Adding or Dropping Classes

I am trying to add a class and it's not letting me.

Check here to make sure the add deadline has not passed: (www.untdallas.edu/registrar/acalendars).  If the deadline has not passed, please email registrar@untdallas.edu, from your student email, with your name, student ID number and detailed class information (class, section, term).  Once we have determined the problem and/or solution, we will email you back.  

How Do I Drop a Class?

Please refer to the academic calendar for the current semester located at untdallas.edu/registrar/acalendars or dallascatalog.unt.edu to determine if you need to drop a class or withdraw.

If you are dropping before the census date:
You may drop classes (except for your last class) online in your MyUNTDallasStudent Center. This is also the last day for a removal of charges for the dropped course. Please refer to the Calendars and Schedules page for specific dates. See further information here.

If you have any questions, please call the Registrar's Office at 972-780-3664 or come to the Registrar counter on first floor of Building One (7300).

I am trying to drop a class that hasn't started yet but it's not letting me.

Please complete the Add/Drop/Withdrawal form (/important-forms) and submit it to the Registrar Office for processing. You will not need approval to drop a class that hasn't started. You do not need instructor/Dean/etc. approval to drop a class that has not started.

I am trying to drop a class and it's not letting me.

Check here to make sure the drop deadline has not passed (www.untdallas.edu/registrar/acalendars). If the deadline has not passed, please complete the Add/Drop/Withdrawal form (/important-forms).  If it is after the census date, you will need instructor approval to drop.  The instructor can either sign the Add/Drop form or you can attach an email approval from the instructor to the form, before submitting it to the Registrar Office for processing. The form and approval(s) must be turned in before the withdrawal/drop deadline. 

What Happens if I Drop a Class?

Dropping or withrawing classes, or failing to complete and pass registered hours may make you ineligible for financial aid. You must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements to maintain eligibility for financial aid as defined by the UNT Dallas Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. For more information on UNT Dallas' SAP policies, please view the SAP guidelines.

In addition, if you fall below half-time enrollment you may be required to begin paying back your student loans. Please contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships directly as your situation may vary.

6-Drop Limit

The following policy describes the limitation of class drops or withdrawals for undergraduate students enrolling Fall 2007 and after.

Students enrolling in higher education for the first time during the fall 2007 academic term or any term subsequent to the fall 2007 term may withdraw from a total of six courses. This total includes any course a transfer student has withdrawn at another Texas public institution of higher education. This does not apply to courses dropped prior to the census date or courses withdrawn with a grade of WF and does not apply if the student withdraws for the term or session.

Certain exceptions may be made to the limit if the student can show good cause for withdrawing from more than that number including but not limited to a showing of:

  • a severe illness or other debilitating condition that affects the student’s ability to satisfactorily complete the course;
  • the student’s responsibility for the care of a sick, injured or needy person if the provision of that care affects the student’s ability to satisfactorily complete the course;
  • the death of a person who is considered to be a member of the student’s family or who is otherwise considered to have a sufficiently close relationship to the student that the person’s death is considered to be a showing of good cause;
  • the active duty service as a member of the Texas National Guard or the armed forces of the United States of either the student of a person who is considered to be a member of the student’s family or who is otherwise considered to have a sufficiently close relationship to the student that the person’s active military service is considered to be a showing of good cause; or
  • the change of the student’s work schedule that is beyond the control of the student, and that affects the student’s ability to satisfactorily complete the course.

Requests for exception to the class withdrawal limitation must be made in writing to the student’s academic dean and must occur during the semester that the withdrawn course was taken.

Additional Resources

For more information, contact the Registrar's Office by calling 972-780-3664 or visiting the Registrar counter in Building One, Room 105A.