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Temporary Alternative Learning Arrangements (TALA)

COVID-19 TALA Update

TALA provides access for verified students to register on Dec. 1.

Students with verified TALA

  • Students who were verified for a TALA in fall 2020 because they met one or more of the criteria for populations listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as being more vulnerable to COVID-19 will be carried over for winter 2020/spring 2021 sessions.
  • No additional paperwork needs to be submitted.
  • TALA verified students will be able to register on Dec. 1, 2020 to facilitate registration for online course offerings.

Students who wish to apply for TALA

  • Students who are not currently verified but who meet the criteria for populations listed by the CDC as being more vulnerable to COVID-19 may apply for TALA.
  • The deadline to apply for TALA in order to register on Dec. 1 was Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. The process is now closed.
  • TALA verified students will be able to register on Dec. 1, 2020 to facilitate registration for online course offerings.

Important Reminders

Please note that a verified TALA does not mean or guarantee that your desired face-to-face courses can be switched to online. Many face-to-face courses have been specifically designed to accommodate in-person learning under COVID-19 guidelines. 

If you need a specific face-to-face course during the spring in order to graduate or maintain your graduation plan, please contact your academic advisor or college/department office to discuss alternative courses or options.

Additional Resources

Any student who needs assistance with academic learning arrangements, whether or not they have been verified for TALA, should work directly with their college and/or academic advisor to see what is possible.

College Contacts

TALA contact information for the colleges can be found in the section below.

Academic Advisor

You can find your assigned academic advisor in MyUI.

Student Care and Assistance

If you have non-academic support needs, contact Student Care and Assistance: 
dos-assistance@uiowa.edu

College Contacts

TALA Contact Information by College

Carver College of Medicine

Office of Student Affairs and Curriculum - CCOM Registrar
1216 Medical Education Research Facility (MERF)
matthew-c-edwards@uiowa.edu
319 335-8046
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

College of Dentistry

Office of Student Affairs
N312 Dental Science Building (DSB)
319 321-7161
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

College of Education

Office of Student Services
310 North Lindquist Center (LC)
ask-education@uiowa.edu
319 335-5359
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

College of Engineering

College of Engineering Admissions and Registrar Office
2045 Seamans Center (SC)
ENGR-REGISTRAR@uiowa.edu
319 384-2204
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Graduate College

201 Gilmore Hall  (GILH)
gradcoll@uiowa.edu
319 335-2144
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

College of Law

Associate Dean Carin Crain, Office of the Dean
280 Boyd Law Building (BLB)
carin-crain@uiowa.edu
319 335-9648
*Please contact by phone or email to arrange an appointment.

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Office of Academic Programs and Student Development
120 Schaeffer Hall (SH) - CLOSED
clasps@uiowa.edu; 319 335-2633
Virtual Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Phone and Zoom Drop-In Hours: Monday – Friday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 – 2:00 pm
*Current students may schedule an appointment online in MyUI

College of Nursing

Program of Study = Nursing
Felton Student Success Center
109 College of Nursing Building (CNB)
linda-myers@uiowa.edu
319 335-7015
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
*Please schedule using the MyUI Appointment Scheduler

Program of Study = RN-BSN Program
Felton Student Success Center
104 College of Nursing Building (CNB)
cheri-doggett@uiowa.edu
319 335-9214
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:15 am - 3:30 pm
*Email an appointment request for date/time.

Program of Study = PhD Program
Mary Kosobucki
mary-kosobucki@uiowa.edu
319 467-0426

Program of Study = Graduate Programs
Jennifer Clougherty
jennifer-clougherty@uiowa.edu
319 335-7021

College of Pharmacy

Office of Professional Education
231 Pharmacy Building (PHAR)
patricia-mccormick@uiowa.edu
319 335-8967
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
*Please contact by email or phone to schedule an appointment.

College of Public Health

Office of Student Services
N170 College of Public Health Building (CPHB)
319 384-1536
kimberly-klinedinst@uiowa.edu
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
*Current students may schedule an appointment online in MyUI.

Tippie College of Business

Tippie Undergraduate Program Office (UPO)
UPO – In Person C140 John Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday
(If you need immediate in-person assistance from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm please visit C120 PBB)

UPO – Virtual Contact
319 335-1037
business-undergrad@uiowa.edu
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Zoom Drop-In Hours: Monday – Friday 10:30 am – 11:30 am and Monday 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Zoom link for drop-ins: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/99682712038

University College

310 Calvin Hall (CALH)
uc-retention@uiowa.edu
319 335-1497
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm