Drops and Withdrawals

What is the difference between a drop and withdrawal?

A DROP is when a student drops a course or courses, yet remains enrolled in the University in at least one course for the semester. A WITHDRAWAL is when a student has dropped all courses for the semester in which they were enrolled in.

How do I drop a course or withdraw from all classes?

A student can drop or withdraw from a course(s) before the first class day of the semester through their SAIL account. Please refer to the semester class schedule for the specific dates. Beginning first class day of the semester, a student must go to the Student Services Center in order to drop or withdraw from a course(s). For more information contact the Office of the Registrar at 361-825-2624 Option #2. 

If I drop a class will I receive a refund?

In order to receive a refund of tuition and fees, the student must drop the course(s) on or before a specific date. Please refer to the Important Dates - Refund Tuition & Fees and choose the semester to see the specific date and percentage amount. If you are receiving financial aid please check with the Office of Financial Assistance, at 361-825-2338 option #3, to verify how the dropping of the course(s) will affect eligibility of current and future aid. A student may be required to pay back a portion or all of the financial assistance received.

If I withdraw from the semester will I receive a refund?

To be eligible for a refund of the tuition and fees, when withdrawing from all classes, a student must have completed the withdrawal process on or before the specific dates. Please refer to the Important Dates - Refund Tuition & Fees and the semester to see the specific date and percentage amount. If you are receiving financial assistance please check with the Office of Financial Assistance, at 361-825-2338 option #3, to verify how withdrawing will affect eligibility of current and future aid. A student may be required to pay back a portion or all financial aid received.

If I withdraw and I have a Third Party Sponsor paying for my Tuition, how will withdrawing affect my account?

Some Third Party Sponsors will not pay a student’s tuition if a student withdraws from a semester. If a sponsor does not pay a student’s tuition, the Third Party Billing will be removed and the student will be required to pay. A student should check with their sponsor prior to withdrawing to see what the impact will be.