F-1 Student Withdrawal Request
Before you decide to withdraw your enrollment from Texas State University, be sure to speak with your faculty or academic advisor.
If you have questions about withdrawing schedule an appointment with a DSO from International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). The DSO will help you learn about the affects withdrawing may have on your academic and immigration records.
Review more options and information on University Registrar Withdrawal website.
If you are ready to withdraw, please complete:
F-1 Student Withdrawal Request Form (click the button below)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Possibly yes, if you are enrolled during the semester and plan to withdraw, you must schedule an appointment with a DSO and complete the F-1 Student Withdrawal Request Form.
Withdrawing from the current semester may result in the termination of your SEVIS record. Depending on the reason for your termination you may be granted a 15-day grace period to depart the US.
If you did not notify ISSS and withdrew from your classes without ISSS approval then you have no grace period and must immediately depart the US.
I did complete the semester, but now I’ve decided I want to take some time off. When do I need to depart the US?
F-1 regulations require continuous full-time enrollment every fall and spring semester. Choosing to not enroll in a fall or spring may result in the termination of your SEVIS record. Please schedule an appointment with a DSO.
A "W" grade is assigned when a student drops a course by the published drop deadline.
Dropping a course without ISSS authorization may result in the termination of an F-1 student's SEVIS record.
F-1 students must be enrolled full time each semester (fall and spring) to maintain lawful immigration status. If your total credit hours drop below full-time enrollment, and you have not received approval from ISSS, you will be out of status. Review the Reduced Course Load (RCL) policies and schedule an appointment with a DSO before dropping courses that result in less than full-time enrollment.
Keep in mind that:
- You can drop a course if you will still be enrolled in the minimum total credit hours (12 credit hours for undergraduate and 9 credit hours for graduate).
- You can drop from a class if you have received prior approval from ISSS through a RCL.
- You cannot drop a class if you do not reach the minimum total credit hours and do not qualify for a RCL.
A student is considered to be maintaining status if the student is enrolled full-time and is making normal progress towards the completion of the student's degree. A low GPA generally does not affect immigration status unless the low GPA is a reason why a student is ineligible to enroll in courses.
Generally, a low GPA does not impact your immigration status. However, if you are placed on academic probation or suspension, your immigration status may be in jeopardy. Please schedule an appointment with a DSO and meet with your faculty or academic advisor immediately to discuss your options.