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SUMMER & FALL 2010 SEMESTER GUIDELINES

  Registration  
University Services

 

 

Payments, Financial Aid, Tuition & Fees
Complete List of Topics Admissions

 

 

New Students
  Texas Success Initiatives(TSI)  

Registration/Drop

 

SUMMER I, SUMMER II, AND FALL 2010
ADVANCE REGISTRATION BY ALPHA SCHDULE/CLASSIFICATION

Advance registration for Summer/Fall 2010 has ended.

View Advance Registration by Alpha Schedule for Spring 2011.

 

 

CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION STATUS ON SAM WEB

You may check your registration status for blocks, look up your advisor, change your pin (personal identification number), change your address or print a copy of your schedule. To see if your schedule is protected if you are on financial aid, or view your account balance; click the Financial System selection on Sam Web.

 

REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE

ADVANCE REGISTRATION, REGISTRATION AND LATE REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE WILL BE HELD IN THE REGISTRAR'S COMPUTER LAB, ESTILL 331.

Computers are available in General Use Labs at regularly scheduled lab times during periods of registration to students who do not need assistance. Registration Personnel will be available to assist students during Advance Registration, Registration Processing, and Late Registration. Be sure your course schedule is correct. Students will receive an "F" for any course they are enrolled in but not attending.

 

COURSE PREREQUISITES

You will be blocked from registering for a course if you do not have the prerequisite(s) or you are not currently enrolled in the prerequisite(s). At the end of each semester, your schedule for the upcoming semester will be reviewed; and courses for which you did not complete the prerequisite(s) or do not have a prerequisite approval for will be dropped.

 

ADVANCE REGISTRATION

DATES

Open Advanced Registration

Mini Session

Summer I

10 Week

Summer II

Fall

Registration Dates
(closes at
8:00 am)

March 20 - May 7
(closes at
8:00 am)

March 20 - May 7
(closes at
8:00 am)

March 20 - May 7
(closes at
8:00 am)

March 20 - June 25
(closes at
8:00 am)

March 20 - August 6
(closes at
4:00 pm)

Payment Deadline
5:00 p.m.

Friday,
May 7

Friday,
May 7

Friday,
May 7

Friday,
June 25

Friday,
August 6

 

All times and dates are subject to change without prior notification.

 

PAYMENT

Advance registration cash/check are due in the Bursar's Office by 5:00 p.m. on the due day. Online credit card payments can be made until 10:00 p.m. Student’s schedules will be deleted for non-payment if payment is not received.

You must make payment by cash, check, or credit card (MasterCard/American Express) by the published payment deadline to retain your class schedule. Payment will be accepted beginning the date you register. The deadline for payment is May 7 for Mini Session, Summer I and 10 Week courses; June 25 for Summer II and August 6 for the Fall Semester.  Please refer to Installment Payments for details.

Students who have been awarded financial aid for the upcoming semester will need to apply their financial aid by June 7 for Summer Session I, July 8 for Summer Session II and August 23 for the Fall Semester.  Please check your fee statement for due date. See Instructions for Aid/Scholarship Disbursements.

 

REGULAR REGISTRATION

DATES

Open Regular Registration

Mini Session

Summer I

10 Week

Summer II

Fall

Registration Dates
(opens at noon)

May 8 -
May 14

May 8 -
June 7

May 8 -
June 7

June 26 -
July 8
(closes @ noon)

August 7 -
August 23
(closes @ 4pm)

Payment Deadline 5:00 p.m.

Friday,
May 14

Monday, June 7

Monday, June 7

Thursday,
July 8

Monday,
August 23

 

All times and dates are subject to change without prior notification.

 

PAYMENT

Regular Registration cash/check payments are due in the Bursar's Office by 5:00 p.m. on the due date. Online credit card payments can be made until 10:00 p.m. Student’s schedules will be deleted for non-payment.

 

LATE REGISTRATION

DATES

Late Registration

Mini-Session

Summer I

10 Week

Summer II

Fall

Online Registration Dates

May 17
(In Registrar's Office)

June 8 -
June 11

June 8 -
June 11

July 9 -
July 14

August 25
(opens @ 5:00 am)

- Sept. 1
(closes @ 4 pm)

Payment Deadline
5:00 p.m.

Monday,
May 17

Friday,
June 11

Friday,
June 11

Wednesday, July 14

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Late Registration cash/check are due in the Bursar's Office by 5:00 p.m. on the due date. Online credit card payments can be made until 10:00 p.m. Student’s schedules will be deleted for non-payment.

All times and dates are subject to change without prior notification.

 

PAYMENTS & SCHEDULE CHANGES

You may make schedule changes by SamWeb access during any registration period before classes begin.

AFTER CLASSES BEGIN, SCHEDULE CHANGES MAY BE MADE UNTIL June 9, 2010 for Summer Session I, July 12, 2010 for Summer Session II and September 1, 2010 for the Fall Semester. AFTER THAT DATE, ONLY DROPS MAY BE PROCESSED ONLINE.

PAYMENT OF ADDITIONAL TUITION: If you increase your semester credit hours after your initial payment, you must pay for the additional hours by the end of Late Registration, 5:00 p.m., June 11, 2010 for Summer Session I, 5:00 p.m., July 14, 2010 for Summer Session II, and 5:00 p.m., September 1, 2010 for the Fall Semester. Classes for which tuition/fees have not been completely paid will be dropped from your schedule after this date and you must have the approval of the Chair of the classes to add them back.

Late Registration payments can be made in the Bursars Office (cash or check only), Estill 103 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or PAY online with MASTERCARD or American Express (access the Credit Card website) until 10:00 p.m.

Make sure your schedule is correct. You will receive an "F" on your transcript for any course you are enrolled in, but not attending.

 

PAYMENTS OF ADDITIONAL TUITION AND FEES

Students are responsible for making an additional tuition and/or fees payment if they:

1. Process a Schedule Change (drop/add) after making an initial tuition payment. They will owe additional tuition and/or fees because they increased semester credit hours by adding a lab or other fee.

2. Have Past Due Charges. This includes non-paid charges from prior semesters - police, library, health center, residence life/dining etc., that are posted to an account after the Summer/Fall Fee Statements are available, past due amounts will be deducted from a student’s payment before applying the balance of the payment to Fall tuition, housing and dining charges leaving an additional tuition and fee payment due immediately. If a student is on the installment pay option plan, 50% of the total tuition/fees are due by the payment deadline in addition to any past due charges.

If the additional tuition and/or fees are not paid by the stated deadline, course(s) will be dropped from the student's schedule. Students who still owe money when all but their last class has been dropped will be resigned. Fee statements will not be mailed.

Students who received funds through the Financial Aid Office must check with that office to determine if funds are available to cover the additional tuition and/or fees due. If you drop and add the same number of semester hours, there may not be additional tuition/fees due, UNLESS a course requiring a lab or other fee was added, which must be paid by the deadline.

 

Semester Deadlines

 

Mini-Session

Summer I

10 Week

Summer II

Fall

Last day to drop a Class with a 100% Refund (Does not apply to only class.  Closes at 5:00 p.m.)

