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Important information you need to know about dropping courses. Effective 2007, section 51.907 of the Texas Education Code applies to first-time freshman students who enroll in a Texas public institution of higher education in the fall semester of 2007 or thereafter. High school students currently enrolled in Dual Credit, Early College and Collegiate High School are waived from this requirement until they graduate from high school.
Based on this law, the college or any other Texas Public institution of higher education may not permit students to drop more than six college level credit courses for unacceptable reasons during their entire undergraduate career without penalty. All college-level courses dropped after the official drop and add period for the course are included in the six-course limit, including courses dropped at another Texas public institution of higher education, unless the student demonstrates to an appropriate college official that one of the following events occurred to the student during the semester or summer session:
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board finalized its rules associated with this statute on October 25, 2007. Students affected by this law who plan to attend another institution of higher education should become familiar with that institution's policies on dropping courses.
To drop a class or withdraw from the college, you must follow the prescribed procedure. It is your responsibility as a student to drop or withdraw. Failure to do so will result in your receiving a performance grade, usually a grade of "F".
You can drop or withdraw from classes in three ways:
1. In person
3. By mail or fax
A drop/withdrawal request by any means must be received in the Admissions/Registrar's Office (and/or advising) by the official drop/withdrawal deadline as indicated on the Academic Calendar and the current class schedule. No drop or withdrawal requests are accepted by telephone or email.
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