program Eligibility Requirements

All students on study abroad programs must be in good standing with the university and have at least a 2.0 GPA. If for any reason you do not meet these eligibility requirements before departure, even if you were initially accepted to a program, you may have to withdraw. In such situation, the withdrawal policy of your program will apply and you will not be eligible for a refund.


The International Programs Office has no control over airline payment and refund policies. If a student withdraws from a program after purchasing airfare, the student will need to contact the airline or travel agency directly. Refunds are unlikely.

Contact International Programs or your faculty leader to request information about your specific program.

Travel Cancellation Insurance

If a student is concerned bout his or her ability to participate in the program, it is recommended that the student purchase travel insurance. Such policies range in price. Students can search for additional information about these policies through the Internet. Be sure to read the travel cancellation insurance policies carefully, as not all provide the same benefits or amounts of coverage.

Tarleton State University Tuition and Fees

If you withdraw from a program, remember to also withdraw from your classes. The refund of tuition and fees upon withdrawal of a program is made according to Tarleton State University refund policies and procedures. If a student withdraws for a study abroad program, the student is responsible for withdrawing from the associated study abroad courses.

Transfer Credit

Refer to the program provider's withdrawal policy. The student must contact the International Programs Office AND the program provider to complete the withdrawal procedures.