Fri., May 15

Fri., June 11

Friday, June 11

Wed., July 14

Fri., Sept.10

Drop classes online Receive Grade of "Q" (closes at 5:00 p.m. on last day

May 17-

June 1 
(in Registrar's Office only)

June 14 -

July 5

June 14 - August 5

July 15 - Aug. 5

Sept. 13 -

Dec. 10

Refund Schedule for Resignation (dropping all classes on schedule)

 

Mini Session Refund schedule will also apply to dropping a mini session course if the student has a summer I schedule

 

Must be received by 5 pm on deadline date

100% thru May 14

 

80% May 17

 

50% May 18

 

No refund thereafter

 

100% thru June 7

 

80% June 8 - June 10

 

50% June 11 - June 15

 

No refund thereafter

100% thru
June 8

 

80% June 8 - June 10

 

50% June 11 - June 15

 

No refund thereafter

100% thru July 8

 

80% July 9 -  July 13

 

50% July 14 - July 16

 

No refund thereafter

100% thru
Aug. 24

 

80% Aug. 25 - Aug 31

 

70% Sept 1 - Sept 8

 

50% Sept. 9 - Sept 15

 

25% Sept. 16 - Sept 22

 

No refund thereafter

Last Day to Resign with a Refund

 

 

May 19

June 16

June 16

July 17

Sept. 22

Resign with a "W"

(Must be received by 5 pm on deadline date)

 

May 20 -
June 1

June 15 -
July 6

June 15 -
 Aug. 6

July 16 -
Aug. 6

Sept. 10 -
Dec. 11

 

Summer I/II - Students have the 1st and 2nd class days to add classes to their schedules online.  The 3rd and 4th days require a Student Class Schedule Change Form signed by the Department Chair.

Fall - Students have the 1st - 6th class days to add classes to their schedules online.  The 7th - 12th days require a Student Class Schedule Change Form signed by the Department Chair.

 

All times and dates are subject to change without prior notification.

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS (SAM WEB ACCESS)

Fee statements can be printed at the Fee Statement website starting immediately. Fee statements will not be mailed.

  1. Access our home page www.shsu.edu. Click the SamWeb link. Log into SamWeb. Select Student Records. Select Registration.
  2. Select the semester and year with the drop down boxes. Click "Submit".
  3. To add classes using the Class Locator: Select department, select class number, select section (open sections will have a circle to click on), click the "add class" button. The course will then appear on the schedule directly above the Class Locator.
  4. To add classes using the CID#: Enter CID in box marked "CID", click on "add course", if the course is open, it will appear on the student's schedule directly above the Class Locator.
  5. To Drop A Class: Click on the circle next to the course and click on the "drop courses" button.
  6. To complete Registration: click on the "Continue to complete Registration" button.
  7. Choose "yes" or "no" depending on whether or not you need a parking permit. Click on "Save Parking Permit Changes".
  8. Choose Installment Payment Options: Select "1" or "3". If changing to 3 click on "Save Installment Payment Options", you will be directed to another screen where you will agree to a Tuition and Fee Promissory Note.
  9. If you want to order books online through Barnes and Noble, click on "order books through Campus Bookstore".
  10. Choose "yes" or "no" for Alcalde. If choosing "yes", click on "Save Alcalde Changes" button.
  11. Once completed, click on Exit Registration.

Register according to your official classification as of the twelfth class day of the Spring 2010 semester. You may register at any time after your classification and alphabetic listing opens.

You may register, make schedule changes or print a copy of your schedule or fee statement at any available computer lab during regularly scheduled lab hours or from any computer off campus that has internet access.

 

SCHEDULE CHANGES (ADDING/DROPPING CLASSES)

REFER TO THE "PAYMENT OF ADDITIONAL TUITION/FEES" SECTION FOR FURTHER NFORMATION.

If you process schedule changes on SAMWEB, ALWAYS verify your schedule to be sure the appropriate changes were processed. Students who fail to properly drop a class will receive a grade of "F" for the course. YOU CANNOT DROP YOUR ONLY CLASS YOU MUST RESIGN.

Students may make schedule changes by accessing SAMWEB on the Internet. After classes begin, SAMWEB is available until June 9 for Summer Session I, July 12 for Summer Session II and September 1 for the Fall Semester for dropping and adding courses. After this date, classes may be dropped online or in the Registrar's Processing Office, Estill 331 until the last day to drop, July 5 for Summer Session I, August 5 for Summer Session II and December 10 for the Fall Semester. No schedule changes may be made after the deadline specified in the Academic Calendar. A course dropped after the stated deadline is entered on the student's permanent record with a grade of "F."

 

LIMITATION OF Q DROPS

Students will be allowed to drop (Q-drop) no more than five classes during their academic career at Sam Houston State University. Classes that are dropped prior to the 12 th class day will not be included in this calculation. Students who have used their limit of five Q-drops will need to petition their respective dean to drop a class. If the dean refuses to grant permission to drop a class, a student will be required to remain in the class.

This policy will take effect with the start of the Fall 2004 semester. Any drops accumulated prior to the Fall 2004 will not be included in this calculation, nor will Q-drops from other universities.

Under section 51.907 of the Texas Education code, "an institution of higher education may not permit a student to drop more than six courses, including any course a transfer student has dropped at another institution of higher education." This statute was enacted by the State of Texas in spring 2007 and applies to students who enroll in a public institution of higher education as first-time freshmen in fall 2007 or later. Any course that a student drops is counted toward the six-course limit if "(1) the student was able to drop the course without receiving a grade or incurring an academic penalty; (2) the student's transcript indicates or will indicate that the student was enrolled in the course; and (3) the student is not dropping the course in order to withdraw from the institution." Some exemptions for good cause could allow a student to drop a course without having it counted toward this limit, but it is the responsibility of the student to establish that good cause.

Any college student affected by this statute that has attended or plans to attend another institution of higher education should become familiar with that institution's policies on dropping courses.

Policies and procedures for implementation of this statute are being developed and will be published as soon as they are available.

 

RESIGNATIONS

To resign (withdraw from all your classes) from the University, you must notify the Registrar's Office, Estill Bldg. 331, and process a Resignation Request in person, by mail (Box 2029, Huntsville, TX 77341) or fax (936) 294-1737. The Resignation Request must have a written signature and becomes effective the date received by the Registrar's Office. This is the date which is used for determining any refund. You may access a Resignation Request on the web. The student is responsible for clearing all debts owed to the university.

Students who fail to officially resign from the university will receive the grade of "F" for each course in which they are enrolled. If you are enrolled in only one class you must resign. Students who resign must reapply in the Admissions Office if they intend to return to the university. The last days to resign without a mark of "W" are June 11 for Summer Session I, July 14 for Summer Session II and September 10 for the Fall semester. The last days to resign are July 5 for Summer Session I, August 5 for Summer Session II and December 10 for Fall.

