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6 DROP POLICY EXCEPTIONS

Courses dropped under the following documented circumstances are considered acceptable exceptions to this regulation and will not be counted towards the limit of six drops:

  • Courses dropped while the undergraduate student was enrolled at an institution of higher education located outside of the State of Texas and not receiving funding from the State;
  • Courses dropped while the undergraduate student was enrolled at an institution supported by private, rather than public funds;
  • Courses dropped because of severe illness or other debilitating conditions that affects the student's ability to satisfactorily complete the course;
  • Courses dropped because of the student's responsibility for the care of a sick, injured, or otherwise needy person if the provision of that care affects the student's ability to satisfactorily complete the course;
  • Courses dropped because of the death of a person who is considered to be a member of the student's family or who is otherwise considered to have a sufficiently close relationship to the student and the person's death is considered to be a showing of good cause;
  • Courses dropped because of the student's active duty service as a member of the Texas National Guard or any branch of the armed forces of the United States;
  • Courses dropped because of the active duty services as a member of the Texas National Guard or any branch of the United States of any member of the student's family who is considered to have a sufficiently close relationship to the student that the person's active military service is considered to be a showing of good cause;
  • Courses dropped because of a change in the student's off campus work schedule that is beyond the control of the student and that affects the student's ability to satisfactorily complete the course;
  • Courses dropped for other well-documented good cause and approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Students who have questions regarding these exceptions or about the 6 Drop appeal process should contact the Registrar's Office at 254-968-9419 or registrar@tarleton.edu