Extension Credit Courses Policies
Extension credit courses are administered through the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.
The following important policies govern extension credit courses. Failure to follow the policies and procedures for dropping an extension course may result in a reduction of your GPA due to an "F" being assigned.
1. Drop Refund - Refunds for a dropped extension course are given according to university policy for regular university courses on campus. Refer to the web page, Dropping an Extension Course, on the Registrar's Web site for more information.
2. Enrollment in an extension course does not constitute official admission into the university, and those not admitted to Texas State may take extension courses.
3. Students from other institutions who wish to transfer extension credit should obtain prior approval of their home institution and are responsible for ascertaining whether or not credit for an extension course will transfer to their home institution.
4. Students may enroll in an extension course for Audit only with prior approval from the instructor and if space is available. Payment is required in full for Audit only enrollments.
5. If enrollment in extension courses will create an academic overload, students must have prior approval of their college dean.
6. Transcript records are maintained for all credit earned by extension.
7. Those employed as teachers may present for credit toward a certificate or degree not more than 6 hours during one public school year.
8. A maximum of 30 semester hours for Texas State credit may be completed through a combination of correspondence and extension courses.
9. Students on active suspension from Texas State are not eligible to enroll in courses for extension credit.
10. Texas residents or persons attending public colleges or universities in Texas are subject to compliance with Texas Success Initiative regulations.
11. Extension coursework completed through Texas State counts toward a student's GPA and may be applied toward residency requirements for graduation with a bachelor's degree. Hours and grades earned through Texas State extension courses are counted in the hours required to be eligible for Dean's List and in the GPA calculation for Dean's List. Also, hours earned through Texas State extension courses are counted in the hours required to be eligible to graduate with honors and in the GPA calculation for honors.
12. Due to Department of Education regulations, the Office of Distance and Extended Learning is limited in the enrollments we are able to accept from students residing in states outside of Texas. If you are not a Texas resident, please contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning before you register to confirm that you reside in a state from which we have authorization to enroll you in an extension course. A list of states we are currently able to accept enrollments from can be found on the Distance and Extended Learning website.
13. Once a registration form has been submitted, no changes can be made to the college credit request.
14. The completion of this application does not guarantee enrollment in the class. The following are required for official enrollment:
- One completed Extension Course Application per course
- Completed tuition waiver/exemption request forms must be received by the Office of Distance and Extended Learning no later than the twelfth class day for fall and spring semesters, and the fourth class day for summer semesters (if applicable).
- Verification of TSIP compliance (if applicable)
- Proof of meningitis vaccination or exemption (if applicable)
15. Enrollment in an extension course will be accepted up to and including the final day for schedule changes as listed in the Schedule of Classes. Check the Schedule of Classes for this date.