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Withdrawal guidelines

BC POLICIES CONCERNING STUDENT WITHDRAWALS

As a result of changes in the Texas Education Code, students enrolling for the first time in a Texas public institution of higher education in the fall of 2007, or thereafter, will not be permitted to withdraw from more than a total of six courses (no minimum number of credit hours on each course) in which the student is officially enrolled during the student's period of undergraduate study at all such institutions (note:  this includes any course a transfer student has dropped at another Texas institution of higher education).  If a course is dropped before the deadline to appear on the transcript (generally this is census date) or the student is withdrawing from the college this policy does not apply.

Excluded from the six course limit on withdrawals are those for which the student can show good cause for course withdrawal.

 

  Dropping a course for good cause includes:

 

  • A severe illness or other debilitating condition that affects the student's ability to satisfactorily complete the course;
  • The student's responsibility for the care of a sick, injured, or needy person if the provision of that care affects the student's ability to satisfactorialy complete the course;
  • The death of a person who is considered to be a member of the student's family or who is otherwise considered to have a sufficiently close relationship to the student that the person's death is considered to be a showing of good cause;
  • The active duty service as a member of the Texas National Guard or the armed forces of the United States of either the student or a person who is considered to be a member of the student's family or who is otherwise considered to have a sufficiently close relationship to the student that the person's active military service is considered to be a showing of good cause;
  • The change of a student's work schedule that is beyond the control of the student, and that affects the student's ability to satisfactorily complete the course; or
  • Other good cause as determined by the Brazosport College Dean of Student Services or designee.

 

 

Approval of 'good cause' requires that the student provide official and appropriate documentation of third party verification of the qualified exclusion to be included in the student's official college record.

 

College policy and procedures are being developed and will be published as soon as they are available.  For more information, contact the Registrar's office at 979-230-3010.

 

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