Students may be dropped from a course for which they have not satisfied
have dropped a course, but receive a
grade for that course at the end of the semester, have one
calendar year in which to provide documented proof of the processed
drop to the Dean of Undergraduate Education to appeal the
NOTE: Students 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 review the Comet
Calendar for specific summer deadlines.
Deadlines for dropping a course are
based upon the course and not the student. For
example, when an undergraduate student takes a
graduate course, the
drop procedures for graduate courses take
Beginning the first (1st) day of class
through the sixth (6th) class day,
students may add a class on-line without the instructor's or
advisor's signature. However, students in the following categories
must still meet with an academic advisor before adding classes:
- Students newly admitted
to The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) (including
transfer students and freshmen),
- Students without declared
majors and those students who are not in good academic standing.
Please see the Comet
section for specific deadlines.
Courses dropped through
Census Day will not appear on the student’s transcript.
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 courses by completing
a drop form and having it signed by their academic advisor and
course instructor. A grade of “W”
(withdrawn from course) will appear
on the student’s transcript.
During the fifth (5th) through ninth (9th) weeks
of a long semester, students who submit a completed drop form will
receive a grade of “WP”
(withdrawn passing) or “WF” (withdrawn failing) as
determined and assigned by the course instructor. The student must
obtain the instructor's and advisor's signatures on the form. If
a grade of "WP" or "WF" is not recorded by
the instructor on the drop form, then the default grade of "WF" will
After the ninth (9th) class week of
a long semester, a student may only drop
a class for nonacademic reasons.
a course for noncademic
reasons, students must complete a
written petition detailing the nature of the request and include
supporting 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