Course Withdrawal Information

COURSE WITHDRAWAL INFORMATION

SB 1231, Section 51.907 of the Texas Education Code - Limiting the number of Course Drops for Undergraduate Students at Public Institutions of Higher Education in Texas

Beginning with the Fall 2007 semester the Texas Legislature has placed limitations on the number of courses that new Texas college students may withdraw from while attending public colleges and universities under certain circumstances.

New first time college students as of Fall 2007 and thereafter may not drop more than six courses in the lifetime of their education. The six course limit applies to all public institutions of higher education, including transfer of course work from one institution to another. There are exceptions to the legislation:

(E1) a severe illness or other debilitating condition that affects the student’s ability to satisfactorily complete the course;

(E2) the student’s responsibility for the care of a sick, injured, or needy person if the provision of that care affects the student’s ability to satisfactorily complete the course;

(E3) the death of a person who is considered to be a member of the student’s family who is otherwise considered to have a sufficiently close relationship to the student that the person’s death is considered to be a showing of good cause;

(E4) the active duty service as a member of the Texas National Guard or the armed forces of the United States of either the student or a person who is considered to be a member of the student’s family or who is otherwise considered to have a sufficiently close relationship to the student that the person’s active military service is considered to be a showing of good cause;

(E5) the change of the student’s work schedule that is beyond the control of the student, and that affects the student’s ability to satisfactorily complete the course; or

Please be aware of this policy as you consider dropping any courses this semester.  You may acquire the form from the following link:  www.midland.edu/registration/withdrawal