UT Tyler

Office of the Registrar

Frequently Asked Questions Continued

21. What is the 6-Drop Rule?

Per S.B. 1231, any student who began college for the first time as a freshman in Fall 2007 or thereafter may not drop more than six courses during their entire undergraduate career. This includes courses dropped at another 2-year or 4-year Texas public college or university. For purposes of this rule, a dropped course is any course that is dropped after the published Census Date .

Detailed information, including a listing of exceptions/exemptions, is posted to the website here.


22. How do I obtain information about the tuition rebate for qualified undergraduate students?

The Tuition Rebate Program for Qualified Undergraduates, in accordance with Section 54.0065 of the Texas Education Code, provides a financial incentive (up to $1000) for a student to complete the bachelor’s degree with no more than 3 credit hours attempted above the degree requirements, thereby minimizing the number of courses taken and resulting in financial savings to students, parents and the state. Application forms are available at the Enrollment Services Center (STE 230).

Additional information can be found here.


23. What is the Excessive and Repeated Hours Rule?

Texas Education Code 54.068 allows colleges and universities to charge a higher tuition rate to students with excessive or repeated hours because the institution cannot receive state funding for the courses. UT Tyler charges out-of-state tuition for all coursework to students with excessive hours.

Detailed information is available on the website here.


24. What is the Military Service Credit Policy?

The Military Service Credit option is available to veterans based on awards outlined by H.B. 269 or following a review, by their Academic Advisor(s) and Department Chair, of a Joint Services Transcript or ACE evaluation of military service records. Details for each of these credit claim options are outlined on the relevant forms in the Registrar's Forms Library page.

All student veterans are strongly encouraged to discuss their options with their Academic Advisor(s).


The Office of the Registrar is committed to providing accurate, timely, courteous and thorough service to potential students, enrolled students, alumni and the university’s external constituents. The goal of the office is to respond to written requests within three working days and telephone requests within 48 hours.


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