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Drop/Withdrawal Policy

Drop/Withdrawal Policy and Procedures for Credit Classes

If you are unable to complete the course (or courses) for which you have registered, it is your responsibility to formally drop or withdraw from your course(s). Failure to do so will result in your receiving a performance grade, usually an "F". 

The withdrawal process must be completed before the last withdrawal date for the course. The withdrawal date can be found in the course syllabus, on the receipt, or on the academic calendar online for the regular 16 week classes. Please note that flex term classes have different drop dates.

Timing of drop/withdrawals

Refer to Important Dates & Deadlines for census dates and other deadlines that apply to your class.

Timing of Drop/Withdrawal: Considerations
During registration Class is deleted from your enrollment. You are eligible for a full tuition refund.
BEFORE the census date Class is deleted from your enrollment. The class does not earn any grade, and does not appear on your transcript.
AFTER the census date The class appears on your transcript with a grade of ‘W’ for withdraw. Must occur before the withdrawal deadline for the term.

Consequences of drop/withdrawals

Dropping or withdrawing from a class can affect your financial aid, academic standing, or cost of attendance. Read the information below before you drop a class. Your instructor or an advisor also can help you understand possible consequences of withdrawing and explore alternatives.

You may need to repay your financial aid or lose your eligibility altogether if you withdraw, drop out, get expelled, or reduce your course load. Prior to dropping your courses contact the Financial Aid Office.
Withdrawing from a class after the census date may impact your academic standing.
If you are required to take a developmental education class, but you drop the course, your course selections for future semesters may be restricted.
If you're an F-1 visa student, reducing your course load may result in losing your legal F-1 status. For more information contact the International Student Office.
For students who enrolled in college level courses for the first time in the fall of 2007, Texas Education Code 51.907 limits the number of courses a student may drop. You may drop no more than six course drops over their academic career unless the drop qualifies as an exception. Please see the FAQs for more information on the allowable exceptions.
Effective for Fall semester 2005, the colleges of DCCCD will charge a higher tuition rate to students registering the third or subsequent time for a course. For more information about this rule visit this page.

Drop/Withdrawal Options

In Person—Sign in at the Advising Center, A110, and meet with an Academic Advisor if you have an assigned Academic Advisor, you must meet with that person. A Credit Course Drop/Withdrawal form must be filled out completely, signed by the student, and submitted to the Advisor.
Online—Drop classes online through econnect. Check to see if you are eligible for online registration to drop or withdraw online.
By mail or fax - Print this drop form, fill it out and mail or fax it to the college Admissions/Registrar’s OfficeYou must give at least one reason why you are dropping for each class. Forms that are mailed or faxed must be postmarked or date-stamped on a date prior to or on the last day to drop the class. Be sure to include a legible copy of a photo ID with your form.
It is the students responsibility to make sure the class(es) are dropped. Check your eConnect to determine that the class(es)have been dropped.


Drop - The act of dropping one or more classes for a given semester, while remaining in others within the Dallas County Community College district.
Withdrawal - The act of officially dropping all courses for a given semester within the Dallas County Community College district.
For More Information meet with an Academic Advisor.