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  • Note: Enrollment in some self-paced correspondence courses is temporarily suspended; see the Course Offerings page for further information.

    Please review the important information below before registering. In addition, we strongly encourage visiting our FAQ page before registering for a correspondence self-paced course.

    Course Prerequisites and Texas Success Initiative Program (TSIP) Compliance
    The Office of Distance and Extended Learning does not verify if course prerequisites or TSIP requirements have been satisfied. Additionally, we cannot advise students on courses to take in order to fulfill degree requirements. We strongly encourage students to meet with their academic advisor before registering for correspondence self-paced courses.

    Non-Texas State students will need to provide transcripts or documentation verifying that TSIP requirements and prerequisites have been satisfied. If you are exempt from the testing requirements, please contact the Texas Success Initiative Program Office for a list of acceptable documents you can provide as official proof.

    Third-Party Billing via Approved Tuition Assistance Program
    Students who wish to pay through an approved tuition assistance program must provide documentation of tuition assistance before registering for correspondence courses; use the online Correspondence Tuition Assistance Request Form to do so. Once we receive your documentation, we will provide a coupon code to allow you to complete your registration. Please contact our office for guidance if you have questions about acceptable documentation.

    Non-Texas Residents
    Due to federal regulations, the Office of Distance and Extended Learning is limited in the enrollments we are able to accept from students residing outside of the State of Texas. If you do not reside in Texas and are not planning to relocate to Texas before beginning your course, please visit the State Authorization page to determine whether Texas State may accept student enrollments from your state. If your state is not listed on this page, then please contact distanceed@txstate.edu to inquire about the current status of your state with regard to this requirement before submitting your enrollment application.

    Permission to Release Grades
    The Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student education records and guarantees students' access to their own records. A Grant Access to Student Records form must be on file with the Office of Distance and Extended Learning in order to release or discuss a student's academic record with a specified third party. The Grant Access Student Record form can be found on the University Registrar's FERPA page.

    Online Learning Readiness Self-Assessment
    Before enrolling in an online correspondence self-paced course, take the Online Learning Readiness Self-Assessment. This self-assessment will help you determine if online correspondence self-paced courses are a good fit for you. Answer the assessment questions, and you will be given recommendations for success in online learning.

  • Currently active Texas State students with no account holds may register for correspondence self-paced courses at any time through Texas State Self-Service; step-by-step instructions follow. 

    To be in active status, students must be enrolled in Texas State courses in the current semester.

    Full payment is due during the registration process or you will be dropped from the correspondence class within 24 hours of registration.

    If you want to use tuition assistance, please complete the Correspondence Tuition Assistance Request Form.

    Registration and Payment Instructions

    You can also download and view these Registration and Payment Instructions in PDF format.

    Registration

    Add or Drop Classes Path
    1. Log into Texas State Self-Service by entering your Texas State NetID and password.
    2. Click Student
    3. Click Registration.
    4. Click Add or Drop Classes.
    5. Select the Correspondence term.
    6. Click Submit.
    7. Type the CRN of your desired course and then go to step 13.
    8. If you do not know the CRN, find your course through Class Search.
    9. Select your desired subject and then click Course Search.
    10. Click View Sections for your desired course.
    11. Click the check box below Select.
    12. Click Add to WorkSheet.
    13. Click Submit Changes.
    14. Enter your start or end date for your course.
    15. Click Submit Changes.

    Continue with payment, below, immediately or you will be dropped from the correspondence class within 24 hours of registration.

    Bobcat Schedule Builder Path
    1. Log into Texas State Self-Service by entering your Texas State NetID and password.
    2. Click Student
    3. Click Registration.
    4. Click Bobcat Scheduling & Registration.
    5. In Bobcat Scheduling & Registration, select the Correspondence term and then click Save and Continue.
    6. Ensure Select All Campuses is selected and then click Save and Continue.
    7. Ensure All Parts of Term is selected and then click Save and Continue.
    8. Ensure Open Classes Only is selected and then click Save and Continue.
    9. Confirm your information and then click Confirm.
    10. Click "+ Add Course."
    11. Select your desired Subject.
    12. Select your desired Course.
    13. Click Add Course.
    14. Click Back to view added courses.
    15. Click Generate Schedules.
    16. Click View.
    17. Click Send to Shopping Cart.
    18. Click Register.
    19. Click Agee to the Acknowledgement.
    20. Click Continue to confirm registration.

    Continue with payment, below, immediately or you will be dropped from the correspondence class within 24 hours of registration.

    Payment

    You can also download and view these Payment Instructions in PDF format.

    1.  Go to the student payment portal.
    2. On the payment portal page, select Students: Click here to login.
    3. Select I would like to pay … Other Amount and Go!
    4. Select Make Payment.
    5. Select Pay by Line Item, Correspondence Reg. Fee, and Continue.
    6. Select Method of payment and follow the prompts to complete payment.

     

  • Currently inactive Texas State students and non-Texas State students may enroll in correspondence self-paced courses after filling out the online Application Form. The Office of Distance and Extended Learning will process complete enrollment forms within five business days and send an enrollment verification email with registration instructions. Texas State students not enrolled, or not eligible to enroll, in Texas State courses for the current or subsequent semester, excluding the summer, may be considered inactive. Students may check their registration status by logging into CatsWeb.

  • If you registered after September 29, 2020, you may withdraw from a course at any time by accessing Texas State Self-Service. Please note that in order to receive a partial refund, you must withdraw from a class within the first 30 days. Refer to the Withdrawal Refund Schedule for refund amounts.

    If you registered before September 29, 2020 via Flexible Registration, complete the Correspondence Drop Request Form.

  • Before you register for a correspondence class, ensure that this course is applicable to the degree plan you are seeking. Check with your academic advisor before registering for your class to ensure that your are registering for the correct class. Once you have registered and paid for your course, your registration charges cannot be fully refunded if you drop the course.  Please review the Withdrawal Refund Schedule on the Costs page for complete information.

  • The Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student education records and guarantees students' access to their own records. A Grant Access to Student Records form must be on file with the Office of Distance and Extended Learning in order to release or discuss a student's academic record with a specified third party. The Grant Access Student Record form can be found on the University Registrar's FERPA page.

  • After students register for a correspondence course, they will be manually input into their Canvas course within two business days.

    Once you are input into your correspondence course, a Welcome Email will be sent to your Bobcat Mail account. This Welcome Email highlights important information that you need to know about your correspondence course. To access your Bobcat Mail, you will use your NetID and Password.

    You will access your course through Canvas. On your Canvas course homepage, click the "Your Sites" button on the top right corner of the page. You can search for your correspondence course page there. On your Canvas homepage, click "Courses" in your menu and locate your correspondence course within your Dashboard in Canvas.

    Now you're ready to start your course!