Academic & Registration Policies

As a graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin, it is important that you conduct yourself and your studies in a manner that aligns with the university’s Honor Code and its standard of academic integrity.

In addition, you must comply with university policy as defined here and in the Graduate and General Information catalogs, the Handbook of Operating Procedures, and elsewhere.

Academic Policies

Full-Time Student Status

Find out what you need to do to maintain full-time graduate student status.

Grades & Credit

The university has standard procedures for assessment of performance and awarding of credit for coursework.

Leaves of Absence

Sometimes, students need to pause their graduate study.

Transfer Credit

Procedures for a master’s student seeking to use coursework completed at another institution.

Key Dates

Keep track of important dates for graduate students.

Posthumous Graduate Degrees

The Graduate School's process for awarding posthumous graduate degrees.


Graduate students have the right to seek redress of any grievance related to academic or nonacademic matters.

Registration Policies

Adding & Dropping Courses

You must follow procedures and act by certain deadlines to add or drop a class.

Registration Procedures

Learn how to register for classes.

Late Registration

Sometimes, students need to register past the regular deadline.


Learn how to withdraw from a class or a program of study.

International Independent Study & Research

Review procedures for engaging in international independent study and research.

International Travel Policies

Review policies governing all UT-related international travel.