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Non-academic Counselors can be helpful when life situations occur that begin to impact your academics. Examples of these situations include emergency personal or family situations, personal or family illness, a sudden financial crisis, a death, an accident or housing issue, or any other situation that is impacting you or your course load. 

CNS Non-academic advisors can be contacted via email:

Debra Elliot (debra.elliott@austin.utexas.edu) or Aaron Braverman (aaron.braverman@austin.utexas.edu)

Services Offered by Non-Academic Advisors: 

  • Information, referrals and resources,
  • Consultation on options regarding non-academic drops or withdrawal,
  • Notifications to instructors for absences related to emergencies, and
  • Help with Medical Course Load Reductions and Medical Withdrawals.

Non-Academic Drops

Non-Academic Drops

The University has extended the deadline date for Q drops to 5/11/21, 5 PM. All drops during the Spring 2021 semester will be considered Non-academic drops.

If you would like to drop a course submit your request here.

Non-academic drops do not count against the 6drop limit; and Qs drops done as Non-academic may be helpful to the student in case there is a need to petition for a third time repeat of a course.