Frequently Asked Questions about Registration
Q: Why do I have an Academic Department hold on my MyMav account and what does it mean?
A: An Academic Department hold means that you must meet with an advisor to plan your schedule so that you can register for classes.
Q: How do I register for classes?
A: Please see our Registration Instructions information sheet for a step-by-step guide.
Q: What does Census Date mean?
A: Census Date is the last day to drop a class without it going on your record as a W (or Q if you drop all of your classes). To see the Census Date for each semester, please view the Academic Calendar.
Q: Should I drop my class if I'm not doing well?
A: Please talk to an advisor about your options – keep in mind that there is a Last Day to Drop each semester, which can be found on the Academic Calendar.
Q: How many classes can I drop?
A: If you started college at a Texas public college or university in Fall 2006 or afterwards, then you are allowed 6 class drops for your college career. This only counts for grades of W.
If you have more questions, please visit our other Frequently Asked Questions pages to learn more about general advising information, the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), Academic Standing, the Freshman PASS program, or UT CAP.