If you are a financial aid student and resign, you may be responsible for repayment of certain types of financial aid received during the semester. Access this link: http://www.shsu.edu/~fao_www/refundpolicy.html for more information on the Return of Title IV Funds Policy.

REFER TO TUITION AND FEES REFUND POLICY FOR REFUND SCHEDULE AND POLICY

 

STUDENTS PLACED ON PROBATION

Students placed on probation at the close of Spring 2010 who do not see an advisor to have their Probation Advisement Block removed by 4:00 p.m. Monday, June 7 for Summer Session I, Thursday, July 8 for Summer Session II and Friday, August 23 for the Fall Semester will have their class schedule deleted. They must be advised/re-advised before they will be allowed to re-register. Please review procedures below.

To assist students in achieving academic success, Sam Houston State University is adding the following provisions to the Academic Advisement Procedures.

  1. Students who advance register for the Spring Semester and are subsequently placed on probation at the close of the Fall Semester must be advised. Students who were advised prior to being placed on probation must be re-advised.
  2. Students placed on probation will not be able to process schedule changes, pay their tuition/fees or apply financial aid until a "Probation Advisement Block" has been removed by an advisor.
  3. Students placed on probation must be advised or re-advised by 4:00 p.m. the day prior to the first class day - refer to Academic Calendar for appropriate dates. Students who have not had the "Probation Advisement Block" removed by that date will have their class schedules deleted, and they must be advised/re-advised before they will be allowed to re-register.

Students who need Probation Advising should contact the SAM Center (Student Advising & Mentoring Center), (936) 294-4444, or their academic advisor.

 

STUDENTS PLACED ON SUSPENSION

Students who register for the Summer and/or Fall Semesters and are subsequently placed on suspension at the close of the Spring Semester will have their Summer and/or Fall schedules deleted. Readmission from suspension must be approved by the appropriate academic dean. The petition for readmission must be made in writing and supported by a transcript of all college work completed at Sam Houston State University.

If the academic dean allows the student to re-enroll, the student will have to re-register for his/her courses. If a student has already paid tuition and fees, the amount will be credited to his/her account when the student re-enrolls. If the student does not re-enroll, the Cashiers Office will process a refund.

 

WRITING ENHANCED COURSES

A writing enhanced course is one in which fifty percent or more of the student's grades are based on written assignments. Beginning freshmen are required to complete six writing-enhanced courses before graduation: English 164, English 165, two courses in the major, and two additional courses in any discipline. The letter W, which stands for writing enhanced, will appear after the designated courses, e.g., SED 480W.

 


 

Admissions

 

ADMISSIONS - UNDERGRADUATE

Undergraduate students should apply for admission to the Undergraduate Admissions Office located at Estill 112. Graduate and Post Baccalaureate students should apply for admissions to the Graduate Studies Office in ADM203.

 

DEADLINES FOR APPLYING

Fall

August 1

Spring

December 1

Summer I

May 15

Summer II

June 15

 

ADMISSIONS SCORE REQUIREMENTS

H S Standing

ACT

SAT I

Top 10% of Class

No minimum

No minimum

11% - 25%

17

850

2nd Quarter

19

930

3rd Quarter

22

1030

4th Quarter

25

1140

 

POLICY

A $40 non-refundable application fee is charged for all new students.

The Texas Common Application may be accessed online. Former students will pay $10.00 reapplication fee. There is also a $10.00 late fee charged for applying after the deadline. To be admitted to Sam Houston State University the following items must be on file in the Admissions Office:

  1. Application for admission
  2. Satisfactory evidence of high school graduation, including rank and date of graduation
  3. Official high school transcripts
  4. Official transcripts of all college level work taken at other institution(s).

Admission Policy for Beginning Students - A beginning student must graduate from an accredited high school, take the ACT or SATI, and meet one of the following requirements:

  1. Meet score requirements on the ACT or SAT according to high school standing, or
  2. Complete 12 hours of transferable credit from an accredited college or university with a minimum 2.0 GPA

Sam Houston State University will accept qualified students who meet the qualifications stated in the General Information section of the Undergraduate Catalog.

 

EARLY ADMISSIONS PROGRAM AND FULL-TIME EARLY ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Refer to the General Information section of the Undergraduate Catalog.

International Students: Refer to the General Information section of the Undergraduate Catalog.

 

TRANSFER STUDENTS

Transfer students must submit an application, $35 application fee and an official transcript(s) from each college/university previously attended. They must transfer in with 12 credit hours or more and at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA. Transcript(s) sent by EDI (Electronic Document Interchange) are preferred. Sam Houston State University’s FICE code for EDI is #003606.

Students who are on suspension from another college or university are not eligible for admission to Sam Houston State University.

Transfer Credit from a Junior or Community College: Sam Houston accepts from accredited junior/community colleges a maximum of sixty-six (66) academic hours plus four (4) hours of physical education activity for a total of seventy (70) semester hours. Students must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA. Courses taken at a junior or community college cannot transfer as advanced hours.

 

FORMER STUDENTS

Former students who miss a fall or spring semester or resign during a semester must reapply for admission. Former students who attend another institution after attending SHSU must submit a transcript(s) of their record and an application to the Admissions Office before they can re-enter.

 

ACADEMIC FRESH START

Senate Bill 1321 entitles Texas residents, at the time of admission to public institutions of higher education, the option not to count course undertaken ten or more years prior to admission. You may not choose which credit hours are to be counted or to be ignored. All college hours ten or more years old are either counted or ignored. For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, (936)294-1828.

 

ADMISSIONS GRADUATE/POST–BACCALAUREATE STUDENTS

Graduate students (degree seeking and non-degree seeking) entering the University for the first time or former graduate students returning to school after missing one semester or more must re-apply for admission in the office of Graduate Studies (ADM 203). Application for admission must be approved by the appropriate academic dean.

College of Arts and Sciences Dr. Jaimie Hebert LDB 200A 936-294-1401, 936-294-1327

College of Business Administration Dr. Leroy Ashorn SHB 103B 936-294-1246, 936-294-1254

College of Criminal Justice Dr. Vincent Webb CJC A216 936-294-1640

College of Education Dr. Genevieve Brown TEC 214 936-294-1101

College of Humanities and Social Science Dr. John de Castro CHSS 290 936-294-2200

 


 

New Students

 

THE FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

The First year Experience Program includes a variety of courses and support services designed to help first year students make a successful transition to the demands of university life. The program is of a volunteer nature providing students academic and selected non-academic support services dedicated to addressing issues common to first students. The program is comprised of options such as orientation sessions, freshman seminars (SAM 136), residential and non-residential cohort groups and learning communities, academic centers/tutorial, personalized academic advising counseling and mentoring and career guidance.

 

STUDENT ADVISING AND MENTORING CENTER (SAM CENTER)

Located in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 170, the SAM Center offers academic counseling and enrichment services to all undergraduate and graduate students. The Student Advising and Mentoring Center is a resource dedicated to helping students adjust to academic life at Sam Houston State University. The Center offers advising aid (see Academic Advising), with time management and/or study skills, career testing, tutoring and workshops with an array of academic and technological resources. The SAM Center can be contacted by e-mail at samcenter@shsu.edu or by telephone- (936) 294-4444. For more information refer to the Catalog.

