Preparing for Registration
Guidance on navigating registration and undergraduate registration schedules can be found at Aggie One Stop. To find your specific registration time, check your Howdy account. Click on My Profile in Howdy, then look for Registration Notices. Click on this to find your registration time assignment. You can find hold information next to Registration Notices. You can schedule an appointment with an Advisor in Navigate. Be sure to choose the reason for the appointment as Pre-Registration. For more guidance on registration, please refer to the Department of Agricultural Economics Undergraduate Student Handbook.
Frequently Asked Questions about Registration
Prerequisites for all courses are listed in Howdy and the Undergraduate Course Catalog. Please contact your advisor for more information on transfer credits. If you have not completed the prerequisite for a course, you will not be granted access to register in that course.
If you submit a force request for a course for which you do not have the prerequisite, your force request will not be processed. If you are taking a prerequisite at another university or institution, and are requesting a force into the successive course, your force request will not be processed unless you can show completion of the prerequisite course during the force request time frame. We will not consider force requests for prerequisite courses in-progress at institutions outside of Texas A&M. Once you have completed the prerequisite, and can provide proof of completion (transcript with the course’s final grade), you can request an override into your desired class by contacting your advisor. An override does not enroll you in a course, but it does give you the ability to register for the course if a seat is available.
Force Request Process
Force Request Timeline: Currently Closed
Note: We do not force students into AGLS 235 or AGLS 335.
If there are no seats open in the class you want and you have the prerequisites to take the class, you will need to submit a force request. You must complete a separate request for each AGEC class. Submitting a force request does not guarantee you will be forced into your requested AGEC course(s).
Remember to include your UIN, Texas A&M University email address and phone number in the force request. If you are in process with a prerequisite or will be taking the prerequisite over the summer break, be sure to include that information in the comment section of the force request. If you would like us to drop a class if we are able to add the desired class to your schedule, please include that information in the comment section of the force request.
After submitting your request, please wait patiently. When force request decisions are made, students will contacted via email advising as to whether or not the force request has been granted. In all cases, it is your responsibility to verify your student schedule to see whether or not you have been added to the course after your force has been approved. The priorities in which forces are allocated within each course/section are as follows:
- AGEC/AGBU students who are graduating in the upcoming semester;
- Students who are non-majors that are graduating in the upcoming semester;
- All other AGEC/AGBU/AGBL students; and
- All other non-majors.
Each department has its own rules about forcing. For non-AGEC courses, you must contact the department offering the course to inquire about their force request policy. Advisors in the Department of Agricultural Economics cannot force students into non-AGEC courses.
Complete information on Q-Drops can be found in Student Rule 01. You must download and bring a completed Q-Drop Request form to your academic advisor. The form must be delivered prior to the posted Q-Drop deadline.
- Q-drop deadlines are posted on the University’s academic calendar
- Q’s are recorded on the student’s transcript; however, it does not affect the computation of the student’s GPR.
Withdrawing from the University
Students must follow the Academic Calendar to identify deadlines for dropping all classes using the add/drop process. If that deadline is missed, as an official withdrawal request must be submitted through the Withdrawal channel on the My Record tab within Howdy. See more details pertaining to official withdrawals below.