Registration and Academic Status
Each student has a classification which indicates the type of degree program in which the student is enrolled (undergraduate, graduate or professional), and reflects the student’s progress within that program at the undergraduate and professional levels. The classifications follow:
Postbaccalaureate non-degree classification is intended for a student with a baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher education.
If at a later date, a postbaccalaureate non-degree student decides to pursue a graduate degree, the student must understand that limitations may be placed on course work taken while in G6 status. Specifically, the student must understand that a college or a department may decide whether or not to accept any G6 work toward the student’s graduate degree; however, with the approval of the student’s graduate advisory committee, the department head, or Chair of the Intercollegiate Program and the Office of Graduate Studies, a maximum of 12 credit hours taken in postbaccalaureate non-degree status may be used on a student’s degree plan. Admission to postbaccalaureate non-degree status does not establish eligibility for admission to degree-seeking status. A postbaccalaureate non-degree student is not eligible to register for 691 Research hours.
An application for a postbaccalaureate non-degree classification is handled on a first come, first served basis. An application submitted within one month of registration may not be processed in time to begin that semester or term.
Enrollment of a G6 student in courses may be limited by college and departmental policies. Each postbaccalaureate non-degree student must be reviewed by his or her department of affiliation for continuation at the end of each semester.
A postbaccalaureate non-degree student must maintain at least a 3.000 GPR on all course work attempted to remain eligible to register. University departments and colleges may have additional and higher requirements.
For the scholastically deficient postbaccalaureate non-degree student (G6 classification), the student’s home department shall determine eligibility, and it is the department’s responsibility to place a registration block on these students.
Postbaccalaureate non-degree status normally is not available to an international student.
G7 classification denotes admission to a masters level program of study or admission to a doctoral program of a student who has not yet completed a master’s degree or 30 hours of eligible course work taken at Texas A&M.
G8 classification denotes admission to a doctoral level program of study.
Graduate, Master’s/Doctoral Admitted
G9 classification denotes admission to graduate study but signifies incomplete documents to be completed before a student is allowed to file a degree plan. When the required documents have been received, the student’s classification will be changed. Approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies is required to change a student from G9 classification to the appropriate classification (i.e., G7 or G8).