Once you submit the enrollment form and fee, you are officially enrolled in the program.
Last day to withdraw with no tuition obligation: April 1, 2016.
Students who withdraw from any study abroad program after 5:00 pm on April 1, 2016 are liable for all fees and tuition.
You must submit in writing a “Letter of Declaration” setting forth an intention to withdraw no later than the close of business on April 1, 2016. Failure to withdraw by April 1, 2016 will subject you to tuition obligations as well as other fees the Law School has advanced on your behalf.
If the Letter of Declaration is received by April 1, 2016, all appropriate tuition and/or fees will be refunded within 10 business days of receipt of a letter of withdrawal.
There will be a $50 fee to re-activate your application and reserve your space in the program if you withdraw from a study abroad program, and thereafter change your mind and wish to enroll again.
Notices of withdrawal received after April 1, 2016 will not be considered for refund or for tuition fee relief. Any program participant who withdraws after April 1, 2016 will be responsible for the full price of tuition and/or other non-refundable fees.
Whittier Law School will not refund tuition or housing fees or grant relief from these financial obligations under any circumstance after the April 1 deadline, not even in the event that a student withdraws for reasons or misfortunes beyond his or her control, e.g., academic disqualification, financial aid disqualification, medical emergencies, or any other unforeseen circumstances, etc. Therefore, it is very important that you weigh carefully your decision to participate in one of Whittier Law School’s Study Abroad Programs. Since no tuition or housing fee will be refunded under any circumstance after April 1, you are encouraged to consider Tuition Insurance.
Students typically learn their GPA in June after all grades have been submitted and published. It is particularly important that you carefully weigh whether you should apply to a Summer Abroad program if there is an apparent risk of academic disqualification. After April 1, 2016, no one is excused from financial commitments. This includes those who are disqualified and those whose student loans are cancelled.
Program enrollees who subsequently learn that they are academically disqualified
Please be advised that if you fail to withdraw by the withdrawal deadline and subsequently learn that you are academically disqualified, we will hold you responsible for tuition fees and any other fees we cannot recover should you decide not to attend the summer abroad program. Therefore, we invite you to attend the program as a non-matriculated participant. You will be welcome to take courses and fully participate in enrichment opportunities and other program activities.
Please note, however, that due to your disqualification you will be ineligible to earn law school units or credit for your participation in the courses you take abroad. If you have concerns about your plans to go abroad, please contact the program director for the program in which you are enrolled:
Program Director, Jennifer Mertus
714-444-4141 ext. 243
Program Director, Neil Cogan
714-444-4141 ext. 216
Program Director, Robert M. C. Webster
714-444-4141 ext. 237
Whittier Law School reserves the right to cancel or alter the Study Abroad Programs. The programs may be subject to cancellation if there is insufficient enrollment or if the U.S. State Department issues a travel warning or advisory for the country or area where the program will take place.
In the event of a material alteration to the program at any time, Whittier will immediately provide notice to all enrollees and offer any student an opportunity to withdraw without financial liability for tuition. In order to withdraw without financial liability, a student must submit in writing his or her intention to withdraw no later than five (5) business days after notice is sent. Whittier will refund any refundable fees within 20 days of receipt of the notice of withdrawal.
In the event that Whittier Law School cancels a Study Abroad Program at any time, Whittier will immediately provide notice to all enrollees and will return all refundable fees, including fees for tuition and housing, within 20 days after notice of cancellation is provided after notice of cancellation is provided. Additionally, the Dean for International Relations will assist all displaced registrants to find suitable alternative summer programs.
In the event the U.S. State Department issues a travel warning or alert to the region or country where the program will place at any time before the start of the program, Whittier will immediately provide notice of the warning or alert and permit any enrollee the opportunity to withdraw and return all refundable fees, including tuition and housing, within 20 days of receipt of the notice of withdrawal.
In the event the U.S. State Department issues a travel advisory or alert for the region or country where the program takes place after the program has begun, the Whittier Program Director will immediately notify all program participants and assist any student who wishes to return to the United States. In the event that Whittier Law School terminates the program early or a student wishes to withdraw upon hearing of the notice or alert, it will refund all refundable fees within 20 days.