College of Liberal Arts

COVID-19 Updates



The College’s academic advisors are here to support you wherever you are this semester. Guidance on the best way connect with your advisor, including instructions for appointment scheduling and virtual walk-in hours, if applicable, can be found by following the links to your major under department locations. 

Deadlines and Grading

The deadlines for fall registration changes to your schedule are below. Please note the special policies adopted during spring 2020 were only applicable to that semester; they have not been extended and they do not apply to the current or future terms. It is important students review the policies on pass/fail, Q-dropping, and withdrawing, and consider the potential consequences of these actions carefully. If a student has any questions discuss with an academic advisor before making a request.

Monday, August 31 –   final day to add course online via registrar registration system

Friday, September 11 – final day to:

Thursday, October 29 –Midsemester Deadline – final day to:

  • Q-drop a course
  • Change grading basis for a course to pass/fail
  • Withdrawal from all courses

Consequences of a Registration Change (Q-Drop, Withdrawal, or Pass/Fail)

Consequences of making a Registration Change to your schedule (Q-Drop, Withdrawal, or Pass/Fail)

If any of the following apply to you, please be sure to connect with the appropriate contact before requesting a registration change via the online portal.

  • if you are a recipient of financial aid, scholarships, or fellowships, consult with Texas One Stop
  • if you are an international student, consult with Texas Global (on visa and immigration matters)
  • if you are not sure how making a change will affect your timeline to degree completion, consult your Academic Advisor
    • of particular importance to students planning to graduate in fall 2020 or spring 2021.
  • if you are not sure how making a change will affect your eligibility to earn honors distinctions, consult your Academic Advisor
  • if you are a recipient of Veteran’s Benefits, consult with Student Veteran Services
  • professional certification (appropriate contact varies based on each student’s situation)
  • employment eligibility (appropriate contact varies based on each student’s situation)
  • if you are planning to attend graduate or professional school, consult with the Health Professions Office (pre-health) or Liberal Arts Career Services (law, grad)
  • if you are an athlete, check with your Academic Coordinator regarding athletic eligibility

Advising: Students are urged to consult with their academic advisor and investigate alternatives and consequences before requesting a change to their registration.

To submit a registration change request between September 13 and October 29 click here, log in with yourEID and password, and complete the online form. Changes prior to September 11 can be completed by students themselves via the Office of the Registrar (online registration system). Contact your academic advisor with questions.