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Course Drop Limit Policy for Undergraduate Students

 

Pursuant to section 51.907 of the Texas Education Code and based on PS 03.A.36 all courses dropped beginning in Fall 2007 are calculated into the 6 drop limit students are allowed during their academic career. At UHD, the courses dropped from Fall 2007 to Summer III 2013 have been calculated into the 6 drop limit of each student.

 

  • If you have already reached or exceeded the 6 drop limit, you will not be permitted to drop any more courses and you will earn the grade assigned by the instructor.
  • If you have dropped five or less courses, you will be permitted to continue drop courses until you reach the 6 drop limit during the remaining time in your academic career.

 

NOTE: Dropping all courses from your schedule during a term is considered a complete withdrawal and none of the dropped courses will be calculated towards the 6 drop limit that you are allowed during your academic career. This applies to all courses dropped during a term (complete withdrawal).

6 Drop Appeal & Exemptions

Reached or Exceeded Drop Limit

 

If you have reached or exceeded the 6 drop limit during the following time frame

Fall 2007 – Summer 2013

you may be eligible to appeal one or more of the drops. To do so you must follow these instructions by the deadline in order to seek an exemption for any of the drops.

 

  1. Submit a 6 Drop Appeal Form with supportive documentation to the Registrar’s Office by no later than
    January 7, 2014. The 6 Drop Appeal Form with supportive documentation must be electronically
    submitted via GatorMail to uhdrecords@uhd.edu. No appeals will be accepted in person, via mail or fax.
  2. Confirm that you have read the statement included in the 6 Drop Appeal
    Form which reads:

    “I understand that no appeal will be accepted/reviewed if submitted incomplete or after the deadline of January 7, 2014. I also understand that my appeal with supportive documentation will be reviewed within 7-10 business days of receipt and that I will be notified via email of the final decision.”

Not Yet Reached or Exceeded Drop Limit


If you have not reached or exceeded the 6 drop limit by

Summer 2013

then you are still allowed to drop a course. Beginning in Fall 2013, once you drop a course, you may seek to have the dropped course made exempt from the 6 drop limit by submitting a 6 Drop Appeal Form with supportive documentation to the Registrar’s Office. You must follow the instructions below by the deadline: 

 

  1. Submit a 6 Drop Appeal Form with supportive documentation to the Registrar’s Office within 7 business days of the official dropped course date as recorded in Student eServices and UHD’s student information system.
  2. The 6 Drop Appeal Form with supportive documentation must be electronically submitted via GatorMail to uhdrecords@uhd.edu. No appeals will be accepted in person, via mail or fax.
  3. Confirm that you have read the statement included in the 6 Drop Appeal Form which reads:

“I understand that no appeal will be accepted/reviewed if submitted incomplete or after the deadline of 7 business days after the drop course date. I also understand that my appeal with supportive documentation will be reviewed within 7-10 business days of receipt and that I will be notified via email of the final decision.”

Please note that classes dropped by the Official Day of Record are not considered drops that count towards the 6 drop limit. Courses dropped by the Official Day of Record do not appear on a transcript.

 

For more information follow the links below:

TEC 51.907 http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.51.htm

PS03.A.36 http://www.uhd.edu/about/hr/PS03A36.pdf

 

For questions regarding the 6 Drop Limit, please contact the Registrar’s Office.


Registrar’s Office
713-221-8999
uhdrecords@uhd.edu


 

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Last updated or reviewed on 10/1/13

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