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Dropping Classes

How to Drop Classes

Log into MyUTK (available 24/7) and use the Add/Drop Classes link under Academic Resources.


All Students Taking Full Term Classes in Fall or Spring

After the 84th day, no drops are permitted.

From the 85th day to the last day of classes, you still have the option to withdraw from the university for the term.

Charges for Dropped Classes

If you decrease the number of hours you are taking, it may change the amount you owe and affect your financial aid.

Full-time undergraduate charges are based on 12 semester hours.

Full-time graduate, law, and veterinary medicine charges are based on nine semester hours.

If you drop hours and go from full-time to part-time status during a term, a percentage charge may be applied. It is based on the number of days between the first day of classes and the day you drop your hours.

The UT Board of Trustees determines fees for hourly maintenance, tuition, technology, facility, transportation, library, study abroad, health, and UT programs, along with service fees. The charges are assessed according to the number of hours you are taking when your student account statement is generated.

Spring 2018

Full Term First Session Second Session Percentage Charged
January 10 -14 January 10 -14 March 1 – 5 No Charge
January 15 – 20 January 15 – 20 March 6 – 11 20%
January 21 – 25 40%
January 26 – 30 60%
January 31 – End of Term January 20 – End of Term March 12 – End of Term 100%

Fall 2017

Full Term First Session Second Session Percentage Charged
August 23-27 August 23-27 October 16-20 No Charge
August 28-September 2 August 28-September 2 October 21-26 20%
September 3-7 40%
September 8-12 60%
September 13 – End of Term September 3 – End of Term October 27 – End of Term 100%


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