Drops & Withdrawals
We know things can change once you register for classes. Here is what you need to know in order to drop an individual course or withdraw from the semester.
Dropping an Individual Course
Dropping an individual course means you are still enrolled for one or more classes at UTSA for the semester. If you do it on or before the census date for the term you are registered, then it will not show up on your transcript but it may impact enrollment requirements for financial aid. If it’s dropped after the census date for the term, you will receive an automatic “W” for the course on your transcript. There is a deadline to drop courses for each term which is notated on the academic calendar.
Note: There is a six-drop policy for undergraduate students. Review the Student Policies to learn more about it.
How to Drop a Course
Withdrawing from the Semester
Withdrawing means you will no longer be enrolled in any classes for the semester. If you withdraw by the census date for the term, you will not receive a grade on your transcript. After the census date, you will receive a grade of “W” in all classes which will appear on your transcript.
How to Withdraw
If you are receiving financial aid during the fall and spring, are an international student, are a student-athlete, or if you need to withdraw from summer, you must complete the Withdrawal Form and submit it through the Document Uploader.
All other students during the fall and spring can withdraw from classes on myUTSA Account.
If you need to pursue a Medical Withdraw, please review additional information about this process.
Other Important Information
Tuition and Fee Refunds
In order to receive a 100% tuition and fee refund for your courses, you must withdraw before the first day of classes. On the first day of class and after, you will be subject to a declining refund. You can view these dates in the academic calendar.
If it’s after the start of the semester, but it’s due to medical and/or mental health or for military service, please refer to the Student Policies for additional information.
Financial Aid Impacts
Withdrawing from the university may impact financial aid that has been paid to your UTSA bill. Learn more about returning financial aid.
If it’s your first time attending UTSA as an undergraduate student, you must attend the semester you are admitted. If you decide to withdraw, you will need to reapply for admission to UTSA. If you are a graduate student, speak to your Graduate Advisor about deferring your start term.