 

Academic Advisement:

STUDENTS SUBJECT TO ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT

Students subject to Academic Advisement will report to the Student Advising and Mentoring Center (SAM center) to consult with an academic advisor. Students who are classified as “General Studies” students, i.e., no declared major, will also be advised in the SAM Center. Students who have declared a major will be advised in either the Center or assigned within their department/program.

 

ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT BEGINS

Monday, February 15, 2010. Students in the following categories are subject to Academic Advisement prior to registration.

  • All students whose current overall SHSU GPA is BELOW 2.5
  • All students who do not have a SHSU GPA (new freshmen and new transfer students)
  • All students with 90+ hours
  • All students subject to The Texas Success Initiative (formerly TASP) regulations.

All students placed on probation at the close of the current semester must be advised/re-advised.

ACADEMIC ADVISORS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SAM CENTER
All students are encouraged to see an advisor.

Each student subject to Academic Advisement must be advised prior to Advance Registration. Students subject to Academic Advisement will not be permitted to register until they have been advised.

To assist students in achieving academic success, Sam Houston has added the advising/re-advising of students placed on probation to the Academic Advisement Procedures. See the section Students Placed on Probation for more details.

Academic advisors are available for all students' benefit. Contact them for academic assistance. Contact your Academic Advisor, the SAM Center or refer to the current Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog to make sure the courses you select meet your degree requirements.

Students may review the name of their advisor by accessing SamWeb. The Advisement Period starts Monday, February 15, 2010, and is ongoing during all periods of registration. Students must have taken either the THEA, ACCUPLACER, ASSET, or COMPASS Test scores or Exemptions on file before registering.

 

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

Freshman and Transfer Students: New student orientation programs are designed to assist incoming freshmen and transfers with the transition to Sam Houston State University. Each program is designed for the diverse needs of students and their families. All incoming freshmen MUST attend summer orientation. This includes students with dual credit hours. Students are encouraged to get academic advising and register for classes before attending summer orientation.

Please refer to the Orientation web site for further details www.shsu.edu/orientation

 


 

Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

  • For information on TSI, please visit the TSI website: click here

 


 

Payments, Financial Aid, Tuition & Fees

 

Financial Aid

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

To apply for Financial Aid at SHSU, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and forward it to the Federal processor. The FAFSA form may be obtained from your high school counselor, a financial aid office at any college or university or completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Additional applications or other data forms may be required depending on the individual college or university.

If you do not qualify for assistance under any of the need-based programs, there are alternative programs. Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans are available to undergraduate and graduate, dependent and independent students. The Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) is available to undergraduate, dependent students.

 

PROCESSING

All financial aid students awarded aid prior to the payment deadline and scholarship recipients for whom the financial aid office has received "official communication" of the scholarship prior to the payment deadline will have their Advanced Registration Class Schedule protected until 5:00 p.m., June 7 for Summer Session I (payment for the Mini-Session is due May 7 and is not protected by Financial Aid), July 8 for Summer Session II and August 23 for the Fall Semester. All other students must make a payment to the University Bursars to preserve their Advance Registration schedule by the payment deadline, 5:00 p.m., May 7 for Summer Session I, June 25 for Summer Session II and August 6 for the Fall Semester to be officially enrolled at Sam Houston State University. Students who do not pay will have their class schedule deleted and must re-register when registration opens.
If a student has applied for, been approved for and signed a promissory note for an Emergency Tuition & Fees Loan (ETFL), their schedule will be protected until 5:00 p.m., June 7 for Summer Session 1, July 8 for Summer Session II and August 23 for the Fall Semester..

You can now e-sign your promissory note once approved. It is easy, fast, and unnecessary to visit the Financial Aid Office. Semester loans are automatically applied to your account once e-signed, usually within the hour.

Class schedules will not be protected for students who:

  1. apply for semester loans and are denied,
  2. are approved for semester loans and do not sign the promissory note before it expires, or by the payment deadline,
  3. submit an application for a semester loan after the application period.

The Financial Aid Office is not responsible for deleted class schedules when an ETFL promissory note is not signed by the student prior to the payment deadline.

Waivers and third party billing during Advance Registration is handled by the Bursars Office in Estill Room 103 as soon as fee statements are available. This includes Texas Rehab, Veterans Rehab, Nucor, Jim Collins, ROTC, Hazlewood veterans, Blind and Deaf students, Texas Tomorrow Fund and certain foreign students whose fees are paid by other countries. For more information on third party billing or outside scholarships refer to SCHOLARSHIPS.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

All financial aid students awarded aid prior to the payment deadline and scholarship recipients for whom the financial aid office has received "official communication" of the scholarship prior to the payment deadline will have their Advanced Registration Class Schedule protected

  • until 5:00 p.m., June 7, 2010 for the Summer I Semester,
  • until 5:00 p.m., July 8, 2010 for Summer II and
  • until 5:00 p.m., August 23, 2010 for the Fall Semester.

All other students must make a payment to the University Bursar's to preserve their Advance Registration schedule by the payment deadline for the Summer I, Summer II, and Fall Semesters to be officially enrolled at Sam Houston State University. Students who do not pay will have their class schedule deleted and must re-register when registration opens.

If a student has applied for, been approved for and signed a promissory note for an Emergency Tuition & Fees Loan (ETFL), their schedule will be protected until

  • until 5:00 p.m., June 7, 2010 for the Summer I Semester,
  • until 5:00 p.m., July 8, 2010 for Summer II and
  • until 5:00 p.m., August 23, 2010 for the Fall Semester.

You can now e-sign your promissory note once approved. It is easy, fast, and unnecessary to visit the Financial Aid Office. Semester loans are automatically applied to your account once e-signed, usually within the hour.
Class schedules will not be protected for students who:

    • apply for semester loans and are denied,
    • are approved for semester loans and do not sign the promissory note before it expires, or by the payment deadline,
    • submit an application for a semester loan after the application period.

The Financial Aid Office is not responsible for deleted class schedules when an ETFL promissory note is not signed by the student prior to the payment deadline.

Waivers and third party billing during Advance Registration are handled by the Bursar's Office in room 103 of the Estill Classroom Building as soon as fee statements are available. This includes Texas Rehab, Veterans Rehab, Nucor, Jim Collins, ROTC, Hazlewood veterans, Blind and Deaf students, Texas Tomorrow Fund and certain foreign students whose fees are paid by other countries. For more information on third party billing or outside scholarships refer to Outside Scholarships.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AID/SCHOLARSHIP DISBURSEMENTS

Choose one of the three options:

OPTION I: APPLY FINANCIAL AID TO ACCOUNT
OPTION II: REPORTING TO REGISTRATION FACILITY
OPTION III: SEMESTER LOAN ACCESS

Applying (OPTION I)

Auto Apply- The Financial Aid Office will automatically apply all available aid to your account beginning on June 3, 2010 for Summer I, July 6, 2010 for Summer II and August 16, 2010 for Fall. If aid is applied via the auto-apply program, an email will be sent informing you to check your fee statement for any outstanding balance. If you have a refund, you must initiate your refund; otherwise, it will be held until the 12th class day (census date).

