Dropping Courses or Withdrawing
Due to the extenuating circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, TWU is excusing undergraduate Spring 2020 requests to drop courses, received after March 6th, from the six-drop limitation. Be sure to check with your academic advisor prior to dropping a course to determine the full impact of your decision on your academic progress.
Withdrawing is formal removal from all courses within a term.
Dropping a course, or courses, means that you will remain in at least one other course for the duration of that same term. There is a $10.00 fee for any course dropped or added once the term begins.
To drop courses or withdraw
Drop courses or withdraw from a term using our online form:
- Student Instructions - Drop and Withdraw Web Form and Workflow
- All Offices Instructions - Drop and Withdraw Web Form and Workflow
Otherwise, dropping a course after the end of late registration must be processed using a completed drop form and submitted to the Office of the Registrar for processing. All deadlines stated in the Academic Calendar must be observed. After the census date, the instructor is asked to acknowledge the drop or withdrawal (either electronically or by signature if a paper drop form is submitted). If the instructor has not acknowledged the drop or withdrawal after two weeks, the drop will be processed automatically with a grade of W. After the census date, no refund will be issued for dropped courses. Students should continue attending class until the drop or withdrawal has been processed.
The 6 Unexcused Drops Rule for Undergraduates states that anyone enrolling for the first time in Fall 2007 or later (at any Texas public higher education institution), are allowed only 6 unexcused drops during their undergraduate academic careers. Courses dropped before the census day (see Academic Calendar) do not count against the 6 course drop rule.
It is not the responsibility of the University to initiate dropping students from their courses.
Should a student initiate a course drop then determine, before it is processed, they wish to remain in the course(s) they must email the Registrar's Office to cancel their request. For cancellation of withdrawal requests, contact the Office of Student Life.
Distance Education (DE) students: Once late registration has closed, distance students should contact the academic department that is offering the course they wish to drop. Departmental staff will be able to provide assistance with the appropriate drop form and obtaining any appropriate signatures before sending the drop form to the Registrar's Office for processing.
To withdraw from a term
Formal removal from all courses for a given term is initiated by submitting a completed Withdrawal Form to the Student Life Office. This action must be taken by the date stated in the Academic Calendar as the last day to drop a class or withdraw from the university.
Any student who withdraws from the University is subject to the conditions outlined in the Academic Information section of the catalog.
*Note: SU, SU1, SU2, SU3; FA; SP are considered individual terms for registration and billing purposes, and each requires a separate withdrawal form be processed.
A student dropping a course will receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees associated with that particular course minus the drop fee, until the specified term deadline listed in the Academic Calendar for any given term. After the deadline, there are no refunds for dropped courses.
A student officially withdrawing will receive a refund of tuition and fees according to the schedule reflected in the Academic Calendar. After that date, no refund for withdrawing will be issued.
Page last updated 4:35 PM, March 25, 2020