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Drop and Withdrawal Policy for Spring 2018

TO:                  All MAE Undergraduate Students:

SUBJECT:        Drop and Withdrawal Policy for Spring 2018

Students must initiate a request to drop a course and/or withdrawal from all courses online at (which is after the initial drop/add period). A grade of “W” will appear on your transcript, (which is NOT a failing grade) and you will be liable for the course fees. Once the request has been initiated you will receive a request receipt that indicates “Your request to drop the following course(s) has been delivered to the appropriate office for review.  To check the results go to the Status Page for details.”

Note:  The MAE department does not receive any notifications on who’s dropping a course(s) so we have to manually check the system. Please allow at least a week for processing. 

Please read the entire email below!  

1. University of Florida

Students are allowed two drops in their first 60 hours of UF course work at UF [this does not include AP/IB or dual enrollment courses] - *(unused drops do not carry over from the freshmen/sophomore years to the junior/senior years).  Students will receive two additional drops after 60 or more hours completed at UF. Note: Students transferring to UF with an A.A. degree from a Florida public community college or with 60 or more transfer credits earned from another college or university will ONLY receive two drops. Deadline to drop a course and/or withdrawal from all courses is Wednesday April 25, 2018, by 11:59pm.

  • Drop - Means to drop one or two courses at a time (not all). Again, if you wish to submit a request, go to

2. Extra Drop - College of Engineering Students ONLY

Each Fall and Spring semester the College of Engineering allows an extra drop.  The deadline for the extra drop is Friday, February 16th by 5:00pm. For students who are registered for the Spring 2018 semester with an initial course load of 15 credits or more will be permitted an extra drop if the drop is completed by the end of the seventh week of classes and total credits remaining are 12 or more. There are no exceptions to this rule.

If you are granted an extra drop and wish to make additional drops after this deadline, it will be counted towards your 2 drops allotted.

3. Petition to Drop  - (For students who do not have any drops available)

Petition to drop course(s) beyond the allotted number may be granted approval ONLY when circumstances are beyond the student’s control that prevented the satisfactory completion of a course. All such petitions must be submitted to the Undergraduate Coordinator in MAE-A Bldg, Room 218 along with a written statement (during his office hours which is Monday and Wednesday from 1:00pm – 2:00pm  or online at

Waiting until the deadline date may prevent your request from being reviewed and processed, because either the Undergraduate Coordinator and/or the College of Engineering Dean’s Office may not be available to process your request. Therefore, we STRONGLY suggest that you meet with the Undergraduate Coordinator ASAP!   Petitions are located in MAE-A Bldg, Room 219B.

4. Tracking Hold

  • Students are only allowed two attempts in each critical tracking course below.
  • If you have dropped or failed a course during the previous semesters and you are currently enrolled in that course again; a hold may be placed on your record.
  • If you have completed a probation contract and it states that you are NOT allowed to pre-register the hold will not be removed until you receive a passing grade (C or better) and it has been posted on your official UF record.

*Please remember that you must maintain an average GPA of 2.50 at all times for the critical tracking courses. If not, this will also result in placing a hold on your record.


Critical Tracking Courses

CHM2045 Chemistry 1

Science Elective (CHM2046/2096, BSC2010, PHY3101 or AST3018/3019)

MAC2311 Analytical Geometry and Calculus 1

MAC2312 Analytical Geometry and Calculus 2

MAC2313 Analytical Geometry and Calculus 3

MAP2302 Differential Equations

PHY2048 Physics w/Cal 1

PHY2049 Physics w/Cal 2


For further information regarding Drops, Probation and Dismissal Policy go to


Thank you,



Salena L. Robinson, Academic Advisor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University of Florida

219B MAE-A | PO Box 116250 | Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352-392-.0963 | Fax: 352-392-7303


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Monday thru Friday

9:00am – 4:00pm

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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