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Extension Studies


The Office of Distance and Extended Learning offers extension courses on the Texas State campus and online. The on-campus courses include many language courses such as American Sign Language, Arabic, Italian, and Chinese. Not all of these courses are offered every semester. For a complete list of courses and their availability, check the Announcements and Course Offerings pages on this Web site.

Study-in-America/Off-Campus Program Offerings:

Study-in-America/Off-campus, faculty-led extension programs usually take place in the summer months. The extension programs are limited to study within the United States. Courses in anthropology, geography, geology, theatre, and English are offered in these programs. Learn more about these Extension programs by visiting the Study-in-America/Off-campus Program Offerings pages of this Web site.

Important Announcements

The Office of Distance and Extended Learning is now accepting extension course applications for the Spring 2015 semester. Once we have processed your extension studies application, you will need to log into your Texas State Self-Service student account, check for any holds, and register, during your allocated registration period, in the extension course for which you submitted your extension course application. Course registration follows the Texas State registration schedule, including dates for late registration and schedule changes.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  A completed & processed online Extension Studies application is required every semester.

Please review the Extension Course Application and Registration page carefully since the application and registration process for extension courses may have changed since you last applied and registered.


Effective Spring 2015, tuition rates will increase as follows:

                                         Face-to Face                 Online
           3 Hour Course        $716.04                        $746.04
           4 Hour Course        $954.72                        $994.72
           6 Hour Course        $1,432.08                     $1,492.08

           3 Hour Course        $866.04                        $896.04

Students enrolled in online courses will pay an online fee of $10 per credit hour in addition to tuition costs.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal financial aid and Pell Grant programs require that students be enrolled in programs leading to a degree or some other educational credential to be eligible for financial aid. Students enrolled solely in extension studies courses may not be eligible; please contact the Texas State Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information. Extension courses are considered part of your course load for the purpose of determining eligibility for the amount of federal financial aid received by Texas State students. If you have questions regarding financial aid and scholarships, contact the Texas State Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at 512.245.2315.

Note:  Students interested in a Study-in-America program should begin investigating the funding options as soon as possible.  These options may include grants, personal savings, scholarships and loans.

Attention Students Applying for Graduate Courses

All applicants interested in enrolling in a 5000 level or above extension course(s) must first contact the Texas State Graduate College.  This step must be completed before registration can be finalized into a graduate-level course.

Required Meningitis Vaccination

As of January 1, 2012, Texas law requires that all new college students under 23 years old must be immunized against bacterial meningitis before they enroll in an institution of higher education. State law mandates that first-time college students, students transferring from another institution, and students who are re-enrolling following a break of at least one fall or spring semester be inoculated against the illness.

It is imperative that students who plan to enroll in a Texas State Extension course or program that includes any contact with the Texas State campus be vaccinated. Under the law, new college students must have received the vaccine within the past five years. Proof of inoculation or exemption is required upon enrollment. If you are 23 years old or older, you are exempt from the requirement under state law. Students who are not vaccinated cannot register for classes until proof of vaccination or exemption has been submitted.

Extension studies students enrolled in a course or program that includes any contact with the Texas State campus must file proof that they have received the vaccination or are exempt by the specified deadline. Students may purchase the vaccination through the Texas State Student Health Center, through an area public health clinic, or from another provider. More information is available from the Texas State Student Health Center.

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September 7th - Labor Day

November 26th-27th - Thanksgiving

December 21st-January 1st - Christmas

January 18th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

March 14th-18th - Spring Break

May 30th - Memorial Day

July 4th - Independence Day

Registration Periods

Fall 2015 - March 23rd-August 6th

     - Late Registration - August 7th-20th

Spring 2016 - October 8th-December 18th

     - Late Registration - January 4th-14th

Summer 2016 - March 21st-May 30th

Fall 2016 - March 21st-August 11th