The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter,
shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates
(1) Degree Plan--Academic program of courses and their
related hours culminating in a degree or certificate, including minors,
double majors, and completion of any other special program in which
the student is also enrolled, such as a program with a study abroad
(2) Excess Hours--Effective with students initially
enrolling in the fall 1999 semester and subsequent terms, hours attempted
by a resident undergraduate student that exceed more than 45 hours
of the number of hours required for completion of the degree plan
in which the student is enrolled. Effective with students initially
enrolling in the fall 2006 semester and subsequent terms, hours attempted
by a resident undergraduate student that exceed more than 30 hours
of the number of hours required for completion of the degree program
in which the student is enrolled. Effective fall 2009, hours earned
by a student before graduating from high school and used to satisfy
high school graduation requirements are not included in the calculation
of excess hours. For purposes of excess hours, resident undergraduate
student includes a nonresident student who is permitted to pay resident
(3) Hours--Semester credit hours.
(4) International Study Abroad Student--A student who
is a citizen or permanent resident of a nation other than the United
States who resides in the nation of which he or she is a citizen or
permanent resident and who is in the United States and enrolled at
a Texas public institution of higher education for a limited time
as part of an exchange program or other study abroad program and who
is not seeking a certificate or degree from a Texas public institution
of higher education.
(5) Non-Course-Based Developmental Education Interventions
(also known as Non-Semester-Length Interventions and also referred
to as interventions)--Interventions that use learning approaches designed
to address a student's identified weaknesses and effectively and efficiently
prepare the student for college-level work. These interventions must
be overseen by an instructor of record, must not fit traditional course
frameworks, and cannot include advising or learning support activities
already connected to a traditional course; interventions may include,
but are not limited to, tutoring, supplemental instruction, or labs.
(6) Remedial and Developmental Courses--Courses designed
to correct academic deficiencies and bring students' skills to an
appropriate level for entry into college. The term includes English
as a Second Language (ESL) courses in which a student is placed as
a result of failing the reading or writing portion of a test required
by §4.56 of this title (relating to Assessment Instruments).
(7) Repeated Hours for Attempted Course--Hours for
a course that is the same or substantially similar to a course that
the student previously attempted for two or more times at the same
institution. Previously attempted courses from which the student withdraws
before the official census date shall not count as an attempted course.
(8) Repeated Hours for Completed Course--Hours for
a course in which a student enrolls for two or more times that is
the same as or substantially similar to a course that the student
previously completed and received a grade of A, B, C, D, F, or Pass/Fail
at the same institution.
(9) Student--For the purposes of this subchapter, a
student who has not been awarded a bachelor's degree or the equivalent.
(10) Workforce Education Courses--Courses offered by
two-year institutions for the primary purpose of preparing students
to enter the workforce rather than academic transfer. The term includes
both technical courses and continuing education courses.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §13.102 adopted to be effective November 22, 2005, 30 TexReg 7730; amended to be effective May 26, 2010, 35 TexReg 4153; amended to be effective February 26, 2013, 38 TexReg 1161; amended to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5074