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Information and Guidance Related to Coronavirus

Latest Updates 

July 1, 9:00 a.m.

Second-session Summer and Fall Courses Update

Second-session summer and fall courses will be conducted online and is currently open for registration. 

Please visit University Extension's All Courses Page for a full list of available summer and fall courses.

May 14, 2:00 p.m.

Online Exam Proctoring 

As of May 14, all UEX self-paced online courses are available for online exam proctoring through Proctorio. Proctorio monitors exam-taking remotely, including recording testing sessions, so students in self-paced courses can take exams from home. 

Online proctoring is being offered on a temporary basis to address student needs during the COVID-19 epidemic. We also continue to offer the option to test in person where available.

Please contact us at, if you have any questions about online exam proctoring or graduation deadline requirements. 

May 8, 1:00 p.m.

Self-Paced Courses Grading Status

Through May 20, 2020, students in self-paced courses may select to change their grading status to pass/fail at any point prior to their requesting or taking their final exam.  This extended timeline for selecting pass/fail grading is an accommodation to address changes and uncertainties occurring in late Spring 2020.  After May 20, 2020, UEX will revert back to allowing changes to pass/fail grading only up until a student has completed 50% of their assignments.   

All students are strongly encouraged, before switching to pass/fail grading, to discuss with their academic advisor the consequences of pass/fail grading for meeting their degree requirements.

For Spring 2020, UT Austin is allowing UT students to apply courses taken pass/fail toward prerequisites, degree requirements, core, and flags. The UT Austin policy exception to Spring 2020 grades term can be found here in the FAQ regarding deadlines for Pass/Fail. Students in self-paced courses seeking to take advantage of this exemption should plan to complete their final exam by May 20, 2020 so that their grade will be recorded as spring semester credit.

May 5, 2:30 p.m.

Registration for Fall 2020 is Now Open for Current and New Students

Students may now register for Fall 2020 courses by visiting the University Extension All Courses page.

In addition, a number of new Summer 2020 courses have been added to the current course catalog.

Please visit and download the UEX Summer and Fall 2020 Courses Flyer for current Summer and Fall 2020 courses. 


Recent Notices

March 23, 10:30 a.m.

Exam Proctoring

We are in the process of adding a remote proctoring option, and will notify students as their exams become available to take online.

Academic Advising Moves to Email

Dr. Raney will conduct academic advising via email until further notice. Please email him with questions about your academic progress, such as meeting prerequisites, degree completion rules, or course equivalencies.


March 20, 5 p.m.

Course Completion Dates Extended by 30 days for Self-paced Courses

In light of the COVID-19 situation and increased difficulties that you may be having with traveling to testing centers to take proctored exams, we have decided to extend course completion dates by 30 days for all currently enrolled University Extension students. 


March 17, 8:30 a.m.

Operating Remotely 

We are operating remotely and focusing on core priorities. Please excuse some delays in responding to your calls and emails.

Exam Proctoring

We understand that some students are experiencing difficulties taking exams at proctored testing centers, due to COVID-19 related issues. We are investigating options to support your continued academic progress. Please contact us at about your concerns so that we can work with you to identify an appropriate solution.

Beginning March 23, testing will be available by appointment at the UT Public Testing Center on the UT Austin main campus, observing university safety and social distancing guidelines. Please email or call 512-471-0222 to schedule an appointment.


March 13, 8:30 a.m.

UT Austin has closed operations and canceled classes on Friday, March 13.

The past few weeks have been especially busy for everyone at The University of Texas at Austin. We’ve been evaluating options for continuing to enable learning and teaching amidst the spread of COVID-19, and we are now in the process of implementing those plans to ensure the health and safety of our learners, instructors, staff, and the broader community. 

Everyone directly affected by these cancellations has been contacted with additional information, and we will continue to keep you informed over the coming days.

Learn more about UT Austin's COVID-19 Response

Questions? Contact us for additional information.