Administrative Drop Policy
Beginning with the first class day of the semester, faculty should report to the Registrar’s Office via the preliminary class roster and/or email communication, by a date established by the Registrar’s Office, any student who is not attending their class or who has not logged into Blackboard for an online class.
An administrative drop will be initiated by the Registrar’s Office for any student who has not been in attendance in face to face classes or has not reported in web or web enhanced classes by the due date of the preliminary class roster as established by the Registrar’s Office. The Registrar’s Office will notify students by certified mail and/or email that an administrative drop has been initiated and they should contact their instructor immediately. If the instructor does not rescind the request in writing within seven (7) days of documentable receipt of the notification, the Registrar’s Office will drop the student from the class. Faculty who fail to submit an administrative drop by the established deadline, must record the grade earned by the student at the end of the semester. Faculty submitting a grade of F for a student will be required to enter the last date of attendance during the grading cycle. Subsequent to the census date final roster, all drops during the semester must be student initiated.
Students who attempt a course three or more times at A&M-Texarkana since Fall 2002 will be charged an additional $50.00 per credit hour for the repeated course. The bill you receive after you register may not accurately reflect the additional tuition and fees for the courses attempted three or more times. A&M-Texarkana reserves the right to adjust the student's tuition as a result of registering for the third or more time.
The following courses are exempt from this rule:
- Thesis or dissertation courses
- Courses that may be repeated for credit because they involve different or more advanced content each time the course is taken
- Independent Study courses
- Special Topics and Seminar courses
- Continuing education courses that must be repeated to retain professional certification
Undergraduate Funding Limit Rule (Limitation on in-state tuition rates for some undergraduates)- Excessive Hours:
Senate Bill 345 passed in the 76th Legislative session, allows a higher education institution to charge a resident undergraduate student tuition at a higher rate than that charged to other resident undergraduate students, not to exceed the rate charged to nonresident undergraduate students, for students that have exceeded a certain number of semester credit hours of funded college work and who have not earned an undergraduate degree.
- Students who are a Texas resident and were enrolled in any Texas public institution BEFORE Fall 1999 are EXEMPT from this rule.
- Students who were enrolled in any Texas public institution between Fall 1999 and Summer 2006 cannot attempt 45 credit hours beyond the hours required to complete their degree.
- Students who were enrolled in any Texas public institution between Fall 2006 and thereafter cannot attempt 30 credit hours beyond the hours required to complete their degree.
Limitation on Dropping Courses
Under section 51.907 of the Texas Education Code, "an institution of higher education may not permit a student to drop more than six courses, including any course a transfer student has dropped at another institution of higher education." This statue was enacted by the State of Texas in spring 2007 and applied to students who enroll in a public institution of higher education as first-time freshmen in fall 2007 or later.
Any course that a student drops is counted toward the six-drop limit if:
- the student was able to drop the course without receiving a grade or incurring an academic penalty
- the student's transcript indicates or will indicate that the student was enrolled in the course (recorded drop)
- the student is not dropping the course in order to withdraw from the institution.
"Some exemptions for good cause could allow a student to drop a course without having it counted toward this limit, but it is the responsibility of the student to establish that good cause.
Semester grades are posted to Web for Students at the end of the term. They are NOT mailed. Students should log on to Web for Students to obtain grades (instructions are listed above). If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar's Office at (903)334-6601.