Statement of Equal Opportunity
Statement of Sexual Harassment
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.
A two-year schedule of course offerings has 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. Click here to access the Two-Year-Schedule. Questions regarding these schedules should be directed to the Dean of the College in which the course is taught.
A LC includes two Core Curriculum courses linked during the semester; this allows students to build community among fellow students and instructors. Students enrolled in one LC will interact with fellow students in two linked courses. All freshman and first-time-in-college students are expected to participate in a LC.
Online Course Accounts for Students
Login Name = (First 4 letters of last name) + (Last 4 numbers of CWID) (Campus-Wide Identification)
Password = CWID number (no dashes)
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) 223-1356 or Technology Services at (903) 223-3084.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
For information on Orientation sessions for the Bachelor's of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) please contact Dr. Gaynell Green at (903) 223-3165 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kelly Coke at (903) 223-3030 or email@example.com.
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. Those students who are unable to attend SOAR will be allowed to register during regular registration by appointment beginning Wednesday, January 12th-14th, 2011.
Fall 2011 SOAR dates are:
Tuesday, June 21st 9:00am-3:00pm University Center
Tuesday, July 19th 4:00pm-7:00pm Hallsville ISD
For additional information, please call (903)223-1350.
Please visit the Office of Admissions website, www.tamut.edu/admission for requirements and procedures for all student types.
Learners (special category)
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: Veterans and active duty personnel serving for at least 3 years preceding enrollment. Additional paperwork may be required to document this exemption.
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.
A student who has graduated with an associate or baccalaureate degree
from a regionally accredited Texas public institution of higher education.
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:
Please contact the Admissions 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 can contact the Testing Center to sign up for either of these exams by phone at (903) 223-3072 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hours of Operation during the semester are as follows:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday -- 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday -- 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Thursday -- 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Additional information, including hours in between semesters, can be found on the Testing Center Website, http://tamut.edu/testingcenter/index.htm.
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
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8. PAYMENT OF
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.
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 2011.
CREDIT CARD PAYMENT
Tuition and fees for Spring 2011 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:
A&M-Texarkana's web site at http://www.tamut.edu
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 Spring 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. A student paying tuition and required fees in four (4) installments shall pay a processing fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
B. 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
C. A student making an installment payment after the due
date shall also pay
*$25.00 delinquent fee added if payment is not received by the
OUTSTANDING FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS
Students are responsible for paying all financial obligations owed to the university when due. Prior to the end of each semester or term, each student should determine that all accounts are paid. In the event your account becomes delinquent, you will be responsible for all costs of collection. These costs include collection agency fees, attorney fees, court costs, judgment interest and any other allowable charges in accordance with state regulations. Non-payment of any accounts will be entered on the student's record and the Registrar's Office will be prohibited from registering the student for classes or providing an official A&M-Texarkana transcript until full payment is made.
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.
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
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.
Schedule for Dropped Courses
Fall 2011 Term September 8th
Refunds for courses dropped by a student who later withdraws are calculated according to the withdrawal schedule above. If a scheduled course fails to materialize because it lacks the required number of students, all fees for that course will be refunded.
Schedule for Withdrawals
Withdrawal refund for students paying in installments are calculated as follows:
means you will receive 100% refund of tuition paid
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.
Aid Students Who Drop Classes
Aid Students and Non-Attendance
1. College Level Skills
Teacher Preparation Orientation
Faculty Advisor Conference
Minimum GPA Requirement
Deadline for field-based Semester application:
8. The test fee is $82 per test. Contact the Office of Teacher Certification for additional information at (903)223-3048.
Final Exams Schedule
who have not satisfied the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) may take the Texas
Higher Education Assessment (THEA) Test or Accuplacer to satisfy this
requirement. Students must contact the Testing Center at (903) 223-3072
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 Accuplacer is $10.00 per exam or $29 for all 4 exams payable to Texas A&M University-Texarkana. The Accuplacer test is given every Thursday at 1:00pm. Contact the Testing Center at (903) 223-3072 to schedule to take the test.
ACT RESIDUAL TEST (ACT-R)
The ACT Residual Test (ACT-R) is a college admissions exam that tests the areas of English, Math, Reading, and Science. The ACT-R is scheduled for Every Wednesday at 8:30. Examinees are required to call the Testing Center at 903-223-3072 to register to take the test at least 3 days in advance. The cost for taking the ACT-R is $35.00 payable to Texas A&M University-Texarkana.
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 are available approximately 4 weeks following the test administration. Go to top of page
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
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
COMPUTER LAB 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.
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.
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 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.
Meningitis Vaccination Requirement
During 2009 Texas Legislative session, Texas House Bill 4189 (HB 4189) was passed and signed into law by Governor Rick Perry. HB 4189 requires that any incoming new student who lives on campus must either receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet certain criteria for declining such a vaccination before they can live on campus.
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, or 11 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 $50 to use at the Grill =$ 1,543.00
13 meals per week plan which includes $100 to use at the Grill =$ 1,458.00
11 meals per week plan which includes $100 to use at the Grill =$ 1,398.00
65 meals per semester plan which includes $65 to use at the Grill =$ 558.00
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 email@example.com or 903-223-1355.