Fall 2021 Opening School Information


Provided below in each section is pertinent information for the Fall 2021 academic term. For your convenience, the purple buttons are hyperlinked to quickly access important information.

Fall 2021 Course Delivery

Guidelines for Synchronous Learning

Texas College observes remote synchronous instruction defined as a two-way, real-time/live, virtual instruction between instructors and students when students are not on campus and observing COVID-19 distance requirements.

In this method, the required amount of instructional time related to courses will be scheduled each day, and communication is generated when attendance is recorded daily at a locally selected time utilizing Bio Signature Software. Synchronous instruction is provided through a computer or other electronic device or over the phone. The instructional method will address the course and degree program requirements. If a student who is originally scheduled to receive instruction through the on-campus or synchronous instructional method is not present at the designated official attendance time, the student will be not be considered present for the day by engaging through the remote synchronous method.

In the remote synchronous instructional method, student engagement is measured daily, and attendance is assigned based on the student’s completion of that day’s course engagement measure. Students who do not complete the daily measure of engagement are to be counted absent for that day, and that absence cannot be changed to remote synchronous present if the student completes the engagement measure on a later date.

Attendance is measured as synchronous interaction for scheduled courses. Attendance depends on the active participation of students. Students are expected to attend online sessions just as they would in a face-to-face classroom, by avoiding non-course related activities. We encourage appropriate lighting which promotes better engagement when the video feature of Zoom is in use.

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COVID-19 

Texas College continues to closely monitor the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. As the College continues to navigate these unprecedented times, the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff remains the College's top priority. In doing so, planning efforts solely surround providing the safest environment most conducive for education. Though situated in East Texas, Texas College's student population draws from across the globe. With consideration to this, the College employs a thorough utilization of data provided from multiple sources to ensure a comprehensive assessment. Please review Texas College's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy below. Additionally provided is the College's COVID-19 Contingency Plan, as well as Safety Measures and Campus COVID-19 Protocols, accessible by clicking the respective purple button below.

Texas College COVID-19 Vaccination Policy:

Texas College as a private, faith-based institution, strongly suggest that effective Fall term 2021, all students, faculty and staff provide evidence that they have been fully vaccinated. Individuals who have religious beliefs, medical reasons and/or philosophies (or are generally indifferent to taking a vaccination) will be required to provide and/or sign a statement to that effect, which they believe prohibit them from being fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 CONTINGENCY PLAN 

SAFETY MEASURES & CAMPUS COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

COVID-19 Information

Academic Calendar

To download a PDF version of the Fall 2021 Academic Calendar with clickable buttons for additional information and actionable items, please click the purple button below.

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  • 8/9: Fall Registration and Report Day for Fall Athletics and Auxiliaries Summer Camp at 10:00 A.M.
  • 8/10: Fall Athletics and Auxiliaries Summer Camp Begins
  • 9/1: New Student Orientation (Virtual)
  • 9/5: Residence Halls Open for All Students
  • 9/6: Labor Day Holiday Observance (Offices Closed)
  • 9/7: In-Person Fall Registration Begins for All Students
  • 9/8: First Day of Class
  • 9/8-9: Late Registration Begins (Fees Apply)
  • 9/9-10: Timeframe to Add/Drop a Course
  • 9/22: Opening School Convocation
  • 9/22: Application for May 2022 Graduation Opens; Graduation Fees Accepted
  • 10/11-15: Mid-Term Examinations
  • 10/29: Last Day to Withdraw From a Course With a “W”
  • 11/1: Pre-Registration for the Spring 2022 Semester (Online and In-Person)
  • 11/24: Residence Halls Close at 5:00 P.M. for the Thanksgiving Holiday
  • 11/25-26: Thanksgiving Holiday Observance (Campus Closed, No Classes, Offices Closed)
  • 11/29: Campus Reopens, Classes Resume and Offices Reopen at 8:00 A.M.
  • 12/2: Last Day of Class
  • 12/3: Student Study Day – Preparation for Final Examinations (No Classes)
  • 12/3: Last Day to Withdraw From the College
  • 12/6-10: Final Examinations
  • 12/10: Last Day to Remove Incomplete "I" Status
  • 12/10: Residence Halls Close at 5:00 P.M.
  • 12/23: Administrative Offices Close at 5:00 P.M. for Christmas Holiday Break

Office of the President

New Student Letter    Returning Student Letter

Office of Business and Finance

TUITION & FEES    Student LAPTOPs    refund disbursement process   BankMobile Refund Informational Brochure    BankMobile Personal Code Flyer

Letter from the Vice President for Business and Finance

Dear Student,

As Texas College enters into a new academic year, I would like to thank you for choosing to continue your education with us, and I would like to make you aware of a few items that may be of interest to you.

  • Laptops Will Be Available for Students Use. Students who request to receive a laptop will be
    charged a deposit fee of $250.00; the fee will be removed from the students account once the
    laptop is returned to the College, typically at the end of the semester.
  • A New Refund Disbursement Process. In order to provide more flexible options for receiving
    refunds, Texas College has collaborated with BankMobile Disbursements to deliver financial aid
    and other school refunds to students beginning in fall 2021. Additional information regarding this
    process can be found at https://bankmobiledisbursements.com/refundchoices/.
  • Online Campus Store. Texas College officially launched a new online store during the spring
    2021 semester. (https://shoptexascollege.merchorders.com/). Feel free to “look around”, if there
    are items that you would like to see included in the store inventory please let us know.

