Policies for Dropping and Withdrawing

Dropping a course (not withdrawing) by the deadline can be done through:

  • Buff Advisor
  • In person at the Office of the Registrar.
  • By fax or letter including signature, student ID, course number, section number, and term.
  • Send a request via your Buff's student email account containing student ID, course number, section number, and term.

Withdrawing is dropping all classes in a semester (with the option of returning). Withdrawing or dropping your last class cannot be accomplished through Buff Advisor. To withdraw by the deadline:

  • This to know and/or consider before withdrawing:
    • Refund policies in place at the time of your withdrawal
    • Check with Financial Aid Staff to see how this will affect your aide moving forward
    • Have you visited with your professor about options concerning the course
    • Would Tutoring Services be able to assist you
    • Can Counseling Services provide information concerning community support options
    • Can the Business Office provide concerning the affects of this withdrawal
    • Have you visted with your Academic Advisor
      • If there is anything that WTAMU can do to assist you in remaining enrolled, please contact the Office of the Registrar via e-mail to or call 806-651-4911. We are available to advocate for your needs and assist with any questions or concerns you may have.  
  • To proceed with your withdrawal, complete and submit the electronic withdrawal form
    • or you can also go in person to the Office of the Registrar to withdraw
     Contact Information:
          WTAMU Box 60877
          Canyon TX 79016
          Fax:  806-651-4949


  • Check the Academic calendar for deadlines.
  • The tuition and fee refund policy is set by the State of Texas, not WTAMU.
  • If you drop a course or withdraw prior to the semester beginning, there will be no record of this on your transcript.
  • 12th/4th Class Day - If you withdraw before the 12th class day (fourth class day for summer sessions) you will have no record of the semester.
    • Courses dropped before the 12th/4th class day will show no record of the drop on your transcript.
    • Courses dropped after the 12th/4th class day will appear on your transcript with the appropriate drop grade (X/XF).
    • No enrollment, adds, or payments will be processed after the 12th class day (fourth class day for summer sessions).
  • "Last day to drop or withdraw" - If you withdraw or drop by the specified date for a term, a grade of pass ("X")  is assigned for all courses that semester.

A student who leaves the University without making arrangements to withdraw officially through the Office of the Registrar, in person or by mail, will automatically receive a grade of "F" in all classes in which the student is enrolled. Faculty members are not allowed to withdraw a student from the University or drop a student from a course.

The registrar may cancel enrollment for reasons including, but not limited to the following:

  • Failure to comply with TSI and/or the Developmental Education Policy.
  • Disciplinary reasons.
  • Failure to make timely payment of tuition and fees.
  • Failure to remove administrative restrictions from student records (prior to the first class day of the semester).
  • Other reasons deemed by the University.