Degree-Seeking Students

Recommended Course Sequence

  1. Identify all required lower-division courses for the applicable certificate or degree program;
  2. Include for each course, if applicable:
    1. The course number or course equivalent under the common course numbering system approved by the Coordinating Board under Education Code 61.832; and
    2. The course equivalent in the Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual or its successor adopted by the Coordinating Board;
  3. Be designed to enable a full-time student to obtain a certificate or degree, as applicable, within, for a 60-hour degree or certificate program, two years, or for a 120-hour degree program, four years; and
  4. Include a specific sequence in which courses should be completed to ensure completion of the applicable program within the time frame described by item 3.
  1. Include the recommended course sequences in the institution's course catalog and on the institution's internet website; and
  2. Submit the recommended course sequences to the Coordinating Board as provided by Coordinating Board rule.

Compensatory Courses

Alternative Methods of Program Mastery for Military Members

  1. Have graduated from high school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma;
  2. Satisfy the minimum active military service obligation to the Texas military forces for a degree plan as follows:
    1. For an associate degree, two years of service;
    2. For a baccalaureate degree, four years of service; and
    3. For a graduate degree, six years of service; and
  3. Complete and meet the standards of the degree plan.

Low-Producing Degree Programs



Texas Southmost College



DATE ISSUED: 11/18/2020