Withdrawal Policy - Summer & Intersession

Thailand beach sunset with treesWe hope that none of the students who sign up for short-term programs will later decide to drop out, but sometimes things come up. If you decide that you can no longer participate in the program for which you've signed up, this is the procedure you need to follow to withdraw and the payment schedule associated with withdrawing from a program.

To withdraw from a program, please choose one of the following options:

  1. Come to APA (103 Hatcher Hall) and fill out a “Summer Programs Withdrawal Form.” The form must be signed and dated by the student (you can't send a friend or family member to fill it out for you).
  2. Send a signed and dated letter to APA stating that you wish to be withdrawn from the program. You can either drop it off in 103 Hatcher Hall or mail it to: 
    Academic Programs Abroad
    103 Hatcher Hall
    Baton Rouge, LA 70803
    3.Send an email from your myLSU account to summerabroad@lsu.edu stating that you will no longer be participating in the program. Emails will only be accepted from myLSU accounts (these email accounts are verified by the University).


The official date of your withdrawal will be the date on which your written withdrawal is received by APA. If your letter has one date, but the date on which it was received by APA is a later date, the date on which it was received in the APA office will be used to determine where you fall in the payment schedule.

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Beginning in February, we have to make payments to service providers on your behalf. These payments are not refundable. The last day that you can withdraw from a 2015 short-term program and receive a complete refund is January 29, 2016. After that date, you will be responsible for making payments on your study abroad program, even if you do not go on the program. The amount that you will owe is based on the date on which you withdraw. The schedule of payments is:

Date Withdrawal Costs
Withdrawal after January 29, 2016 $500 deposit is non-refundable
Withdrawal after March 4, 2016 $500 deposit and $500 payment will be paid
Withdrawal after April 1, 2016 $500 deposit and $1,000 payment will be paid
Withdrawal after April 15, 2016  $500 deposit and entire program fee will be paid


Note: Some summer/short-term programs may have a different withdrawal schedule. For program-specific information on withdrawing from the program, please visit the program’s website.

The later you withdraw from the program, the more you will have to pay (because the more we will have already paid on your behalf). These payments will be added to your LSU billing statement at the time that you withdraw from the program.