Please read this email very carefully as it contains information that can help you in your preparations for Summer/Fall 2019 registration.
All students can confirm their assigned registration date and time by clicking on the ‘Registration Time Assignment’ hyperlink found in the MyRecord tab of the Howdy website.
For any student who may not be aware, the Summer 2019 & Fall 2019 schedule are now accessible via the MyRecord tab in the Howdy website. That being said, please be cautious when examining the course listings. Departments may still be finalizing their Summer and Fall course offerings. Therefore the listed courses in Howdy could be subject to change between now and the start of registration.
During a student’s 48 hour registration period, a student can register for a maximum of 17 hours. When open registration begins on April 22, a student can then register for up to 19 hours.
Are you planning to take courses at a different institution in the summer? If you have not already done so, it would be best to speak to that institution’s admission office to ask about how to access their summer schedule, application process / deadline and also how to register for classes. Students are welcome to visit the Transfer Course Equivalency website to verify potential transferability of classes or email one of the advisors with your question.
Check for Holds
In the MyRecord tab of Howdy, students can also check for any registration holds that would prevent them from registering for classes. We strongly recommend all students check for holds at this time and then several days before, as well as the day before their registration date just to be on the safe side.
Effective Fall 2018, MATH 142 now requires MATH 140 (D or better) or a 22 Total Placement score on the TAMU Math Placement Exam (MPE) for MATH 142. There are no exceptions to this prerequisite requirement. If you are a student that still needs to fulfill MATH 142 on your degree plan and you have not taken MATH 140 or MATH 1324 through a Texas Junior College, you are strongly encouraged to look into taking the MPE at your earliest convenience. If you have taken MATH 140 or MATH 1324, Howdy will let you register for MATH 142. You can also consider taking MATH 1325 (MATH 142) this summer through a Texas Junior College.
When examining course options on Howdy, please remember to check the listed prerequisites and course restrictions for each class you are thinking of registering for. You can find this information by clicking on the “Restrictions/Details” hyperlink found just below the course title as you examine the Spring schedule. This information can help students avoid planning for a course or section of a course that they will not be able to register for.
Foreign Language Placement Tests
If any student, especially our Bachelor of Arts students, are looking to begin their foreign language courses next semester, please note the following. Every student who is looking to register for their first foreign language class (ex. FREN 101) at Texas A&M would need to take a placement test if they meet the following criteria:
- If you took a foreign language in high school and want to continue with the same language
- If you are a native speaker in the language you wish to enroll in (you might speak, understand, read etc.)
If you are looking to take a different language course then what you took in high school, (ex. SPAN 101 and you took FREN for 3 years in high school) and you are not a native speaker of the language in question, then a student would not need to take the foreign language placement test. The Hispanic Studies Department and International Studies Department has posted times for the placement test from now all the way thru November. You can register for the exams via marketplace.tamu.edu. For the Spanish placement test, they offer two types of exams; if you are a native speaker, you must take the Heritage Speaker Exam or if you are Second Language Learner you would take that exam. In the past semester, many students waited to take the placement test and when they did, the courses would be full. Please do not wait until you have to register to take the exam as these exams take time to be graded.
An official list of every course that can apply in each category of the core curriculum can be found at http://core.tamu.edu. Please note this is the list of all the courses in the core curriculum. A student would need to cross check the Fall schedule in Howdy to verify if the course they are interested is being offered in either the Spring or Summer semester.
If any student would like to meet with an advisor, you can log into Howdy and then on the right hand side of the MyRecord screen, you should see a link for the Navigate appointment system. You can then set the location to LA-ECON-Allen to access our online appointment system and you can view the available appointment times on any future date for each advisor. As an additional option, we also offer morning walk-ins sessions from 9-1130AM Monday-Friday. Please note that most walk-ins are about 20-30 minutes each, walk-ins are seen on a first come, first serve basis, and the last walk-in is typically taken back between 11:00AM-11:15AM.