Undergraduate Policies

Appeals Procedures

All students should review the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Appeals of Grades and other Academic Actions

If a student believes that an academic action is arbitrary or capricious he/she/they should discuss the action with the involved faculty member and attempt to resolve. If unable to resolve, the student may appeal the action in accordance with the following procedure:
1. Appeal to Department Chair (in writing) within 40 business days; Chair must notify student of a decision within 15 days. If faculty member or student disagrees with decision, then
2. Appeal to Academic Appeals Committee (see http://www.coe.utah.edu/appeals for members of committee). See II Section D, Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities for details on Academic Appeals Committee hearings.

Withdrawal Procedures

Please note the difference between the terms “drop” and “withdraw”. Drop implies that the student will not be held financially responsible and a “W” will not be listed on the transcript. Withdraw means that a “W” will appear on the student’s transcript and tuition will be charged.

Adding Classes

All classes must be added within two weeks of the beginning of the semester. Late adds will be allowed September 3-12, requiring only the instructor’s signature. Any request to add a class after September 12th will require signatures from the instructor, department, and Dean, and need to be accompanied by a petition letter to the Dean’s office. A $50 FEE WILL BE ASSESSED BY THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE FOR ADDING CLASSES.

Drop Period

No Penalty. Students may DROP any class without penalty or permission during the FIRST TEN academic days of the term. See the academic calendar for exact dates.

Withdrawal from Full Term Length Classes

Students may WITHDRAW from classes without professor’s permission until the withdraw deadline. A “W” will appear on the transcript AND tuition will be charged. Refer to Class Schedule, Tuition and Fees for tuition information and dates.

Withdrawal from Session I & Session II

Withdrawals after the deadline will only be granted due to compelling, nonacademic emergencies. A petition and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Dean’s Office, 1602 Warnock Engineering Building or University College (450 SSB) if you are a pre-major. Petitions must be received before the last day of classes (December 8, 2016).

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The University of Utah seeks to provide equal access to its programs, services, and activities for people with disabilities. If you need accommodations in a class, reasonable prior notice needs to be given to the instructor and to the Center for Disability Services, 162 Olpin Union, 581-5020 (V/TDD) to make arrangements for accommodations. All written information in a course can be made available in alternative format with prior notification to the Center for Disability Services.

Repeating Courses

When a College of Engineering class is taken more than once, only the grade for the second attempt is counted. Grades of W do not count as an attempt for Electrical and Computer Engineering students. Students should note that anyone who takes a required class twice and does not have a satisfactory grade the second time may not be able to graduate.