General Information and Frequently Asked Questions

Who can register?
  • Must be accepted to Sam Houston State University. Students accepted for future semesters may not be enrolled in Correspondence Self-Paced courses until the first class day of that semester.
  • Student must meet TSI requirements
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA to enroll in 1 course, minimum 2.5 GPA to enroll in 2 courses
  • Student has no holds on their account (advising requirements, past due account balance, etc.)
  • Student has not previously received a D or F in the course for which they are enrolling in
  • Meet all course prerequisites
How many correspondence self-paced courses can I take?

Students may only take 2 correspondence self-paced courses at one time. A maximum of eighteen (18) hours may be completed by correspondence self-paced courses.

How long do I have to complete a course?

Students have up to one calender year to complete a course, but must be enrolled in the course for 60 days before they may take the final exam.

When can I register for a correspondence self-paced course?

Students may register at anytime (even between semesters). If you are a graduating senior, please refer to our registration deadlinesStudents accepted to the university for future semesters may not be enrolled in Correspondence Self-Paced courses until the first class day of that semester.

How do I register?

Students must first be accepted to Sam Houston State University prior to enrolling in a correspondence self-paced course. Not accepted? Visit Undergraduate Admissions for more information. Students accepted for future semesters may not be enrolled in Correspondence Self-Paced courses until the first class day of that semester.

Complete and submit the registration form to SHSUCorrespondence@shsu.edu or in person at University Plaza, 1 Financial Plaza, Suite 450 (across from West Hill Mall). Map

When is payment due?

Payment is due in full once the registration process has been completed. Payment is made online through MySam.

How do I drop a course?

Complete and submit the drop request form to SHSUCorrespondence@shsu.edu or in person at 2405 Avenue I Suite C Huntsville, TX 77340 (behind Domino's).

If I drop my course, will it show up on my transcript?

No, the course will not appear on your transcript.

When can I take the final exam?

Students are eligible to take the final exam after ALL lessons have been submitted and graded and a student has been enrolled in the course for 60+ days. If eligible, complete and submit the final exam application

How long will it take to post a grade after I have taken my final exam?

Course grader have two weeks from the date of submission to report a final grade. Correspondence self-paced courses appear on the transcript under transfer coursework.

How can I request an official transcript?

Official transcripts can be ordered through the Registrar's Office.