2. Special Course Status

(Revised: 2003)

2.1 Visiting Classes. A student enrolled at Texas A&M University at Galveston may regularly attend class as a visitor only after securing permission from the instructor and the head of the department in which the course is offered. This authorization carries only the privilege of listening and observing. Courses in which a student is a visitor will not be considered in determining a student's credit hour load.

A person attending a class or doing the work of a course for which he or she has not registered in advance shall not receive credit for the course.

2.2 Elective Studies. When part of the work in a curriculum is elective, the student must choose elective subjects in consultation with his or her departmental advisor and within the limitations set by his or her college.

2.3 Correspondence and Extension Courses and Concurrent Enrollment

2.3.1 Students may apply up to 12 hours of correspondence credit earned through an accredited institution toward the requirements for an undergraduate degree even though Texas A&M University does not offer courses by correspondence. Correspondence courses taken through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) may be accepted and included in the 12 hours allowed. Extension credit from any university other than Texas A&M University is not acceptable for graduate credit. Correspondence courses are in no case acceptable for graduate credit.

2.3.2 Undergraduate students enrolled at Texas A&M who wish to take a course or courses concurrently at another institution for degree credit at Texas A&M must receive the prior approval of their Dean or designee.

2.4 Registration for Independent Studies, Variable Credit, Problems Courses. Any student enrolling in an independent study or problems course (481, 482, 484, 485, 491, 681, 685, 691, 692, etc.) must have the prior approval of the supervising faculty member and the department head of the department in which the course is to be taken.