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Correspondence Self-Paced Studies


Correspondence self-paced study provides the opportunity to earn college-level course credit without attending regularly scheduled on-campus classes. Students can enroll in a course at any time, and the nine-month enrollment period allows students to complete course work at their own pace.

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Important Announcements

Attention Non-Texas Residents

Due to new federal regulations, we are limited in the enrollments we are able to accept from students residing outside of the State of Texas. Please contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning before submitting your enrollment application to confirm that we are able to enroll you in our program.


Effective September 1, 2016, course fees for all correspondence self-paced study courses are $258.33 per semester credit hour for undergraduate courses and $308.33 per semester credit hour for graduate courses.

See the Costs page for for additional information.

New Online Course Offerings

Many of our courses are now available online. See our Course Offerings page.

IT Assistance Center (ITAC) Offers Service Desk Hours 24/7/365

The ITAC Service Desk (Call Center and LiveChat) offers hours of operation: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, and 365 days/year.

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Scheduled Office Closing 2016-2017

July 4, 2016  - Independence Day

September 5, 2016  - Labor Day

November 24 - 25, 2016  – Thanksgiving

December 19 - 30, 2016  – Christmas (December 19th - 21st, 2016 are energy conservation days)

January 16, 2017  – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

March 13 - 17, 2017 – Spring Break (energy conservation day)

May 29, 2017  – Memorial Day

July 4, 2017  – Independence Day