Withdrawals (Drops) for All Students

Prior to the first day of classes for a session, students should conduct all drops online via their Student Center in their myUTTyler. This functionality is disabled once classes begin for each session. 

Partial and Complete Withdrawals

From the first day of classes through the Last Day to Withdraw students may submit:

  • a Partial Withdrawal (dropping one or more courses, but not all of their courses from a session); or
  • a Complete Withdrawal (all courses in a session)

This is completed within the Manage Classes: Withdrawal Portal  (link at the bottom of this section). During the first three days of each Fall and Spring semester only, students may also complete a paper Course Drop or Withdrawal Request form, which is available at the One-Stop (STE 230).

Withdrawing from classes can impact Financial Aid, Scholarships, Veteran Benefits, Exemptions, Waivers, International Student Status, housing, and degree progress. Please read fully this page, speak with your instructors, consider your options, and above all speak with your instructor. UTTyler Instructors are here for our students and often are able to provide additional support options or student assistance. 

Withdrawals occurring after the Census Date and before the Last Day to Withdraw will result in a grade of W. Courses dropped prior to Census Date will not appear on a student’s record or transcript. All drops/withdrawals are final once processed. Students should complete their web-form accurately prior to submission for processing.

  • All drop/withdrawal requests will be processed as of the date the request is submitted via the web-form regardless of time to process by staff.
  • If more than one form is submitted, each submission will be processed as of the date submitted.
  • Students may not officially withdraw from a course after the "Last Day to Withdraw," as listed on the Academic Calendar. Late submissions will not be processed. Students who miss the withdrawal deadline or cease to complete work toward their courses after this point will automatically receive an F, or whatever grade they would earn based on their already completed work in the course.
  • After the Last Day to Withdraw, Financial Aid will record the last date of attendance which will serve as the official date for Title IV purposes.

AGAIN: Dropping or withdrawing from classes may affect financial aid eligibility, veteran's benefits, athletic eligibility, housing, or international student status. Students must consult with those departments prior to dropping or withdrawing.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WITHDRAWING FROM CLASSES MAY IMPACT YOUR BILLING. Visit the Cashier's Office for more information about refund amount schedules. 

6-Drop Rule

All partial withdrawals by undergraduate students seeking their first baccalaureate degree are subject to the provisions of the 6-Drop Rule, except as noted here; students who have exceeded the number of allowed non-exempt drops under the 6-Drop Rule will be ineligible to complete partial withdrawals.

Complete withdrawals for undergraduate students seeking their first baccalaureate degree, and all withdrawals by other student populations, are exempt from the 6-Drop Rule. 

Students who feel their ability to withdraw was negatively impacted by circumstances beyond their control, or those who believe they may qualify for an exception under the 6-drop Rule, may submit an appeal to the Student Appeals Committee.


Swapping Classes (Adding and Dropping a Class at the Same Time)

It is highly recommended Students seeking to swap courses (add one course to replace another) during the period from the first day of classes through the Census Date with The One-Stop in person, or via enroll@uttyler.edu with an email from the student Patriot Email Account. Adding and Dropping Simultaneously as a Swap will often prevent issues with tuition and fee charges that may result in a student being dropped for non-payment. 


Withdrawals for Nursing Students

Nursing students must follow the procedures outlined by the School of Nursing. Students should refer to the progression policy for the program they are enrolled.

Withdrawals for Pharmacy Students

Pharmacy students must follow the procedures outlined by the College of Pharmacy Office of Academic Affairs.

Withdrawals for 7 Week Program Students

Please note carefully when your withdrawal dates occur. The B.A.A.S., Accelerated Business Administration M.B.A., and other programs using 7-weeks sessions follow a different set of dates, listed on the 7-Week Programs sections of the Academic Calendar.

  • For the Accelerated M.B.A. program only, withdrawal and refund information unique to that program can be located by viewing the Tuition tab on the page for each student's program on the https://online.uttyler.edu/ website.


Withdrawals for International Students, Veterans, Student Athletes, Scholarship Recipients, and Students with Financial Aid Awards

International students, veterans receiving VA benefits, student athletes, scholarship recipients, and any students who have been awarded financial aid wishing to submit any withdrawal form must obtain the appropriate approval during the online processing of the form.  Housing and Student Business Services will be notified after the withdrawal has been processed.

Students in these groups must consult with the appropriate advisor before any schedule changes are made, as changes may negatively impact their status, benefits or eligibility. 


Medical Withdrawal/Course Load Reduction

Please refer to the Medical Withdrawal / Course Load Reduction page hosted by Student Affairs for details on UT Tyler's policy regarding withdrawals for medical and/or mental health reasons. 

  • Note that this process is separate from both the standard drop procedures and submitting an appeal to the Student Appeals Committee.

Withdrawal for Active Military Service

If a student withdraws because of a call to active military service, the university, at the student’s option, shall:

  • refund the tuition and fees paid by the student for the semester in which the student withdraws;
  • grant a student, who is eligible under the institution’s guidelines, an incomplete grade in all courses by designating “withdrawn-military” on the student’s transcript; or
  • as determined by the instructor, assign an appropriate final grade or credit to a student who has satisfactorily completed a substantial amount of coursework and who has demonstrated sufficient mastery of the course material. (See Excused Absences for Active Military Service).

Students must provide a copy of their official orders, or a statement from their commanding officer, to the One-Stop Services Center as part of exercising a withdrawal under this policy.



PDF of How-To-Drop
Video Link of how to

   Manage Classes: Withdrawal Portal

For Information about submitting the online Course Drop or Withdrawal Request Form, please contact the Enrollment Services One-Stop:


Email: enroll@uttyler.edu