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Undergraduate Student Registration Schedules

Undergraduate students will be preregistered for all courses based on the advising course plan approved by their academic and faculty advisors. Students may make changes to registered courses during the open “Add/Drop” period at the beginning of a given semester. Academic advisors are available on a first-come first-served basis to assist with registration issues. Course/schedule changes are subject to course availability and force requests will be accepted beginning the first day of classes. Please see information below for forcing policies.

Students should check the MyRecord tab in the Howdy portal well before preregistration begins to ensure all holds have been cleared; if a student has a registration hold, advisors will be unable to preregister or make schedule adjustments until all registration holds have been cleared.

Schedule Changes for Summer/Fall 2024 Dates:

  • Summer 2024: 19-22 May
  • Fall 2024: 25-29 August

See the academic calendar for dates.

Once you are pre-registered by ASO, schedule changes for summer/fall are as follows:

  • Changes or additions to your registered schedule may be made during the add/drop period for each term, as space is available:
    • Summer: 19-22 May (first four class days)
    • Fall: 25-29 August (first five class days)

Students will have access to the registration system via Howdy to make changes; if you need assistance, click on the “HELP” link in the Aggie Schedule Builder for a “How-to” guide.

  • Per TAMU student rules, the hour limit for summer is 7, and a long semester (fall/spring) is 19. Any requests to take a course load in excess of these limits must be reviewed and approved. Requests may be made during the add/drop period and will be reviewed on an individual basis. Requests are not guaranteed to be granted.

Open registration will begin at 8 a.m. on the first day of classes and the deadline to add/drop classes is 4:30 p.m. on the 4th class day in summer/5th class day fall/spring. Students may make changes to their schedules via the Howdy portal during the add/drop period.

*Registration schedule is subject to change without notice.

College Prerequisite Policy

The following prerequisite policy applies to any student in a Texas A&M University at Qatar/College of Engineering undergraduate degree program and to any student who seeks admission to an undergraduate degree program at Texas A&M University at Qatar/College of Engineering.  This policy is in addition to prerequisite policies imposed by the University (Texas A&M University Student Rules). For complete details concerning this policy, students should contact the Academic Services Office.

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses identified in each TAMUQ/College of Engineering undergraduate degree program and any prerequisites for these courses. If a student earns a grade of D or F in any of these courses, the student is required to repeat the course before enrolling in a more advanced course that has the D/F course as a prerequisite. A student may attempt a course no more than three times, including courses graded Q or W but excluding those graded NG, unless approval has been received from their department. A student must complete all prerequisites for a course with a grade of C or better by the start of the semester in which the student plans to enroll in the course.

A student is responsible for checking the prerequisites for each course in the term in which it is offered to ensure the prerequisite requirements have been satisfied prior to registration. A student who registers for a course for which he/she lacks the necessary prerequisite course(s) and/or the prerequisite grade requirement will be required to drop the course. A student who is told to drop a course and is still enrolled by the deadline set each semester may be administratively dropped by their department. If a student is administratively dropped from a course, the student is responsible for all financial obligations associated with the drop.

Force request policies

  • All force request must be submitted through the Academic Services Office, who will then review with program chairs and faculty to determine seat availability. Students should NOT collect any signatures from faculty or program chairs prior to submitting the force request form.
  • Please note, a force request submission does NOT guarantee registration into a full course/section.
  • We do NOT force into full sections to accommodate time/instructor changes. If a seat opens up in a student’s preferred section, student may add the section thru Howdy or with the assistance of an academic advisor.
  • Academic Services will review the force request to determine if the student MUST have the course, or if there are alternate options for course registration in a given semester.
  • Priority is given based on classification, e.g., Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores, Freshmen; as well as the student’s approved advising course plan.