Spring Semester 2022

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Appeals Procedures

See the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities, located in the Class Schedule or on the U of U website for more details.

Appeals of Grades and other Academic Actions

If a student believes that an academic action is arbitrary or capricious 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 the Academic Appeals Committee (see See II Section D, Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities for details on Academic Appeals Committee hearings.

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 discuss 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.

Adding Classes-Full Term

Please read carefully: All classes must be added within 10 academic days of the beginning of the semester (deadline: Friday, January 21st). Late adds will be allowed (January 21st – January 31st), requiring only the instructor’s signature. Any request to add a class after Friday, January 31st will require signatures from the instructor, department chair, and Associate Dean, and need to be accompanied by a petition letter to the Dean’s Office.


Taking Classes for CR/NC

***Before you elect to take a class CR/NC you should check with your Advisor. Core classes used to compute your Engineering GPA need letter grades.

Withdrawal Procedures

See the Class Schedule or web for more details ** Please note the difference between the terms “drop” and “withdraw”. Drop implies that the student will not be held financially responsible and the class will not be listed on the transcript. Withdraw means that a “W” will appear on the student’s transcript and tuition will be charged. **

Drop Period (Full Term Classes)– No Penalty
Students may DROP full term classes without penalty or permission during the FIRST TEN academic days of the term (Friday, January 21st, 2022).

Withdrawal from Full Term Length Classes
Students may WITHDRAW from full term classes without petition through Friday, March 4th, 2022. Beginning January 22nd through March 4th, a “W” will appear on the transcript AND tuition will be charged. Refer to Class Schedule, Tuition and Fees for tuition information.

Drop/Withdrawal from Session I & Session II
See the web page for details:

Withdrawals for term length classes after Friday, March 4th will only be granted due to compelling, non-academic emergencies. A petition and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Dean’s Office. Please email for more info. Petitions must be received before the last day of classes (Tuesday, April 26th, 2022).

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, I, or V on the student’s record count as having taken the class. Departments enforce these guidelines for other courses as well (e.g., math, physics biology, chemistry). Attempts of courses taken at transfer institutions count as one attempt. This means a student may take the course only one time at the University of Utah. Courses taken at the University of Utah may not be taken a second time at another institution. If a second attempt is needed, it must be at the University of Utah.

Please work with your department advisor to determine the value of repeating courses. 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. It is the responsibility of the student to work with the department of their major to determine how this policy applies in extenuating circumstances.

Important Safety Information

The University of Utah values the safety of all campus community members. To report suspicious activity or to request a courtesy escort, call campus police at 801-585-COPS (801-585-2677). You will receive important emergency alerts and safety messages regarding campus safety via text message. For more information regarding safety and to view available training resources, including helpful videos, visit

If you are experiencing interpersonal violence, sexual assault, domestic violence, and/or stalking, please connect with one of the resources below.

Resource Phone # Hours Affiliation
McCluskey Center for Violence Prevention
– email checked daily:
NA NA University
Center for Student Wellness, Victim Survivor Advocate 801-581-7776 8-5 University
Office of Equal Opportunity 801-581-8365 9-5 University
University Department of Public Safety 801-585-2677 24hrs University
University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute 801-587-3000 24hrs University
Utah Domestic Violence Coalition 800-897-5465 24hrs State
Rape Recovery Center 24-hour Crisis Line 888-421-1100 24hrs State
Domestic Violence Link Line 800-897-5465 24hrs State
Stalking Helpline 800-621-4673 24hrs State


Mandatory reporters are university employees, including students in paid leadership positions, who are required to report sexual misconduct to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action per university regulations. Examples of mandatory reporters include:

    • Professors and other faculty
    • Administration and staff (non-mental health)
    • Resident advisors
    • Student employees
    • Campus police or campus security officials
    • Athletic coaches/assistants