Office of the Registrar
Withdrawals for All Students
Prior to the first day of classes, students should conduct all drops online via their Student Center in the myUTTyler system. This functionality is disabled once classes begin for each term.
Partial and Complete Withdrawals
From the first day of classes through the Last Day to Withdraw, students may process a partial withdrawal (dropping from one or more but not all of their classes) or complete withdrawal (all classes in a term) via the online Course Drop or Withdrawal Request Form, available via the link at the bottom of this section, and processed fully online. 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 Enrollment Services Center (STE 230). For partial withdrawals completed using this paper form, undergraduate students must obtain a signature from their Academic Advisor, or the course instructor, for each course to be dropped. Drops/withdrawals after Census Date and before the Last Day to Withdraw will result in a grade of W. Courses dropped prior to Census Date won’t appear on the student’s record or the transcript. Emailed, mailed, or faxed requests will not be processed.
All drops/withdrawals are final once processed. Students should take care to complete their web-form accurately prior to submission for processing; use of data available in the Student Center page and/or on a copy of the student's transcript is strongly recommended.
- All drop/withdrawal requests will be processed as of the date the request is submitted via the web-form.
- 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, students should complete the Unofficial Withdrawal Form for Financial Aid to notify the University of their intent to cease attendance for any course or for the entire term. The date on which a student submits an Unofficial Withdrawal Form for Financial Aid will serve as the official date for Title IV purposes.
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.
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.
Withdrawals as part of a Swap
Students seeking to swap courses (add one course to replace another) during the period from the first day of classes through the Census Date of any session should not submit a withdrawal request for the course being dropped as part of their swap. Doing so will result in the student remaining enrolled in the course being dropped until the drop request has been processed, and may result in the student being dropped for non-payment if arrangements have not been made to cover charges for both courses.
Students completing a swap during this period should do so by either submitting a Registration Form to the Enrollment Services Center (STE 230), or sending an email containing detailed information about the courses to be added/dropped from their UT Tyler student email account to Enroll@uttyler.edu. In the case of emailed requests, the swap will be processed effective the date the email was received.
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.
For Information about submitting the online Course Drop or Withdrawal Request Form, please contact the Enrollment Services Center: