Early Registration for SS and Fall Begins March 31 at TAMIU

While summer may seem far off, an opportunity to register early for Summer Sessions I and II and the Fall Semester 2003 will begin at Texas A&M International University March 31 and continue through April 11.

University registrar Barbara Lunce said the early registration provides students with an opportunity to get their summer and fall schedules planned in advance and assure their place in critical classes.

"We always encourage students to pursue the early registration offerings as they can do much to provide them with ease of mind in knowing that they've already taken care of registration and have secured their place in classes that they may need to graduate," she explained.

She noted that summer registration is also an ideal opportunity for many to continue their progress on additional degrees or certifications.

"We find that many area educators frequently pursue this route, speeding their progress on a graduate degree or special certification," she said.

Lunce said Summer Session students will be able to choose from an expanded number of course offerings.

"Although the University has experienced budget cuts, we are actually offering an increased number of summer session course sections which should be very beneficial to our students. In addition, the Summer courses will be presented in a four-day schedule with no classes being offered on Fridays. As part of our budget adjustments, the University will be closed on Fridays," she said.

For early registration, returning students should see Faculty Advisors. New transfer students can register by appointment with Registrar's Office advisors, while first time freshmen may register on-site at their respective high schools throughout the month of April.

For additional information, contact the Registrar's Office by calling 956.326.2250, or visit their www site at tamiu.edu/affairs/registrar/.

Spring hours for the Office of the Registrar are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday and 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu