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How to Drop a Class

Instructions on how to drop a class or withdraw from classes 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.

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  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


A brief tutorial over how to drop a class:


Posted Date:
1/8/2019 10:17:33 AM