Fall 2012 Class Schedule

 

                   16 Week                       August 27-December 13

                   1st 7 Week Term          August 27-October 15

                   2nd 7 Week Term         October 16-December 13

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Statement of Equal Opportunity
It is the policy of A&M-Texarkana not to discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status in its academic programs, activities or employment practices. Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to Mr. Jerry Henry, P.O. Box 5518, Texarkana, Texas 75505, telephone (903) 223-3012, or to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, D.C., or the Texas Commission on Human Rights, Austin, Texas.

Statement of Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment of students or employees at A&M-Texarkana is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Guidelines governing the policy are available upon request from the Office of Student Engagement and Success for students, and the Office of Human Resources/EEO for employees.

Accreditation
A&M-Texarkana is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033, telephone (404) 676-4501.

Directory Information
In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, A&M-Texarkana gives notice that the following directory information will be released upon request: student's name, address(permanent and local), telephone listing, A&M-Texarkana email address, photograph, date and place of birth, enrollment status (undergraduate, graduate, classification, etc.) major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, dates of attendance, degrees, certificates and awards received, type of award received, full or part-time status, and most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student.

Any student who objects to the release of all or any part of the directory information on file in his or her name must notify the Admissions Office in writing that he or she does not wish to have such information released. This request will be honored, and all of the information will be held confidential.

Students have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the university to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is Family Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-4605.

Class Changes
Classes are subject to change at any time. Any course may be withdrawn from the current listing if the enrollment is too small to justify conducting the course or as a result of a reduction in funding.

Room Assignments
Room assignments that appear on the confirmation of class enrollments that are received during registration are tentative. Students should always check the room listings that are posted throughout the building at the beginning of each semester for final classroom assignments.

 SEMESTER CALENDAR

Please note registration dates and deadlines, tuition payment due dates, transcript deadlines and drop/withdrawal dates.

Fall 2012 Term

Priority deadline for submitting Application for Admission and official transcripts for Fall 2012 Term

July  16 (M)

Pre-Registration for Fall Term (15 Week and 1st 7 Week Terms)

May 15-August 7

Pre-Registration for Fall Term (2nd 7 Week Term)

May 15-October 25

Last day to pay tuition for Pre-Registration (Full Term and 1st 7 Week Term)

August 7 (T)

No Registration for Full Term and 1st 7 Week Term (Pre-Registration for 2nd 7 Week Term Continues)

August 8-12

Regular Registration ( Full Term and 1st 7 Week Term)

August 13-26

First Class Day (Full Term and 1st 7 Week Term)

August 27 (M)

First Installment Due for Pre-Registration (All Fall Parts of Term)

August 27 (M) by 4:30pm

(¼ of Tuition and $25 Installment Fee)

Late Registration (Full Term and 1st 7 Week Term)

August 27-29 (M-W) 

Last Day to Pay for Regular and Late Registration (Full Term and 1st 7 Week Term)

(Includes $25 Late Fee)

August 27 by 4:30pm (M)

First Installment Payment Due for Regular and Late Registration (Full Term and 1st 7 Weeks)

August 27 by 4:30pm (M)

(¼ of Tuition and $25 Installment Fee)

Due Date for Housing & Meal Plans
{For Payment Plan Options Contact Business Office}

August 27(M)

Census Date-Last Day to Drop or Withdraw Without Showing Transcript (1st 7 Week Term)

August 31 (F)

Census Date-Last day to Drop or Withdraw Without Showing on Transcript (Full Term)

September 10 (M)

Pre-Registration Ends (2nd 7 Week Term)

September 25 (T)

Last Day to Pay for Pre-Registration (2nd 7 Week Term)

September 25 (T) by 4:30pm

2nd Installment Payment Due

September 19 (W) by 4:30pm

No Registration (2nd 7 Week Term)

September 26-30

Regular Registration (2nd 7 Week Term)

October 1-14

Last day to Drop or Withdraw (1st 7 Week Term)

October 8 (M)

Last Class Day (1st 7 Week Term)

October 15 (M)

Midterm Grades Due (Full Term ONLY)

October 15 (M)

First Class Day (2nd 7 Week Term)

