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Adding/Dropping Classes

Policy Definitions:

Add - To increase the number of classes in your schedule. The maximum is 19 hours for the fall and spring semesters, 14 for the summer semesters and 3 for winter or summer intersessions.

Drop - To remove a class from your schedule; to quit a class sometime before a final grade is assigned (without impacting your GPA) and receive a W on your transcript

Six-Drop Limit -- Any student who entered a Texas public institution of higher education as a first time undergraduate in the Fall 2007 or later may drop no more than six classes for academic reasons during his or her academic career

Schedule Changes -- Add/Drop Policies

After a student has registered for a semester, schedule changes can be made only during the scheduled Add/Drop periods.  For the exact days of the Add/Drop period, a student may check the University Academic Calendar and Registration Timetable.

A student may register, add or drop a course using the UT Arlington Registration website, MyMav. Incoming freshman may nee advisor assistance to make changes. The MyMav registration system is available 24 hours a day, except on Sundays from 3:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Implications of Dropping a Class

Before students drop a class, they should see an academic advisor or other appropriate UTA staff to consider the following implications of their actions.  Some common implications are:

  • Slowed progress in a student's major and toward graduation
  • Financial aid or scholarships
  • Current semester tuition and fees
  • Future tuition and fees

Process for Dropping a Class

  • During the Add/Drop period, a student may drop a course using the MyMav system.
  • After the Add/Drop period is over, a student may still drop a class, but "adds" are not allowed.  These drops must be made in person through an academic advisor for your major.
  • No drops are allowed after the final drop date in the tenth week of the semester.
  • For the exact dates of the Add/Drop period, a student may check the University Academic Calendar.
  • Students who want to drop all of their courses for a semester need to withdraw from the University

Important Fall Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 is the last day to drop a class for the fall semester.

If you have more questions about the add/drop policy, please schedule an appointment to speak with academic advisor or call 817-272-3140.

For more information, see Academic Regulations in the Undergraduate Catalog.