Manual Apply- You may manually apply all available aid to your account beginning on June 3, 2010 for Summer I, July 6, 2010 for Summer II and August 16, 2010 for Fall. This is available through the Bursars Office or online at SamWeb; Financial Aid; Apply Financial Aid. If aid is applied manually, an email will be sent informing you to check your fee statement for any outstanding balance. If you have a refund, you must initiate your refund; otherwise, it will be held until the 12th class day (census date).

 

SAM WEB COMPUTER ACCESS VIA THE INTERNET

  1. Go to www.shsu.edu. Click on SamWeb
  2. Select "Financial Aid " option on the menu
  3. Select option "Apply Financial Aid to Account".
  4. Enter social security number or Sam ID. Press the Enter key.
  5. Enter your PIN (Personal Identification Number)
  6. Enter semester/year:

If after applying your aid:

  1. There is a remaining balance due to the University, it must be paid by the "deadline date" in order to retain your class schedule and avoid additional charges. For methods of payment, refer to Payment Options.
  2. All tuition, fees and other institutional charges have been paid; any balance of funds due to you will be made available to you based on the preference you have selected through BearkatOne.com.

Late Registration: Residual funds will be made available to you through BearkatOne.com based on the preference you have selected.

 

REPORTING TO REGISTRATION FACILITY (OPTION II)

Students who want to apply their aid funds to their student accounts in person must report to the Estill Building:

  • before 5:00 p.m. on June 7, 2010 for Summer Session I,
  • before 5:00 p.m. on July 8, 2010 for Summer Session II and
  • before 5:00 p.m. on August 19, 20, and 23, 2010 for the Fall Semester.

There may be a waiting period depending upon the number of students reporting. Students who report here instead of using the Internet must follow these steps:

  1. Students receiving tuition and/or fees waivers or third party billing must report to the Bursar's Office. Foreign and Nonresident students who may be eligible for a waiver should clear their nonresident status with the Residency Officer before having any financial aid award funds applied to their account.
  2. A picture I.D. is required. The Bursars Office will apply any available funds toward the existing balance owed.
  3. After all tuition, fees and other institutional charges have been paid; any balance of funds due to you will be made available to you based on the preference you have selected through BearkatOne.com.

If you still owe a balance to the University after all available Financial Aid Funds have been applied to your account, that balance must be paid with cash, check, money order, American Express or MasterCard at the Bursar's Office or online through SamWeb using MasterCard or American Express.

 

SEMESTER LOAN ACCESS (OPTION III)

If approved, the ETFL promissory must be e-signed before the funds can be applied to your account. E-sign information is at the bottom of the promissory note. If you are unable to e-sign, report to the Financial Aid Office (Estill room 201) and sign the hardcopy promissory note. Please bring appropriate photo identification.

The Student Financial Aid Office is not responsible for deleted schedules when an ETFL loan promissory note is not signed by the student prior to the payment deadline.

 

Types of Semester Loans

  1. Emergency Tuition and Fees Loans (ETFL)
  2. Short Term Loan for Books (STL-BOOKS)
  3. Housing Loan (STL-HOU)
  4. Dining Loan (STL- DIN)

SEMESTER LOAN ACCESS ON-CAMPUS AT ANY AVAILABLE COMPUTER LAB

  1. Log into SAM Menu
  2. Enter Username/Password combination
  3. Click FINANCIAL AID box
  4. Click GUI Programs
  5. Select EFTL01M -Loan Application Program
  6. Apply for TUITION AND FEES first. If needed, apply for HOUSING, DINING, or STL (Books) separately. You may only receive three of the four loans, so choose wisely.

If approved, the Promissory Note must be e-signed (allow funds to be applied to your account) before the appropriate "payment deadline" date.  E-sign information is at the bottom of the promissory note.  If the promissory note is not signed within 5 calendar days, it will be voided.  If you are unable to e-sign, report to the Financial Aid Office (within 5 days of the approval), Estill room 201 (during Advance Registration) or to Estill room 201 (during Regular or Late Registration) to sign the hardcopy promissory note.  Please bring appropriate photo identification.

If denied, you will need to make a payment by cash, check, or money order in person at the Bursar's Office or online through SamWeb using MasterCard or American Express.

 

Fee Statement

Account balance and fee statements can be accessed on SamWeb starting immediately upon the completion of your registration. You must pay by the payment deadline of your registration period. If you do not, your schedule will be deleted and you must re-register at the next registration period. You may view or print your fee statement at the Fee Statement website. Students receiving financial aid who register during Advance Registration should print their fee statement to verify their schedule has been protected until Monday, June 7 for Summer Session I, Thursday, July 8 for Summer Session II and Monday, August 23 for the Fall Semester.  If the due date on your fee statement is May 7 for Summer Session I, June 25 for Summer Session II and August 6 for the Fall Semester your schedule has not been protected and payment will be due by 5:00 p.m., on that day. Questions regarding the protection of your schedule should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.

TUITION AND FEES

The Tuition and Fees Schedule can be accessed at http://www.shsu.edu/~csh_www/SemesterPaymentDates.html

 

SPECIAL FEES

All Lab Fees - $8.00 per lab

General Property Deposit - $10.00 (one time refundable charge)

Online Degree Course - $101 per semester credit hour. The Student Service/Medical/Student Center/ Recreational Sports are waived, if only online courses are taken and each course is charged the fee.

University Center Fee - per semester credit hour (in addition to the regular tuition and fees)  
Summer 2010 - $50,
Fall 2010 - $50

Dietetic Intern Program - $300

Correspondence Courses -  
Summer 2010 - $240,
Fall 2010 - $270

Music Private Instruction - $30.00/hr ($75 max/course) courses have "X" suffix

Audit Fee - $50.00 per course (non-refundable)

 Residents over age 65 are exempt from Audit Fee Only

 

RECORDS FEES

A mandatory fee paid each semester that a student attends SHSU. The fee covers five official transcripts per semester as long as the student is currently enrolled and five official transcripts for one year after receiving a confirmed degree from SHSU. This fee also eliminates the drop/add fees and late registration fees beginning with the Fall Semester 2007.

 

TUITION FOR EXCESSIVE UNDERGRADUATE HOURS

Undergraduate students initially enrolled after the Fall 1999 semester through the Summer of 2006 that exceed by more than 45 hours the number of hours required for their degree at a Texas public institution of higher education and students initially enrolled beginning the Fall 2006 Semester that have exceeded by more than 30 hours the number of hours required for their degree at a Texas public institution of higher education may be charged at a higher rate of tuition for those excess hours. For more information refer to "Tuition for Excessive Undergraduate Hours".

