Lower Division Requirements at the Alamo Colleges District for an AS degree
The courses in this section meet the requirements for an Associate of Science degree. The Graduation section in any catalog of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District lists additional Degree/Certificate Requirements.
Applicable Transfer Credit Hours
This transfer advising guide provides 61 college-level hours, of which 60 will transfer and apply as 1 SCH of EDUC 1300 will transfer but will NOT be applicable towards the Texas A&M University - Central Texas baccalaureate degree in Nursing.
Note: Texas A&M University - Central Texas accepts a maximum of 68 college-level hours in transfer towards a baccalaureate degree. Students must complete the specified number of advanced credits and credits in residence for their degrees.
Note: Texas A&M University - Central Texas requires that all courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better leading to a BSN degree.
Note: For the Alamo Colleges District this transfer advising guide is degree complete and field of study complete but NOT core complete.
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*** denotes Milestone Course(s).
A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program as determined by the Faculty of the Alamo Colleges District.
AS Approved Course Requirements
º denotes an Alamo Colleges District AS Approved Course Requirement
The Associate of Science (AS) is designed to align closely with the first half of a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. Students should follow the pre-major AS to BS Transfer Advising Guide for the major and university selected. The Transfer Advising Guides are developed in conjunction with the senior institution to which the student plans to transfer.
To be awarded the AS degree at one of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District, students must have 9 hours of AS Approved Course Requirements not included in the 42 hours of Core Curriculum. Please check with your advisor for assistance.
Field of Study Curriculum for Nursing
§ denotes THECB Field of Study Curriculum Course
The Nursing FOS is charged with identifying and recommending to the Coordinating Board the block of courses which may be transferred to a general academic teaching institution for the Nursing degree program into which the student transfers.
Additional information can be found at: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/reports/PDF/0911.PDF?CFID=73277687&CFTOKEN=24657618
Special Admissions for Nursing B.S.N at Texas A&M University - Central Texas
Program Admissions Requirements
- Admission to A&M-Central Texas;
- Have a current unencumbered Texas Registered Nurse’s (RN) license or of a Compact State, or be in the last semester of an Associates of Nursing Degree program;
- Have completed the non-nursing courses for the BSN degree, exception, may have six (6) hours remaining,
- Have earned a grade of “C” or higher in all courses leading to a BSN degree,
- Complete an Application to the Nursing Program form
How to Apply for Admission to the Nursing Program:
- Submit the Application to the Nursing Program.
- Submit unofficial transcript(s) for review in applying to the program. Official transcript(s) must be submitted to the university for all courses to be transferred in for credit. Provide official copies of transcript(s) from each previously attended college or university. See the “Official College Transcripts” page for additional details.
- Prior to enrolling in the program meet with faculty advisor in the Department of Nursing to develop a Student Educational Plan, applicants must complete all non-nursing courses listed in the degree requirements. Exception of up to six semester credit hours may be made in consultation with program faculty.
- International applicants and applicants with foreign credentials must adhere to additional requirements.
Students may progress in the program when the following conditions are met:
- Successful completion of required nursing and non-nursing courses with a minimum grade of C. Students who earn below a grade of C on any two courses in the nursing program will not be eligible for progression.
- Transfer students from other programs must complete a minimum of 30 hours from A&M-Central Texas.
- Maintenance of an unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas (or Compact State) through the duration of the program.
- Students must request permission to repeat a nursing course due to failure or withdrawal.
A. A letter of petition must be written to the nursing department chair and must include:
- The reason for withdrawal or failure to successfully complete the course.
- Steps which the student will take to ensure successful completion of the course when repeated.
- Date corrective steps will be completed.
B. The department chair will take into consideration:
- The student’s overall academic performance, GPA on required courses, and review the transcript for a pattern of withdrawals, and the number of repeated courses.
- The student’s plans for corrective action and reasons for failure. The feasibility of the plan is also assessed.
- The student file, to determine adherence to the program standards and performance in the present or previous courses.
C. If permission is granted to repeat a course, it will be on a space available basis.
- Students who have an interruption—as defined as an inability to achieve a passing grade, withdrawal, or non-enrollment—must gain permission before taking any nursing course.
- The Division of Student Affairs, along with the Nursing Program Director, evaluates the student’s request for readmission or to retake any nursing course.
