SPRING 2014 SCHEDULE INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Statement of Equal Opportunity
It is the policy of Texas A&M University-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. Ricky Norton, 7101 University Avenue, Texarkana, Texas 75503, 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 Life 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 Any course may be withdrawn from the current listing if the enrollment is too small to justify conducting the course or as a result of a reduction in funding.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 Web for Students for updated room assignments 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.

Nov 4-Jan 12

Pre-Registration (according to classification) for 16 week (full term) and 1st 8 week sessions

Nov 4- March 16

Pre-registration (according to classification) for 2nd 8 week session

January 6-16

Emergency Loans & Book Vouchers for Spring 2014 available

January 13

First class day for 16 week (full term) & 1st 8 week term

January 13-16

Late Registration for 16 week (full term) & 1st 8 week term

January 16

Last day to pay tuition for 16 week (full term) and 1st 8 week term. First installment payment is due. (Students will be dropped for non-payment)

January 20

Martin Luther King. University Closed.

January 21

1st 8 week census. Last day to drop/withdraw no grade.

January 29

16 week (full term) census. Last day to drop/withdraw no grade.

January 29

Last day to apply for Spring 2014 graduation.

February 13

2nd installment payment due by 4:30 pm

February 27

Last day to drop/withdraw 1st 8 week with a W

March 5

16 week (full term) midterm grades due

March 6

Last class day, 1st 8 week term

March 7

1st 8 week finals

March 10-14

Spring Break. No classes.

March 12

3rd installment payment due by 4:30 pm.

March 13-14

University Closed. Spring Break

March 17

First class day, 2nd 8 week term

March 17

Late Registration for 2nd 8 week term.

March 24

2nd 8 week census, last day drop/withdraw- no grade

March 31- June 1

Pre-Registration (according to classification)- Summer I 2014

March 31- July 7

Pre-Registration (according to classification)- Summer II 2014

March 31- Aug 24

Pre-Registration (according to classification)- Fall 2014

April 1

Financial Aid Priority deadline for Fall 2014

April 10

Final installment payment due by 4:30 pm.

April 11

16 week last day to drop/withdraw with a W

April 18

2nd 8 week last day to drop/withdraw with a W

May 2

Last class day- 16 week (full term) & 1st 8 week

May 5-7

Final Exam week

May 8

Final grades for graduating students due

May 10

Spring 2014 Commencement

May 12

Final grades due for all students- 5 pm

 

Registration may be completed online through Web for Students. Students needing assistance with registration may visit the Registrar’s Office located in the University One Stop Shop in room UC 260 in University Center, email registrar@tamut.edu, or call 903-334-6601. Office hours for the One Stop are Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00 PM.

*SOAR – STUDENT ORIENTATION, ADVISING AND REGISTRATION


Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) for freshman or transfer students with fewer than 30 hours is a two day program that was designed to guide each new student at A&M-Texarkana to success. SOAR is required for all new students entering Texas A&M University-Texarkana.  While at SOAR students meet other new students, get advice from current students, meet with an advisor, register for classes, learn A&M-Texarkana traditions, stay in a residence hall, and HAVE FUN!!!

In order to register for 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 SOAR orientation dates and additional information, please visit our website at www.tamut.edu/Student-Life/SOAR-Orientation/index.html, email soar@tamut.edu, or call (903)223-1351.

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 http://blackboard.tamut.edu.

   Login using your account information.

 

   Blackboard Questions

   For Blackboard Training go to http:llwww.tamut.edu/training/Students.

  

   Contact Julia Allen at (903)223-3154 or Technology Services at (903)223-3084.

   You can also submit a Technical Support ticket at

   http://www.tamut.edu/techde/support.htm.

 

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 Office of Admissions for more information before you drop a course.

A&M-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)334-6601.

 

 

AWARDING OF DEGREES AND COMMENCEMENT

In order for a student to receive their degree and participate in commencement, a student must have completed all degree requirements and have a zero balance on their account by Friday one week prior to the graduation ceremony.

 

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.

TESTING


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.

 

NOTE:  Beginning August 26, 2013, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) is requiring all Texas public colleges and universities to administer a new Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment.  Any new student who has not met a state-approved exemption or completion prior to August 26, 2013 will be subject to the new TSI Assessment requirements.  For information on the new TSI assessment, please contact the Admissions Office or visit the Testing website.

 

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 do I have to take?

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

 

Please contact the Registrar’s Office at (903) 334-6604 for the minimum passing scores for TSI or other additional questions regarding TSI. Our testing center offers TSI testing. You may contact the Testing Center to sign up for TSI testing by phone at (903) 223-3072 or by email at testing.center@tamut.edu.

 

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 the Success Center at (903) 334-6721 for more information.

 

TOEFL IBT

The TOEFL iBT is a computer-base and measures your ability to use and understand English at the university      level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks. Students from non-native English speaking countries will be required to pass the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) iBT 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.

You must register online to take the TOEFL iBT. The cost to take the TOEFL iBT is $180.00. Click on TOEFL iBT for additional information. If you require additional information, you can call the Testing Center at 903-223-3072 or testingcenter@tamut.edu.

 

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

 

Comprehensive Final Exams for Graduate Students

Comprehensive Final Exams for masters level students who plan to graduate in December 2013 to be announced.

