Coronavirus Update March 25, 2020: Spring 2020 deadline updates

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update March 25, 2020: Spring 2020 deadline updates

Current Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation - UCCS Update #12 (1 p.m. March 25, 2020)

UCCS is here to support you as you transition to remote learning and help you find success in your spring semester classes. Our services and departments are operating online and ready to connect with you remotely. Academic Advisors, Career Center staff, Excel Center tutors and others are all available to assist you. For more information, check out

Additionally, in order to provide additional flexibility this spring semester and to give you more time to acclimate to the remote learning environment, UCCS has extended some important spring 2020 deadlines. Our hope is that these extended deadlines will lessen stress related to course withdrawals should you need to drop a spring 2020 course and provide you with additional time to connect with resources and assistance for your spring 2020 classes.

  1. Dropping a Course
    • Students can now drop a full semester-length course with a grade of ‘W’ (withdraw) through May 10 using their myUCCS Portal.
      • Short-courses that were in-progress as of March 16 can be dropped until the last day of the course by emailing from your UCCS email account. 
  2. Grading Basis Change to Pass/Fail
    • Students can request their grading basis for full semester-length courses be changed from a letter grade to pass/fail through May 10 using a Pass/Fail Grading Option Form
      • Eligible short-courses that were in-progress as of March 16 can be changed to pass/fail through the last day of the course by submitting a Pass/Fail Grading Option Form.
      • We highly recommend you connect with your academic advisor to discuss whether this option is a good fit for you and to ensure pass (P) grades will still apply to your degree and/or licensure requirements.
  3. Incomplete Grades
    • Instead of withdrawing from a class, students can work with their instructor and request an incomplete grade if they are unable to complete course requirements for reasons beyond their control. Instructors will then set the conditions for how the coursework will be completed within a year. For more information, please see the UCCS 2019-2020 Academic Catalog.

Remember, Academic Advisors are always available to discuss all options with you. Email your advisor directly or reach out to

Tom Christensen


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Office/Availability Update

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