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Withdrawing is formal removal from all courses within a term.

Dropping a course, or courses, means that you will remain in at least one other course for the duration of that same term. 


To Drop Courses:

Dropping a course after the end of late registration must be processed using a completed drop form and submitted to the Office of the Registrar for processing.  All deadlines stated in the Academic Calendar must be observed.  After the census date, students must obtain departmental / instructor signature on the form to drop a course and no refund will be issued.

  • 6 Drop Rule for Undergraduates
    • The 6 Unexcused Drops Rule states that anyone enrolling for the first time in Fall 2007 or later (at any Texas public higher education institution), are allowed only 6 unexcused drops during their undergraduate academic careers.  Courses dropped before the census day (see academic calendar) do not count against the 6 course drop rule.  

It is not the responsibility of the University to initiate dropping students from their courses. 

Distance Education (DE) students: Once late registration has closed, distance students should contact the academic department that is offering the course they wish to drop.  Departmental staff will be able to provide assistance with the appropriate drop form and obtaining any appropriate signatures before sending the drop form to the Registrar's Office for processing. 

To Withdraw From a Term:

Formal removal from all courses for a given term is initiated by submitting a completed Withdrawal Form to the Student Life Office.  This action must be taken by the date stated in the Academic Calendar as the last day to drop a class or withdraw from the university.  

Any student who withdraws from the University is subject to the conditions outlined in the Academic Information section of the catalog

*Note:  SU, SU1, SU2, SU3; FA, FA1, FA2, FA3; SP, SP1, SP2, SP3 are considered individual terms for registration and billing purposes, and each requires a separate withdrawal form be processed.


A student dropping a course will receive a 100% refund minus the drop fee, until the specified term deadline listed in the Academic Calendar for any given term. After the deadline, there are no refunds for dropped courses.   

A student officially withdrawing will receive a refund of fees according to the schedule reflected in the Academic Calendar.    After that date, no refund for withdrawing will be issued.  


page updated 4/21/2014 3:51 PM

Summer & Fall 2014 Early Registration Dates:

Grade Level/Group


Graduate Students, & Priority Registration Groups

April 01

Seniors & Post-Baccalaureates

April 08

Juniors             April 15
Sophomores  April 22
Freshmen April 29


State Mandated Immunization Requirement

Effective January 1, 2012, Texas law requires that all new and transfer college students must receive a vaccination or booster against bacterial meningitis.

Students required to have the vaccination or booster will not be able to register for courses until a valid immunization record or exemption document has been provided to the Office of the Registrar or the Office of Admissions Processing 

For more on this requirement, please visit the Meningitis Vaccination page.