Students who leave the University without officially withdrawing through the Office of the Registrar, will automatically receive a grade of "F" in all classes in which the student is enrolled.

Drops/withdrawals must be Student initiated. Faculty Members and Advising Staff are not allowed to withdraw a student from the University or drop a student from a course.


Policies for Dropping and Withdrawing


  • Drop

        This means you will still be enrolled in at least one course for the current semester term after completing the drop process.

  • Withdrawal

        This means you will no longer be enrolled in any courses for the current semester term after completing the withdrawal process.  Students who withdraw have the option of returning for future semesters/terms.

Deadlines for both drop/withdrawal can be found on the Academic Calendar.  Drops/withdrawals will not be allowed after the deadline.

  • WTAMU follows the tuition and fee refund policy set by the State of Texas.
  • Courses removed from your schedule on or before the official reporting date (12th class day–fall/spring; 4th class day–summer; 2nd class day–intersession) will not appear on your transcript for that semester.
    • Withdrawals must be processed prior to the first class day to avoid payment (see definition above).
    • Drops must be processed on or before the official reporting date to avoid payment (see definition above).
  • Drops/withdrawals processed after the official reporting date will result in a grade of X.

Things to know and/or consider before dropping/withdrawing:

    • Have you visited with your Academic Advisor?
    • Visit with your professor about options available concerning the course.
    • Would Tutoring Services be able to assist you?
    • Can Counseling Services provide information concerning community support options?
    • Check with the Financial Aid Office to see how this will affect your aid moving forward.
    • Are you living in university housing? Contact Residential Living to see how withdrawing will effect you.
    • Be aware of refund policies in place at the time of your withdrawal. Can the Business Office provide information concerning the effects of this withdrawal?
    • Additional questions or concerns, contact the Office of the Registrar.  We are available to advocate for your needs and assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.
    • Failure to consider any/all of the above options may result in unfavorable consequences.

Methods available to complete the

  • Drop process:
    • Login to your My Buff Portal and drop your course in Student Planning.
    • In person at the Office of the Registrar (Old Main 103).
    • Send a request via your WT Student Email account that contains your student ID, the course number, section number, and semester term to In order to abide by FERPA, we do not accept drop requests over the phone.
  • Withdrawal process:
    • You must submit the Electronic Withdrawal Form. You CANNOT withdraw through your Buff Connect Portal.
      • If you are unable to access the form, you can contact IT for a password reset at 806-651-4357 or the Office of the Registrar for a paper withdrawal form at In order to abide by FERPA, we do not accept withdrawal requests over the phone.

NOTE:  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 (see Academic Calendar for deadlines)
  • Failure to remove administrative restrictions from student records
  • Other reasons deemed by the University.