Students are expected to commit themselves to courses as early as possible in order to succeed in their courses.
The last day to drop or withdraw from a course without receiving a grade is the Official Reporting Day (ORD). Please see the academic calendar for the exact date.
Before dropping courses:
Beginning in Fall semester 2007, all students (current, transfer, and first time in college students) are permitted a total of six Ws (withdrawals), whether student or instructor initiated. Ws may be used at any time during their college career to drop a course up through the last day to drop a course or withdraw from all courses. When these six Ws have been used, the student must complete all subsequent courses. When enrollment in a course requires concurrent enrollment in another class (e.g., lecture/lab combination), the dropping of such a course combination whether for credit or not will count as one withdrawal if dropped within the same term. The academic department offering the course must verify the concurrent enrollment requirement.
The last day to drop a course with a W is near the end of a term. The specific term deadline is posted on the academic calendar.
Through the last day to drop a course with a grade of W, enrollment in a course may be terminated in any one of the ways listed below. Termination of enrollment does not entitle the student to receive a refund of tuition and fees if the drop date is after the refund date. Should an attempted drop result in exceeding the six W limit, the student will remain enrolled in the course and the instructor will assign the grade earned, which may be an F.
The effective date recorded for termination of enrollment for all matters relating to University of Houston records will be the date the student drops the course through his/her myUH account at https://my.uh.edu or the date the properly approved enrollment change request form is processed by the Registrar's Office, at the Welcome Center.
Students are responsible for verifying that they have been dropped from a course by logging in to their myUH account at https://my.uh.edu or at the Registrar's Office in the Welcome Center.
Students may not receive a W for a course in which they have been found guilty of a violation of the Academic Honesty Policy. If a W is received prior to a guilty finding, the student will become liable for the Academic Honesty penalty, which may be a grade of F.
Term withdrawals (dropping to zero credit hours) do not count toward the limit of six Ws.
Texas Education Code §51.907 provides that, except for several specific instances of good cause, undergraduate students who enrolled for the first time in a Texas public institution of higher education in Fall 2007 or after will be limited to a total of six dropped courses during their entire undergraduate career. This statute applies to courses dropped at public institutions of higher education in Texas including community and technical colleges, health science centers that offer undergraduate programs, and universities. Courses dropped at independent/private institutions, or at colleges and universities outside of Texas, do not count against the student's six drop limit. Students may also refer to the Texas Administrative Code §4.10.
Catalog Publish Date: August 18, 2011
This Page Last Updated: May 17, 2011
Effective Date of Archive: August 20, 2012