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Important Information & Announcements

Admissions

All prospective Texas A&M International University undergraduate and graduate students must meet admission standards and requirements outlined in the current catalog. Students inquiring about admissions may call, write or visit:

(Undergraduate)

Office of Admissions
Texas A&M International University
University Success Center (USC) 129
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, TX 78041-1900
(956) 326-2200
e-mail: enroll@tamiu.edu

(Graduate)

Office of Graduate Studies and Research
Texas A&M International University
Student Center 124
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, TX 78041-1900
(956) 326-3020
e-mail: ogsradm@tamiu.edu

Qualified High School Students entering the 11th or 12th grade may seek early enrollment at A&M International for the purpose of gaining credits in University-level classes.  To be concurrently enrolled, the high school junior or senior must complete the application process, have at least an 85 average (on a scale of 100) for all coursework completed in high school, and have written permission from the high school counselor.  A special application must be completed.  For further information, contact the Office of Recruitment and School Relations at 326 -2201.

Note: High School Students who have failed a section of THEA may not take college level classes related to portions of the test that have not been passed. For information, contact the University College at 326-2134.

Returning Texas A&M International Students

Students who have not been enrolled in the past year must update their application at the Admissions Office.

Former students who have completed an undergraduate degree from A&M International and want to enroll in another program must complete a graduate application at the Office of Graduate Studies and Research located at the Student Center 124.

Students who intend to change degree programs must visit the Office of the University Registrar (ZSC 121) to request a change of degree plan.

Texas Success Initiative

Students who are not exempt and have not passed all sections of the appropriate test must enroll in developmental courses and see a Developmental Education advisor.

For more information, contact Dr. Conchita Hickey, Dean of University College, at 326-2134.

Endowment Fee

This fee is charged at the rate of $10.00 per semester to provide student scholarships.

 

Bacterial Meningitis Notification

As of January 1, 2012, first time students, including transfer students (under age 30), entering Texas A&M International University must submit evidence of having been vaccinated against Bacterial Meningitis at least 10 days prior to the first day of the semester. For additional information, click here.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Students are expected to pay all financial obligations to the University when due.  Failure to meet such obligations will result in a student's record being placed on “hold” status, which will prevent the student from requesting official transcripts and enrolling for future semesters.

Please Note: Registration for classes will not be automatically cancelled due to non-payment.  You must submit a request to the Office of the University Registrar to have your classes dropped.

 

Payment Deadlines: 

 

Spring 2014 January 16
Late Registration

At time of registration

 

Payment Options:

  1. Cash or Check
  2. Installment Payment Plan
    Students may pay tuition and fees in one or four payments.  There is a $30 additional charge for paying in three payments.
    Students who select a deferred payment plan are subject to the following provisions:
    1. Students receiving university sponsored financial aid equal to or greater than their  tuition and fees must pay in one payment.
    2. A late payment penalty of $25 will be assessed for any deferred payment not made on or before the due date.
    3. 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. 

Additional information on deferred payment plan is available from the Business Office.

  1. Visa, Mastercard, American Express are accepted subject to verification with the BankCard Center. Students may use the credit card payment option thru UConnect on the web.
  2. Financial Aid Awards will be reflected on tuition & fees bills for students who meet deadline and processing requirements.  Students who have not been awarded a financial assistance package by December 8th and are in need of assistance are encouraged to apply for an Emergency Loan.
  3. Emergency Loans are available on a first-come-first-serve basis as funds are available.  Students must register before the application can be processed.  Applications will not be processed for any student with an outstanding balance on a previous loan.  A $30.00 processing fee will be added to each loan at the time of application.  If loans are not paid by mid-semester, there will be a $25 late fee.

Late Fee

Students who register after January 16 will be assessed a $50.00 Late Fee.

Identification Cards

All new TAMIU students may request to have their identification card (TAMIU OneCard) made at the OneCard Center located in ZSC 131.  A fee of $10.00 will be assessed for the ID card and for each replacement card.  TAMIU OneCards remain the property of A&M International and must be returned to the OneCard Center upon demand.

Waitlist Policy

Students may request to be waitlisted for a closed class.  If space becomes available, waitlisted students will be added in the order the requests were received without prior notification to the student. It is the student's responsibility to check his/her enrollment status in the course.  Requesting to be waitlisted makes the student liable for all tuition and fees due if a space becomes available.  If the waitlisted class is no longer desired, a drop must be processed by the student.  Please note: a student may not be waitlisted for one section of a course and be registered in another section of the same course. 

Tuition Exemptions

Texas Veterans who no longer qualify for Federal VA Education Benefits or the benefits are less than the Hazlewood benefits should contact the Office of the University Registrar at (956) 326-2254 to inquire about possible eligibility for the Hazlewood tuition exemption as soon as possible.  Application and other required submission documents must be completed  by the Census Date of the semester if it is to be invoked.

