To successfully register for an extension course, you must (1) submit the extension course application to the Office of Distance and Extended Learning and (2) register online; please read this page thoroughly for complete enrollment and registration instructions.
Enrollment in an extension course does not require formal acceptance to Texas State and does not constitute admission to the university. In fact, you need not be accepted in a college or university to take a course through this office. Courses are open to all those who meet departmental and course prerequisites and Texas Success Initiative Program (TSIP) requirements. With the instructor's permission, you may enroll on a non-credit basis. Tuition cost remains the same.
Complete the Extension Study Application and submit it to the Office of Distance and Extended Learning. Check the Class Schedule to make sure the course you want is available before submitting an application.
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 elibible 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.
Students on active suspension from Texas State are ineligible for extension credit. If registration in extension courses will create an academic overload, students must have prior, written approval from their college dean and chair. A maximum of 30 semester hours for Texas State credit may be completed through a combination of correspondence and extension courses. Students are responsible for ascertaining whether or not credit for an extension course will apply to a particular program.
Students from other institutions who wish to transfer Texas State extension credit to their home institutions are responsible for obtaining prior approval of their home institutions.
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.
If your course requires a prerequisite, you will be required to submit an official transcript. Official transcripts should be mailed to the Office of Distance & Extended Learning, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666. Texas State academic departments will determine if the course satisfies the prerequisite requirement.
Texas residents and students seeking credit at any Texas public institution must comply with Texas Success Initiative Program (TSIP) requirements. If you are exempt from TSIP requirements, you can expedite your application by submitting documentation of your exemption with your application. Students attending private institutions may verify their exempt status by submitting a copy of their latest semester transcript or grade report, or a letter of good standing from their university. For more information on Texas Success Initiative guidelines, contact the Texas State Texas Success Initiative Program Office at 512.245.3942.
Extension studies students enrolled in a course or program that includes any contact with the Texas State campus must provide proof upon enrollment that they have received the meningitis vaccination or are exempt from receiving the vaccine. For more information, see the Required Meningitis Vaccination page and visit the website of the Texas State Student Health Center.
Fill out and submit the online Extension Study Application to the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.
Note: The submission of this completed application does not register you in an extension course. After you complete and submit this application, you must register online (see "Completing Your Registration Online" below).
Submit your application with TSIP exemption certification (if necessary). If you will not be paying your application fee or tuition because of third-party billing such as Chapter 33 or the Hazlewood Exemption, or if you will be using your Texas Tomorrow Fund or any kind of tuition waiver, attach documentation along with your application to the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.
Completed tuition waiver or exemption request forms and any required documentation must be received in the Office of Distance and Extended Learning no later than the twelfth class date of the fall and spring semesters, and the fourth class date of the summer semester. Request forms received after those dates will not be honored. For additional information on the University's policy on tuition waivers and exemptions, see the Tuition Waivers and Exemptions page on the Student Business Services website. For additional financial aid and tuition adjustment information, see the Financial Aid and Tuition Adjustments page on the Student Business Services website.
Your application will be checked for completeness upon receipt. Incomplete applications will be returned with a request that the missing information or payment be provided. To avoid any delays, you may want to contact our office to confirm receipt of all necessary paperwork and payment.
Once we have processed your extension studies application, you will need to log into your Texas State Self-Service student account on Banner , 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.
Your tuition and application fees will be applied to your Texas State bill. All university policies regarding installments, course drops, and refunds apply.
The course drop procedures for dropping an extension course are the same as those for dropping a regular on-campus course. Failure to follow university policies and procedures for dropping a course may result in a reduction of your GPA due to an “F” being assigned. Refer to the website of the Registrar's Office for more information. Refunds for a dropped extension course are given according to university policy for regular university courses; refer to the Refund Policies and the semester "Drop Refunds" schedules on the Student Business Services Web site.