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Message About Academic Advising

From Taunya Dressler, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Affairs

Dear Humanities Students,
On Friday, March 20, the U sent you an email announcing the deadline extension to elect CR/NC and to withdraw from Spring 2020 classes to April 10. With this announcement came many questions. This email serves to provide guidance in determining if the CR/NC or withdrawal is the best option for you.
Please remember that everyone’s situation is unique, and that the best option for one student might not be ideal for the next. We strongly encourage you to reach out to your instructors, academic advisors and student success advocates before making the final decision. We are here to support you. If you have questions, please contact your Academic Advisor, your Student Success Advocate or the Registrar’s Office (801-581-5808).
First, talk to your instructor about how you are doing in the class. You might be doing better than you think. Also, there is helpful info on the following website with tips to help students succeed online:
Second, weigh the financial implications of the CR/NC option. If you have federal financial aid, a scholarship from an on- or off-campus entity or are receiving services on campus, check with those areas to see if there are particular requirements around letter grades for the support you’re receiving.

  • University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • TRiO
  • Center for Disability and Access
  • Veterans Support Center 
  • International Student and Scholar Services 

Third, discuss the implications of the CR/NC option for your long-term academic and professional goals with your academic advisor.
Finally, remember that you have until April 10 to elect the CR/NC option. You also have the option to revoke that election until April 17. Please take the time between now and these deadlines to fully consider your options, and the implications.
The Registrar’s Office has a website with FAQ’s which also includes a link on electing CR/NC or withdrawing.
Stay up-to-date with continuing COVID-19 changes and resources at the U.
Again, we recognize everyone’s situation is unique and our college advisors are, as always, here to support you!
Warm regards,
Taunya Dressler, MAT
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Affairs


Last Updated: 8/12/20