Q-Drops

Undergraduate students will normally be permitted four Q-drops during their undergraduate studies; however: State law prohibits students from having more than six dropped courses from all state institutions attended during their undergraduate career if they entered higher education as a first-time enrolled freshman beginning the 2007 fall semester or after. Q-drops in one-hour courses will not count in the Texas A&M limit of four but will be included in the State-mandated limit of six dropped courses. If a lecture and companion lab are dropped at the same time, this will count as one Q-drop rather than two. (Texas A&M University Student Rule 1.18.2)

  • Click here for the Q-Drop Request Form you must submit to your major department or dean to request a Q-Drop.
    • Forms may also be available in your major department.
  • You must bring the completed form to your major department for approval.

Student-Athletes (including practice players, managers, and trainers) MUST receive approval from Athletic Compliance before dropping below 12 hours in a fall or spring semester. These drops will be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar by Athletic Compliance for processing.

Contact your advisor with questions regarding Q-Drops.

Advisors and advising office staff with existing Compass accounts and appropriate access will be able to process Q-drops on the SZAREGS form in accordance to the Registration, Payment Information & Deadlines for the current term. Q-drops for STUDENT-ATHLETES (including practice players, managers, and trainers) that drop the student below 12 hours should not be entered in Compass. These requests require additional approvals. Route the approved Q-drop form to Athletic Compliance in the Nye Academic Center, 2nd Floor, Bright Football Complex. Athletic Compliance will forward forms to the Office of the Registrar for processing/entering into Compass.

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When processing a Q-drop in Compass, advisors and advising office staff may need to refer to or use the following items:

  1. The AOC Approved Q-Drop form available for intra-departmental use.
  2. A list of the approved Q-Drop Codes for Compass

Please contact the Records Office for information regarding attending a Q-drop training session.