October 16 (T)

Late Registration (2nd 7 Week Term)

October 16-18 (T-R)

Last Day to Pay for Regular and Late Registration (2nd 7 Week Term)

October 18 (R) by 4:30pm

Last day to Drop or Withdraw Without Showing up on Transcript (2nd 7 Week Term)

October 22 (M)

3rd Installment Payment Due

October 17 (W) by 4:30pm

Thanksgiving Holiday (University Closed)

November 22-23 (R-F)

4th Installment Payment Due

November 14 (W) by 4:30pm

Last day to Drop or Withdraw (Full Term)

November 29 (R)

Last day to Drop or Withdraw (2nd 7 Week Term)

December 6 (R)

Last Class Day (Full Term and 2nd 7 Week Term)

December 13 (R)

Grades Due for Graduating Students

December 13 (R)

Commencement at First Baptist Church Moores Lane

December 15 (S)

Grades Due for All Students

December 19 (W) by 9:00am

 

REGISTRATION OPENING DATES

Continuing students

May 15th   8:30am-5:00pm*

Returning students (students returning to the same level - undergraduate or graduate)

May 17th   8:30am-5:00pm*

New Graduate Students

May 17th   8:30am-5:00pm*

New Undergraduate Students

See required SOAR dates below

*Registration may be completed online through Web for Students. Registration may also be completed in-person in the Registrar’s Office located in the University One Stop Shop in room UC 260 in University Center.  Unless otherwise indicated in the semester calendar above, fall registration hours are:

 

Monday 8:30am-5:00pm

Tuesday 8:30am-7:00pm**

Wednesday –Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

 

**Please note that the One Stop Shop will close at 5:00pm on Tuesdays when classes are not in session.

 

   PAYMENT OF TUITION AND FEES
Payment of tuition and fees must be submitted by the following dates:

Fall 2012

 

Pre-Registration (Full Term and 1st 7 Week Term)

August 7th by 4:30pm

Regular and Late Registration (Full Term and 1st 7 Week Term)

August 29th by 4:30pm ($25.00 late fee)

Pre-Registration (2nd 7 Week Term)

September 25th by 4:30pm

Regular and Late Registration (2nd 7 Week Term)

October 18th  by 4:30 ($25.00 late fee)

 

Two-year schedules of course offerings have been placed on the A&M-Texarkana web site to assist students in planning their courses to be taken each semester. The two-year schedule will assist students in planning their courses so they may progress smoothly toward the completion of degree requirements. Please see each individual College webpage for the specific two-year schedules.  Questions regarding these schedules should be directed to the Dean of the College in which the course is taught. 

BLACKBOARD COURSES

Online Course Accounts for Students

 

Account Information

Login Name = (First 4 letters of last name) + (Last 4 numbers of CWID) (Campus-Wide Identification)   

(ex: smit1234)

Password = CWID number (no dashes)

 

General Information

For All Students that Pre-Register, a Student account will be available the first day of classes and not before.

For New Students that Register on or after the first day of classes, a Student login account will be available within 24 business day hours of registering.

 

Accessing Your Online Course

Access the Blackboard website at www.tamut.edu 

Hover over the Current Students link, scroll down to click on Blackboard.

Choose “Go to My Blackboard” link.

A system browser check will automatically be performed notifying you of any areas that are in error.

Login using your account information.

 

If you have questions regarding access to Blackboard, please contact Kevin Williams at (903) 223-1361 or Technology Services at (903) 223-3084. 

REPEATED COURSES

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:

1.      Thesis or dissertation courses

2.      Courses that may be repeated for credit because they involve different or more advanced content each time the course is taken

3.      Independent Study courses

4.      Special Topics and Seminar courses

5.      Continuing education courses that must be repeated to retain professional certification

LIMITATION ON IN-STATE TUITION RATES
FOR SOME UNDERGRADUATES

New undergraduate students enrolling in an institution of higher education in Fall 1999 or afterward are subject to the conditions of Senate Bill 345 passed in the 76th Legislative session. The law states that a resident undergraduate student whose attempted hours exceeds, by at least 45 semester credit hours, the number of hours required for completion of the degree program may be charged tuition at a higher rate. The higher rate will not exceed the rate charged to non-resident undergraduate students. A resident student is one who pays the in-state rate for tuition purposes. For students who enroll in college for the first time Fall 2006 or afterward, the excessive hours limit changes to 30 semester credit hours.

