In addition to what’s happening at the university level, the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences is working to support students as they continue with their studies and classes remotely. We’ve put together links to resources and FAQs to help you out. If you have a question, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to get it answered and/or listed on this page.
TAMU Resources for students
- Texas A&M Coronavirus updates
- Texas A&M Coronavirus FAQs
- Texas A&M Academic Calendar
- Texas A&M Graduation Website
- Texas A&M Writing Center
- University Libraries Coronavirus Updates and Resources
Message from the College
COALS student FAQs
**NEW** What can I do about summer job/internship plans or career options?
If you’re seeking an internship or full-time position or if you have something already secured, remember that these are unprecedented times. Everyone is in a state of adjustment and businesses are no different.
If you’re seeking an internship or full-time position:
- Upload a current resume into HireAggies. The Career Center is contacting employers to ask if they would like to receive a resume book of students qualified for their positions.
- Opt in to be included in a resume book by going to “My Account / Academic”. Scroll to the Terms & Conditions section and make sure your initials show in the “Consent to Release Records” field.
If you’ve secured an internship or full-time position:
- Keep the lines of communication open. Be proactive and contact your recruiter or human resources representative to make sure they know how to reach you should the need arise.
In any case, continue to partner with the Career Center for your job search. Check careercenter.tamu.edu for resources and workshops to help you remain competitive in this virtual recruiting landscape. If you have questions, please email a Career Center advisor.
What do I do about advising or if I have questions about my classes?
Your academic advisor is still available to assist you during this time! Please access our advising contact page for their email address to reach out to them about times to meet via Zoom or the phone.
Are the grading options (grades v. S/U), Q-drop and withdrawal deadlines still the same?
For undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in College Station and Galveston terms:
- Changing to Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grading – Effective for Spring 2020 only, undergraduate and graduate students can choose the S/U grade mode on a course-by-course basis in Howdy. The deadline for students to finalize their grade mode selection is April 28, 2020.
- Spring 2020 Q-Drop Information (for advisors) – The Spring 2020 Q-drop deadline has been extended to 5 p.m., Friday, April 24th. As indicated, all drops as of March 16, 2020 will be assigned a W grade so to not count towards the State or institutional drop limits.
- Student initiated withdrawals online – The deadline has also been extended to permit students to submit withdrawal requests online in Howdy through 5 p.m., Friday, April 24th.
What about my international experience (study abroad, field trip) ?
Texas A&M’s Education Abroad Office is the point of contact for all international activities involving students. They provide updates related to travel and programming on their “Coronavirus Updates” page. As for future activities or answers specific to your situation, you will need to contact their office for more information.
I’m in a smaller graduate seminar (less than 10 or less than 50), so are we meeting face-to-face?
The University and the College have stated that all courses — undergraduate and graduate — will be taught online. Contact your faculty member/instructor for more information.
I’m supposed to graduate this semester. Is there going to be a graduation ceremony?
This is a decision that will be made by the University. That information will then be shared with the college and students. It will also be posted to the Texas A&M Graduation Website.