What is my student experiencing?
One effective way to gain insight into what the student is experiencing is viewing UTEP’s academic calendar. The academic calendar provides key dates and can help families understand the rhythm of the semester. A familiarity with UTEP’s academic calendar helps you anticipate what the student may be experiencing and identify periods such as
First and last day of classes
- These dates identify the period during which students maintain a regular class schedule.
Freshmen midterm grades
- Many first-year students (also known as freshmen) have difficulty judging how they are performing in their classes. To help first-year students understand their academic standing in each of their courses while there is still time to make adjustments, UTEP provides midterm grades each fall and spring semester.
Course drop deadline
- The course drop deadline is the date each semester when students may withdraw from one or more courses with a grade of “W.” A grade of “W” does not affect the student’s grade point average.
Dates when classes are not in session
- UTEP observes many national holidays such as Labor Day, Thanksgiving, César Chávez Day, and Fourth of July. Classes are not held on these days. Additionally, there are dates such as Spring Break when classes are not in session.
Final exam period
Theweek following the last day of classes is reserved for final exams. Students do not maintain their regular class schedule during this week. Instead, they attend their classes at the time scheduled for the final exam in each.
Thecalendar identifies the date when the final grades for classes are available online for students.