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 once a month and by appointment only.  Examinees are required to call the Testing Center at 903-223-3072 or register at testingcenter@tamut.edu to register to take the exam.  The cost for taking the ACT-R is $60.00 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 A&M-Texarkana and cannot be transferred to another university. Scores except for writing are available approximately 4 weeks following the test administration.

 

 

 

Final Exams

Spring 2014 Final Exam Schedule

If Your class meets for FIRST time in the week:

EXAM Date/Hour

Monday—8:00 am

Tuesday—8:00 am

Wednesday—8:00 am

Friday—8:00 am

8:00-10:00 am MONDAY

 

Monday, May 5

Monday—11:00 am

10:30-12:30 pm MONDAY

Monday—1:00 pm

1:30-3:30 pm MONDAY

Monday—4:00 pm

Wednesday—4:00 pm

Monday—5:00 pm

Wednesday—5:00 pm

Wednesday—5:30 pm

Thursday—5:00 pm

4:00-6:00 pm MONDAY

Monday 5:30 pm

Monday 5:45 pm

Monday 6:00 pm

Monday 8:20 am

Monday 8:30 am

Wednesday 8:30 am

Friday 8:30 am

6:30-8:30 pm MONDAY

If Your class meets for FIRST time in the week:

EXAM Date/Hour

Tuesday 9:30 am

Wednesday 1:00 pm

Thursday 1:00 pm

Monday 3:50 pm

8:00-10:00 am TUESDAY

 

Tuesday, May 6

Tuesday 10:00 am

Tuesday 11:00 am

Friday 10:00 am

10:30-12:30 pm TUESDAY

Tuesday 1:00 pm

1:30-3:30 pm TUESDAY

Tuesday 4:00 pm

Friday 11:00 am

4:00-6:00 pm TUESDAY

Tuesday 5:30 pm

Tuesday 6:00 pm

6:30-8:30 pm TUESDAY

If Your class meets for FIRST time in the week:

EXAM Date/Hour

Monday 9:30 am

8:00-10:00 am WEDNESDAY

 

Wednesday, May 7

Monday 2:30 pm

Tuesday 2:30 pm

Tuesday 3:30 pm

10:30-12:30 pm WEDNESDAY

Friday 9:00 am

Friday 9:30 am

Friday 2:00 pm

Tuesday 7:00 pm

Thursday 7:00 pm

Tuesday 7:30 pm

1:30-3:30 pm WEDNESDAY

Thursday 4:00 pm

Thursday 4:30pm

Thursday 5:30 pm

Thursday 6:00 pm

4:00-6:00 pm WEDNESDAY

Monday 7:00 pm

Wednesday 6:00 pm

Wednesday 7:00 pm

6:30-8:30 pm WEDNESDAY

PAYMENT AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

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, advising fee, health fee, college enhancement fee, and green 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 should 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.

 

Credit Card Payment

Tuition and fees may be paid by charging 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.

 

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

 

Spring 2014

Spring full term & 1st 8 week term

Thursday, January 16 by 4:30 pm

2nd 8 week term

Monday, March 17 by 4:30 pm

 

Please visit the Business Office website to view the tuition and fee schedule for undergraduate and graduate tuition for the spring 2014 semester.

 

*The Intercollegiate Athletic fee was approved by a student body referendum in the spring of 2012.  The fee is still pending in the Texas Legislature and signature by Governor Perry.  If approved, students will pay $9 per SCH up to 12 semester credit hours or $108 per semester beginning with the fall of 2013.  The fee will be used to initiate intercollegiate sports and build sports facilities.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Installment Due Dates



First payment due (1/4 of tuition plus $25.00 service charge)

January 16* by 4:30 pm

2nd payment (1/4 of tuition)

February 13* by 4:30pm

3rd payment (1/4 of tuition)

March 12* by 4:30pm

Final payment (remaining tuition)

April 10* by 4:30pm

 

*$25.00 late fee will be assessed for each late installment payment.

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

 

OUTSTANDING FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS

 

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.

 

 

 

 

WAIVED FEES FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN

DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSES ONLY

 

Effective Fall 2013, the Distance Education Fee Waiver is no longer available.

 

PARKING PERMITS

All students attending A&M-Texarkana and parking a vehicle on campus are required to purchase a parking permit. Permits may be purchased Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Business Office.  Rates are as follows:

·         $25.00 September-August

·         $20.00 January-August

·         $12.00 May-August

·         $5.00 – One Additional Parking Permit

 

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: http://tamut.edu/Admissions/What%20You%20Need%20to%20Know/Texas.html

 

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

Dropping a course means a student wishes to drop an individual course but remains registered in other courses for the current semester.


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 Term (16 week)

January 29

1st 8 week term

January 21

2nd 8 week term

March 24

 

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: Students cannot withdraw from the University through Web for Students. Withdrawals must be submitted to the Registrar’s office by submitting the Drop/Withdrawal form which may be found on the University website at http://tamut.edu/Student-Support/Registrar/Dropping.html

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.

 

Spring Full Term

Until 5:00 pm by Jan 10

100%

January 13-17

80%

January 21-27

70%

January 28- Feb 3

50%

February 4- 10

25%

February 11 and thereafter

No Refund

1st 8 week Term

Until 5:00 pm January 10

100%

January 13-15

80%

January 16-21

50%

January 22 and thereafter

No Refund

2nd 8 week Term

Until 5:00 pm March 12

100%

March 17-19

80%

March 20-24

50%

March 25 and thereafter

No Refund