Dropping and/or Adding Courses

Prior to the “registration closes” date as specified in the college calendar for each individual semester, a student may drop and/or add courses. After the “registration closes” date, classes may not be added, and approval of the course instructor must be obtained in order to drop a class. It is the student’s responsibility to submit the required paperwork to the Office of Admissions and Records to drop a course. The VA benefit recipient needs to be aware that the VA may require repayment of all benefits received since the beginning of a semester for any course in which the student receives a “W” grade. The deadline for receiving a “W” is indicated on the academic calendar and the current class schedule. Additionally, an instructor may drop a student from a course prior to the last day to drop on the academic calendar according to the terms written in the course syllabus and outline.

Note of Importance: Six-Course Drop Limit

Under Section 51.907 of the Texas Education Code, “an institution of higher education may not permit a student to drop more than six courses including any course a transfer student has dropped at another institution of higher education.” This statute was enacted by the State of Texas in spring 2007 and applies to students who enroll in a public institution of higher education as a first-time freshman in fall 2007 or later. Any course a student drops is counted toward the six-drop limit if “(1) the student was able to drop the course without receiving a grade or incurring an academic penalty; (2) the student’s transcript indicates or will indicate that the student was enrolled in the course, and; (3) the student is not dropping the course in order to withdraw from the institution.”