 

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 "(1) the student was able to drop the course without receiving a grade or incurring an academic penalty; (2) the student's transcript indicates or will indicate that the student was enrolled in the course; and (3) 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.

Contact the Registrar’s Office for more information before you drop a course.

A&M University-Texarkana students affected by this statue that has attended or plans to attend another institution of higher education should become familiar with that institution's policies on dropping courses.

SEMESTER GRADES

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)223-3069.

 

SOAR – STUDENT ORIENTATION, ADVISING AND REGISTRATION

In order to register for spring classes, SOAR is REQUIRED for ALL new students.  Students must have been admitted to A&M-Texarkana and received notice of acceptance from the Office of Admissions before making a reservation to attend SOAR.  Please refer to your admissions acceptance letter for instructions on registering for SOAR.  For additional information, please call (903)223-1350.

 

Fall 2012 SOAR dates are:

Transfer Students
Saturday, June 30th                       11:00am-3:00pm           University Center
Tuesday, July 17th                                4:00pm-8:00pm           University Center
Saturday, July 21st                          11:00am-3:00pm           University Center

Thursday, August 2nd                  4:00pm-8:00pm           University Center

First Year Students (Two Day Sessions)
Friday, June 14-Saturday, June 15th        1:00pm           University Center

Friday, June 21-Saturday, June 22nd        1:00pm          University Center

Friday, July 12-Saturday, July 13th           1:00pm           University Center

 

First Year Students (One Day Session)

Friday, August 24th                     9:00am-3:00pm           University Center

 

Hallsville Students

Tuesday, July 10                         4:00pm-7:00pm          Hallsville, TX

 

NTCC Students
Thursday, July 19th                              4:00pm-7:00pm         NTCC Campus

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES

Please visit the Office of Admissions website, www.tamut.edu/admission for requirements and procedures for all student types. 

Adult Learners (special category)
A special category of admissions is available to adult learners not immediately interested in pursuing a degree but who wish to enroll to satisfy a career or personal goal. All students are required to meet the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements. Those persons lacking a high school diploma or GED must request permission to enroll as an audit student.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR CLASSES?

Students are encouraged to register online through Web for Students.  Please visit the Office of the Registrar website by clicking HERE for directions.  Additional information for registering online and accessing Web for Students will be provided.
TEXAS SUCCESS INITIATIVE (TSI)

Students attending Texas public institutions of higher education must be in compliance with the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), as of Fall 2003 (Texas Education Code §51.3062) in order to enroll in public institutions of higher education.  The law requires all entering college students to be assessed for college readiness in reading, mathematics and writing unless the student qualifies for an exemption.  Each student who fails to meet the minimum passing standard of the exam offered by the institution must be placed in a developmental education program designed to help the student achieve college readiness.

 

Which students must take a TSI exam?

Unless exempt, students who are entering a Texas college or university must take a TSI exam and receive a passing score in order to enroll in credit bearing courses.  Students may be exempt from taking a TSI exam by achieving any of the requirements below:

 

ACT Exam:  Achieve a composite score of 23 or higher with at least a 19 on both the English and Math sections.

 

SAT Exam:  Achieve a combined verbal and math score of 1070 with a minimum of 500 on both the verbal test and math test.

 

TAKS Exam:  Achieve a minimum score of 2200 on both the English and/or math sections with at least a 3 on the writing component of the 11th grade TAKS (for a period for 3 years from the date of testing).

 

Military:  A student who is currently serving as and, for at least the three-year period preceding enrollment, has served as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States; or a student who on or after August 1, 1990, was honorably discharged, retired, or released from:

(A) active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States or Texas National Guard; or

(B) service as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States.

 

Transfer:  Transfer from a private or independent institution or an accredited out-of-state institution and has satisfactorily completed college-level coursework as determined by the receiving institution.  A Grade of C or better is required on specific courses that are used to meet this exemption. 

