In addition to Moody College's COVID-19 Resource page, please refer to the university's centralized COVID-19 guidance and regularly updated FAQs and Resources related to COVID-19, academic changes and our ongoing commitment to each other’s health and safety.
We are here to assist you via Zoom, Monday through Friday 8-5 (central time).
Please also use the front desk to check in for advising appointments and drop-in advising.
How do I use the COVID-19 Pass/Fail Exception?
Moody College students are not required to meet with an advisor to use the COVID-19 Pass/Fail Exception (CPFE), though you may wish to consult with your assigned academic advisor to assist you in making an informed decision. You can click here to access the CPFE request form.
Starting on January 6, 2021, and continuing through May 28, 2021, you may elect to have up to three (3) classes graded on a Pass/Fail basis without penalty for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters via the CPFE. The majority of you will benefit from waiting until your spring grades are confirmed to utilize your CPFE; this will allow you to evaluate your Fall and Spring grades and decide the best application of the CPFE.
Some of you may benefit from using a CPFE for a course you took in Fall 2020; for example, you may need a certain grade as a prerequisite for a sequential course. Either way, it is important that you take your time in making these decisions, as once you decide to use a CPFE, you cannot reverse that decision.
For more information about the CPFE, please see the Texas One Stop website.
How do I add a class?
1st through 4th class days
Students can only add a course if a seat opens on the online registration system or they are promoted from a waitlist.
5th through 12th class days
Please do not ask instructors for permission to add the class. Instructors are not authorized to give such permission. You must follow this process:
Please check that the class is open:
And that you:
- Meet the prerequisites
- Meet any restrictions (e.g. if a class is restricted to certain majors)
If adding a class will put you over 17 hours, you need to either:
- Drop a class, or
- Receive permission from your advisor/college to register for more than 17 hours (processes vary by college)
If you meet all the above, you will be able to meet virtually with a Student Advising representative during the 5th-12th class days by logging on to the virtual front desk.
If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
How do I drop a class?
1st through 12th class days
You may drop a course using the online registration system. Courses dropped during this time are removed from your record and will not count toward your six Q-drop limit. Your tuition bill will be adjusted, and you will receive a partial tuition refund if you drop below 12 hours.
Note that if you wish to drop all of your classes, or to drop the only class for which you are registered, you must withdraw from the University. To begin the withdrawal process, you must meet with your academic advisor.
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 submit petitions or requests, or conduct other business with the Student Advising Office?
Please see our Policies and Procedure website. For any requests not listed there, please submit this General Request form and provide as much detailed information as possible.