This rule was passed by the State to discourage students from repeating courses unnecessarily. Again, this has a financial impact on students who repeat in excess.
Legislation also impacts funding rates for student based on the number of times they attempt* the same course for a third time since Fall 2002 could be charged tuition not exceeding that of out-of-state tuition rates for that course. This provision is described in the Texas Administrative Code (Chapter 13, Subchapter F,§ 13.108 )
Semester credit hours or contact hours attempted* by students for the following types of coursework are exempt from the provision of this section.
- Thesis and dissertation courses.
- Independent study courses.
- Special topics and seminar courses.
- Developmental Education coursework is subject to an 18 hour limit. In the future, students may be responsible for excess hours.
- Continuing Education courses that must be repeated to retain professional certification.
For example: If tuition at A&M - Central Texas costs approximately $350 for 3 hours, if you were to pay out-of-state tuition, it could cost you approximately $975 for the same 3 hours. Details vary by student and course. This is an approximate cost only.
*Attempted hours are calculated for courses in which a student is enrolled on official reporting day, which is approximately two weeks after the beginning of fall and spring semesters and one week after the beginning of summer semesters. In other words, if you enroll in a course and subsequently drop it, the hours that you attempted but did not complete will count toward the limit imposed by this policy. If you intend to drop a course, you must do so before the end of the official census day of the semester to avoid having that course count in your total number of attempted hours.