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One of life’s inevitabilities is the “unexpected” – whether it materializes in the form of sickness, disease, death of a loved one, divorce, separation of family, economic hardship, demands at the workplace, caring for others, etc. – it is a significant change in events that often forces you off the designated path of coursework at TWU.  Responses vary from individual to individual, and can take the form of being absent from class, dropping a course, or possibly withdrawing from the University altogether.  As much as faculty members would like to have you engaged in their classes, there are times when you need to look critically at what life has brought before you, and sometimes the call is to step back from TWU and regroup so that you can, perhaps, return to class with a sharper focus and determined intellect. 

Information on Absences, Drops and Withdrawals

  At a glance…

  

ACTION

ABSENCES

DROPS

WITHDRAWALS

FORM

Attendance Form

Drop/Add Form

Withdrawal Form

OTHER
MATERIAL

Supporting
Documentation

A Drop (or Add)
initiated by the
student will have
a $10 fee for each
class change.

University
adjustments in
sections/classes
have no fee
associated with
changes.

A request for
Withdrawal canNOT
be taken over the
phone. It MUST be
submitted in writing
by the student
making the request.

Very strong,
supportive medical
documentation must
accompany a
Medical Withdrawal. 

REQUIRED
MATERIALS/
ACTION

Documentation
on Letterhead
(for ex: doctor’s
note)

- OR -

Original Material
from Source
(for ex:  funeral,
court, etc.)

Requires Faculty
Signature

*Undergraduates
will additionally
need their advisors
signature.

Requires Faculty
Signature
- plus -
Student Life
Signature

Compelling medical
documentation
MUST be timely,
detailed and noted
on letterhead for
Medical Withdrawals.

LOCATION
OF FORMS

Attendance Form

Drop/Add Form
(halfway down list)

Withdrawal Form

SUBMIT
HERE:

Student Life

Suite 2300

Registrar’s Office
Enrollment Services
1st floor

Student Life

Suite 2300

713-794-2169 (FAX)

dunruh@twu.edu
for scanned docs

Please NOTE:  For individuals submitting Drop and/or Withdrawal Forms by fax or email,
the Student Life Coordinator can assist on this side of things to secure departmental signatures.

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page last updated 10/8/2014 12:22 PM