In an email to students on Saturday, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science Melanie Woodin announced changes to the credit/no credit (CR/NCR) and drop courses deadline and announced later on Sunday that the course drop deadline will be extended to April 25 with the CR/NCR deadline extended as well as expanded to an unlimited number of courses.

The previous deadline for both actions was March 15. However, in light of recent measures by the university to move classes online amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the date has been changed.

Woodin acknowledged “we recognize that you may need more time to make decisions about your courses,” in her email on Saturday and noted that the new deadlines will be updated on U of T’s COVID-19 frequently asked questions page, as well as sent out by email.

On Sunday, Woodin clarified in an article that CR/NCR options will also extended to allow students to see their grades before making a decision. Woodin also made the announcement that summer courses may be affected by the university’s COVID-19 response and moved to online platforms for “part or all of the term,” with a decision announced by April 20 for full summer courses and summer courses in the first half of the term.

This action is one in a string of many the university has taken in recent days, including cancelling in-person classes, closing certain buildings on campus, and cancelling international activity in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Editor’s Note (March 15, 8:13pm): This article has been updated to reflect new information from Woodin.