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.

Standards of Conduct

Standards of conduct include the Code of Conduct and Student Honor Code.

University Catalogs

The catalog of the University is the document of authority for all students.

Handbook of Operating Procedures (HOP)

The HOP contains the university's governing policies.

Registration Policies

Registration Procedures

Learn how to register for classes.

Adding & Dropping Courses

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

Late Registration

Sometimes, students need to register past the regular deadline.

In Absentia Registration

In certain circumstances, the Graduate School will register students in absentia for the purpose of receiving a degree.


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

Cooperative Arrangements with Other Texas Institutions

Learn more about the cooperative arrangement between The University of Texas System and other Texas institutions.

International Independent Study & Affiliated Studies

Review procedures for engaging in international independent study and affiliated studies.

Upper-Division Undergraduates in Graduate Courses

Upper-division undergraduate students with appropriate credentials and clearance may enroll in graduate courses.