Know the consequences before you drop or withdraw
If you want to drop or withdraw from a class after it has started, you must complete certain steps. Unless you take these steps, you will remain enrolled in the class even if you do not attend.
IMPORTANT: If you stop attending a class but do not officially drop or withdraw, you will receive an F grade in the course.
Timing of drop/withdrawals
Refer to Important Dates & Deadlines  for census dates and other deadlines that apply to your class.
|When You Drop or Withdraw From a Class|
|If you drop/withdraw||Considerations|
|During registration ||
|BEFORE the census date ||
|AFTER the census date||
Consequences of drop/withdrawals
Dropping or withdrawing from a class can affect your financial aid , academic standing, or cost of attendance . Read the information below before you drop a class. Your instructor or an advisor  also can help you understand possible consequences of withdrawing and explore alternatives.
If you are required to take a developmental education class, but you drop the course, your course selections for future semesters may be restricted.
Undergraduate 6-drop limit
By state law, undergraduates at Texas colleges and universities are limited to six course drops over their academic career . For many students, courses dropped after the census date are included in this drop limit.
Repeating a course: third course attempt
In some cases, you will be charged an additional fee if you later register for a class you previously attempted two or more times .