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Dropping a course

Dropping a course means a student wishes to drop an individual course but remain registered in other courses for the current semester.  Students who will not be attending and wish to drop ALL courses for the semester, MUST submit a withdraw form to the Registrar's Office in order to officially withdraw from the university for the semester.  Please visit the Withdraw Information page of the Registrar's Office website, call 254-968-9419 or email registrar@tarleton.edu for additional information.

Students may drop an individual course online through the following class days for the specified semester without having to submit a Q drop form:

  • Fall/Spring: drop online through 3rd class day of the semester
  • Summer session: drop online through 1st class day

Once the add/drop/late registration period has ended, students MUST submit a Q drop form request to the Registrar's Office in order to be dropped from a class.  Students must follow the drop procedure found below before a class will be dropped. Q drop forms MUST be submitted to the Registrar's Office by the indicated drop deadline.

*It is the student's responsibility to ensure all proper documentation is received by the Registrar's Office by the deadline to ensure the proper course is dropped.  Students may contact the Registrar's Office at 254-968-9419 or email registrar@tarleton.edu to verify their Q drop form has been received. 

Things to consider before dropping a course:

Important Summer 2014 Drop Deadlines

These deadlines are only effective when DROPPING a course. Different deadlines apply for students wishing to withdraw (drop to zero credit hours for the semester).

       
Summer 2014 Drop Deadlines
Session Drop with no record/refund drop with a "Q"
12 week (May 13-Aug 6) Friday, May 23
Friday, July 4
1st 4 week (May 13- June 10) Friday, May 16
Friday, May 30
1st 6 week (May 20-June 13) Tuesday, May 20
Friday, June 13
1st 8 week (May 13-July 9) Tuesday, May 20 Friday, June 13
2nd 4 week (June 11-July 9) Monday, June 16 Friday, June 27
2nd 6 week (July 25-July 6) Wednesday, July 2 Friday, July 25
2nd 8 week (June 11-Aug 6) Wednesday, June 18 Friday, July 11
3rd 4 week (July 10-Aug 6) Tuesday, July 15 Friday, July 25

Not all deadlines are listed above. For more information visit the Drop & Withdrawal Policies section of the University Catalog.

 The drop procedure found below must be completed and the request form must be turned into the Registrar's Office No Later Than 4 p.m. by the deadline date. Drops will be processed based on the date the request was received by the Registrar's Office.

Step 1

Complete the form

Once the registration period has ended, students must submit a Q-Drop Request Form to the Registrar's Office in order to be dropped from a class. The form must be filled out completely and correctly before it will be considered.

Dropping to zero credit hours for the semester is considered a withdrawal. A Q-Drop form will not be accepted as an official withdrawal request. In order to withdraw, students must submit an Official Withdrawal Request Form.

Step 2

Get Approval

The Q-Drop Request Form must be signed by an authorized advisor. Who can sign as the authorized advisor depends on the course type and campus location.

Additional Approval

Depending on the student and/or the course, additional approval may be required before the drop can be processed.

Step 3

Submit the form

There are several options for students to submit their completed, signed drop form:

  • In Person at the front counter of the Registrar's Office located inside the Administration Building
  • By Fax at (254) 968-9389
  • By Email at registrar@tarleton.edu

Attention Students at Texas A&M University-Central Texas in Killeen: Please follow the Drop Policy & Procedures of TAMU-CT. More information can be obtained from the Records Office (Room 105) at 254-519-5453.

Once the drop request has been processed, a confirmation email will be sent to the student's official university email address (go.tarleton.edu).