Policies and Regulations

Students are responsible for being aware of:

  1. The current academic regulations and calendar of the University.
  2. The general and specific degree requirements in their major fields.
  3. Policies that apply to registration.
  4. Their academic status, including eligibility to re-enroll. An ineligible student who enrolls will be dropped from all courses.

General academic regulations are contained in this section of the catalog. Registration policies, procedures, and schedules can be found in this section and in the on-line Class Schedule at www.utep.edu/register. Degree requirements and those specific to a given major are located in the appropriate college and departmental sections. Additional information can be obtained from the academic deans, department chairpersons, and departmental academic advisors. Students are bound by the academic regulations in effect at the time of each registration, including those recent changes that appear in the on-line Class Schedule.

Detailed policies and procedures affecting The University of Texas at El Paso are printed in the Handbook of Operating Procedures. The handbook supplements the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents and covers student conduct and discipline, use of University facilities, student organizations, educational records, and student publications. The administration of student discipline (academic dishonesty and general misconduct) is the responsibility of the Associate Dean of Students who is located in the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution.

Student Educational Records

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), 20 U.S.C. §1232g and the Texas Public Information Act, Texas Government Code, § 552.001, et seq., are federal and state laws that provide students the following rights with respect to their student educational records.  The University of Texas System and The University of Texas at El Paso have implemented a student records policy that adheres to these laws.  For more information regarding the University's implementation of these laws, please review the Handbook of Operating Procedures.

In this section, you will find: