New Course Drop Date for Fall 2020 Courses
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Dear Faculty and Advisors:
The deadline to drop a course for the fall 2020 semester has been extended to December 3, 2020 with support of the Faculty Senate Executive Council and the approval of the Provost and President.
Courses dropped in the fall 2020 semester will receive a grade of “W” (withdrawal) and will not count toward students’ six-course drop limit. Students who elect to drop a fall 2020 course do not need written approval from advisors or instructors. To drop a course, students should simply email email@example.com from their Miners email account and include: (1) their name, (2) student ID, (3) course name (e.g. UNIV 1301), and (4) the course CRN (e.g. 25896).
The temporary change applies to students who will remain enrolled in at least one class at the institution for the fall 2020 semester. Dropping all courses is considered a complete withdrawal and follows a separate policy.
We ask for your help in our undertaking to increase student awareness of grade implications by reminding students to fully understand any impact these options may have on their:
- financial aid and scholarship eligibility,
- path to degree completion,
- military veteran benefits,
- graduate or professional program applications,
- international student status, or
- other academic standing requirements.
Before dropping any course, we strongly encourage students to discuss their progress in the course with their professors, and to discuss options with their academic, program, financial aid, and athletic advisors. Students should also be reminded of the institution’s resources to aid their success. Links to those offices can be found below.
Student Success Help Desk | Tutoring Services | Office of Student Financial Aid | UTEP Academic Advising Center | Military Student Success Center | Office of International Programs | Miner Athlete Academic Center | Counseling and Psychological Services | More Student Resources
Thank you for your commitment to providing our students with the best academic experience possible under the circumstances.
John Wiebe, Provost
Guillermina Nuñez-Mchiri, Faculty Senate President