Students who drop their entire course load by definition withdraw from The University of Texas at Austin for the semester. 

To withdraw from the Graduate School, the student must file a Withdrawal and Refund Request form, which may be obtained from the Graduate School in Main 101, with the Dean of the Graduate School. The form explains refund policies. 

When a student is unable to complete a withdrawal on campus, please contact the Graduate School at 512-471-4511. All requests for withdrawal must be accompanied by an acknowledgment from the student’s graduate advisor. 

A student may withdraw through the last class day of the semester, but academic appointments may not extend beyond the effective date of a student’s withdrawal.

Medical Withdrawals

Medical withdrawals are initiated with University Health Services.

Students Receiving Financial Aid

Withdrawals for students receiving federal financial aid require the consent of the Office of Financial Aid

Students in Warning Status

Students in a warning status because of failure to maintain a grade-point average of at least 3.0 may not withdraw without a petition from the graduate adviser and the approval of the graduate dean.

International Students

Withdrawals for international students require the consent of the International Office