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Q - a course is dropped without academic penalty. (A grade of Q will be on the transcript.)
Q/F - instructor assigns Q or F based on grade in class
W- withdrawal from the university; drops ALL courses for a semester. Done through the CNS Dean's Office. Not available on ROSE.
Nonacademic Q drops or withdrawals - through the CNS Dean's Office. Examples include documented illness or death in the family.
See also Guidelines & Procedures.
|Adding & Dropping Classes|
Natural Sciences uses the university calendar for purposes of registration, adding and dropping courses, and withdrawing from the University.
The general schedule is as follows:
Dropping a class up to the 12th class day results in tuition money refunded if the drop is to a different level on the flat-rate tuition scale and classes do not appear on the permanent record. Not attending does not automatically drop you from classes or withdraw you from UT; you need to do that yourself through the CNS Dean's Office. Always double-check your final schedule before the 12th class day.
Undergraduate students who may not have urgent, substantiated, nonacademic reasons will be allowed to drop a single class or withdraw from the University after the deadline to drop or withdraw for academic reasons under the provisions of the One-Time-Exception (OTE). The OTE may be invoked only once during the student’s entire undergraduate college career regardless of the college the student was enrolled in at the time the exception was allowed. The provisions of the OTE are as follows.
1. The OTE does not apply to students in the Graduate School, the College of Pharmacy, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the School of Law, or the School of Information.
2. A student must request the OTE from the student’s dean’s office by the last class day. Forms must be returned to the student’s dean’s office before the first day of final exams.
3. Any drop or withdrawal allowed under the OTE will be subject to the same academic and financial aid rules governing other drops or withdrawals taken during the semester.
Provisions for Drops
1. The student must obtain the signature of the instructor on the form.
2. A student may not drop a class in which a final grade has been assigned. This will be verified by the student’s dean’s office with the instructor of the course.
3. A student may not drop a class if there are any pending investigations of scholastic dishonesty for the class in question; this will be verified by the student’s dean’s office with the instructor of the course.
4. A student who has not completed two long semesters will be allowed to drop a course regardless of his or her current grade in the course.
5. A student who has completed at least two long semesters at the University of Texas at Austin may only drop a class if he or she has an average grade of D+, D, D-, or F in the course at the time of the request. This will be verified by the student’s dean’s office with the instructor of the course.
6. Drops allowed under the provisions of the OTE will be considered academic drops and will count toward the six-drop limit. Students who have reached the six-drop limit are not eligible to use the OTE to drop a course.
Provisions for Withdrawals
1. Students who are requesting to use the OTE for a withdrawal will be allowed to withdraw regardless of current grades in classes.
2. No instructors’ signatures will be required on the form.
3. Pending scholastic dishonesty will be verified by the student’s dean’s office with the Dean of Students Office. Withdrawal will not be approved if there is a pending scholastic dishonesty case.