Degree:  A student who has graduated with an associate or baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited Texas public institution of higher education.

Out-Of-State: Transfer from a private, independent or accredited out-of-state institution of higher education after earning a "C" or better in approved college -level courses as designated by A&M-Texarkana.  (Contact Registrar for more information.)

Texas Institution Exemption:  Satisfied all readiness requirements at another public Texas institution of higher education and has provided official documentation of the status.

  

 

    When do students take a TSI exam?

Students must take a TSI exam and have scores on file before they can enroll in college-level classes.  Each college and university offers a different exam.  A student must take the exam required by the college or university he/she will be attending. 

 

What TSI exams are available to students?

The exams currently authorized to satisfy TSI are:

        ASSET

        COMPASS

        THEA

        ACCUPLACER

 

What TSI exams do I have to take?

To establish a status for TSI, you must have a test score in the reading, mathematics, and writing sections of one of the above listed exams. Please note that you must have both a writing AND essay score for the writing section of TSI. Please make sure that you choose a testing center that provides both sections PRIOR to testing.

 

The following exams offer multiple sections in mathematics. You must take one of the exams listed below.  this is the ONLY section that can be used to determine your TSI status for the mathematics section of TSI:

 

            ASSET-Elementary Algebra

        COMPASS-Algebra

        ACCUPLACER-Elementary Algebra

 

Please contact the Registrar’s Office at (903) 223-3069 for minimum passing scores for the above exams or any additional questions regarding TSI.  Our testing center offers the THEA ($29 with a $5 testing fee) and ACCUPLACER($29 with a $5 testing fee) .  You may contact the Testing Center to sign up for either of these exams by phone at (903) 223-3072 or by email at testing.center@tamut.edu.  Additional information, including hours in between semesters, can be found on the Testing Center Website, HERE

 

Developmental Education Program

What happens if a student does not pass all parts of a TSI exam?

Students who do not pass one or all parts (English, mathematics, and writing) of a TSI exam must enroll in an appropriate developmental education course before the student may enroll in a credit bearing course for the subject in which he/she did not meet state standards.  A student may retake an exam instrument at any time, subject to availability, to determine the student's readiness to perform freshman-level academic coursework. 

       

Please contact Pat Coats at (903) 334-6721 in the University College for more information.

 

5.   SOAR – Student Orientation, Advising and Registration
All new undergraduate students are required to attend SOAR to register for classes.  See SOAR dates in this schedule.

6.   REGISTER FOR CLASSES
Continuing students may register for class using
Web for Students. See Web for Student instructions. Continuing students may also register by mail, e-mail (admissions@tamut.edu) or by fax (903) 223-3140 or by registering in person in the Registrar’s Office.

 

TOEFL Test
Students from non-native English speaking countries will be required to pass the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Test prior to enrolling at A&M-Texarkana. Minimum scores are 550 on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test and 79 on the internet-based test. Students with degrees from postsecondary institutions in English speaking countries, or who have successfully completed two years (48 SCH) of study in which English was the language of instruction, will be exempt from the TOEFL test.

TUITION AND FEES

Costs include tuition, student service fee, student center fee, recreational sports fee, records fee, traffic safety fee, international education fee, library fee, student endowment scholarship fee, technology fee and advising fee. The following are only minimum figures. Parking fees, course fees, lab fees and distance education fees are not included.

All checks submitted for payment will have the student's campus wide id (CWID) written on it. University staff will write the CWID on the checks when a student has not done so already.

Tuition and fee statements will be available ONLINE ONLY.  Students will receive an email notification when statements are available.

Tuition and Fee Schedule for Fall 2012

UNDERGRADUATE TUITION

Coming Soon

CREDIT CARD PAYMENT

Tuition and fees for fall 2012 may be charged to MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and/or American Express over the Web, by mail with a check/money order, or in person with a check, cash or credit card.  Please follow these instructions to pay on the web:

-Access A&M-Texarkana's web site at http://www.tamut.edu
-Select Current Students
-Select Web for Students
-Select Enter Secure Area
-After you log in Select Touchnet Payment Gateway
-Select make a payment

Please contact the
Fiscal Office at (903) 223-3115 if you need assistance with making payment of tuition and fees with a credit card.

