This page will be updated every semester, to reflect critical dates and details for the current term. Please check back routinely for updates! We've also included details specific to each college, as you look towards advising for the next semester.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us!
Important Dates: Spring 2021
- January 18: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - University Closed
- January 19: Spring classes begin
- January 19-22: Late Registration
- February 3: Spring Census Day
- March 15-19: Spring Break
- March 31: Cesar Chavez Holiday - no classes
- April 1: Spring Drop/Withdrawal Deadline
- May 6: Last day of classes
- May 7: Dead Day
- May 10-14: Spring Final Exams
- May 15-16 Spring Commencement
Run a Degree Evaluation
Available through Goldmine, your degree evaluation is a useful tool to assess the courses you have completed that meet your degree requirements, while also providing information on the courses you still need to complete your degree. Keep in mind that you should always verify the information with your college/departmental advisor.
Please view the PDF below for instructions.
PLEASE NOTE that you will need to be advised every semester before you are able to register for the next. Winter/Spring registration normally opens in October; Summer/Fall registration normally opens in March or April.
Be sure to schedule an advising appointment with your respective college/departmental advisor before registration opens, so that you may be able to register for courses as soon as possible.
This section will cover important points to keep in mind, according to the college of your major. Please consider these details carefully and refer to official college websites for updates and other relevant information; links are provided below.
College of Business Administration (COBA)
- COBA students are required to select a Business minor or certificate program, along with their specific majors.
- Be wary of your math placement and statistics requirements for your degree plan. Speak with your advisor about this during NSO.
College of Education (COED)
- COED offers one degree plan, a Bachelor of Education, with a variety of concentrations. These different pathways are specific to Elementary Education, Bilingual Education, and/or Special Education, among others. For a full listing, please refer to the following page on the UTEP Catalog.
- If you would like to teach Grades 7 through 12, you will need to major in the content area you plan to teach, and minor in Secondary Education. The degree plan offered by COED will not apply towards these grade levels. For more information, please speak to a college advisor.
College of Engineering (COEN)
- Architecture is not a major offered at UTEP. Most students interested in this discipline opt to major in Civil Engineering.
- COEN degree plans are very math intensive; most require upper-division math courses, beyond Calculus III.
- All classes are specific to the major you declare. Unlike other colleges, there is no overlap of coursework from one major to another. This means that if you decide to change your major, this will reset your time to graduation to the start of the major courses for your new degree plan; for the most part, this entails a minimum two-year delay to your graduation.
- We strongly recommend early professional exposure and research into the different Engineering disciplines, to ensure that you select the best major fit for you, according to your professional interests and aspirations.
College of Health Sciences (COHS)
- All degree plans have different concentrations attached to them. For a full listing of options, please refer to the following page on the UTEP Catalog.
- There are specific requirements associated with some careers, such as Physical Therapy and/or Coaching. Please speak with a COHS advisor for more information, to ensure that you select the best major for your intended occupation.
- If you are interested in medical, dental, veterinary, and/or Physician Assistant (P.A.) programs, you may consider a major in the College of Science instead. Please see below for additional details.
College of Liberal Arts (CLA)
- All CLA students are required to select a minor. For a full listing of options, according to your major, please click here to access a PDF with specific details.
- CLA degree plans include block electives as a requirement to graduate. Block electives are required in 3 areas: Fine and Performing Arts, Humanities, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. For more information, please speak to your departmental advisor.
- There are two options for students interested in Psychology -- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and/or Bachelor of Science (B.S.). The B.A. pathway focuses on the social/behavioral aspect of psychology, while the B.S. pathway is geared towards clinical applications. B.S. Psychology majors are also required to complete a minor in Science, as opposed to a humanities minor.
College of Science (COS)
- All COS students are required to take Pre-Calculus as a prerequisite for ALL other science courses in their degree plans. It is important that you enroll at UTEP having already completed both parts of Pre-Calculus at EPCC, or you may need to take MATH 1508 (Pre-Calculus) at UTEP first in order to meet this requirement. If this is the case, you will not be able to take any science courses at UTEP until you complete MATH 1508.
- "Pre-Med," "Pre-Dental," and/or "Pre-Vet" are not majors. These are unofficial titles given to students interested in any of these fields, but they are not specific majors at UTEP, or at other universities/colleges. Please speak to the College of Science CORE advisors, and/or to the Medical Professions Institute, to determine the best options for the health pathway you are interested in pursuing.
School of Nursing (SON)
- The Nursing program at UTEP is separated into 3 distinct phases. As you enter the University, you will be considered a Phase I student; you will need to rank into Phase II and Phase III to complete the program. The complete degree can be found at the following page on the UTEP Catalog.
- Your GPA will be a critically important component towards your ranking. Typically, it is recommended that all of your course grades are A's and B's, to enhance your competitive edge. For specific guidelines, please speak with a Nursing advisor.