Withdrawing From the University

A student who drops all in progress courses and courses not yet started in a particular term will be required to withdraw from the university.  An official withdrawal is initiated by the student, online in Howdy, and routed to the student’s Dean or designee for approval.  A student may not initiate a withdrawal after the Q-drop period ends (see Q-drop periods).  However, the student’s Dean or designee may, in certain circumstances, initiate a request to the registrar to withdraw a student after the deadline.

  • Student-Athletes (including practice players, managers, and trainers) MUST receive approval from Athletic Compliance before withdrawing.
  • After the deadline, deans may permit students to withdraw under non-academic extenuating circumstances.
  • Withdrawals cannot be granted once final exams have begun.


For additional information about withdrawing from the University, see Part I, Section 17 of the Texas A&M University Student Rules.

Students are reminded that withdrawing from the University does not dismiss the repayment of student loans borrowed and may impact payment and grace periods. To learn more about repaying your student loans, please visit http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans and to find your current loan history, see http://nslds.ed.gov. For questions, contact Scholarships & Financial Aid at (979) 845-3236.

Special Note Withdrawal Due to Call-Up to Active Military Duty: Withdrawal due to active military duty is not processed through the online withdrawal system. A special procedure has been established for students who must withdraw from the University because they have been called to active military duty. Click here for information specific to students who withdraw under these circumstances.