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Withdrawal & Reinstatement


Withdrawal Authorization Form

Withdrawal Authorization Form

This form is to be used by a current student to obtain pre-authorization and advisement prior to withdrawing from all courses for a given semester. Once completed and returned to the University Registrar’s Office you will be given the Withdrawal Form PART B to complete your withdrawal.

 

Withdrawal from the University

The University allows a student to request an administrative withdrawal due to a prolonged illness or a serious incapacitating injury. The student should request this action in writing through the Office of the University Registrar via their online appeal process .  Written documentation from course faculty and a competent authority (e.g., attending physician, licensed psychologist/psychiatrist, etc.) must be provided. The time limit for making this request is the end of the next long semester. If the request is approved, the grades for the semester of the incapacitation will be changed to a non-punitive mark of “W."

 

Request for Reinstatement Form

Request for Reinstatement Form

This form is to be used by a current student to request to be reinstated following their withdrawal from the University.

 

A student who withdraws from the University according to procedures stipulated for withdrawal will be allowed a grace period to rescind the withdrawal. A student may rescind a withdrawal no later than the end of the second University business day following the date of withdrawal. The date of reinstatement must be among the regular days of classes: days of final examinations and thereafter are specifically excluded.

Should space no longer be available in a class, the student must secure the approval of the dean and/or instructor before reinstatement in class is allowed.

All indebtedness to the University must be satisfied prior to the reinstatement.

Reinstatement must be requested in writing by the student on a form provided by the University Registrar. All documentation and requirements for the reinstatement must be filed with the University Registrar by the end of the second business day (following the withdrawal), or else the reinstatement will not occur.

Students receiving veterans' benefits for education should contact the Office of Veterans Affairs for specific policies concerning drops and withdrawals. These changes have a direct effect on VA benefits.

Withdrawal of students called to active duty
Section 54.006 of the Texas Education Code states:

If a student withdraws from an institution of higher education because the student is called to active military service, the institution, at the student's option, shall:

  1. Refund the tuition and fees paid by the student for the semester in which the student withdraws;
  2. Grant a student who is eligible under the institution's guidelines, an incomplete grade in all courses by designating "withdrawn-military" on the student's transcript; or
  3. As determined by the instructor, assign an appropriate final grade or credit to a student who has satisfactorily completed a substantial amount of coursework and who has demonstrated sufficient mastery of the course material.

Incapacitation of a student - Medical WithdrawalThe University allows a student to request an administrative withdrawal due to a prolonged illness or a serious incapacitating injury. The student should request this action in writing through the Office of the University Registrar via their online appeal process.  Written documentation from course faculty and a competent authority (e.g., attending physician, licensed psychologist/psychiatrist, etc.) must be provided. The time limit for making this request is the end of the next long semester. If the request is approved, the grades for the semester of the incapacitation will be changed to a non-punitive mark of “W."