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Procedure for Drops and/or Withdrawals

Students will have access to drop or add their own courses through their portal. If the student tries to drop a course after the last day to add without creating an academic record the student will need to follow the steps below.

After the Add/Drop Period (Drop Course with a W)

  1. If the request comes after the last day to drop without creating an academic record, they must get permission from counselor/designee.
  2. The counselor/designee will email the Registrar office at listing the following:
  • UTPB Student ID
  • Student Name
  • Drop: Course

Requests that do not have all the information listed above will not be processed.

NOTE: Please look at the course schedule for last day to drop a course without creating an academic record and last day to drop a course.

Dropping Past the Deadline Without No W

If the drop is requested after the last day to drop without creating an academic record, he/she must get permission from the instructor via email. The reply email with the instructor's consent will serve as the instructor's signature for the drop form.

The deadline to drop without creating an academic record or withdraw(W) from a course may be found in the academic calendar

Note: Students may drop a class after the last date to drop without creating an academic record, but they will be responsible for payment, will need permission from the Professor, and will have a "W" on their transcript. Please check the Refund schedule.

Six Drop Rule

The six drop rule states that students enrolled in a Texas public institution of higher education as first-time freshmen are not permitted to drop or withdraw more than six courses during their entire undergraduate career, (Texas Administrative Code 4.10). This limit includes all transfer work taken at a Texas institution of higher education. Any courses dropped prior to the 12th day of class will not be considered attempted hours.
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