Senior Citizen Tuition Exemption: Senior citizens age 65 or older may have up to six hours of tuition fees waived per semester.  Normal admission and registration procedures must be followed and course prerequisites met.  To obtain the exemption, present a valid Texas driver's license or other valid ID showing date of birth to the Business Office.  All other fees will be charged. 

Other Exemptions: Information on other tuition exemptions granted by the State of Texas may be viewed on The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board web site:  http://www.thecb.state.tx.us.

 

Refund of Fees

Students dropping a course, but still enrolled at the University may request a 100% refund of tuition and fees until the 12th Class Day (Census Date). After Census Date (which is February 5),there are no refunds for dropped classes.

Students withdrawing officially from the University (withdrawing from all courses) may request a refund of tuition and refundable fees according to the following scale, as specified by SB 604:

100% prior to the first University class day (before January 22).

80% during the first five University class days (January 22, 23, 24, 27, 28).

70% during the second five University class days (January 29, 30, 31, February 3, 4).

50% during the third five University class days (February 5, 6, 7, 10, 11).

25% during the fourth five University class days (February 12, 13, 14, 17, 18).

No refund AFTER February 18th.

Please note that refunds are based on University class days (Monday through Friday), not on the number of days a particular class has met.

Student Records:

Family Educational Right and Privacy Act of 1974

Also known as FERPA, this act affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records.  For more information, refer to the University Catalog or click on Student Records at www.tamiu.edu/affairs/registrar

Teacher Education

Admission to the the Teacher Preparation Program in the College of Education requires screening in the areas of reading, oral and written communication, critical thinking and mathematics.

To be admitted to the Program, candidates must:

1.  complete an Application for Admissions to the College of Education in the Certification Office.

2.  have an overall grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale

3.  have passing scores on all portions of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) with minimum scores of 260 in Reading, 250 in Mathematics, and 240 in Writing. The COMPASS, SAT,ACT or GRE may also be used to satisfy the THEA requirement

See catalog for further information or the Academic Coordinator in the College of Education, room KLM 434D.

Veteran Information

Students who wish to be certified for VA benefits are reminded to contact the VA Coordinator in the Office of the University Registrar as soon as courses are selected.  VA CERTIFICATION IS NOT AUTOMATIC. For more information, call 326-2254.

International Students

The University requires each international student to have the  mandatory TAMU System health insurance coverage while in the USA.  Enrollment will be through the registration fee payment process.  Student seeking additional coverage should enroll with the Associated Insurance Plans International, Inc. (see website http://www.tamuinsurance.com ).  The University Plan will cost approximately between $600 to $2585 per year.  This coverage is the same for all Texas A&M University System schools.  You must enroll immediately upon arriving on campus or by phone at: 1-800-452-5772.

Immigration documents such as passport, I-94 and I-20 ID must be carried at all times.  This is in compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act, December 24, 1952, Section 264(e).

Contact the Office of Student Affairs for additional information at 326-2282 or visit the office located in STC 226.

 

Payment of registration fees is due in full at the time of registration.

Candidates for Spring Graduation:

1. Pick up a Graduation Application from the Office of the University Registrar, ZSC 121 or online by clicking here.

2. Complete all applicable items on the Graduation Application and submit to the Office of the University Registrar (ZSC 121) no later than February 5. Forms and/or fees submitted after that deadline may not be processed in time for the applicant's name to appear in the graduation announcement.  Graduation fee is $30. Last day to submit LATE graduation application is March 19th. Charges included are the $30 Graduation Fee and $50 Late Fee. Applications received after March 19th will be processed for the following semester's graduation.

3.  Applications for students applying for master’s degrees will be reviewed for completion of requirements and approval from the appropriate department chair or coordinator for approval.  The application is not complete until this approval is granted.

4. Application for graduation is not transferable to a subsequent semester.  If the student does not graduate, the application will be cancelled.  A new application must then be filed at the Office of the University Registrar for the new date of graduation.  Graduation fee for diploma may be transferred to the new term. 

Schedule Changes

Texas A&M International University anticipates offering the courses as indicated in this Schedule of Classes. The University reserves the right to change the schedule, including canceling classes, if enrollments, resources or space limitations warrant such actions.

Course Numbering System

The first digit indicates the level of the course; thus

0          non college level
1 & 2   freshman and sophomore
3 & 4   junior and senior {upper division}
5          master’s level
6          doctoral level                               

The second digit indicates number of credit hours; The third and fourth digits are chosen by the department.

Note: check catalog for undergraduate courses that may be taken for graduate credit--approval required prior to registration.

 

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Section Numbering System and Special Notes

Thursday is abbreviated as "R" in the following schedule of classes.

Section numbers ending in the  "60's" are evening classes.

Section numbers ending in the "70's" are weekend classes.

Section numbers ending in the "80's" are Distance Education classes.

Courses with (SPAN) in the title are taught in Spanish for the MBA in Spanish program.

Courses with (WIN) in the title are taught as "Writing Intensive" courses.

Courses with (HON) in the title are taught as "Honors" courses.

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