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Plans for Summer 2020 Course Offerings

Published on Thu 03/26/20

Dear Texas A&M Community:

Thank you to students, faculty and staff for what has been a relatively smooth week back in, moving to our online format in the wake of COVID-19 coronavirus. There may be some bumps in the road as we continue through the spring semester but I am confident that we will continue to work to overcome any challenges and will certainly continue to provide students a world-class education.

We are at the point where we need to make decisions regarding Summer 2020 courses while maintaining some flexibility should circumstances improve, as we hope they will. 

The following information applies to Summer 2020 courses:

1.    Online Delivery for courses that begin prior to June 30: All summer courses that begin prior to June 30 will be delivered online. This includes the May intersession (“minimester”) courses, summer first term courses, and the 10-week summer courses.
2.    Waiving Distance Education Differential Tuition: In an effort to help students, distance education differential tuition will not be charged for online courses this summer (summer 1, summer 2, 10 week, or other variations) at an individual course level. For distance education degree programs with a program fee, there is no change in how they will be charged.
3.    On-Campus Plan for Summer 2: Colleges should plan for an on-campus component in summer 2 with course start dates on or after June 30 with a back-up plan for online delivery, depending on the length of the current situation.
4.    Registration Dates: Registration begins on March 30 for students in the School of Law and for all other students beginning Thursday, April 2. Registration will continue as scheduled.
5.    Commencement ceremonies: Commencement ceremonies postponed from May will be rescheduled and announced at a later date. Summer Commencement remains August 7-8 (assuming circumstances allow).
6.    Updates: Will be posted at 
Please be aware that this information relates only to courses and that other information regarding on-campus activities and events scheduled this summer will be communicated separately by the appropriate college, division or department.

Carol A. Fierke

Provost and Executive Vice President