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