Understanding Add/Drop & Q-Drop
A student may drop a course with no record during the designated Add/Drop registration period each semester. Following the Add/Drop registration period, a student can drop a course with no record through the first 12 class days of a fall or spring semester and during the first four class days of a summer term or 10-week summer semesters with the approval of the student’s dean.
Following this period, if approved by the dean of the student’s college, a student may drop a course without penalty (called Q-Drop) through the 60th class day of a fall or spring semester, the 15th class day of a 5-week summer term, or the 35th class day of the 10-week summer semester. Under section 51.907 of the Texas Education Code, “an institution of higher education may not permit a student to drop more than six courses, including any course a transfer student has dropped at another institution of higher education.” Undergraduate students are normally permitted four Q-drops at Texas A&M during their undergraduate career. However, in order to comply with this statute, a student who has dropped courses at other Texas public institutions may not be permitted four Q-drops if the student’s total number of dropped courses would exceed the State limit of six. Q-drops are processed in the academic deans and/or departmental offices.
For more information about Add/Drop and Q-Drop, please see Student Rule 1.