We are following up on the March 11 communication to provide additional details and resources related to academics for students on study abroad. You are receiving this message because you are currently abroad on a University of Illinois supported program (your emergency contacts are also cc'd on this message).
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Chancellor, the Provost, and the College Deans are committed to assisting you as much as possible through various options regarding academic credit and plans. The options for every student will vary by academic plan but the colleges will work with you directly on this matter.
For study abroad students: to better assist us in identifying next steps, please complete the Departure Planning & Intake Form. Students must complete this form by close of business on March 20. The form will ask you to identify which credits you were earning abroad, classes you were taking, and your current distance learning options. You may also reach out to the appropriate college contact below with your specific question.
For current international students or international students studying abroad: The University transition to online learning will not impact your immigration status. The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State have communicated with universities that special exceptions have been made to the usual online course limits. This means that the courses you are currently enrolled in will continue to count towards your full-time enrollment as F-1 and J-1 students. If you are currently maintaining status, this change in course delivery will not affect that. Other specific visa questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continuing your academics. In addition to working with your college study abroad office regarding options that might be available through international partner institutions to offer online instruction, you have options with regards to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offerings.
- Second eight-week courses will be offered online. You can add a second eight-week course via Self-Service. The deadline to add a second eight-week course is Friday, March 27.
- If you are enrolled in full-semester Illinois course, the deadline to drop, elect credit/no credit, or to utilize the Grade Replacement Policy for these courses has been extended to Friday, March 27.
If you would like advice and assistance in navigating decisions around continuation of online offerings by the partner institution, deciding whether or not to add a second eight-week course/determining which might be the best of these courses for you, looking at the impact of potentially dropping any full-semester Illinois courses in which you’re currently enrolled, or generally wanting to check in about your academics, please contact the appropriate individual in your home college office.
Specific academic questions may be directed to the following individuals in your college: