Terms and Conditions
of Students Participation in the
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi/Del Mar College VIP Program


1) Guaranteed Transition  Successful completion of the VIP program by a student guarantees a change of curriculum to a degree granting major at TAMU-CC but does NOT guarantee that student a change of curriculum to a particular college or major.

 

2) Intended Major   Students admitted into the VIP program must identify an intended degree program at TAMU-CC prior to registration for their first academic term in VIP.

 

3) Grade and Credit Requirements   The grade point average (GPA) for each VIP student will be calculated separately at each institution using the methodology and course work of the respective institution.  VIP participants will be encouraged to complete the Associates Degree at Del Mar College prior to transferring to TAMU-CC. 

 

4) Early Transition Opportunity   After completion of two or more semesters in the VIP program, a student may apply to a degree granting major via the TAMU-CC Change of Major Form if the student has: maintained a minimum 2.5 GPA at both institutions, achieved the minimum TAMU-CC GPA required by the major, and completed all other entry requirements for the major.   

 

5) Reverse Transfer of Credits   A student in the VIP program shall be permitted to transfer course credits from TAMU-CC to Del Mar College in accordance with the policies of Del Mar College.  The use and application of these credits at Del Mar College shall be determined by the student’s Associate Degree program.

 

 6) Fees   A student in the VIP program will be required to participate in, and pay any fees associated with, orientation programs at TAMU-CC and Del Mar College before beginning the program. A VIP student will pay applicable fees and tuition to each institution and must meet the respective payment deadlines for all applicable fees and tuition payable to each institution.

 

7) Texas Success Initiative   Del Mar College will be responsible for assuring a VIP student’s compliance with Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements and will provide remediation for any VIP student needing such additional course work.

 

8) Enrollment Requirements   A VIP student must meet the following enrollment requirements:

  1. Each VIP student must enroll in a minimum of 15 total semester credit hours each Fall and Spring semester with no more than 7 semester credit hours at TAMU-CC and the reminder at Del Mar College. Any exceptions must be approved, in advance, by the Executive Director of Recruitment & Admissions at TAMU-CC or the Director of Admissions at Del Mar College. 
  2. The maximum semester credit hour enrollment for Summer I and II sessions is 7 at Del Mar College and 7 at TAMU-CC. The maximum combined enrollment limit for VIP students in summer school is 14 semester credit hours.
  3. VIP student will enroll for courses at both institutions in accordance with published registration periods for all students.

9) Student Records   A VIP student’s academic records will be maintained and kept current at both institutions with appropriate periodic exchange of information between the two institutions as allowed under the law through the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). To facilitate the transfer of student records and the appropriate application of course work toward the fulfillment of degree requirements, a VIP student understands that institutions will exchange academic records.  

 

10) Rule Compliance and Removal from Program   A VIP student is expected to be knowledgeable about the TAMU-CC Student Rules and the Del Mar College Student Rules and shall agree to comply with said rules. 

  1. a) A student who does not remain on track to complete VIP academic requirements may be removed from the VIP program.
  2. b) A student who violates TAMU-CC student rules is subject to sanctions outlined in the applicable rule(s) up to and including dismissal from VIP or suspension from TAMU-CC.
  3. c) A student removed from the VIP Program for either academic or disciplinary reasons will no longer be eligible to continue enrollment at TAMU-CC, however, the student may continue at Del Mar College with the approval of Del Mar College officials and pursue future readmission to TAMU-CC subject to the then current readmission criteria.
  4. d) A student not allowed to continue at Del Mar College will also not be allowed to continue at TAMU-CC.
  5. e) A VIP student appealing academic or disciplinary decisions will be directed to the institution under whose jurisdiction the matter falls and will follow established procedures at that institution.
  6. f) If a student voluntarily drops out of the VIP program, the student may pursue future readmission to TAMU-CC subject to the then current readmission criteria. Upon withdrawal from TAMU-CC, a student immediately forfeits access to services provided by TAMU-CC.