Registering and Dropping
Instructions on this page for registering and dropping are applicable to students in fully online programs only. All other students should visit the Registration and Records website for more information.
UTEP Connect online courses are not visible on Goldmine so you must register using a CRN. A Course Reference Number (CRN) is a unique 5-digit identifier assigned to a class for registration purposes. You must remember that once you register, you will be assessed tuition and fees and it is your responsibility to pay.
After you have received your CRNs, follow the steps outlined below to register. A downloadable pdf of each of these steps is also available for your convenience.
The number and length of courses are dependent on your level, (undergraduate or graduate) and your program of study. Most of the online courses are set up in a 7-week format. Some programs and courses are offered in a 14-week format. The semester is divided into two parts, Term A and Term B. The Part of Term (POT) identifies if the course is a 7-week Term A course, 7-week Term B course, or a 14-week course.
It is important for you to be aware of the type of course you are enrolled in because the POT drives the course start date, tuition payment deadline, and the partial financial liability for dropped courses.
These instructions are applicable to students in fully online programs only. All other students should visit the Registration and Records website for more information.
Before dropping any course we strongly encourage you to contact the Financial Aid Office at email@example.com to find out how your financial aid eligibility could be impacted by dropping the course(s). If you are a military-affiliated student, you may also need to contact the MSSC to learn how your benefits may be impacted by dropping the course(s). Also, contact your assigned Student Success Advisor to receive assistance with updating your degree plan and/or course selections. (Note: if you are only enrolled in one course you will be withdrawing from the semester, rather than dropping the course):
To drop a course, email firstname.lastname@example.org from your Miners email and copy email@example.com with the following information (you MUST use your Miners email address; requests from other email addresses will not be processed):
- Your name and Student ID
- Course(s) information (e.g.: CRN: 68974 UNIV 1301)
- Brief statement about why you are dropping
Unless you withdraw completely from school prior to the first official class day, you are responsible for a percentage of total tuition and mandatory and incidental fees assessed. Please see https://www.utep.edu/vpba/student-business-services/resources/Refund-Policy-for-Complete-Withdrawals-012419.pdf for details. You may also contact Student Business Services (SBS) for additional tuition information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 915-747-5116. Make sure to mention that you are a fully online student. Should you have any questions, please contact your advisor at 1-800-684-UTEP (8837) or email email@example.com.
Temporary changes to the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) course grading policy for Fall 2020
Effective November 10, 2020, all undergraduate and graduate courses will have the S/U option available to students, except for those courses where accreditation requirements limit that possibility. Instructors are not required to opt in their courses. Details of the policy are available here.
Courses with an S/U will still apply toward the completion of your degree, but will not be counted toward GPA. You will also not be penalized for an S/U designation taken in Fall 2020.
Before you choose the S/U option
- Make sure you speak your instructor about your standing in the course and review all your options. Instructors set the criteria of how an S is achieved.
- Also be sure to speak to your academic advisor to be sure of the impact S/U might have for you.
Deadline to pick the S/U option and how to do it
The deadline to change your grading mode for a course to S/U is December 3, 2020. If you wish to make this change, please submit this form. The form will be submitted electronically. Please do not submit forms by email.
If you have questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Registration and Records Office at 915-747-5544 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students may submit formal grade appeals to the Faculty Senate's Grievance Committee. More information is available on the Dean of Students Office website.