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The following regulations govern Texas State Extension Studies:

Enrollment in an extension course does not constitute official admission to the university, and those not admitted to Texas State may take extension courses.

Students from other institutions who wish to transfer extension credit should obtain prior approval from their home institution and are responsible for ascertaining whether or not credit for an extension course will transfer to their home institution.

Students may enroll in an extension course for Audit only.  For more information, please visit our Auditing a Course webpage.

If enrollment in extension courses will create an academic overload, students must have prior approval from their college dean.

Transcript records are maintained for all credit earned by extension.

Those employed as teachers may present for credit toward a certificate or degree not more than six hours during one public school year.

A maximum of 30 semester hours for Texas State credit may be completed through a combination of correspondence and extension courses.

Students on active suspension from Texas State are not eligible to enroll in courses for extension credit.

Texas residents or persons attending public colleges or universities in Texas are subject to compliance with Texas Success Initiative regulations.

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.

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 Office of Distance and Extended Learning website.   

For more information, please contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning at 512.245.2322, or come by our office in 302 Academic Services Building-North.