office of the Registrar
New "K" Course Prefixes in Fall 2012
In an effort to separate our course inventory from Tarleton State University, students will notice a change in the Fall 2012 TAMUCT course prefixes. Course content and information are not changing, ONLY the course prefixes. Each TAMUCT course prefix will end in a "K" (ex: ACCK-Accounting, ECOK-Economics, etc.) This change is necessary as we make the important transition toward our independence from Tarleton State University and separate accreditation.
"K" courses go into effect for Fall 2012, so the Summer 2012 courses will look the same as they currently appear in the published schedules and catalog**
Here are the "K" course prefixes you will see for Fall 2012:
ACCK Accounting (TAMUCT)
ASCK Aviation Science (TAMUCT)
C JK Criminal Justice (TAMUCT)
C SK Computer Science (TAMUCT)
CISK Comp Info Syst (TAMUCT)
CNSK Counseling (TAMUCT)
COMK Communication (TAMUCT)
CPSK Counseling Psych (TAMUCT)
ECOK Economics (TAMUCT)
EDAK Educ Admin (TAMUCT)
EDTK Educ Technology (TAMUCT)
EDUK Education (TAMUCT)
ENGK English (TAMUCT)
ESPK Special Educ (TAMUCT)
F AK Fine Arts (TAMUCT)
FINK Finance (TAMUCT)
G BK General Business (TAMUCT)
GEOK Geography (TAMUCT)
H SK Human Sciences (TAMUCT)
HLTK Health (TAMUCT)
HRMK Hum Resource Mgmt (TAMUCT)
HSTK History (TAMUCT)
L SK Liberal Studies (TAMUCT)
M SK Military Science (TAMUCT)
MGTK Management (TAMUCT)
MKTK Marketing (TAMUCT)
MTHK Mathematics (TAMUCT)
MUSK Music (TAMUCT)
PHYK Physics (TAMUCT)
PLSK Political Science (TAMUCT)
PSYK Psychology (TAMUCT)
R SK Religion Studies (TAMUCT)
RDGK Reading (TAMUCT)
SOCK Sociology (TAMUCT)
SWKK Social Work (TAMUCT)
What is Changing?
The changeover to the "K" prefixes creates the need to change several things:
- All of the published Fall 2012 schedules will show the new course prefixes for Fall 2012 classes.(Summer/Fall 2012 schedules will be available on March 19th and registration activities begin April 2nd)
- All degree plans, in the Student Self-service (formerly Ducktrax) system will be re-programmed to recognize the "K" prefixes as well as the old prefixes
- All published degree plans and the University catalog, starting with 2012, will reflect the "K" prefixes.
In other words, we must change everything we currently have in order to reflect our new "K" inventory.
As advising activities begin for Summer and Fall 2012, it is important to remember that these changes are ONLY with the prefixes of the courses and will NOT adversely impact degree plans in any way. Information updates will begin soon on Facebook, Twitter, and our TAMUCT web page.
- Will student degree plans change?
No. Only the course prefixes are changing. Student degree plans and transcripts will change to reflect both the new prefixes and the old ones. No adverse impact or changes to degree plans or requirements will occur.
- How will this look at registration time?
The "K" prefix courses will be effective with Fall 2012. Summer 2012 courses will look the same as they do now. The "K" courses will replace all TAMUCT courses in the course schedule (both PDF and Student Self-service versions) for Fall 2012 and forward. When a student uses the "search for courses" option in Student Self-service (Fall 2012 sections), they should select by TERM, SUBJECT, and TAMUCT location, which will provide a listing of all sections available for our campus (all of the "K" courses). For Summer 2012 searches, the current prefixes will still show. The Summer/Fall registration period will create the most confusion, especially for those students who register for BOTH terms. Summer will be in the old prefix format and Fall will show the new "K" prefixes.
- When will my Student Self-service degree evaluation show the "K" courses?
The Records Office staff will be working to have ALL degree plans updated to recognize the "K" courses by August 27th (1st class day of Fall 2012), if not before.
- Will this alter my transcript?
Any courses taken PRIOR TO Fall 2012 will reflect the current course prefixes (ex: ACC-Accounting). Courses completed Fall 2012 and following will reflect the new "K" prefixes (ex: ACCK-Accounting).
- How long will the "K" course prefixes be used?
Starting Fall 2012 thru accreditation completion and creation of new course inventory for TAMUCT. The changeover to the "K" prefixes is a temporary one, which will be re-evaluated upon accreditation. We know that the "K" courses will be used at least thru the first year of accreditation (2014). At that time we will work to create our own numbering and naming conventions to facilitate transferability into and out of TAMUCT.
- Are TAMUCT courses accredited?
Yes. Texas A&M University-Central Texas became a stand-alone university on May 27, 2009 as a member of The Texas A&M University System. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges recognizes TAMUCT as an entity of its parent university, Tarleton State University, until TAMUCT is awarded separate accreditation. Therefore, transcripts will continue to read Tarleton State University and the diplomas will be inscribed with the names of both institutions, Tarleton State University and Texas A&M University-Central Texas, until such time as separate accreditation is designated.
Anyone with specific questions, regarding this "K" course issue, are welcome to contact the Registrar by email at email@example.com or any member of the Admissions & Records staff.