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Military Services

Continuing Students: Continuing Student Checklist

Military Benefits

As you continue to use your military education benefits, the Office of Military Services will continue to certify your enrollment with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). If you are not using VA benefits, but continue to use benefits through another source, then you may be required by your branch of service to submit certain documentation to continue requesting additional funds.

Each of the above benefit type will include a checklist to help you understand the process going forward as you continue with your program using your military benefits. Please click on the appropriate benefit type to view the checklist.

 

Military Leave of Absence (MLOA)

If you experience a long-term interruption to your program and/or inability to participate in your course due to your military commitments, you may be allowed to take a Military Leave of Absence (MLOA).

Please follow the checklist below to request a MLOA.

  1. Contact your Academic Advisor regarding your need for MLOA.
  2. Follow the guidance from your advisor and complete a Leave of Absence form.
  3. To support your MLOA request, email or fax a copy of your military orders or a letter from your commanding officer to military@mail.waldenu.edu or 410-209-8031.

If you don’t have military orders, a letter from your commanding officer can be used in lieu of the orders.

Once you have provided the supporting military documentation to the Office of Military Services, your request will be reviewed. If approved, you will be placed on a MLOA for duration of the time requested. You will receive an email from the Registrar’s Office confirming your MLOA which will include instructions on how to return to your studies after your leave has ended.

If you find that your deployment or military obligations has been extended, you may be eligible to extend your MLOA. Please provide additional military documentation supporting your need for an MLOA extension to the Office of Military Services.

Military Leniency

If you experience a short-term interruption to your program and/or ability to participate in your course due to your military commitments, you may be allowed extra time on your assignments under the Military Leniency option. Please be advised that your instructor will determine how much extra time is acceptable.

Please follow the checklist below to request a military leniency.

  1. Email your military documentation (copy of orders or letter from your Commanding Officer) to the Office of Military Services at military@mail.waldenu.edu so that they can verify the military commitment.
  2. Email your instructor to request leniency. Be specific about how extra much time you need and your plan to make up the work missed. Be sure to copy the Office of Military Services on the request.

The Office of Military Services will email your instructor; however, the instructor will make the final decision to grant or deny the leniency request based on course requirements and your ability to make up the missed work.

Please be advised that military leniency cannot be applied retroactively. In order to receive extra time, you must have contacted your instructor prior to fulfilling your military obligations.