Drop/Withdrawal Policy and Procedures for Richland College Credit Classes

If you are unable to complete the course (or courses) for which you have registered, it is your responsibility to formally drop or withdraw from your course(s). Failure to do so will result in your receiving a performance grade, usually an “F”. The withdrawal process must be completed before the last withdrawal date for the course. The withdrawal date can be found in the course syllabus, on the fee receipt, or on the academic calendar online for the regular 16 week classes.

Stop Before You Drop

For students who enrolled in college level courses for the first time in the fall of 2007, Texas Education Code 51.907 limits the number of courses a student may drop. You may drop no more than 6 courses during your entire undergraduate career unless the drop qualifies as an exception. Please see the FAQs for more information on the allowable exceptions.

Remember that once you have accumulated 6 non-exempt drops, you cannot drop any other courses with a “W”. Therefore, please exercise caution when dropping courses in any Texas public institution of higher learning, including all seven of the Dallas County Community Colleges. For more information, you may access: https://www1.dcccd.edu/coursedrops

Tips for success in classes to possibly avoid having to drop:

  • The moment you realize you may not be earning the grade your desire, talk to your instructor
  • Talk with your academic advisor immediately
  • Visit the Learning Center, M216 for additional tutoring
Drop/Withdrawal Options

Contact your assigned Advisors

In Person – Sign in at the Advising Center, T180, with an Advising Report (current within 48 hours of printing) and Photo ID. A Credit Course Drop/Withdrawal form must be filled out completely, signed by the student, and submitted to the Advisor.

Online – Drop classes online through econnect. Check to see if you are eligible for online registration to drop or withdraw online.

Postal Service – mail a completed official Drop Request form to Academic Advising, Richland College, Attn: Drop Request. The request must be dated/postmarked no later than the last day to drop and cannot be processed without a signature. Your request MUST include a clear copy of your photo identification, such as a college identification card or driver’s license, or it will not be processed.

Email – Scan the completed Drop Request form and scan or MMS a readable copy of your photo identification, such as a college ID card or driver’s license and email both to RLCDropRequest@dcccd.edu. Your request MUST be sent by 4:30 pm on the day you request the drop or withdrawal. Any request after this time will be processed the next business day. (Note: If the next business day is after the drop date, your request will not be processed). Please visit the drop dates for the current semester found under schedules on Richland College webpage https://alt.richlandcollege.edu/schedules.

It is the student’s responsibility to make sure the class(es) are dropped. Check your eConnect to determine that the class(es) have been dropped. A reply email will be sent by RLCDropRequest@dcccd.edu to confirm that your request has been processed if the request was mailed or emailed. In order to process any drops or withdrawals, all required documentation MUST be submitted in order to honor the date of the request.

Change Grade from F to W/Late Withdrawal

A student may request a late withdrawal through the Office of the Registrar when a documented illness or other significant extenuating circumstance prevents withdrawal from a course by the established deadlines. Failing a course is not an appropriate reason to seek a late withdrawal.

Change Grade from F to W/Late Withdrawal Form

Students needing additional information should contact their academic advisor for assistance:

General AdvisingHealth Professions Advisors
STEM AdvisorsHonors Advisors

Drop – The act of dropping one or more classes for a given semester, while remaining in others within the Dallas County Community College district.

Withdrawal – The act of officially dropping all courses for a given semester within the Dallas County Community College district.

For More Information visit or call:

Advising Center, T180, Office Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Sign-in by 6:30 p.m.)
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Sign-in by 4:30 p.m.)
  • Advising Center at 972-238-3767

NOTE: Students must be signed in 30 minutes prior to closing. Students with a GPA below a 2.0 must be signed in one hour prior to closing.