 

TUITION FOR COURSES TAKEN MORE THAN TWICE

Section 50 of Article III, House Bill 1, 78 th Legislative Session (the General Appropriations Act) directs the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to delete semester credit hours for formula funding when the courses are attempted more than twice since September 1, 2002.

Effective with the Fall 2004 semester, The Texas State University System has authorized Sam Houston State University and all other components, to charge students the statutory tuition up to the non-resident rate as calculated by the Texas Higher Education coordinating Board if the student is attempting the course for the third time (or beyond).

 

TUITION REBATES FOR CERTAIN UNDERGRADUATES

Texas residents who attempted no more than three hours in excess of the minimum hours required for their degree may be eligible for a tuition rebate of up to $1000. Students must apply for the rebate prior to receiving their baccalaureate degree in the Office of the Registrar. For more information refer to "Tuition Rebates for Certain Undergraduates".

 

HOPE SCHOLARSHIP INCOME TAX CREDIT AND LIFETIME LEARNING TAX CREDIT

As of January 1, 1998, taxpayers (students or their parents) may be eligible to claim a non-refundable Hope Scholarship Tax Credit against their federal income taxes. The Hope Scholarship Credit may be claimed for the qualified tuition and certain related expenses (not housing/dining) of EACH student in the taxpayer's family (i.e., the taxpayer, the taxpayer's spouse, or an eligible dependent) who is enrolled at least halftime in one of the first two years of post secondary education and who is enrolled in a program leading to a degree, certificate, or other organized educational credential. The credit that may be claimed varies, depending on the family and student financial situation, but may be as much as $1,500 for a freshman or sophomore.
Another tax credit known as the Lifetime Learning Credit applies to junior, senior and/or graduate students enrolled at least halftime in an institution of higher education. Congress has established that the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit begins for payments made after July 1, 1998.

For more information, refer to Hope Scholarship Income Tax Credit And Lifetime Learning Tax Credit.

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Effective August 1, 2010, SHSU will charge a convenience fee for student accounts receivable credit card payments.

However, students and their parents or benefactors have multiple options for making payments due to SHSU without a convenience fee being assessed. Payments can be made online via ACH (e check), or in person via paper check, cash, money order, or pin debit card.

For those who need or desire the convenience of paying by credit/debit card, SHSU will accept these payments via web only with a fee of 2.75%. SHSU will accept Master Card and American Express. The assessed fee will appear as a separate transaction on payer's credit card statement. As of August 1, 2010, Visa credit cards will no longer be accepted for payments.

Again, credit card transactions will no longer be accepted at the Bursar's office for student accounts receivable. Persons wishing to make payments with a credit card must do so via the web.

For further information on payment options, payment processing and due dates, refer to Financial System.

  • PAY BY INTERNET With AMERICAN EXPRESS or MASTERCARD
  •  (access the Credit Card website)
  • PAY BY MAIL (INCLUDE SHSU STUDENT ID NUMBER)SHSU, BOX 2273,  HUNTSVILLE, TX 77341
  • PAY BY CASH/CHECK IN BURSARS OFFICE IN ESTILL 103 MONDAY - FRIDAY, 8:00 A.M. to  5:00 P.M.
  • Direct Payment Questions to the Bursars Office (936) 294-1083

Students who wish to pay their first installment through the Emergency Tuition and Fees Loan Program must e-sign their promissory note before the payment deadline to protect their schedule. You may choose to pay in full or for the Fall Semester only, you may pay in three installments. Housing, dining, tuition and fees are now on the same payment plan. Refer to Installment Payments for more information.

 

INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS

INSTALLMENT PAYMENT

AMOUNT DUE

PAYMENT DUE DATE

INSTALLMENT FEE

1st Payment
Advanced Registration
Regular Registration


1/2
1/2


August 6
August 23

None

2nd Payment

1/4

September 24

$15.00

3rd Payment

1/4

October 29

$15.00


There is a late payment fee of $15 for tuition, $10 for housing, and $10 for dining in addition to the installment fee for tuition installments made after the due date. Choose your payment plan (one payment or three payments) when scheduling your classes (See Installment Policy at http://www.shsu.edu/~csh_www/installmentpolicy.html). Housing and dining, and tuition and fees payments are set on the same payment schedule. Contact Student Financial Services, Estill Building room 103B/C, 294-1089, if you have any questions. *Source: House Bill 558

 

All times and dates are subject to change without prior notification.

 

PAYMENT AND FINANCIAL PROCESSING

For registration, students should report to the Estill Building to process their financial aid, or to pay their tuition and fees.

 

PROCESSING STATIONS

All student paying for tuition and fees or processing financial aid should report to the Estill Building.  After all tuition, fees and other institutional charges have been paid, if there is a balance of funds due to you, your residual funds will be sent through your OneCard Account to you. If you do not already have a OneCard, report to the OneCard Office in the Estill building, second floor suite 230, to have an I.D. Card processed. You must present a valid driver's license or other picture I.D.


Payment and financial aid processing at the Estill Building

1. Go to the Residence Life station if you need assistance with housing and food contracts.

2. Financial Aid Students, including those with a past due balance, should go to the Financial Aid Office.

3. Payments can be made in the BURSAR'S OFFICE. Use the amount shown as "total fees currently due" on the fee statement. For payments made by check, please include: your SHSU student ID #, driver's license #, local address and phone number. Cash/check payments may be made in person in the Bursar's Office. You can pay your tuition with MASTERCARD or American Express online.

4. Parking permits can be picked up at the University Police Station located at the Sam South Center (2424 Sam Houston Ave), phone: 936-294-1794.

 

TUITION AND FEES REFUND REGULATIONS

A student enrolled in Sam Houston State University may receive a refund of tuition and fees for dropping a class or resigning.  Refund policies were established by Senate Bill No. 604 of the 65th Legislature and adopted by the Board of Regents, Texas State University System, in August of 1977 and by the applicable federal regulations dealing with first semester financial aid students.

Refunds and credits from one department will be applied to any other outstanding balances in other departments. Any remaining refund will be available to you based on the preference you have selected through BearkatOne.com. The University may refund tuition and fees paid by a sponsor, donor or scholarship to the source rather than directly to the student who has withdrawn if the funds were made available to the University.

 

DROPPING COURSES

Dropping Courses - A student who drops one or more courses for any given semester/summer session, but remains enrolled in at least one course for the remainder of the semester as a student at this University may be eligible for refunds. There is a 100% refund (does not apply to students dropping to "0" hours.) for dropping classes for the first 4 class days for Summer Sessions (June 8 - 11 for Summer Session I and July 9 - 14 for summer Session II) and the first 12 class days for the Fall semester (Aug 25 - Sept 10). Drops must be processed by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the deadline to receive a refund.

Students may drop courses online without the grade of "F" before taking any final exams until 5:00 on June 18 for Summer Session I, July 16 for Summer Session II and November 19 for the Fall semester. To process a "Q" drop after the online drop closes, students must come to the Registrar's Office located in the Estill Bldg., Rm. 331, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. by July 5 for Summer Session I, August 5 for Summer Session II, or December 10 for the Fall semester. Drops must be processed by 5:00 on the day of the deadline.

