Students may be dropped from a course for which they have not satisfied
A student who believes he/she has dropped a course, but receives
a grade for that course at the end of the semester, has one calendar
year in which to provide documented proof of the processed drop to
the Dean of Undergraduate Education to appeal that grade.
NOTE: The student should retain copies of all add and drop forms
for at least one year following the end of the semester in which the
student initiates a drop or add course action.
Deadlines vary during the shorter summer sessions. It is the student's
responsibility to see the Comet Calendar (http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/)
for specific summer deadlines. Deadlines for dropping a course follow
the class and not the student. When an undergraduate student takes
a graduate class, the drop procedures for craduate classes take effect.
Beginning the first day of class through the sixth (6) class day
(see on-line Comet Calendar for dates), students may add a class
on-line without the instructor or advisor's signature. However,
students in the following categories must still meet with an academic
advisor before adding or dropping classes: students newly admitted
to UTD (including transfer students and freshmen), students without
declared majors and those students who are not in good academic
standing. Please see the Comet Calendar (http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/)
under academic section for specific deadlines.
Students may not add courses on-line after the seventh (7) class
day without the consent of the instructor (instructor's signature
or correspondence and the Associate Dean in the student's school).
The completed 'Registration, Drop/Add and Withdrawal Form' must
be submitted to the Office of the Registrar before the close of
day on, or before Census Day (12th class day in long semesters).
Any courses dropped through Census Day will not appear on the student’s
Students may drop a class on-line until the end of business on
Census Day without any permission required.
After Census Day, permissions to drop are required from the school
or college in which the student is admitted.
Through the fourth class week of a long semester, students may
drop classes by completing a drop form and having it signed by their
academic advisor and course instructor. A grade of “W”
(withdrawn) will appear on the student’s transcript.
During the fifth through ninth weeks of a long semester, students
who submit a completed drop form will receive a grade of “WP”
(withdrawn passing) or “WF” (withdrawn failing) depending
on the student’s performance in the class. On the drop form
containing the advisor’s and instructor’s signatures,
the instructor is required to record the student’s academic
progress in the class to that point.
After the ninth (9) week of class, a student may only drop a class
for nonacademic reasons.
Students wishing to drop a class for nonacademic reasons must
complete a written petition detailing the nature of the request
and including verifying documentation. Non-academic drop petitions
are to be obtained from the Undergraduate Student Advising Office
(JO 4.800). The Director of Undergraduate Advising will distribute
the petition to a committee whose members will independently review
the petition and either approve or deny the request to drop. The
Director will inform the student of the outcome.
NOTE: It is extremely important that students petitioning to drop
a class for non-academic reasons continue to attend and perform
in the class if possible, until the petition request is resolved.
If the petition is approved, the student will receive a grade of
"W" for the course, otherwise the student will receive
the grade earned in the course.
Non-academic drop petitions may be submitted anytime during the