Moody College seeks to aid graduate students who are balancing scholarly and parental responsibilities. Accommodations can be provided for qualifying graduate students.
Moody College of Communication Parental Accommodation Statement
In the case of the birth of a natural child or for the adoption or foster care placement of children under three (3) years of age, graduate students in the Moody College are allowed a one-semester extension in the completion of academic responsibilities required for their degree. Academic responsibilities include coursework, qualifying exams, committee meetings, presentations, or any other required academic milestones.
These responsibilities may be postponed either during or immediately following the semester in which the student’s child is born or adopted. Graduate students who serve as a teaching assistant, assistant instructor or graduate research assistant in the Moody College of Communication also need to meet the instructor of record or research advisor to discuss and outline plans for flexibility in duties and schedules. Graduate students should contact the department Graduate Advisor and Graduate Coordinator to discuss plans for accommodations with as much advance notice as possible. Please complete this form and submit to your Graduate Coordinator. Additional approvals will be required depending on which accommodation(s) is deemed best for the student.