Frequently Asked Questions
With the university’s transition to online learning, we want to provide as much information and support as possible to our Longhorn community.
As part of the Fall 2020 planning process, the UT course schedule will continue to change as we head into the fall. These changes may affect the instructional mode, instructor, time or location of some classes. We strongly encourage you to review your course schedule regularly throughout the rest of the summer for additional updates.
Please feel free to contact us by email if you have additional questions.
When will the Fall 2020 Course Schedule be published? (April 9)
The Fall 2020 Course Schedule (originally scheduled for publication on April 7, 2020) will now be published on April 8, 2020. It can be found at https://registrar.utexas.edu/schedules/209.
When will the Summer 2020 Course Schedule be published? (April 9)
The summer 2020 course schedule was originally scheduled for publication on March 31, 2020, and will now be published on April 8, 2020. It can be found at https://registrar.utexas.edu/schedules/206.
Will there still be an Orientation this summer? (April 9)
Yes. Orientation is transitioning to an online format for the summer of 2020. All freshman and transfer students must register for and complete their online session in order to register for their classes.
If you already registered for a session prior to April 8, your orientation session is secure, you will not need to re-register. You will complete your session online during the date that you selected. Visit https://orientation.utexas.edu/ for more information.
What happens if I do not “clear” my financial bar for the next registration? (April 8)
All financial bars will be ignored for summer 2020 and fall 2020 registration. Financial bars that are present in fall 2020 will prevent a student from registering for spring 2021 until the bar has been cleared.
I have a financial bar. Will I be able to register? (April 8)
All financial bars will be ignored for summer 2020 and fall 2020 registration. Though you will not be prevented from registration, the financial bars are still a financial obligation.
How will I know which bars will prevent me from registering? (April 8)
Your Registration Information Sheet (RIS) will display the bars you must clear prior to registering for summer and/or fall 2020.
Which bars will prevent me from registering? (April 8)
Certain non-financial bars will prevent summer and fall 2020 registration. These bars must be cleared prior to registration for summer and fall 2020. These include the following:
- Advising Bars (if currently required by the school/major in which a student is enrolled)
- Emergency Contact Bar
- Graduate School – 6 Bar
- International Student Services Bar
- Student Emergency Services – E Bar
- Student Judicial Services/Conduct Bar
- University Health Services Immunization Bar
If I am taking a course at another college concurrently with my UT enrollment this spring (e.g., an in-person course at ACC or an online course at Lone Star College), and I receive a Pass/Fail for that course, will UT accept the credit for purposes like core, language, and prerequisite that would normally require a letter grade? (April 8)
UT Admissions will award credit for a Pass in lieu of the normally required letter grade for all purposes.
How will Academic Honors (Deans Lists, Graduation with Honors, etc.) be calculated this semester? (April 8)
Grades for the spring 2020 semester will be included in the calculation of academic honors designations. However, because students have the option of P/F grading or CR/NC grading for spring 2020, only letter grades (A-F) and F from P/F will be used toward the Academic Honors calculation. Calculations for Academic Honors can be found in the General Information Catalog. Please contact Texas One Stop for additional questions related to Academic Honors designations.
Do the modified Pass/Fail and Credit/No Credit policies apply to classes that finished before spring break? (April 8)
The Pass/Fail (undergraduate courses) and Credit/No Credit (graduate courses) policies are an accommodation for the uncertain remote teaching environment in the second half of the Spring 2020 semester and are intended to reduce student stress about completion and technological uncertainties. Therefore, they would not apply to courses that had ended before remote teaching went into effect.
How can I get tutoring help during the spring semester? (April 7)
Program of work requirements for graduate students normally limit students to 20 percent of their coursework taken as no credit. Will this limit be changed? (April 3)
Yes. Credit courses taken during the spring 2020 semester will not be included in the Graduate School’s calculation of the 20 percent limit on a graduate student’s program of work, as long as the total (including spring 2020 classes) does not exceed 50 percent at the time of graduation.
Will the withdrawal deadline be extended? (April 3)
Yes. The deadline for graduate students to withdraw from all their classes for spring has been extended to May 29.