Students may be dropped from a course for which they have not satisfied
Deadlines vary during the shorter summer sessions. It is the student's
seereview the Comet
Calendar for specific summer deadlines.
Beginning the first (1st) day of class
through the sixth (6th) class day
on-line Comet Calendar for dates), 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 or dropping classes:
sStudents newly admitted to The University
of Texas at Dallas (UTD)
(including transfer students and freshmen),
declared majors and those students who are not in good academic
Please see the Comet
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 cCourses 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
classescourses 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(withdrawn from course) will appear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
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(withdrawn passing) or “WF” (withdrawn failing) as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
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. If
a grade of "WP" or "WF" is not recorded by the instructor on
the drop form, then the default grade of "WF" will be assigned.
After the ninth (9th) class week of
a long semester
class, a student may only drop a class for nonacademic
Students wishing tTo drop
a classcourse for
noncademic reasons, students must
complete a written petition detailing the nature of the request
and including verifyinginclude supporting documentation.
Non-academic drop petitions are to be obtained from the Undergraduate
Student Advising Office ( MP
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
"W" for the course.
the student will receive the grade earned in the course.
Non-academic drop petitions may be submitted anytime during the