Six Drop Policy

Attention Freshmen entering UTSA in Fall 2007:

Please read the email below that was sent to your Lonestar account. 


Dear Student:

It is imperative that you are aware of the newly legislated enacted 6-drop policy effective Fall 2007 that limits each student to dropping no more than six courses throughout his or her undergraduate college career at Texas public institutions of higher education. Under section 51.907 of the Texas Education Code, "an institution of higher education may not permit a student to drop more than six courses, including any course a transfer student has dropped at another institution of higher education."

This statute was enacted by the State of Texas in Spring 2007 and applies to students who enroll in a public institution of higher education as first-time undergraduates in Fall 2007 or later. Any course that a student drops is counted toward the six-course limit if "(1) the student was able to drop the course without receiving a grade or incurring an academic penalty; (2) the student's transcript indicates or will indicate that the student was enrolled in the course; and (3) the student is not dropping the course in order to withdraw from the institution." This would not include courses dropped before the semester begins or before Census date.

Policies and procedures for implementation of this statute are being developed and will be published as soon as they are available.

A UTSA student affected by this statute that has attended or plans to attend another institution of higher education should become familiar with that institution's policies on dropping courses. This statute applies across Texas public institutions, and procedures for implementation may vary among institutions.

More information will be forthcoming this Fall Semester. Please continue to check your UTSA Lonestar email for periodic updates and follow up with your academic advisor.


Office of the Registrar


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