TUITION AND FEES INSTALLMENT PLAN

The installment plan is now available ONLINE ONLY.  Students may sign up for the installment plan by logging into Web for Students.

Students attending A&M-Texarkana shall be allowed to pay all tuition and mandatory fees during the fall and spring semesters using the installment payment alternative described in Section 54.007, Education Code, as amended.

Installment Payment Plan Terms:

A.      Students electing the installment payment plan option shall be obligated to pay the full amount of all tuition, mandatory fees and incidental fees specified in this installment plan agreement.

B.      The installment payment plan option selected may not be changed after a student's fee schedule has been produced.

C.      The first installment payment shall be due at the time of registration and shall be equal to 1/4 of all tuition and mandatory fees due for the semester, plus the full amount of the processing fee.

D.     Failure to make any installment payment by the end of the semester shall not cancel the obligation to pay the total installment payments and late payment fees.

E.      According to State Law(Texas Education Code 54.007), a student who fails to make full payment of tuition and fees, including any incidental fees, by the due date may be prohibited from registering for classes until full payment is made. A student who fails to make payment prior to the end of the semester may be denied credit for work done that semester. The university shall notify a student of any delinquent tuition or fee payment as soon as practicable. University records may be adjusted to reflect the student's failure to have properly enrolled for that semester. Expenses incurred in collecting the amounts due under this agreement, including but not limited to collection fees, attorney fees, and court costs will be the responsibility of the student.  If the student fails to make payments as specified, the student will be held responsible for any and all collection costs in addition to the required payment.

F.    A student seeking reinstatement to the university after withdrawing from the university without paying the full amount of tuition and fees, or having been dropped from the rolls of the university for failure to make installment payments when due, shall pay all past due installment payments and applicable late payment fees before reinstatement will be processed.

Processing and Incidental Fees:

A student paying tuition and required fees in four (4) installments shall pay a processing fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00).

 

To sign up for a payment plan:

      1.    Log on to Web for Students

      2.    Click on Touchnet Payment Gateway

      3.    Click on box “Click for Current Account Status”

      4.    Click on Tab “Enroll in a Payment Plan” and follow instructions

 

A student making an installment payment after the due date shall also pay a late payment fee; each installment payment must be received at the University Cashier's Office by the due date specified in the installment payment plan agreement.

 

First payment for students who enrolled during regular registration (1/4 of tuition plus $25.00 service charge)

August 27* by 4:30pm

First payment for students who enrolled during regular and late registration (1/4 of tuition plus $25.00 service charge)

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2nd payment (1/4 of tuition)

September 26* by 4:30pm

3rd payment (1/4 of tuition)

October 24* by 4:30pm

Final payment (remaining tuition)

November 28* by 4:30pm

*$25.00 delinquent fee added if payment is not received by the due date.

NOTE: Students paying on the installment plan who must withdraw from classes, please see
Withdrawal Refund Schedule

 

 

OUTSTANDING FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS

 

 

·         If a student fails to make payment by the specified due dates, the student  agrees to pay Texas A&M University-Texarkana costs for collection, including any and all late fees, late registration fees, collection fees and attorney fees.  The student agrees to receive phone/cell phone calls from The University or its agents, subcontractors or independent contractors using any type of telephone equipment.  The University reserves the right to report my account to the Credit Bureau.

 

COURSE AND LABORATORY FEES

 

 

 

 

WEB/DISTANCE EDUCATION FEE

 A $30 per credit hour fee will be charged to all web based courses, web enhanced courses, face to face courses not taught in the Texarkana city limits or at NTCC, and TTVN courses not taught/received in Texarkana or at NTCC.

PARKING PERMITS

All students attending A&M-Texarkana and parking a vehicle on either the Main or South campus are required to purchase a parking permit.  Permits may be purchased Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Business Office. Rates are as follows:

·         $25.00 September-August

·         $20.00 January-August

·         $12.00 May-August

·         $5.00 - Additional Parking Permit

 

RESIDENCE

Residence Status
Tuition is assessed each student on the basis of residence classification and the number of semester credit hours for which he registers.  For additional information regarding establishing residency in Texas, please visit the following website:  Texas Residency.

