Potential Academic Modifications
Students at a higher risk to develop severe illness from COVID-19 based on their age or underlying medical condition, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), can self-identify so colleges can assess the need for online sections of in-person courses; students will be given preference for placement in these courses. However, it is important to note that we will not be able to offer every existing educational activity in an online format. While some small course sections, labs, and studio classes may be offered online or in a blended format, in many cases, especially in labs and courses where students use special equipment or unique pedagogy, it is not feasible to offer an online experience that will meet the university’s expectations for student engagement, achievement of course learning objectives, or the requirement of disciplinary accreditation bodies.
For courses that are not delivered exclusively online, program directors and department chairs in consultation with the faculty member teaching the course have the discretion to create, where possible, alternative arrangements for students who fall into the established high-risk CDC criteria.
If you fall into one of these defined categories, please connect with your academic adviser as soon as you are able to discuss what course options may be available.