College of Liberal Arts

Current Semester Drops

The College of Liberal Arts follows The University of Texas at Austin’s academic calendar for purposes of adding courses.

Spring 2021

Students have until 5 p.m. CDT May 11 to q-drop spring 2021 courses in the Dean’s Office. Any course dropped is considered a non-academic drop and not count toward the state’s six drop limit. For more information, please visit Texas One Stop FAQ and consult with your advisor before acting, if you have any questions.


Delete Drops: First through 12th class day:

Students may drop themselves from courses online via the Office of the Registrar’s registration system until 5 p.m. (central time) on the twelfth-class day during the fall and spring semesters. The deadline is 5 p.m. (central time) on the fourth-class day during summer sessions. Courses dropped before this deadline do not appear on a student’s academic record.

Students who wish to drop all of their courses after the semester begins, must connect with a Student Division advisor in the Dean’s Office to initiate a withdrawal.

Q-Drops: After the 12th class day

Requests to drop courses after the 12th class day in the fall or spring must be submitted to the Dean’s Office before 5 p.m. (central time) on the midsemester deadline (see academic calendar for specific date).

During summer sessions, requests to drop courses must be submitted to the Dean’s Office after the fourth-class day and until 5 p.m. (central time) on the last class day of the session.

Any drop during this period is considered a Q-Drop; a “Q” identifies the drop on a student's academic record. All drops during this period will be considered “academic”; however, students may submit a General Appeal to request the drop be counted as “non-academic”. If determined the reason is academic, the drop is counted toward the six-drop limit.

All students should consult with their academic advisor when considering dropping a class. In addition, students should consult with Texas One Stop on possible financial aid, scholarship, and fellowship ramifications, and/or with Texas Global on visa and immigration matters (if you are an international student). Additional implications students should consider before making registration changes include (but are not limited to): time to degree completionhonorsVeterans' benefits; professional certification; employment eligibility; graduate/professional school applications (healthlawgraduate); and athletic eligibility.

Students must connect with the Dean’s Office to begin the q-drop process.

Students who wish to drop all of their courses after the semester begins, must connect with a Student Division advisor the Dean’s Office to initiate a withdrawal.

After the midsemester deadline, students may be eligible to drop using the One-Time-Exception  (OTE). Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor in the Dean’s Office as soon as possible to review options.


Spring 2020

Note: the information below summarizes changes to policy that were in place for spring 2020. These changes were only in effect for spring 2020 and are not applicable in any other term or semester. Please speak to your academic advisor if you have any questions. 

Students had until May 29 to drop a course for any reason. Any course dropped that semester was considered a non-academic drop and was not counted toward the state’s six drop limit. No appeals were necessary and all academic drops previously completed this semester were automatically be converted to non-academic.