By TOMMY MCGINAMY, APU ReporterAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — UTEP has completed its first year of the new-for-2020-2020 Academic Year and is planning to add another three months of academic calendar this fall.
In 2016-17, the school completed its academic calendar in two years, with the 2018 calendar taking place in May.
But in 2018-19, UTEP will have its first full academic calendar and will begin in January.
The 2018 calendar is being phased in from May to December, with UTEP students participating in four months of activities during that time.UTEP President Mark R. Williams said the first year was a challenging one, with students and faculty coming together to work toward improving their academic achievement.
UTEP is aiming to add more than 100 new courses this year.
Williams said UTEP expects the 2019 calendar to be completed in the fall, with a tentative date of June 2020.
He expects the campus to open to the public in June 2020, with more classes scheduled for fall 2020.UTAP students are expected to attend an extra four months this fall to help the school continue to prepare for its new academic year.
The extra time is intended to help prepare UTEP for the coming academic year, and to prepare students for the transition into the new academic calendar.UTep has been one of the most popular destinations for prospective students for academic year 2018.
UTDP expects to have at least 10,000 students enroll in the 2019 academic year and expects to welcome more than 2,500 students this fall and the first semester of 2020.