- The student’s general academic history, nursing course grades, and potential for success will be considered. Readmission or permission to retake any course is based on professional judgment and space availability.
- Students who withdraw from a course or courses or receive a grade below a “C” should follow the procedure in the Progression Policy.
- After lapse of one long semester, students wishing to return to the program
A. Must notify the Nursing Program Director
B. Must submit a physician’s clearance in order to return to classes if the absence was due to a health problem
C. Must meet with a nursing faculty member prior to registering to develop a degree completion plan
D. If the student has been out two long semesters or more, the student must also:
- Submit an updated Application to the Nursing Program
- Adhere to the most current catalog requirements
- Fulfill any requirements specified by the Nursing Program Director
- Complete the Nursing Program within five (5) calendar years from their initial enrollment
Additional Texas A&M University - Central Texas Advising Notes
Things to do and remember upon Admission to Texas A&M University - Central Texas
- Make an appointment with the academic advisor of the major, once accepted to Texas A&M University - Central Texas, in order to clarify department, college and university policies and procedures, to review course sequencing and to help with identifying resources for academic success. A current listing of academic advising centers can be found at https://www.tamuct.edu/Advising/academic-advising.html
- Refer to the official source of information on specific courses within the Texas A&M University - Central Texas requirements for this degree plan from the Texas A&M University - Central Texas Undergraduate Catalog or visit the web site at www.tamuct.edu
- Pay close attention to course sequencing and availability at Texas A&M University - Central Texas as it will affect the time it takes to complete the degree program.
Transfer of Credit
Community college courses may not transfer into TAMUCT as upper-division courses (3000-4000 level), even though TAMUCT may have an upper-division course with exactly the same name and description. Community college courses may not be used to fulfill the upper-division requirement for graduation at TAMUCT. However, the course may be used as a substitute for an upper-division course with an approved substitution form signed by the chair and dean.
Based on 2019-2020 reported average tuition and fees, Texas A&M University-Central Texas is the second most affordable institution in the state of Texas for full-time undergraduate students. Students are not only able to take advantage of guaranteed tuition plans to control the cost of their education, but A&M-Central Texas’s Bachelor Bonus caps tuition and mandatory fees at 12 semester credit hours. Learn more at https://www.tamuct.edu/business-office/tuition-fees.html.
Texas Education Code § 54.014 specifies that resident undergraduate students who initially enrolled fall 1999 and later may be subject to a higher tuition rate for attempting excessive hours at any public institution of higher education while classified as a resident student for tuition purposes. For more information, please see http://catalog.tamuct.edu/registration-records/funding-limit/. Please note that the requirements regarding the hours used to calculate a student’s eligibility for $1,000 Tuition Rebate vary significantly from the requirements determining excessive hours, please see http://catalog.tamuct.edu/registration-records/tuition-rebate/.
Using this Transfer Advising Guide with Texas A&M University - Central Texas
This Transfer Advising Guide represents Texas A&M University - Central Texas’ degree plan and is subject to change at the university’s discretion. It is intended for advising purposes only so students know exactly which courses they can take at any of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District and have the courses count towards degree requirements when they transfer to Texas A&M University - Central Texas. It is highly recommended that students meet with their assigned academic advisor to review all graduation and transfer requirements listed in the Transfer Advising Guide.
The ultimate goal is to provide students with accurate information for transfer pathways while minimizing loss of credits in transfer. Students are encouraged to review Texas A&M University - Central Texas’ requirements frequently.
Course numbers in italics are Texas A&M University - Central Texas’ course numbers.
This Transfer Advising Guide is based upon Texas A&M University - Central Texas’ 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog and is subject to change.
The Alamo Colleges District Advising
Students are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor about courses and other educational concerns if they plan to pursue a two-year degree program, transfer to another college or university, or simply take a few selected courses. In addition to course and degree requirements, policies and procedures are subject to change; stay informed by meeting with an academic advisor regularly.
Many students who plan to transfer to a university are advised to fulfill the lower-division requirements for the university. With appropriate planning, your Alamo Colleges District team can help make the transfer experience a seamless process. It is the responsibility of all students to ensure that they take courses at the Alamo Colleges District that will be accepted by the senior institutions they wish to attend.
For more information contact your Alamo Colleges District team.
Released on August 26, 2021