Econ Advising Appointments and Updates

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Econ students: We miss you! As the University of Illinois decides how to manage the COVID-19 disruptions, the Econ Undergraduate Advising office decided to start this blog so that we can connect with our students, keep you informed, and try to post the most recent information in one central place for you.

Here is what we know about THIS semester (Spring):

  • Advising appointments will continue throughout the semester via phone and Zoom. We are happy to meet with you about anything we can help with as you navigate this semester and beyond. Click here to make an appointment.
  • The drop deadline for this semester has now been extended to April 30.
  • Credit/No credit is now an option for most courses (unless they will be graded Pass/No pass). The deadline to elect credit/no credit has been extended to April 30.
  • The deadline to file intent to use Grade Replacement in a spring course has been extended to April 30.
  • Commencement has been postponed. We want to celebrate and acknowledge all of our 2020 grads and hope to know more in the coming weeks about how we can celebrate with you.

Updates on Summer and Fall registration:

  • Summer and Fall registration has been delayed by two weeks and will now begin on April 20.  (Time tickets will now be released on April 6).
  • Economics course options have been posted on Course Explorer. Click on Summer or Fall to view options for each.
  • At this time, we are offering both in person and online summer courses. We do not yet know whether all summer courses will be moved online. 

We will be posting updates as soon as we have them.

In the meantime, here are some resources for you:

  • LAS has posted updates and resources for students here.
  • The Counseling Center is offering phone appointments and other resources here.
  • You can still connect with Student Affairs, exercise for free, utilize the Counseling Center, and more here.
  • Have a little more free time now? It’s a great time to learn a new language, learn to code, or we have free access to LinkedIn Learning here.
  • Coursera is another great option to take free online courses on hundreds of different topics–some are even taught by Illinois faculty.
  • What’s going on with the economy?





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