Fall 2020 & COVID-19: FAQs

Fall Courses

How will courses be taught in the fall? Will my classes be in-person or online?

Courses will be taught in-person, online, and in hybrid formats. Our faculty and staff have been working diligently to modify classrooms and adjust teaching schedules and formats to provide as many in-person class opportunities as possible while following guidelines for maintaining the health and safety of our campus.

What is the difference between in-person and online classes?

The difference between in-person, online, and hybrid classes is the format or how the course content is delivered. Regardless of how a course is delivered, the content and learning outcomes remain the same.

How do I know whether my classes are in-person or online?

When you log in to myBama and view your class schedule, you will see each course labeled with an instructional method—face-to-face (FA), interactive audio/visual (AV), hybrid (HY), or internet (IN).

student resource guide

COVID-19: Student Resource Guide

Find a comprehensive list of resources to help you navigate the fall semester. 

What is a face-to-face course (FA)?

These courses are taught in a classroom, face-to-face with your instructor.

What is an interactive audio/video course (AV)?

These courses are taught remotely with real-time online class meetings with the instructor. The class will meet at a designated time with two-way exchange capabilities between the instructor and students.

What is a hybrid course (HY)?

A hybrid course includes both face-to-face interactions and online teaching components and learning activities. The internet-delivered components reduce the time traditionally spent in the face-to-face portion of the course, but you will still have the opportunity for face-to-face interactions with your instructor.

What is an internet course (IN)?

Internet course content is strictly delivered online. Some proctored exams may be required, but there are no other requirements that are place-bound. Regular interactions between you and your instructor are a part of the teaching and learning process online.

What if I’m unable to attend class in-person?

As much as possible, course meetings will be made available to you if you are unable to attend class in person. We are adding cameras and tools to our classrooms to facilitate making those class sessions accessible without requiring physical attendance.

I’m concerned that I may be at higher risk for COVID-19. How can I request accommodations?

Students seeking accommodations should contact the Office of Disability Services.


What do I do if I’m going to take my prerequisites over the summer at another institution?

Not a problem. Follow the links below for requesting prerequisite overrides for math, chemistry, and biology, and don’t forget to complete your letter of transiency form.

Request a biology prerequisite override

Request a chemistry prerequisite override

Request a math prerequisite override

Request a physics prerequisite override

I’m concerned about getting a job and what comes after I graduate. What should I do?

It’s always important to focus on what comes next. The Career Center is accepting virtual appointments, and they offer numerous resources for preparing resumes and cover letters as well as job opportunities through Handshake. Visit the Career Center website for more information.