 

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING DROPPING COURSES

(Under section 51.907 of the Texas Education code, "an institution of higher education may not permit a student to drop more than six courses, including any course a transfer student has dropped at another institution of higher education." This statute was enacted by the State of Texas in spring 2007 and applies to students who enroll in a public institution of higher education as first-time freshmen in fall 2007 or later. Any course that a student drops is counted toward the six-course limit if "(1) the student was able to drop the course without receiving a grade or incurring an academic penalty; (2) the student's transcript indicates or will indicate that the student was enrolled in the course; and (3) the student is not dropping the course in order to withdraw from the institution." Some exemptions for good cause could allow a student to drop a course without having it counted toward this limit, but it is the responsibility of the student to establish that good cause. Any college student affected by this statute that has attended or plans to attend another institution of higher education should become familiar with that institution's policies on dropping courses. Policies and procedures for implementation of this statute are being developed and will be published as soon as they are available.)

You cannot drop your only class. You must resign in person, by mail ( P.O. Box 2029, Huntsville, TX 77341), or by Fax (936/294-1737). Be sure to include your SAM ID or social security number and a written signature.

 

COUNTING CLASS DAYS FOR REFUNDS

Class days are University class days, not the number of days an individual class meets. Class days are to be counted from the first class meeting of on-campus daytime courses as indicated in the Academic Calendar.

 

RESIGNATIONS/WITHDRAWALS

The student who officially withdraws from all of his/her courses for a given semester from Sam Houston State University may be eligible for a refund of tuition and the specified fees, based upon the highest number of hours in which he or she is enrolled for the semester. Refunds are made in accordance with the following refund schedule.

RESIGNATION REFUND SCHEDULE

Mini Session
Prior to the First Class day – 100%, minus the $15.00 Matriculation fee
1st class day – 80%, minus the $15.00 Matriculation fee
2nd class day – 50%, minus the $ 15.00 Matriculation fee
Thereafter – No refunds  

Summer Semesters
Prior to the First Class day – 100% minus the $15.00 Matriculation fee
1st – 3rd class days – 80% refund, minus the $15.00 Matriculation fee
4th – 6th class day – 50% refund, minus the $15.00 Matriculation fee
Thereafter – No refunds

Fall Semester
Prior to the First Class day – 100%, minus the $15.00 Matriculation fee
1st – 5th class days – 80% refund, minus the $15.00 Matriculation fee
6th – 10th class days – 70% refund, minus the $15.00 Matriculation fee
11th – 15th class days – 50% refund, minus the $15.00 Matriculation fee
16th – 20th class days – 25% refund, minus the $15.00 Matriculation fee
Thereafter – No refunds

 

Counting Class Days For Refunds

Class days are University class days, not the number of days an individual class meets. Class days are to be counted from the first class meeting of on-campus daytime courses as indicated in the Academic Calendar.)
Students who receive Title IV aid in the form of a Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Stafford Loan or PLUS Loan and resign on or before completing 60% of the semester will be required to repay the percentage of unearned financial aid according to the federal "A Return to Title IV Aid* formula from the 1998 Re-authorization of the Higher Education Act. The percentage of aid to be repaid to SFA programs is equal to the number of calendar days remaining in the semester divided by the number of calendar days in the semester.

Refunds are to be returned to lenders or program accounts in the following statutorily specified order provided the student has received funds from the account:

1. Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan
2. Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan
3. Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loans
4. Subsidized Direct Stafford Loans
5. Federal Perkins Loans

6. Federal PLUS Loans
7. Direct PLUS Loans
8. FSEOGs
9. Other federal, state, private or institutional sources of aid
10. The Student


The above schedule assumes the student has paid his or her fees in full. A different schedule applies to the installment payment plan participants - the primary difference in the schedule being the requirement for the University to compute the refund based on the assumption that the full amount of tuition and fees has been collected. Therefore, it is possible, and probable, that a student in the installment plan could owe more in tuition and fees than already collected by the University. These extra amounts, if any, would be due and payable before the student would be allowed to resign from the University.

Students may determine their account balance via the Internet. They should select the "Financial System" option from the SamWeb link at the home page. (www.shsu.edu)

 


 

Academic Calendar (class dates, finals dates)

 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

See Academic Calendar for Summer I, II and Fall at http://www.shsu.edu/~reg_www/academic_calendar

 

CLASS MEETING TIMES

 Meeting Times Listed Are Approximate.

M-DAY CLASSES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T-DAY CLASSES

1M

MOWEFR

08:00-08:50

1T

TUTH

08:00-09:20

2M

MOWEFR

09:00-09:50

2T

TUTH

09:30-10:50

3M

MOWEFR

10:00-10:50

3T

TUTH

11:00-12:20

4M

MOWEFR

11:00-11:50

4T

TUTH

12:30-01:50

5M

MOWEFR

12:00-12:50

5T

TUTH

02:00-03:20

6M

MOWEFR

01:00-01:50

6T

TUTH

03:30-04:50

7M

MOWEFR

02:00-02:50

7T

TUTH

05:00-06:20

8M

MOWE

03:00-04:20

8T

TUTH

06:30-07:50

9M

MOWE

04:30-05:50

 

 

 

10M

MOWE

06:00-07:20

 

 

 

 

FIRST CLASS MEETING DATES

SUMMER I

June 8 - First Class Day

SUMMER II

July 9- First Class Day

FALL

August 25 – Daytime classes begin and Wednesday Night on-campus and off-campus classes begin

 

August 26 -Thursday Night on-campus and off-campus classes begin.

 

August 27- Friday Night on-campus and off-campus classes begin.

 

August 26 -Thursday Night on-campus and off-campus classes begin.

 

August 27- Friday Night on-campus and off-campus classes begin.

August 30 – Monday night on-campus and off-campus classes begin.

August 31 – Tuesday night on-campus and off-campus classes begin.

 

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

Fall Semester 2010

CLASS TIME

EXAM DATE

EXAM TIME

08:00 a.m. - 09:00 a.m. MWF
10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. MWF
12:00 p.m. - 01:00 p.m. MWF
02:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m. MWF
06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m. MN

MONDAY
December 13

08:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 01:00 p.m.
02:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.
05:00 p.m. - 07:00 p.m.
08:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

09:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. TuTh
12:30 p.m. - 02:00 p.m. TuTh
03:30 p.m. - 05:00 p.m. TuTh
06:30 p.m. - 08:00 p.m. TuTh
06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m. TuN

TUESDAY
December 14

08:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 01:00 p.m.
02:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.
05:00 p.m. - 07:00 p.m.
08:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

09:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. MWF
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MWF
01:00 p.m. - 02:00 p.m. MWF
03:00 p.m. - 04:30 p.m. MW
06:00 p.m. - 07:30 p.m. MW
06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m. WN

WEDNESDAY
December 15

08:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 01:00 p.m.
02:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.
05:00 p.m. - 07:00 p.m.
08:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
08:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

08:00 a.m. - 09:30 a.m. TuTh
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. TuTh
02:00 p.m. - 03:30 p.m. TuTh
05:00 p.m. - 06:30 p.m. TuTh
04:30 p.m. - 06:00 p.m. MW
06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m. ThN

THURSDAY
December 16

08:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 01:00 p.m.
02:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.
05:00 p.m. - 07:00 p.m.
08:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
08:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


**MW classes follow MWF exam schedule**

  1. Degree candidates will take their exams at the regularly scheduled time.
  2. Exams for separate lab sections and lab-associated lectures will be given during the scheduled lab period or at a single night session, to be scheduled by the department chair-person.
  3. Students cannot take final examinations until all other work for the course has been completed.
  4. Special arrangements for individual final examinations may be made only with the approval of department chairs and the appropriate academic dean.
  5. Any faculty member who has been authorized to give the mark of X (incomplete) in a previous grading period should have students complete the required work.

