*Updated April 3, 2020, 1:30 p.m. CST

Guidance from Provost Carol Fierke on Summer 2020 courses.

All summer courses offered through Texas A&M University in the first, second, and 10-week summer terms (including the May “minimester”) will be delivered online. We had hoped to resume coursework on campus for the second summer session, but with preregistration underway, some uncertainty on the apex of COVID19, and the need for both our students, faculty, and staff to plan, we have decided to move forward with the decision to teach all summer courses online.

As we previously announced, distance education differential tuition will not be charged for online courses this summer at an individual course level for all students in traditional degree programs. For students enrolled in distance education degree programs, there is no change in how they will be charged.

We continue to work with colleges to ensure that the university offers a robust schedule of summer coursework to ensure that students can make progress toward their degrees.

As a reminder, please consult the main Texas A&M University COVID-19 website for regular updates, as well as keeplearning.tamu.edu.

*Updated March 26, 2020, 12:22 p.m. CST

Guidance from Provost Carol Fierke on Summer 2020 courses. Updates to this message are available here and can also be found at provost.tamu.edu.

Dear Texas A&M Community:
Thank you to students, faculty and staff for what has been a relatively smooth week back in, moving to our online format in the wake of COVID-19 coronavirus. There may be some bumps in the road as we continue through the spring semester but I am confident that we will continue to work to overcome any challenges and will certainly continue to provide students a world-class education.We are at the point where we need to make decisions regarding Summer 2020 courses while maintaining some flexibility should circumstances improve, as we hope they will.

The following information applies to Summer 2020 courses:

  1. Online Delivery for courses that begin prior to June 30: All summer courses that begin prior to June 30 will be delivered online. This includes the May intersession (“minimester”) courses, summer first term courses, and the 10-week summer courses.
  2. Waiving Distance Education Differential Tuition: In an effort to help students, distance education differential tuition will not be charged for online courses this summer (summer 1, summer 2, 10 week, or other variations) at an individual course level. For distance education degree programs with a program fee, there is no change in how they will be charged.
  3. On-Campus Plan for Summer 2: Colleges should plan for an on-campus component in summer 2 with course start dates on or after June 30 with a back-up plan for online delivery, depending on the length of the current situation.
  4. Registration Dates: Registration begins on March 30 for students in the School of Law and for all other students beginning Thursday, April 2. Registration will continue as scheduled.
  5. Commencement ceremonies: Commencement ceremonies postponed from May will be rescheduled and announced at a later date. Summer Commencement remains August 7-8 (assuming circumstances allow).
  6. Updates: Will be posted at provost.tamu.edu.

Please be aware that this information relates only to courses and that other information regarding on-campus activities and events scheduled this summer will be communicated separately by the appropriate college, division or department.

Sincerely, 
Carol A. Fierke
Provost and Executive Vice President