Withdrawal Policy

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, 2014.

Students who withdraw from any study abroad program after 5:00 pm on April 1, 2014 are liable for all fees and tuition.

How to Withdraw

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, 2014. Failure to withdraw by April 1 will subject you to tuition obligations as well as other fees the Law School has advanced on your behalf.

Refund of Deposit

If the Letter of Declaration is received by April 1, all appropriate tuition and/or fees will be refunded within 10 business days of receipt of a letter of withdrawal.

Reactivating Your Application

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.

Withdrawal after the April 1 Deadline

Notices of withdrawal received after April 1, 2014 will not be considered for refund or for tuition fee relief. Any program participant who withdraws after April 1, 2014 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 on Academic Notice

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, 2013, 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 Calvin Peeler, Associate Dean of International Relations, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Program Cancellation by Whittier Law School

Whittier Law School reserves the right to cancel or alter the Study Abroad Programs. The programs are subject to cancellation if the enrollment is insufficient or if a State Department travel warning has been issued for the country or area where the program will take place. Any cancellation or material alteration of the program will be promptly communicated to all applicants. In the event that Whittier Law School cancels a Study Abroad Program or makes a material alteration to the academic curriculum of any program, we will promptly return all tuition and all fees. In the event of cancellation, the Associate Dean for International Relations will assist all displaced registrants to find suitable alternative summer programs.

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