Course Adaptations

Helping Keep Jayhawks on Track to Graduate

What is a Course Adaptation

The course adaptation process helps students who need fully online courses in order to stay on track for graduation and have no other course options. 

This process is for long-term adaptations that need to continue for the remainder of the semester. It is meant to be used after all other options have been explored with your academic advisor or department, including switching courses or sections to one that already meets your instructional needs.


1) talk with your advisor/department about your schedule, 2) submit a reuqest if needed, 3) professor notified of request


Spring 2021 Course Adaptations

The form will be available November 10 - December 11, 2020 at 5pm and January 4 - 18, 2021.

If you need online courses for spring 2021, please work with your advisor and focus on enrolling in courses based on what is already being offered online. If there are no options offered online that will keep you on track for your degree, you can request a course adaptation for those courses.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • The request must identify how the course fulfills a degree requirement and why the course must be taken during the spring 2021 semester.
  • Not all courses or sections can be adapted for online due to the nature of the curriculum.
  • An instructor may ask you to switch into a different section, which is being offered online or already adapted for students.
  • If a course adaptation is not possible, please reach out to your academic advisor or department to see if there are other sections or courses that are available in the format you need that also keep you on track with degree requirements.
  • Since course adaptations will be processed during the winter break, please be patient as some instructors may take longer to respond.


How to Submit a Course Adaptation

  1. Meet with your advisor and make sure there are no existing classes online that meet your degree requirements
  2. Enroll in the course you need an adaptation for
  3. Check that the course you are requesting is not on the list of non-adaptable course
  4. Fill out the entire form
    1. To find the class number check out the schedule of classes, search for your course, and look for the class number that corresponds to the time slot you are enrolled in
  5. You will receive a confirmation email that your submission was received
  6. Within 7 business days you will receive email notifying you that your request was processed 



Non-Adaptable Courses

The following courses cannot be adapted for Spring 2021. If you need one of these courses to graduate or stay on track to graduate, please meet with your advisor to discuss options.

Applied Behavioral Science
  • ABSC 675
  • ABSC 676
  • ABSC 677
  • ABSC 678
  • ABSC 680
  • ART 101 (class number 58837)
  • ART 102 (class number 47182)
  • BUS 150
Business Economics
  • BE 302
  • CHEM 331
  • CHEM 336
  • CHEM 537
  • CHEM 636
  • CHEM 661
Curriculum & Teaching
  • C&T 290
  • C&T 291
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • EECS 202
  • EECS 212
  • EECS 312
  • EECS 444
  • EECS 502
  • EECS 512
  • EECS 542
  • EECS 560
  • EECS 611
  • EECS 628
  • FIN 311
  • FIN 414
  • FIN/SCM 418
  • FIN 422
  • FIN 425
  • FIN 450/600/840
  • FIN 454
  • FIN 462
  • JOUR 150
Music Education & Music Theory
  • MEMT 230
  • MEMT 350
Supply Chain Management
  • SCM/FIN 418


Short-Term Accomodations

If you need a short-term solution during the course of the semester (e.g. two weeks, a few days), because you need to isolate or quarantine, you should contact your instructor directly and do not need to fill out the course adaptation form.


Four Common Reasons You May Need a Course Adaptation

  1. You are a student with disabilities who is registered with Student Access Center (SAC)
  2. You have a chronic health condition, which places you at high risk of contracting COVID-19 and now need to register with SAC
  3. You live with or closely associate with people who are in high-risk categories and are unable to return to campus but want to continue at KU
  4. You are unable to return to KU but want to continue at KU

This is not a complete list, but should help give you an idea for the types of reasons you might want to pursue a course adaptation. 

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