Certificate Tracking & Awarding

Certificate programs will appear on each student’s record as a separate curriculum record, regardless if the certificate is considered stand-alone, degree-dependent, or major-dependent.

Students may pursue no more than five concurrent curriculum records of any kind.

Students need to meet with their primary advisor in order to add certificate programs to the student’s curriculum record.

Students will need to submit a degree application in Howdy for certificates to be awarded.This should be done during the term in which the student will complete certificate requirements.

The Office of the Registrar will award certificates no more frequently than the last calendar day of each month. Major-dependent certificates will be awarded once the degree is conferred. Standalone and degree-dependent certificates can be awarded at the end of the month in which all requirements are met.

All University certificates will be awarded using a consistent credential with a format similar to, but distinct from the diploma of Texas A&M University.

All University certificates will be issued by the Office of the Registrar and will contain the signatures of the University President and the Chair of the Board of Regents, similar to the diploma.

University certificates will either be mailed directly to the student or issued to the college for formal presentation.


Certificate Types

A student is admitted to the program through the offering department. Admission to the program requires the student to be pursuing a specific degree/major at Texas A&M University. This type of certificate program typically serves as a track within a degree program. The certificate and degree are awarded simultaneously.
A student is admitted to the program through the offering department. Admission to the program requires the student to be pursuing a degree at Texas A&M University. The certificate is awarded upon completion of the requirements independent of a degree.
A student is admitted to the program through the Office of Admissions. The student may pursue the certificate without being enrolled in a degree program. The certificate may be awarded upon completion of requirements.
 


Approved Certificate Programs

Catalog Requirements for a Certificate