Academic honesty is expected of all students enrolled at Texas A&M University-Texarkana. Cheating on examinations, unauthorized collaboration, falsification of research data, plagiarism, and undocumented use of materials from any source constitutes academic dishonesty and may be grounds for a grade of ‘F’ in the course and/or disciplinary actions without the option of dropping or withdrawing. The university defines plagiarism as "taking and using as one's idea the writing, invention, expression, or ideas of another person."
Student Honor Code
Texas A&M University-Texarkana expects high standards that include academic honesty, personal integrity, and ethical, academic behavior of all its students. Reverence, relentless curiosity, and a willingness to participate are essential qualities of an emerging scholar, and the university encourages these qualities. A student’s personal integrity, ethical behavior, and sense of honor contribute to a respectful and positive academic climate allowing all students to develop as scholars and reach their greatest academic potential. Since students are responsible for maintaining an academic climate based on trust and respect, they should report any activity threatening a climate conducive to learning to an instructor or administrator.
University Commitment to Writing
Texas A&M University-Texarkana values writing as an integral part of the higher-education process. Writing in any course allows students to process concepts more fully and synthesize course material on a deeper and richer level. In addition, written composition allows for student application or creative expression. Whether one considers the written document more technical or expressive, students must base all composition on a wealth of primary knowledge and plan, format, and write to communicate thoughts and ideas effectively.
Auditing a Course
An individual who wishes to enroll under the condition of audit for informational purposes only and to receive no academic credit for the enrollment must notify the registrar's office at the time of registration. The Office of the Registrar must complete and approve the required audit form. The fee is the same as the tuition amount required for academic credit. The student may not change the condition of audit for a course to credit after he or she has completed registration, nor may the student change a credit course to an audit course.
Undergraduate Students Enrolling in Graduate Courses
Undergraduate students that are within 12 credit hours of completing all requirements for the Baccalaureate degree may enroll in graduate courses for graduate credit with their advisor and dean permission. Graduate courses the student takes in this manner will not apply toward an undergraduate degree.
An eligible senior may enroll in graduate courses for one or two semesters but may not enroll in graduate courses for a third semester until he or she has completed the Baccalaureate degree. The student may apply a maximum of two such graduate courses to a graduate degree unless the appropriate dean submits written approval. Prior to the beginning of the course, the student must secure official approval on a permission form available in the Registrar’s Office.
Second Bachelors Degree
Students who wish to earn a second baccalaureate degree must complete a minimum of 30 SCH beyond those required for the first degree. For each subsequent bachelor’s degree, the university requires a minimum of 30 SCH in addition to those earned towards previous degrees. The student must meet general and specific requirements, including the 25% residency requirement for each degree Texas A&M University-Texarkana awards, for each degree based on the catalog in effect at the time of re-enrollment as a degree-seeking student. The university calculates honors designations for students pursuing a second bachelor’s degree.