Fall 2020 Academic Relief Accommodation - 11/18/2020

On November 18, 2020, Rice’s Faculty Senate approved the following motion: "For Fall 2020 courses, all Rice students in all programs will have until after the conclusion of the term to drop a course.* For Fall 2020 degree candidates the deadline to drop a course is Wednesday, January 6, 2021; for all other students the deadline is Wednesday, January 13, 2021. For these late drops occurring after October 30, 2020 (the previously extended drop deadline), the drop will be considered a “rare situation” as defined in the General Announcements and will be noted by an “NG" on the transcript. Due to the potential negative impact of late drops on visa status, all international students (F and J visas) must receive prior approval from the Office of International Students and Scholars before the Office of the Registrar will process a late drop for an international student."

*FWIS courses are not eligible and not included in this accommodation.

PLEASE NOTE: On the Special Registration Form, please check the "Late Drop" box and submit to the Office of the Registrar at registrar@rice.edu to request this late drop. EX&S or GPS approval is not required.

The full text of the Faculty Senate motion is available here. To see the updated Fall Semester 2020 Academic Calendar, click here.