Frequently Asked Questions
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Submit this completed Google Form: tx.ag/ACADQ and attach your Q-Drop Request form. You must be logged in with your TAMU account. This process may change next semester.
Q-drops can be submitted online via Howdy portal.
This depends on the course. Generally, yes it is possible to audit courses. You will need to reach out to an instructor to obtain permission to audit a course. Then you will reach out to the advising office to verify there is space available and submit the Auditing Request form. There is no fee associated with auditing a course and no academic credit will be granted for audited courses.
The international experience must be a minimum of 10 weeks long and have an emphasis on language immersion. Students must have completed through 202 of their language courses before being approved to complete their International Experience.
We recommend students begin planning for their International Experience at least a year in advance.
German and Spanish majors may go abroad any semester after they have completed GERM or SPAN 202.
Students interested in a double major with Classics, Modern Languages, or Spanish must meet with a GLAC advisor to discuss requirements.
Students already majoring in CLAS/MODL/SPAN and wishing to pursue a second major must reach out to a major advisor in the second area to declare the second major as well as meet with a GLAC advisor.
A double major can be pursued when both majors fall under the same degree type (ex. BA in SPAN and BA HIST, or BA CLAS and BA PSYC). A double major requires 120 hours minimum, but generally will take closer to 130-140 hours to complete. A student with a double major is awarded a single diploma when they graduate.
When the majors fall under two different degrees a student must declare a double degree in each department (ex. BA in SPAN and BS in ECON, or a BA in MODL and a BS in Math). A double degree requires students to complete 150 unique hours between both degrees. This means that they are also completing both sets of core requirements. Students are awarded two separate diplomas when they graduate (unless one of the degrees is with Psychology).
Students must (1) declare the double major or double degree no later than the semester in which they will complete 89 credit hours, (2) have a cumulative GPR of at least 3.0 at the time of declaration, (3) have completed 9 hours in their second major with a GPR of 3.0 or above.
A max of 12 hours may be overlapped to satisfy double major requirements.
It is not recommended for courses to overlap for double degrees since you must earn at least 150 credit hours.
To declare a minor, students should complete the appropriate minor form on the website.
A maximum of 6 hours from the major may double count with minor requirements.
A maximum of 6 hours from transferred abroad credits may count toward a language minor.
Students must first meet with an advisor in the Global Languages & Cultures Department.
Students will also need to submit a Major Change Request in Howdy. This may be done before or after you meet with an advisor, but your major change will not be considered for approval until you have met with an advisor. Check the Academic Calendar to determine dates the form is available in Howdy.
The Academic Calendar can be found here: https://registrar.tamu.edu/Academic-Calendar
If you are an CLAS/MODL/SPAN major interested in changing your major to something else, you must reach out to an advisor in their department to find out what their requirements are and initiate a major change. You do not need approval from GLAC advisors to change majors.
Please refer to this page for questions about language placement exams: https://liberalarts.tamu.edu/ints/placement-exams/
If you are a domestic student who speaks a second language, you may take a Language Placement Exam to earn college credit for the language. If you are an international student, you are not permitted to earn credit for your native language.