We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving break and are ready to tackle the last week of classes!
Changes to Q Drop Deadline and P/F Options
UT has made some important changes to the Q drop deadline and Pass/Fail options for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021:
- Q Drop Deadline: Students will be given until Wednesday December 9, 2020 to Q-drop a course for fall 2020 and until Tuesday, May 11, 2021 to Q-drop a course for spring 2021.
- COVID-19 Pass/Fail Exceptions: For the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters, undergraduate students may choose to have a total of three (3) classes graded on a Pass/Fail basis without penalty.
Students are required to speak with their academic advisor before taking any action. Changing registration to pass/fail or Q-drop can have significant adverse effects on your enrollment status and can affect financial aid, scholarships, veteran and athlete status, and other important aspects of your life.
For more information on these options visit Texas One Stop: COVID-19 FAQs. SSD Staff cannot answer questions about these options so please read the FAQs carefully and then contact your academic advisor or Texas One Stop with any additional questions.
- November 30-December 7th: All classes are remote
- December 7th: Last Class Day, Last day to medically withdraw
- December 23rd-Jan 3rd: SSD/UT Closed for Winter Break
View the UT Academic Calendar for more important dates.
Accommodations for Final Exams
Don’t forget to check in with your instructors a few days before your final exam to make sure you are all set for your using your accommodations. SSD has more information about using Testing Accommodations for Online Exams on our website.
Appreciation Award Nominations
This has been a tough semester for students, faculty and staff and there is no better way to recognize a UT faculty or staff member who made a positive difference in your semester than by nominating them for an SSD Appreciation Award! Nominations can be submitted online until December 18th: SSD Appreciation Award Nominations. SSD has more information on our website about our Appreciation Awards.
Prioritizing Your Well-Being
In addition to counseling services, The Counseling and Mental Health Center has put together a page of resources and ideas for taking care of yourself. Consider trying one or two of these activities this week!
Financial Support for Students with Disabilities
SSD is accepting applications for the James M. Young Endowment, which provides funding for UT students with disabilities needing financial support for educational or disability-related expenses. Applications for Fall will close on Dec. 11th: Apply online.