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EXCLUSION OF REPEATED COURSES AT TAMUK - Effective 2015 Spring (Amended 10/8/2014)

Effective 2015 Spring Semester, the University has changed its policy on how many courses may be excluded from the GPA calculation.

The policy allows up to 17 hours of excluded grades and only one exclusion per course for undergraduate students.  Undergraduates can repeat classes but after the 17 hours of allowable exclusion, the course grade would be averaged in the overall GPA and not excluded.  Transitional courses would not count towards the 17 hours of excluded grades and students with more than 90 attempted hours as of the beginning of spring 2015 will be exempt from this policy.

Questions can be directed to the Office of the Registrar (361-593-2811); email registrar@tamuk.edu; or come by the Javelina Enrollment Services Center, MSUB Room 132.

REGISTRATION/ADD/DROP FORM AND WITHDRAWAL CLEARANCE FORM - Effective 2014 Fall

Effective with the 2014 Fall Semester, the student will be required to get his/her advisor's signature on the course drop form or the withdrawal form before the form will be processed.  This is not for an approval but will indicate the student has consulted with his/her advisor.

In an effort to ensure the student has been advised as to the effects of the dropping of a course or the withdrawing from the University, the University is requiring the signature of the student's advisor on the form before it can be processed.  The signature is not approving the action but merely indicating the student has consulted his/her advisor about the effects of the action being requested.  The advisor does not have the authority to prevent a student from dropping a course or withdrawing from the university.

Questions can be directed to the Office of the Registrar (361-593-2811); e-mail registrar@tamuk.edu; or come by the Javelina Enrollment Services Center, MSUB, Room 132.

 

MID-TERM GRADES REQUIRED FOR ALL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS - Effective 2014 Fall

Effective with the 2014 fall semester five-week grades for 1000, 2000 and transitional courses are no longer required.  However, mid-term grades will be required for all undergraduate students.  Grades to be used for mid-term grading are A, B, C, D or F.  The grades of “S” and “U” will not be used for mid-term grades.  This will align with our policy to have only one student initiated drop (refer to the “NEW DROP/WITHDRAW POLICY” below) after the mid-term point of semester. 

Questions can be directed to the Office of the Registrar (361-593-2811); e-mail registrar@tamuk.edu; or come by the Javelina Enrollment Services Center, MSUB, Room 132.

NEW DROP/WITHDRAW POLICY - Effective 2014 Summer

Effective with the 2014 Summer Term, THE NEW POLICY DOES NOT ALLOW A COURSE TO BE DROPPED OR A STUDENT TO WITHDRAW AFTER THE DATE FOR DROPPING WITH AN AUTOMATIC “Q” (see the academic calendar for the specific date of the semester/term).  This policy includes student initiated drops and drops for non-attendance by faculty.

Under the current policy of allowing a course to be dropped after the “auto Q” date, the University could become non-compliant with the Texas Education Code 51.907 that limits the student to 6-drops during his/her undergraduate career (without receiving an academic penalty).  After the “auto Q” date, a student would receive the grade at the time he/she dropped the course.  This resulted in an academic penalty, as well as, the use of one of his/her 6-drops allowed.  This would penalized the student twice and be in violation of the Code.  Therefore, the University has implemented, beginning with the 2014 Summer Term, no more drops or withdraws after the “auto Q” date. 

Questions can be directed to the Office of the Registrar:  call 361-593-2811; email registrar@tamuk.edu; or come by the Javelina Enrollment Services Center, MSUB room 132.

This page was last updated on: October 09, 2014