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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 withdrawal 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 for additional information.

Students may drop an individual course online through the following class days for the specified semester without having to submit a course 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 course 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. Course 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 to verify their course drop form has been received. 

For more information watch our instructional video on how to drop a course.

Things to consider before dropping a course:

Fall 2016 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).




16 Week Session

(Aug 29 - Dec 16)

Sep 14 Nov 4

1st 8 Week Session

(Aug 29 - Oct 21)

Sep 6 Sep 30

2nd 8 Week Session

(Oct 24 - Dec 16)

Oct 31 Nov 28

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 Course 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 Course 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 Course 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 Tarleton Center
  • By Fax at (254) 968-9389
  • By Email at

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.