REFUND OF FEES

Refunds for drops or withdrawals are based on the total tuition being paid. Students who drop or withdraw are responsible for any remaining tuition payments. 

Refund Schedule for Dropped Courses
Refunds are based on total assessed tuition, not total tuition paid. A class dropped by the dates listed below will result in a reduction in total assessed tuition provided the student remains enrolled for the semester. No reduction in fees will be given for courses dropped after the dates listed below:

Full 2012 (Full Term)                   September 10th  

Fall 2012 (1st 7 Week Term)        August 31st 

Fall 2012 (2nd 7 Week Term)       October 22nd 

Refunds for courses dropped by a student who later withdraws are calculated according to the withdrawal schedule below. If a scheduled course fails to materialize because it lacks the required number of students, all fees for that course will be refunded.

Refund Schedule for Withdrawals
A student who officially withdraws from all courses will receive a refund of fees according to the following schedule:

NOTE: The semester's first class day is always the first official day of the semester, not the first day of an individual's class.

Note: Students may not withdraw from all classes through Web for Students. You will be required to contact the Registrar's Office to withdraw from all classes. You may contact us by emailing Registrar@tamut.edu

 

Fall Full Term

Until 5:00pm on August 26

100%

August 27-31

80%

September 3-7

70%

September 10-14

50%

September 17-21

25%

September 24 and thereafter

No Refund

 Fall 1st 7 Week Term

Until 5:00pm August 26

100%

August 27-29

80%

August 30-September 3

50%

September 4 and thereafter

No Refund

Fall 2nd 7 Week Term

Until 5:00pm October 15 

100%

October 16-18

80%

October 19-23

50%

October 24

No Refund

 

Withdrawal refund for students paying in installments are calculated as follows:

100% means you will receive 100% refund of tuition paid
80% means you will receive a refund of 30% (50% paid less 20% owed = 30% refund)
70% means you will receive a refund of 20% (50% paid less 30% owed = 20% refund)
50% means you will not receive a refund and do not owe any additional tuition (50% paid less 50% owed = 0)
25% means you owe an additional 25% of total assessed tuition (50% paid less 75% owed = 25% balance due)

FINANCIAL AID REFUNDS

All Financial Aid refund checks will be mailed to the student's current address on file in the Admission's Office unless the student has elected for direct deposit.

FINANCIAL AID STUDENTS WHO WITHDRAW FROM ALL CLASSES

Students who have received financial aid that withdraw from A&M-Texarkana on or before the 60% point in the semester must repay a portion of his/her financial aid as specified by the Federal formula. The student is only eligible to maintain the amount of financial aid he/she has earned at the time attendance ceases. The student will be required to repay both the Federal programs and A&M-Texarkana for institutional charges. A&M-Texarkana will use the Federal formula in determining the amount the student must repay. All financial aid students must contact the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing from classes in order to understand the adverse affects of his/her withdrawal.

Financial Aid Students Who Drop Classes
Financial aid awards are based on the student’s enrollment status on the university's official census date report. If the student drops below the number of hours for which he/she was paid on or before the official census date, repayment for some or all of the financial aid may be required. If the students drops after the census date, make-up hours may be required.

Financial Aid Students and Non-Attendance
Students who are awarded financial aid that fail to attend any of his/her classes must repay ALL financial aid he/she received.

Courses abandoned without processing an official drop or withdrawal in the Admissions Office will result in a grade of "F" regardless of the time the student ceases to attend class.

 

STEPS FOR TEACHER CERTIFICATION

1.    Demonstration of College Skills
All parts of the THEA or Accuplacer must be successfully completed prior to enrolling in any education or special education courses.  Passing scores for Education students are as follows:

THEA

        

Accuplacer

Reading: 240

        

Reading Comprehension: 84

Math: 230

        

Elementary Algebra: 63

Writing: 220

        

Sentence Skills: 80

Essay: 5

        

Essay: 5

Please contact the Testing Center to schedule exam dates and times.  A&M-Texarkana is a test site for the THEA Quick Test (QT) and Accuplacer.  Please see the Test section in this schedule for test dates and times.

