Distance courses may be a way for you to add flexibility to a full class load or to take classes while you’re home for the summer.
Or, you may be working full time and looking for a convenient way to take classes or earn a degree.
Or you may want to extend your expertise in a specific area by earning a specialized certificate. We can help you with any of these goals. Getting a top-notch education does not mean rearranging a busy calendar or moving to another city.
You can take undergraduate or graduate courses, complete a master’s degree or a certificate, and even earn your doctorate through our distance education programs. We want to help you get started!How to enroll
If you’re a student at Texas A&M University, you can search for and enroll in a distance course on the Howdy portal just as you would with your other classes. To see the courses we currently offer, select the term, then one of our subjects and set attribute to “distance education.”
Several of our certificate programs do not require admission to Texas A&M. With these programs, you apply directly to the department offering the certificate.
Below is a general description of what distance course numbers you should choose and what costs will be associated with that course number. Before you register for courses, be sure to check with your advisor that you chose the best distance course numbers for your workload. Find your advisor’s contact on our page for Distance Programs. You can also contact student business services for more information regarding fees.
If you are an on-campus student, you should register in distance course sections numbered 599. These will cost roughly the same amount per credit hour as your other classes.
If you are a Texas resident studying off-campus, you should register in distance course sections numbered 700-719. Some on-campus fees are waived, but you pay some additional fees.
If you are not a Texas resident, you should register in distance course sections numbered 720. You will pay several fees per credit hour that do not apply to on-campus students taking traditional classes. Your costs include a teaching fee to replace state tuition. Much of the extra cost goes to supporting our efforts to offer distance education.