How to Drop a Class
HOW TO DROP A CLASS ONLINE VIA CARDINAL CONNECTION
To drop a class online, visit the Cardinal Connection web portal and login to your Student account. Once logged in, select Drop A Class from the available menu choices and follow the detailed instructions listed.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT DROPPING CLASSES
- TVCC withdrawal policy states, “A student may withdraw (drop) from all courses and receive a grade of “W” at any time during a given semester subject to the withdrawal date specified on the college calendar."
- A grade of “F” will be assigned for courses dropped after the deadline specified on the college calendar.
- Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Vice President of Instruction.
- Withdrawal or drop procedures may be initiated online by the student via Cardinal Connection or in person at the Advisement Center after the census date each semester.
- For drops initiated after registration ends but before the census date, please contact the advisement center; drops prior to the census date will not result in a "W" but can not be initiated online. To initiate a drop prior to the end of registration, changes can be made to schedules in Cardinal Connection by selecting "Register for Classes" and making the appropriate changes to the student schedule.
- For drop requests initiated in the Advisement Center, the drop request form must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office with appropriate signatures before it is official.
- Withdrawal or "drop" requests WILL NOT be accepted by telephone.
- It is the student’s responsibility to officially withdraw or "drop" a course or verify that the instructor has initiated the drop process.
SIX "W" RULE
- If a student enrolls in a class for the 3rd time, an additional fee of $96.00 per credit hour will be charged and added to the current tuition and fee rate.
- The THECB law states that any student whose first semester in college is fall 2007 or later may not have more than six (6) unexcused drops or withdrawals.
- After the student has 6 withdrawals, they will no longer be allowed to withdraw from a course without receiving a grade in the course (which will be an “F”).
- To determine if a withdrawal is excused, a student must process a withdrawal request through the Advisement Center.
- If an instructor initiates a withdrawal, it is automatically an unexcused withdrawal.
- It is the student's responsibility to officially withdraw or "drop" from a course.
DROPPING DEVELOPMENTAL CLASSES
- Students are not allowed to withdraw or drop a developmental course.
- Instructors do not have the power to withdraw or drop a student from a developmental course.
- All students taking a developmental course will receive a grade of A, B, C or F.
- Students with excessive absences in a developmental course risk receiving an "F" for non-attendance.