2.    Application to Educator Prep Program

3.    Cumulative GPA of 2.70

4.    Completed 12sch from content areas

5.    Interview with advisor

6.    2 Oral Language References from face-to-face instructors from ED 321, ED 311, SPED 410 or RDG 350

7.    Completion of the following:

o   Teacher Preparation Orientation

o   Writing Sample

o   Disposition Survey

o   Code of Ethics Reflection Statement

 

For more information regarding the Teacher Preparation Program please contact Debbie Hopkins at 903-223-3044 or Debbie.Hopkins@tamut.edu.

 

UNIVERSITY TESTS AND SEMINARS


Major Field Tests for Arts & Sciences Graduates
To complete program requirements for graduation, students in the following programs must take the Major Field Test administered by the University, in their final semester.

        BS or BA:
        Biology, English, or Psychology - TBA

        BS or BBA:
        All Business Majors - given in Mgt 439 classes

        MS or MBA:
        Business Administration - given in Mgt 527 classes

TEST FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Comprehensive Final Exams Schedule
Comprehensive Final Exams for masters level students who plan to graduate in December 12 will be held as follows:

To Be Announced

 

THEA QUICK TEST AND ACCUPLACER TEST

Students who have not satisfied the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) may take the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) QuickTest or Accuplacer to satisfy this requirement.  Students must contact the Testing Center at (903) 223-3072 or testingcenter@tamut.edu to schedule a time to take the THEA Quick Test or Accuplacer. (NOTE: Students may take the THEA Quick Test only once every 30 days.)

The cost for taking the THEA Quick Test is $29.00 payable to National Evaluation Systems and $15.00 payable to Texas A&M University-Texarkana (TAMUT). The THEA Quick Test is given by appointment only.  Contact the Testing Center at (903) 223-3072 or testingcenter@tamut.edu  to schedule an appointment to test. Click on THEA Quick Test for additional information.

The cost for taking the Accuplacer is $15.00 (1 exam), $30.00 (2 exams) or $34.00 for (3/4 exams) payable to Texas A&M University-Texarkana (TAMUT).  The Accuplacer test is given daily; 24 notice is required.  Contact the Testing Center at (903) 223-3072 or testingcenter@tamut.edu to schedule to take the test.  Click on Accuplacer for additional information.

ACT RESIDUAL TEST (ACT-R)

The ACT Residual Test (ACT-R) is a college admissions exam that tests the areas of English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing.  The ACT-R is scheduled once a month.  Examinees are required to call the Testing Center at 903-223-3072 or testingcenter@tamut.com to register to take the exam. The cost for taking the ACT-R is $60.00 payable to Texas A&M University-Texarkana (TAMUT).  Click on ACT-R for additional information.

ACT-R is for students who 1) are enrolled, 2) have been admitted, or 3) are in the process of applying to the university and cannot test on a national test date. ACT-R scores are ONLY reported to Texas A&M University-Texarkana and cannot be transferred to another university.  Scores except for writing are available approximately within 1 week following the test administration.  The writing score is available approximately within 4 weeks.  

CAMPUS SECURITY

A&M-Texarkana produces an annual Campus Crime Report that can be viewed on our web site at Campus Safety. The Campus Crime Report provides information on campus security, crime prevention practices, reporting crimes, drug and alcohol information, sexual assaults, and crime statistics showing the amount of crime occurring on campus over the last three-year period. A paper copy of the Campus Crime Report can be obtained by calling the University Police Dept. at (903) 223-3114.

SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION INFORMATION

The Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires institutions of higher education to advise the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a State concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained.

In the State of Texas, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the statewide source of information on sex offenders required by law to register. The DPS Sex Offender Registration open record information may be obtained at the Internet location:

    https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/DPS_WEB/SorNew/index.aspx

COMPUTER LAB ACCESS

Access to computers is available during all university operating hours with a lab assistant available in the open lab during posted hours. A computer account is required to utilize computers both in classes and in the open lab. Computer accounts at A&M-Texarkana are available to all enrolled students for use in university classes and are generated automatically for current students. This account will be valid as long as the student continues to enroll in classes.