On behalf of the Office of Business and Finance, we welcome you on campus and look forward to working with you during the 2021-2022 school year.

Warm Regards,

Ms. Millicent L Rickenbacker, MBA

VP for Business and Finance

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Office of Student Affairs

Letter from the Vice President for Student Affairs

July 15, 2021

Dear Student:

The fall semester is quickly approaching and we are anxiously awaiting your arrival for the 2021-2022 academic school year. In preparation for your arrival, please allow me to take the time to address a few items to ensure that your transition for the upcoming school year is smooth and successful, as well as productive.

There have been significant developments in the ongoing spread of COVID-19. As a result, the College continuously monitors the information provided by the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and various health agencies to maintain a healthy, safe and secure environment for all. The College has formulated various Safety Measures and Campus COVID-19 Protocols to assist with ensuring and maintaining the health and safety of our campus community.

To secure a living space on campus for the academic year, please note that all students will be required to pay:

  • $150 Registration Fee (the registration fee is required by all students to enroll in classes for the Fall 2021 semester)
  • $300 Housing Fee (the housing fee secures you a space in a residence hall for both the Fall and Spring.)

(Please note that both fees are non-refundable/non-transferable and cannot be covered by your anticipated financial aid award.)

Fees may be paid in advance by credit/debit card or money order. For credit card/debit card transactions, please contact the Texas College Office of Business and Finance at (903) 593-8311, extension 2231. To pay by money order, please forward your payment to the Texas College Business Office at 2404 North Grand Avenue Tyler, Texas 75702; however, Students arriving after business hours, money orders will definitely be accepted onsite.

Your financial aid award is also a very important part of the collegiate experience. If you have not done so, please complete the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) immediately by applying onlineThe Texas College school code is 003638. This is also required for all scholarship recipients. The longer you wait to apply for and complete the FAFSA, the likelihood of your being awarded loans is increased as opposed to being awarded grants and scholarships. For questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (903) 593-8311, ext. 2299.

Online Registration for Fall 2021 classes has already began and face-to-face registration will begin on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Gus Taylor Gymnasium; however, students desiring on-campus housing may arrive beginning Sunday, September 5, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. providing the housing fee has been received by the business office prior to your arrival. Again, fees should be paid in advance by credit or debit card by contacting the Texas College Office of Business and Finance at (903) 593-8311, extension 2231.

The Fall 2021 classes will begin on Wednesday, September 8th, at 8:00 a.m. All students should be fully registered (which includes a Fall 2021 student ID and an active Texas College email address) prior to attending class on this date.

Best wishes for a successful academic year!

Sincerely,

Cynthia M. Marshall-Biggins, Ed.D.                                                               

Vice President for Student Affairs  

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FALL 2021 IMPORTANT CONTACTS

Office of Admission

For information regarding admission to the College, as well as admission status, please contact the Office of Admission.

Mr. John Roberts, Dean of Enrollment Management and Registrar

(903) 593-8311, ext. 2221 │ admissions1@texascollege.edu

Office of Financial Aid

For information and inquiries regarding financial aid, scholarship opportunities, as well as FAFSA, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Mrs. D. Mingo, Director of Financial Aid

(903) 593-8311, ext. 2299 │ financialaid@texascollege.edu

Office of the Registrar

For information and inquiries regarding registration for the academic term, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Mr. John Roberts, Dean of Enrollment Management and Registrar

(903) 593-8311, ext. 2251 │registrar2@texascollege.edu

Office of Security

For information regarding Texas College Campus Security, please contact the Office of Security.

(903) 593-8311, ext. 2249

Office of Business and Finance

For information and inquiries regarding tuition and fees, payments, as well as student accounts, please contact the Office of Business and Finance.

Ms. M. Rickenbacker, Vice President for Business and Finance

(903) 593-8311, ext. 2200│businessoffice@texascollege.edu

Office of Academic Affairs

For information and inquiries regarding the College's academic offerings, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs.

Dr. J. Duncan, Vice President for Academic Affairs

(903) 593-8311, ext. 2251 │ advisingsupport@texascollege.edu

Office of Student Affairs

For information and inquiries regarding student activities, residence life, security, as well as campus life, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.

Dr. C. Marshall-Biggins, Vice President for Student Affairs

(903) 593-8311, ext. 2710 │ studentaffairs1@texascollege.edu

Office of Athletics

For information and inquiries regarding intercollegiate athletics, please contact the Office of Athletics.

Mr. Greg Ellis, Athletic Director and Head Football Coach

(903) 593-8311, ext. 4043 │ coachellis@texascollege.edu

Office of Information Technology

For information and inquiries regarding technology, please contact the Office of Information Technology.

Mr. Yaw Labang, Acting Director of Information Technology

(903) 593-8311, ext. 2315 │support@texascollege.edu