How to count credit hours
The following tells you how to count your hours for ring credit:
- You get ring hours credit for D's even though you might have to retake them for your CE degree.
- You only get the hours credit for taking a course once, regardless of how many times you retake it.
- You do not get ring hours credit for any F's.
- You get ring hours credit for transfer hours even if they don’t count for your CE degree, such as a SCOM class.
- You do not get ring hours credit for AP or Credit by Exam.
- An example:
Checking screens 681 and 136 on SIMS both show that this student has passed 83 hours:
136 TRANSCRIPT DISPLAY
----------- SPRING SEMESTER 2006 -----------
CVEN-305 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS I ( 3.0) 0.0
CVEN-422 CIVIL ENGR SYSTEMS II D 3.0 3.0
ENDS-150 SRVY OF ARCH HIST II C 3.0 6.0
SOMS-380 WRKSHP IN LEADERSHIP ED B 1.0 3.0
CVEN-302 COMP APPL ENGR & CONST B 3.0 9.0
KINE-199 BAND-ELECTIVE A 1.0 4.0
CUMULATIVE 88.0 83.0 76.0 205.0 2.697 <------ Passed Hours Cumulative = 83.0
** END OF UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC RECORD **
And screen 681:
ANALYSIS OF DEGREE PROGRESS
- - - - - - - - - Summary of Credit Towards Graduation - - - - - - - - - -
REF INSTITUTION PASSED IN/PROG N/A GPR VARIANCE
1 Texas A & M Resident Credit 76.0 15.0 27.0 2.594 +47
2 SAN JACINTO COLLEGE 7.0
Total Hours 83.0 15.0 27.0 2.594 +47
If you would like to talk with the Ring Association about appealing their decision, you can contact them at:
The Association of Former Students is located on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, on the corner of George Bush Drive and Houston Street. The staff of The Association is here to serve the needs of Texas A&M and its students, both past and present. If you ever need anything from us, please call, email, or better yet, stop by!
- The Association of Former Students
- 505 George Bush Dr.
- College Station, TX 77840-2918
- Phone: (979) 845-7514
- General Questions Email: afs@AggieNetwork.com
Subject: New TAMU Mini-Mester Aggie Ring policy
The Association of Former Students is responding to the current limitations SIMS has in timely reporting of the completion of Texas A&M's mini-mester courses by implementing the following policy regarding Aggie Ring requirements:
To count credits from a TAMU mini-mester course (prior to the course credit posting in SIMS) towards qualifications for the Aggie Ring, the following information must be received at AggieRing@AggieNetwork.com from the course's primary faculty member's official university email account:Student's name
Credit hours received
The Aggie Ring Program staff will review SIMS after grades are posted to confirm grade/credit hours received. This review will be the final determinate to counting the hours towards the Ring requirements, regardless if the email states otherwise. A discrepancy might cause a student's Aggie Ring to be held for a future delivery. If a discrepancy exists, the student will be contacted directly by an Association staff member to discuss. Faculty members can direct questions to JScamardo@AggieNetwork.com .
As advisors, I know you are often asked by students the requirements and process for ordering their Aggie Ring. The Association's website, http://AggieNetwork.com can be a great resource for you. All ordering information and detailed requirements can be found at www.AggieNetwork.com/ring. The majority of students who do not pass the ring audit are declined due to repeat courses and credits by exam (please read
for details). If you ever have any questions on a student's eligibility, please contact an Aggie Ring Program staff member at 845-1050 as we'd be very happy to help.
When a student orders an Aggie Ring, we recognize this is not only tradition at Texas A&M but an key academic milestone. Thank you for helping Aggies reach this goal through your daily efforts - we appreciate you!
Kelli Hutka '97
Director of Campus Programs
The Association of Former Students | Texas A&M University
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