Grades are due in the Registrar's Office no later than noon, Monday, December 20.

 

PERSONAL FINALS SCHEDULE

Log in to the SamWeb to find your personal finals schedule.

 

LIBRARY SCIENCE WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Wk 1

Wk 2

Wk 3

Aug. 28

Sept. 4

Sept. 11

Sept. 18

Sept. 25

Oct. 2

Oct. 9

Oct. 16

Oct. 23

Oct. 30

Nov. 6

Nov. 13

Nov. 20

Nov. 27

Dec. 4

 


 

University Services (Housing, Veterans, Disabilities, Other)

 

HOUSING AND MEAL PLANS

The Department of Residence Life operates over thirty residence halls or housing units, including three apartment units for upperclassmen and families. A housing brochure which provides complete details on the residence life program at Sam Houston State University, including information regarding specific residence halls, applicable rates, an application and policies is available upon request from the Department of Residence Life, Sam Houston State University, Box 2416, Huntsville, Texas 77341. A housing application form is included with the housing brochure ad may be filed in person, by mail or by fax. A deposit of $200 is required with the application for housing. Additional information may be obtained by calling (936) 294-1812 or by visiting the Residence Life web site. Students must be already accepted for admission to the University before a housing application may be filed.

Students who graduated from high school during the current academic year are required to live on campus and purchase a meal plan. If you are a "required freshmen" your meal plan options are included in your Academic Year Freshman Contract.

 

VETERANS BENEFITS

The Veteran’s Resource Center in the can assist in the processing of claims for the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB), Chapter 30 Veteran status, Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation, Chapter 1606- Reservist and Chapter 35 Dependent. Students who were Texas residents at the time of their entry in active duty, and who have exhausted their MGIB educational benefits, should inquire about their eligibility for benefits under the Texas Hazelwood Act.

 

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS & PRIVACY ACT OF 1974 (BUCKLEY AMENDMENT)

PUBLIC NOTICE

Sam Houston State University Operational Guidelines

Under the terms of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Sam Houston State University has established the following as directory information: (1) Name, (2) Local/Home Address, (3) Major, (4) Minor, (5) Local/Home Telephone Number, (6) E-mail Address, (7) Enrollment Status, FT/PT, (8) Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates and Date of Award, (9) Honors and Awards, (10) Classification, (11) Extracurricular Activities, (12) Birth date and Place of Birth, (13) Names and Addresses of Parents/Legal Guardians, (14) Weight, Height, and Related Information of Athletic Team Member, (15) Age, Race, Sex, and Marital Status.
The above directory information will be available for release to the general public. However, the Act states that each student has the right to inform Sam Houston State University that the above information is not to be released.

A student may restrict the release of directory information by using the Sam Web Link on our home page www.shsu.edu or submitting written notification to the Registrar's Office, Estill 331. Notification must be given prior to the twelfth class day of the Fall and Spring semesters and the fourth class day of each summer term. (See Academic Calendar)

Sam Houston State University will honor the student's request to restrict the release of "Directory Information" as listed above, but cannot assume responsibility to contact the student for subsequent permission to release the information. In addition, a student's name will not be published in the Deans List, the Commencement Program, or the Honors List at Commencement, when the Buckley has been invoked. Regardless of the effect upon the student, the institution assumes no liability for honoring the student's instructions to restrict the release of "Directory Information".

 

ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC SERVICES AVAILABLE

THE WRITING CENTER

The Writing Center helps all University students, staff, faculty and community members. It was created to help individuals become better writers and develop more confidence in their writing abilities. To this end, it provides one-on-one and small group writing instruction and one-session workshops throughout the school year. It is located in the Farrington building, room 111. The Writing Center can be contacted by e-mail at WCTR@SHSU.EDU or by telephone, (936) 294-3680.

THE TESTING CENTER

The Testing Center, located in AB4, room 102, offers a variety of college entrance, vocational, state-mandated and/or placement exams including ACCUPLACER, ACT, ACT Residual, TExES/ExCET/TExMAT, THEA, THEA-QT, and TOPT testing. The Testing Center can be contacted by e-mail at test.ctr@shsu.edu or by telephone (936) 294-1025.

 

STUDENT RIGHT TO KNOW & CAMPUS SECURITY ACT OF 1990

Sam Houston State University provides this report to comply with the Students Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990. Sam Houston State University is a state-assisted institution of higher education located in Huntsville, Texas. The campus, including its agriculture facilities, consists of approximately 1,256 acres in and outside the city of Huntsville, Texas, which has a population of approximately 35,000. The university enrolls approximately 14,300 students supported by 1,100 faculty and staff.

The information about the Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 can be accessed at the Student Right to Know website.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT BACTERIAL MENINGITIS

This information about Bacterial Meningitis is being provided to all new college students in the state of Texas.

 

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) is located in the Counseling Center and provides accommodations, counseling and adaptive technology for students with disabilities. Refer to the Counseling Center website for more details. Request help with academically related problems stemming from individual disabilities from instructors, department chairs or by contacting the Director of the Counseling Center, Lee Drain Annex, (936) 294-1720. Students may request admissions or registration assistance by calling (936) 294-1828 for the Admissions Office or (936) 294-1052 for the Registrar's Office. Parking permits and information concerning the location of parking spaces for disabled students may be obtained from the University Police Office.

 

NAME CHANGES

Documentation to support a legal name change must be submitted to the Registrar's Office prior to your next registration. Such documents may include but not limited to a driver's license, social security card, marriage license and/or court documents. You cannot register under a name different from that used in your last enrollment without the above certification, which becomes a part of your permanent record. All degrees, grade reports and transcripts are issued under your legal name as recorded in the Registrar's Office. You may access a Change of Name form on the web, fill it out and return it to the Registrar's Office with the appropriate documentation.

 

COMMENCEMENT

BERNARD G. JOHNSON COLISEUM

TIMES OF COMMENCEMENT TO BE ANNOUNCED LATER

 

 


 

Complete List of Topics

Registration/Drop

Admissions

New Students

Payments, Financial Aid, Tuition & Fees

Academic Calendar (class dates, finals dates)

University Services (Housing, Veterans, Disabilities, Other)

 


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