Six-Course Drop Limit

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 a first-time freshman in fall 2007 or later. Any course a student drops is counted toward the six-drop 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.”

NOTE:  Any subsequent statute-referenced “bad” drop, whether faculty or student initiated, will result in the student incurring a failed grade of “F”. Please see the Attendance Policy for more information on attendance as it relates to faculty-initiated drops.

Student HandbookSix-Course Drop Limit