Stephen F. Austin State University

How to Drop

Registration deadlines can be found here.

Half-semester courses are held to different deadlines from full-semester courses. For information regarding registration deadlines for Half-semester courses, please view the Registration Dates & Deadlines and select Calendar & Schedule of Deadlines for Half-semester Courses for the appropriate term.

Dropping before Census or Official Reporting Day

Students may register or add full semester classes on the Internet using mySFA through the 4th Class Day in the fall and spring semesters and through the 2nd Class Day during the summer sessions. Full semester courses may be dropped via the Internet through the 12th Class Dayin the fall and spring semesters and through the 4th Class Day during the summer sessions.

A student dropping a full semester course within the first 12 class days of a regular semester or the first 4 class days of a summer term is eligible for a refund of applicable tuition and fees for the course dropped, provided the student remains enrolled at the University for that semester or term. Remedial courses cannot be dropped online at any time.

Dropping after Census or Official Reporting Day

Full-semester courses: Beginning with the 13th or the fifth class day all drops must be processed in room 201 of the Rusk Building between the hours of 8am-5pm. Students may drop classes through five working days past mid-semester or mid-session as applicable. A student will not be allowed to drop a course after these dates, unless he or she withdraws from the University. Dropping a course after census/official reporting day result in a grade of W6. A W6 counts as one of a student's 6 drops. The following students must obtain and bring written permission to the Registrar's Office in order to complete a Drop Request Form: those using Veteran benefits, Athletes, International, and High School students.

For full policy information, please view the Official SFA Course Add/Drop policy.

There is no charge for dropping courses. An addition of hours to any current course load will increase the bill. Please see the Schedule of Classes for full instructions concerning the adding and dropping of courses. For questions concerning billing, please contact the Business Office at (936) 468-6960.

Dropping all courses

Students dropping all of their course load beginning first class day of any semester are withdrawing from the university. The withdrawal process is initiated in Room 202 of the Rusk Building. If you have questions concerning the withdrawal process, contact the Office of the Registrar at (936) 468-1370, or e-mail

For 12th/4th Class Day dates view the official SFA Calendar.

For Further Information Contact: Registrar's Office (936) 468-1370