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Dropping a Single Class

Dropping is removing one or more classes from your schedule within the academic calendar deadline, but having at least one class left. Students may drop courses from their schedules for a limited time each semester. The online registration calendar for each semester indicates the deadlines for students to drop courses each term.

Courses officially dropped before the Census Date do not appear on a student’s transcript. See the online registration calendar each semester for Census Dates. It is the student’s responsibility to drop a course by the appropriate deadline.

How can I drop a single class?

To drop a class a student must first log in to Texas State Self-Service. Select the “Registration/Schedule Changes” link under the Registration page. This will allow you to select the semester for which you are dropping the class. Once the schedule is populated you will see a drop down action menu next to the class you wish to drop. Select a reason code and be sure to click “submit changes” at the bottom of the page. Please refresh your student detail schedule to make sure the drop went through.

Registration Screen

I do not see the option to drop a class, what do I do?

  • If the class you want to drop is the only class you are enrolled in, you will need to submit an Online University Withdrawal form to go to zero enrolled hours.
  • The class you want to drop may be past the drop deadline. Check the academic calendar for those dates.
  • You may have a hold on your account preventing you from making schedule changes. Holds are listed under the Student Records page in Texas State Self-Service. For details about the hold on your account, contact the administrative office that placed it there.

I would like to drop one section and register for another at the same time, how do I do that?

Essentially you are swapping one class for another, so please follow the model below for instructions on how to do so under the "Registration/Schedule Changes" link in Texas State Self-Service:

Drop and Add Simultaneously


Does dropping a class change my Financial Aid?

Please contact the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office for further information about how this might change:

Financial Aid and Scholarships
J. C. Kellam Building, Suite 240
Texas State University
601 University Dr.
San Marcos, Texas 78666–4684

Phone: (512)245-2315


Will I be receiving a refund for a class I drop?

Deadlines are set by the Student Business Services office which delegate when refunds are applicable. Visit Student Business Services’ Refund Information webpage for more information.


Having trouble? Watch a video on How to Register/Drop a Class.