From the thirteenth class day through the mid-semester deadline to drop a class for academic reasons in a long-session semester, and from the fifth through the last class day in a summer term, a student must drop a class by contacting a BSW Academic Advisor. You can reach BSW Academic Advising at BSWadvising@austin.utexas.edu.
In most cases, students will be able to complete the drop process in one visit; however, some students may be required to seek the approval of other campus offices before dropping. Students needing additional approval will be given no more than three business days to complete the process from the date the form is picked up (except if picked up on the last class day in a summer session when there is no extra time given because the drop deadline is the last class day). Instructors will receive an email notifying them the student has dropped their class.
Any drop during this period is considered a Q-Drop; a “Q” identifies the drop on a student’s academic record. All drops during this period will be considered “academic”; however, students may submit a General Appeal to their BSW Academic Advisor to request the drop be counted as “non-academic”. If the Undergraduate Programs Dean determines the reason is academic, the drop is counted toward the six-drop limit.
After the deadline, students may be eligible to drop using the One-Time-Exception (OTE). Students are encouraged to meet the BSW Academic Advisor as soon as possible to review options.