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
|When You Drop or Withdraw From a Class|
|If you drop/withdraw||Considerations|
|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.
If you're an F-1 visa student, reducing your courseload may result in losing your legal F-1 status.
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.