Undergraduate students will normally be permitted three Q-drops during their undergraduate studies; however, State law prohibits students from having more than six dropped courses from all state institutions attended during their undergraduate career if they entered higher education as a first-time enrolled freshman beginning the 2007 fall semester or after.

Q-drops in one-hour courses will not count in the Texas A&M limit of three but will be included in the State-mandated limit of six dropped courses. If a lecture and companion lab are dropped at the same time, this will count as one Q-drop rather than two. (Texas A&M University Student Rule 1.16.4)

For a Q-drop form, go to http://registrar.tamu.edu/forms/Q-Drop_Form.

You must bring the completed form to your major department for approval.

Contact your advisor with questions regarding Q-Drops.


As a student-athlete, you should meet with your athletic academic supervisor before you change or declare a major. When you declare or change majors, you may lose credits that applied to your previous degree program. This can have a very serious effect on your athletic eligibility. By meeting with your athletic academic supervisor prior to a change of major, you will know specifically how the change of major will impact your eligibility.

To check deadlines and to see if you meet the requirements for the college you wish to switch to, click here.