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Updates to Student Advising
How do I schedule an advising appointment? Please continue to schedule advising appointments online using STAR.
How do I meet with my advisor? Advising appointments will now be hosted online, through Zoom, a video conferencing tool. Once an appointment is scheduled online, the confirmation email will also include a link to instructions about how to join a Zoom meeting. Zoom can be accessed from mobile devices, desktop computers or web interfaces.
How can I waive my FERPA confidentiality restrictions? If another person is present or in the same room while you meet with your advisor, or if you want to allow your advisor to discuss your academic information with another individual or entity, please submit this FERPA waiver form.
How do I apply to graduate? Please continue to use the Moody College’s online graduation application.
How do I request a Q-drop? Students will be given until May 29 at 5:00 pm (Central Time) to request Q-drops. All Spring 2020 Q-drops will be considered non-academic and will not count toward the university’s six-drop rule. You must discuss Q-drops with your advisor before you can initiate the process. Please log on to STAR to schedule an appointment or to view your advisor’s drop-in hours if you have not already discussed it with them.
How do I change a class to Pass/Fail? Students will be given until May 29 at 5:00 pm (Central Time) to change their status from letter grade to Pass/Fail (or vice-versa). Any course taken by a student may be changed to Pass/Fail at the student’s option, with no restrictions. Policies relating to whether courses are taken for a letter grade or P/F (for instance, the rule that all Moody College courses must be taken for a letter grade) are suspended for courses taken on the pass/fail basis this current semester. However, students considering changing a course to Pass/Fail should take into consideration the possible impact of this decision on eligibility for admission to graduate or professional schools and the like. You must contact your advisor about your proposed Pass/Fail changes (via email, drop in advising, or an appointment) before you can submit the Grading Status Change Request form, which is due by 5:00 pm (Central Time) on May 29, 2020.
How do I withdraw from the Spring 2020 semester? Students will be given until May 29 at 5:00 pm (Central Time) to withdraw. You must talk with your advisor before initiating the withdrawal process. Please log on to STAR to schedule an appointment or to view your advisor’s drop-in hours if you have not already discussed it with them.
How do I submit petitions or requests, or conduct other business that I would normally handle in person at the Student Advising front desk? Please submit this General Request form and provide as much detailed information as possible. This form is not to be used to request a Q-Drop, withdrawal, or to change a class to or from pass/fail; these requests must discussed with your academic advisor first.
What about internal transfer to Moody College? How will that be handled? The application to transfer to Moody College was available during the month of February. We plan to release decisions in June, after the May 29 deadline for Q-drops and pass/fail changes. If you applied to internally transfer to the Moody College in February, and you choose to change one or more of your current semester courses to pass/fail, it will not negatively impact your chances of transfer admission. All internal transfer decisions will be made holistically. The next application period will be in September.