The limit on dropped courses is subject to the following conditions:
- Students dropping a course for academic reasons will receive a "W" Students withdrawing from the university or who received an approved non-academic exception will receive a course notation of Q on the transcript. Courses denoted with Q do not count toward the 6-course drop limit.
- Dropped developmental courses do not count toward the limit.
- Dropped dual credit courses earned prior to a student graduating from high school do not count toward the limit.
- If a student withdraws from all courses during the term, the withdrawals will not count toward the student's 6-drop limit. During the course of the same term, if some courses are dropped prior to final full withdrawal, all courses will be converted to 'withdrawn' status, regardless of the timing. (Example: Student A is enrolled in four courses and drops two and completes two. The two courses will be counted against the 6-drop limit. Student B is enrolled in four courses and drops two courses following Census Date. These two drops are counted against the 6-drop limit. Prior to the last drop date, Student B withdraws from school (drops final two courses). The final two courses are coded as "withdrawn" and do not count against the 6-drop limit. The two courses previously counted as "dropped" are reclassified as "withdrawn" and the student's drop limit is readjusted).
- This drop policy overrides the limit of 15 hours W previously in place at UT Arlington (http://www.uta.edu/catalog/2006/fall/index.html, 2006 Undergraduate Catalog, see Schedule Changes, Item C). Students who entered UT Arlington between Fall 2006 and Summer 2007 and were subject to the 15-hour W policy will no longer be held to the limits of that institutional policy.
- Students should be aware that dropping a course or courses may result in reducing them to part-time status which can affect financial aid, scholarships, and insurance coverage. Students wanting to receive financial aid for a future term must be meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements. Please review the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.
**Please note: The Spring term does include Winter Intersession, 5 Week, 8 Week session, and the Spring Regular session as a whole. The Summer term does include Summer Intersession, Summer I, Summer II, Summer 11 Week and Summer 14 Week as a whole. And Fall term does include the 5 Week, 8 Week sessions, and the Fall Regular session as a whole. For students in the Accelerated Online each dynamic dated session is included for the whole term with no regard to the start date of each course.