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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)

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 deadline date for Q drops this semester is 10/28th, 5PM.

Students can opt to drop through the CNS Dean's Office for non-academic reasons.  These non-academic reasons include medical and mental health, along with other life problems that students encounter, such as deaths, legal, financial duress, etc. The CNS Non-academic Counselor can assist with this by meeting with the student, and with appropriate documentation by the drop deadline date of 10/28/21.

Please do not wait until the last day to attempt a Non-academic drop.

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.

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