October 31, 2012 is the final day a student may drop a course or completely withdraw (drop all courses) from the Fall 2012 semester. Students dropping or withdrawaing between October 12th and 31st may receive a grade of 'X' which indicates "passing" or a grade of 'XF' which indicates failing and is calculated into the gpa as a grade of 'F'. The grade assigned in at the discretion of the instructor of the course. Students are strongly encourage to talk to the faculty member for the course(s) dropped to discuss options for grades.
After October 31, drops and withdrawals must be completed with a "Petition to Drop/Withdraw After the Deadline" form and requires signatures from the instructor, department head and dean. These are typically only approved in extenuating circumstances. Copies of hte form may be received through the Office of the Registrar on the first floor of Old Main, 806-651-4911, firstname.lastname@example.org
More information may be found at http://www.wtamu.edu/administration/registrar-drop-withdrawal.aspx