A student account includes an e-mail account and a personal directory. Information sheets containing account information are available in all computer labs and in the Technology & Distance Education office. Students may access their e-mail accounts by selecting Current Students on the A&M-Texarkana home page and selecting Student Email

NOTE: It is the responsibility of the student to save copies of all data created while using computers in the labs. Lab computers are restored to a default condition each time they are restarted, therefore, student data must be saved on a floppy drive, personal directory ( Network Drive S: ) or class directory (Network Drive U: ). Data saved to Drive C: on lab computers will be erased when the unit is restarted.

If you have questions or comments please contact the Tech/DE office through the web site at
www.tamut.edu/techde/index.php

Procedures
The computer labs are available for students in order to provide an effective and convenient resource to help accomplish academic goals and to promote a quality learning experience at A&M-Texarkana. Therefore, students must adhere to the following:

1.      Password/account information must not be shared with others.

2.      Only current A&M-Texarkana students and authorized personnel are permitted in the computer labs.

3.      Cell phones and pagers must be turned off or placed on vibrate. No phone calls can be taken in the computer lab. Students must leave the lab if necessary to make or answer a call.

4.      Students must be considerate of others and keep the computer labs quiet.

5.      No food, beverages, or tobacco may be consumed in the computer labs.

6.      Contact Technology and Distance Education, ext 3083 for information or to report problems in the computer labs.

 

 

 

Student Housing

On-Campus Housing

The University offers a brand new residence hall in Bringle Lake Village rooms are equipped with cable TV and Internet connections, as well as a combination refrigerator/freezer with a microwave unit along with an LCD TV.  Bringle Lake Village offers FREE laundry facilities and hall desk to assist students.  Hall staff is available to provide students with the assistance they need to succeed socially and academically.

Housing Application

Housing applications are available from the Office of Residence Life or the Office of Admissions.  Applications are also available on the Residence life website.  A $100 deposit must be submitted with all applications. Applications are processed in order of the date they are received.  Contact the Office of Residence Life or visit the website at http://www.tamut.edu/student-life/bringle-lake-village/index.html for more information related to residence halls or the application process.

On-Campus Housing Requirement

Texas A&M University-Texarkana is committed to the success of each student.  Due to the fact that the University believes that living on campus plays a significant role in the success of students, the University requires all students to live in University housing, unless the students:

1. Has reached the age of 21 prior to the first day of class each fall or spring semester, or

2. Has accumulated 60 or more credit hours by the first day of class each fall or spring semester, or

3.  Is enrolled in fewer than nine credit hours for the fall or spring semester.

Students may file for an exemption to this requirement for the following reasons:

It is recommended that students not arrange to live off campus until their request for exemption has been approved through the Office of Residence Life.  Exemptions are granted for one academic year and must be renewed if still applicable.  Contact the Office of Residence Life (903-223-1355 or housing @tamut.edu) or visit the website for more information related to the housing requirement.

Meal Plan Requirement and Options

The University offers various meal plans specifically designed to meet the needs of students.  All plans offer meals in the University Center.  The University requires all students residing on campus to purchase the 17, 13, 11, or 7 meals per week option.  Contact the Office of Residence Life or visit the website at http://www.tamut.edu/student-life/bringle-lake-village/index.html for more information about the meal-plan requirement. 

17 meals per week plan which includes $50 to use at the Grill         =$ 1,600.00

13 meals per week plan which includes $100 to use at the Grill       =$ 1,490.00

11 meals per week plan which includes $100 to use at the Grill       =$ 1,425.00

 7 meals per week plan which includes $70 to use at the Grill  =$    960.00

 

The meals themselves will be served in the university center on the first floor. Breakfast (7:30 am – 9:30 am), lunch (11:00 am to 1:30 pm), and dinner (5:00 pm – 7:30 pm) will be served Monday-Friday with a brunch available on Saturday and Sunday (11 am – 2pm). The Grill will be available weekdays from 10 am – 7:30 pm and weekends from 11am to 6 pm.

 

If you are interested in a meal plan or housing, please contact Josh Coco at jcoco@tamut.edu or 903-223-1355.