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Spring 2021 Advising FAQ

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If you need to schedule an appointment, we ask you to book a phone or Zoom Video appointment with your advisor using our scheduling link. You will have the option to choose a phone or video appointment during the scheduling process.

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Below are frequently asked questions about Spring enrollment. If your question is not answered or you need clarification, please connect with your Academic Advisor via email.

Important Dates for Spring 2021

Classes start: Jan 19

Last day to add classes without a permission code: Jan. 22

Tuition Due: Jan. 29

Last day to add, drop, or audit a class: Jan. 29

You enroll in courses using the Registration tile on your CIS. For more information, check out the registration FAQ.

The University of Utah utilizes a wait list feature for some courses. This feature allows eligible students to add their names to an electronic wait list* if a course is full. For more information about this feature and its policies, please visit the Office of the Registrar’s FAQ page.

If students can no longer enroll on their own and the University of Utah’s wait list is no longer in effect, the next option is to get the instructor’s permission in the in the form of a “Golden Ticket.” Click here for more information.

  • Classes for Spring semester will begin Tuesday, Jan.19, 2021.
  • Final exams will take place online the week of April 29‐May 5.

Please note: These dates are subject to change as the University of Utah continues to adjust to the safety guidelines in response to COVID-19, for more information please review the academic calendar.

The David Eccles School of Business, along with the rest of the University, will offer classes designated as in-person, hybrid, interactive video conferencing (IVC), and online.

  • In-Person: Classes designated as “in-person” will be face to face. All enrolled students will be able to attend class in-person for all class sessions. The Eccles School has made several accommodations to ensure six-feet distancing is maintained in the classroom. Faculty, TAs, and students will be required to wear a mask at all times.
  • Hybrid: This class will be taught partially in-person and partially online to allow for social distancing guidelines designed to keep students safe while providing an on-campus experience. Students will follow a split attendance schedule where students will be assigned a particular day(s) to attend class in-person and will complete additional course work remotely.
  • IVC: The IVC designation stands for Interactive Video Conferencing. This means classes are taught virtually at a specific day and time (i.e. synchronous). Students will be expected to log in to Zoom or Canvas during the days and times stated on the class schedule.
  • Online: Online courses can be accessed at any time. There is not a specific day and time you have to log in (i.e. asynchronous). You will be able to access assignments and lectures through canvas and complete the coursework at your own pace.
  • Hybrid & IVC: Classes designated as hybrid and IVC will be taught as a mixture of in-person and synchronous online modalities. Students will follow a split attendance schedule where they will be assigned to attend in-person on certain days and attend remotely via Zoom on other days. This means students will need to participate in class during specified days and times as noted in the class schedule for both their assigned in-person and assigned remote days.

When you register for a class, you can see the class type on the class schedule, under “Type.”

In order to ensure the safety of all students and reduce the spread of COVID-19, everyone is required to wear face masks coverings for in-person class.

Faculty will predetermine the groups of students who will be together as they are in-class and online, and that information will be communicated to you before classes begin.

IVC classes are taught synchronously, which means you are expected to actively participate and contribute to class discussions virtually. Grades may be significantly impacted if you do not “attend” class and therefore participate in class discussions. Please consult with your instructor for participation and grading policy.

We are anticipating that if a Business class is hybrid, students will have the opportunity to participate and complete it online synchronously. This means you will need to join the class virtually at a specific time and require your participation just as an in-person course does. Please reach out to the instructor to discuss your circumstances.

The Office of Student Engagement and Assessment created a free course to help students who need assistance with online learning. The course includes helpful Zoom tips, health and safety information, and Eccles resources. Course link:

Faculty at the Eccles School will be recording lectures to accommodate students with medical needs. For more information regarding policies for attendance and participation, please contact your professor.

Although domestic students are not required to submit a leave of absence for one semester, we recommend you still file your request by going to your CIS, click on the “Academic Records” tile on your Student Homepage, and click on “Undergraduate Leave of Absence.” This online form will notify the Financial Aid & Scholarships, Residential Living (Student Housing), and/or Athletics (if a student athlete) of the leave from the University of Utah.

Additionally, we recommend you meet with your Business academic advisor before taking a leave. You can schedule an appointment by going to

The reasons for the hold preventing you from enrolling in classes vary. We recommend you reach out to Undergraduate Advising for help. You can use their live-chat platform available Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., meet with a peer advisor during drop-in hours, or schedule an appointment with your advisor. You can access any of these services by going to

We encourage you to review the academic calendar and familiarize yourself with the deadlines to add (and drop) classes for Spring semester. If you missed the deadline to add a semester-length class without a permission code, you will need to submit the online “Golden Ticket” form and receive instructor consent to enroll in class.

Please visit our Enrollment Policies page for information about the “Golden Ticket” process and how to fill out the form.

For those students with American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations – please contact the Center for Disability & Access at

For those students without ADA accommodations – please contact the Dean of Students Office at

The David Eccles School of Business is committed to keeping students informed of any changes for the Spring and has created a robust page that may address your questions regarding health and safety, campus life, classes, and more! We encourage you to visit: for more information.