Before you go...
Please know that Texas Tech University is committed to helping students complete their education. While we understand that there are times when circumstances require a student to leave for a short period, we hope that if there is something that we can assist with to help you stay enrolled that you will give us an opportunity to do so.We would encourage you to contact us in one of the following ways:
Students who find it necessary to withdraw from the university before the end of a semester or summer term must submit a withdrawal request by the appropriate deadline for the term.
- Withdrawing will result in ALL classes being dropped for that term and your student account may be inactivated.
- International students must receive clearance from the Director of International Programs as a part of the withdrawal procedure.
- You may have to reapply as a former tech student when you are ready to return.
- For more information about the readmission process, please visit: www.depts.ttu.edu/admissions/apply/status/returning_other/former
If you only want to drop one or two classes but keep your others, you can do so by the deadline for that part of term on the MyTech tab of Raiderlink. You may not be able to drop if you have registration holds, or if you have used all of your allowed drops per the State.
Students will not be permitted to drop more than six courses during their undergraduate academic career unless they can show good cause, including, but not limited to, demonstrating one or more of the following:
- Severe illness or other debilitating condition that affects the student’s ability to satisfactorily complete the course.
- Student responsibility for the care of a sick, injured, or needy person if the provision of that care affects the student’s ability to satisfactorily complete the course.
- Death of a person who is considered to be a member of the student’s family or who is otherwise considered to have a sufficiently close relationship to the student that the person’s death is considered to be a showing of good cause.
- Active duty service as a member of the Texas National Guard or the armed forces of the United States of either the student or a person who is considered to be a member of the student’s family or who is otherwise considered to have a sufficiently close relationship to the student that the person’s active military service is considered to be evidence of good cause. Change of the student’s work schedule that is beyond the control of the student and affects the student’s ability to satisfactorily complete the course.
Students who have dropped the maximum number of courses and believe they have good cause to drop an additional course should petition their academic dean.
If you have financial aid and you withdraw, your aid may be reduced or cancelled for the term. This could also impact your eligibility for aid in future terms. Please visit with the financial aid office to review your options.
If you withdraw early in a term, a partial refund may be available, depending upon the date of withdrawal. For refund information, visit: www.depts.ttu.edu/studentbusinessservices/calendar/withdrawDates.php
We hope you do not leave, but check these things before you withdraw:
If you receive Financial Aid:
Contact them at www.depts.ttu.edu/financialaid/policyAndProcedure.php
If you live on campus:
Contact University Student Housing
If you have holds:
Log on to Raiderlink.ttu.edu and click on the MyTech Portal. Holds will need to be resolved prior to withdrawing.
If you withdraw after the 12th class day, a grade of W will be assigned to all courses. This grade is non-punitive and will not affect your GPA.
If you are former tech student who has been readmitted and now wishes to withdraw, there may be academic penalties based upon your academic standing. More information is available here: www.depts.ttu.edu/registrar/academicstanding/faqs.php
If you still find it necessary to withdraw from the university, complete the withdrawal form by the last day to withdraw for that part of term.
If you have intercession courses for the term, you may not be eligible to withdraw during the regular term period. Visit with your academic dean for recommendations.
The academic calendar will show the deadline for withdrawing from the overall term. www.depts.ttu.edu/studentbusinessservices/calendar/withdrawDates.php