Fall 2020 Registration and Scheduling FAQ

Guide to your registration and scheduling questions for Fall 2020

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will be open in Fall 2020 and is implementing a gradual return to the campus under guidance from Governor Abbott, the CDC, and The Texas A&M University System. In developing a course of action, the health and safety of our Islander Community continues to be our highest priority.

 

If you are registered for a course the current instructional method will remain the same. No other changes to existing course formats are planned at this time.

As per the cancellation policy in the lease agreement, if you are a student at TAMUCC in the fall you will be held to the lease agreement. We cannot verify enrollment until after the 12th class day (in September). Thus, once verification is complete in September, housing will communicate your final lease cancellation approval/denial status to you. If you have supporting documentation that you have declined your admission such as proof of class schedule at your new university or documentation that TAMUCC has received your "Change of Term/Admission Cancellation Form" please email these documents to MomentumVillage@americancampus.com.
Yes, you are able to sit out one term after your last registration and remain eligible to register for the Spring 2021 term..
You can request a waiver from the Business office if you are: Registered in 100% online courses for which each was assessed a Distance Education fee; and live more than 100 miles from the Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi campus. You can find the waiver here: Distance Ed Fee Waiver
The last day of instruction for Fall 2020 is Tuesday, November 24.
A student who finds it necessary to withdraw from the University during a semester must file a Withdrawal Form with the Office of the University Registrar. The deadline for withdrawing from the University is the day before the last day of classes during a long semester (fall or spring), and two days before final examinations during a summer session. If the term has not started, the student can drop all classes in SAIL. The student has one year to return to the University from Admission term or last registered term.
This can be found in the instructional method section of SAIL or on the class schedule that can be found HERE.
Students and faculty will meet in classroom as indicated in the schedule. Majority of instruction occurs when the instructor and students are in the same classroom, which may include rotating face-to-face and live video sessions. Up to 50 percent of instructional delivery is conducted online in Blackboard. Professor will communicate meeting pattern to students.
Over 70 classrooms and laboratories were assessed for face-to-face course/lab delivery. The average capacity for classrooms will be 40% to maintain social distancing of 6 feet between faculty and students. Maximum room capacity will be posted inside and outside of classrooms. Classrooms will have indicators where students will sit for social distancing. Students will be seated with empty seats between them. In some stadium seating classrooms, there will be less than 6 feet of distance between rows, so Plexiglas is being installed directly in front of the student’s seat to mitigate risks.
Fees will be the same as the original instructional method as designated before July 1. If your course had an instructional method change as of July 1st, no additional distance education fees will be assessed. The Business Office is currently working to correct any of these charges.
To maintain appropriate social distancing, classrooms will be filled at only 40 percent of capacity for in-person fall classes. The university is working with an architectural firm on design plans for rooms with fixed seating, open seating and other arrangements. Some classes may be offered where one half of the class is in the classroom and the other half is participating remotely. Web cameras and microphones will be installed in many classrooms to support multiple modalities of course offerings. Each faculty member will communicate specific information on the delivery format of the course to the students via messages in the Blackboard course shell, via email, or information may also be posted in the online course schedule
Service Solutions Company (SSC) teams have enhanced their disinfecting and cleaning practices across campus and are paying attention to high-traffic areas and high-touch fixtures such as door handles, push plates, light switches, elevator buttons, and handrails located in common areas. This disinfecting will be in addition to their routine custodial activities such as mopping, vacuuming, and emptying trash. SSC will continue to monitor soap and hand sanitizer dispensers more frequently. Each student will be supplied with a small personal spray bottle of disinfectant, which can be refilled, to wipe down commonly used surfaces such as desks, mobile phones, computer equipment, etc. before and after use.
Academic departments determine the number of offered classes and schedule adjustments occur all the way through the first day of instruction.
Students concerned about their access to courses or making timely progress toward their degrees should contact their college, school, and/or departmental academic advisors for guidance.