Drop and Withdrawal Guide

A drop is when a student drops a course but remains enrolled in other courses in that same session.  See the example below:

This student wants to drop SGNL 1010.  Since they will still be enrolled in another Regular session course, this is considered a drop.

example drop a class

Same in this example. This student wants to drop CJUS 2100 but still remain enrolled in the same session, so this would be considered a drop.

example drop a class 2

A withdrawal is when a student drops all courses in an academic session, even if they are enrolled in another session.  See the example below:

This student wants to drop HIST 2610.  Since that course is the only one in the session, this is considered a withdrawal.

withdraw from classes example

In this example, the student is dropping all courses in the same session, therefore it is considered a withdrawal.

withdraw from all classes

How do I know what session I am enrolled in?

Go to myUNT and click "Enrollment" and then "View My Classes."  Here you can see the "Start/End Dates" for each course as highlighted in the example pictures above.  Here is the guide to the sessions:

 Spring Session Start/End Dates
3 Week 1 Session 12/19/2022 - 1/13/2023
8 Week 1 Session 1/17/2023 - 3/10/2023
Regular Session 1/17/2023 - 5/12/2023
8 Week 2 Session 3/20/2023 - 5/12/2023

Tuition Adjustments for Drops and Withdrawals

If a student drops a course/courses before the census date, their tuition may be adjusted.

 Census Dates
3 Week 1 Session December 20th
8 Week 1 Session January 23rd
Regular Session January 30th
8 Week 2 Session March 25th

If a student withdraws from a course/courses, their tuition may be adjusted.

3 Week 1 Session - Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw for 100% tuition adjustment December 18th
Last Day to withdraw for 80% tuition adjustment December 19th
Last day to withdraw for 50% tuition adjustment December 20th
No tuition adjustments for a withdrawal December 21st
8 Week 1 Session - Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw for 100% tuition adjustment January 16th
Last Day to withdraw for 80% tuition adjustment January 19th
Last day to withdraw for 50% tuition adjustment January 24th
No tuition adjustments for a withdrawal January 25th
 Regular Session - Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw for 100% tuition adjustment January 16th
Last day to withdraw for 80% tuition adjustment January 21st
Last day to withdraw for 70% tuition adjustment January 27th
Last day to withdraw for 50% tuition adjustment February 2nd
Last day to withdraw for 25% tuition adjustment February 8th
No tuition adjustments for a withdrawal February 9th
8 Week Session 2 - Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw for 100% tuition adjustment March 19th
Last day to withdraw for 80% tuition adjustment March 22nd
Last day to withdraw for 50% tuition adjustment March 27th
No tuition adjustments for a withdrawal March 28th

Return of financial aid after Drop/Withdrawal

If you drop courses or withdraw from the semester, you may be required to return all or a portion of the financial aid that you accepted. This situation could result in you owing funds to UNT, the government, or both. If you are a financial aid recipient, please contact the Financial Aid & Scholarships office to discuss the financial aid impact of dropping from courses or withdrawing from all sessions.

If you are considering withdrawal from UNT, please contact your Academic Advisor and a Financial Aid counselor so your decision will be based on a clear understanding of the consequences of withdrawing from all courses.

Course Drop & Withdrawal Actions/Impacts (Printable Version)

Action
Definition
Timing
Academic Impact
Financial Impact
Student Status
How To
Drop Student drops all courses prior to the term start. Prior to first day of course. Enrollment is not recorded on the official transcript. No charges are incurred. Financial aid is cancelled for the term. Not enrolled. Adjust schedule through myUNT.
Student drops an individual course(s) but still remains in other courses for the same session(s). First day of session or term but before the withdrawal deadline for the session or term. Before census, courses will not appear on the transcript. After census, courses will appear on the official transcript with a grade of W. If you drop a single class before census and are still enrolled in other classes for that session, you will receive a 100% tuition adjustment for the dropped class. After census, there is no tuition adjustment.  Dropping classes may impact your financial aid eligibility. Enrolled. Adjust schedule through myUNT.
Session Withdrawal Student drops all courses in an academic session, even if they are enrolled in another session. First day of session or term but before the withdrawal deadline for the session or term. Before census, courses will not appear on the transcript. After census, courses will appear on the official transcript with a grade of W. Students may be eligible for a tuition adjustment based on when the student completes the withdrawal for that session (TEC §54.006.) Financial aid may be adjusted. Enrolled. Adjust schedule through myUNT.
Withdrawal from University Student drops all courses for the entire term. There is no enrollment in any session. First day of session or term but before the withdrawal deadline for the session or term. Before census, courses will not appear on the transcript. After census, courses will appear on the official transcript with a grade of W. Students may be eligible for a tuition adjustment based on when the student completes the withdrawal for that session (TEC §54.006.) Financial aid may be adjusted. Not enrolled. Contact the Dean of Students Office.

Tuition Insurance

Tuition insurance is a plan that can be purchased by students or their family member who pays for tuition that ensures reimbursement for tuition, room and board, and other fees for covered withdrawals at any time during the semester. An example of a covered withdrawal would be one in which a student must leave due to an unexpected injury or illness.

UNT contracts with GradGuard's™ Tuition Insurance from Allianz Global Assistance. The company offers tuition insurance featuring special plans and rates not available to the general public. Plans also include Student Life Assistance: a 24-hour emergency hotline.

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