What is Islander Launch?
Islander Launch is an action-packed and informative program designed especially for incoming freshman students at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Attending a session is required of all new freshmen. At this program, you can expect to meet many faculty and staff members, advisors, and fellow students who truly care about you and your success at the University. Students can also anticipate registering for their classes for the upcoming fall semester.
When does Islander Launch take place?
We offer 11 sessions during June, July, and August.
Can my family attend with me?
Our Islander Launch program has a coinciding program built into it especially for the families of new students to attend.
How is attending Islander Launch different from attending Island Day?
Though a common misconception, Island Day and Islander Launch are two completely separate programs. Island Day is Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s open-campus preview day, which takes place during various times throughout the Fall and Spring semesters and offers prospective students and their families a chance to visit the Island
I am transferring credit hours from another college. Does this make me eligible to complete the Online Transfer Orientation?
Only those students who have graduated from high school, transferring with 24+ credit hours are eligible to complete the Online Transfer Orientation. Those students transferring with less than 24 credit hours are still classified as a college
PLEASE NOTE: AP and/or dual credit classes do not count towards transfer credit when determining eligibilty for online transfer orientation.
Is it possible for me to register for classes at the University without attending Islander Launch?
No, a hold is placed on all student accounts for incoming freshmen until they have completed a New Student Orientation session. Once a student has completed
What if the session I want to register for is no longer available?
If the session you desired is no longer available for registration, you must choose an alternative session. To guarantee the availability of academic advisors, all Islander Launch sessions are limited to a maximum participation of 250 students each. Once it has reached this capacity, a session will automatically close and will no longer be available for students to register to attend. Walk-ins will not be allowed to participate in the program without prior
I have already made travel arrangements and the session I wanted to register for is no longer available. What do I do?
We strongly recommend that you do not make any travel arrangements until your registration for Islander Launch has been confirmed. To guarantee the availability of academic advisors, all sessions are limited to a maximum participation of 250 students each. Once it has reached this capacity, a session will automatically close and will no longer be available for students to register to attend. As a result of this cap on student participants, we are unable to accommodate those who have already made travel arrangements prior to registration. Walk-ins will not be allowed to participate in the program without prior
Why am I having trouble registering for Islander Launch online?
If at any point you experience difficulty in logging into our online registration system, or while registering in our registration system, it could be due to any of the following:
You have not been admitted to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for the upcoming semester.
The Office of Recruitment & Admissions does not currently have your TSI scores or exemptions on file. Not having your scores or exemptions on file will prevent you from registering for an Islander Launch session.
The Office of Recruitment & Admissions does not currently have your proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination on file. Not having proof of your vaccination or exemption on file will prevent you from registering for an Islander Launch session.
Though we never anticipate problems with our registration system, occasionally the server may be temporarily down for updates. If you experience difficulty registering and are unable to determine a cause, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I register for and/or attend Islander Launch without having my TSI scores or exemptions on file?
Students cannot register without having their TSI scores or exemptions on file with the Office of Recruitment & Admissions. The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a state-legislated program that requires students to be assessed in the areas of reading, writing, and math prior to enrolling at a Texas public institution. The results of the TSI assessment are used to determine your placement in certain courses and overall readiness to enroll in collegiate-level coursework. Please consult the Office of Academic Testing at 361.825.2334 for more information on testing options.
Do I have to register ahead of time for an Islander Launch session, or can I just show up?
A student must register before they can attend. Walk-ins will not be allowed to participate in the program without prior
How much does it cost to attend an Islander Launch session?
The cost for attending New Student Orientation is $75 per student and $75 per guest. The fee covers the costs of staffing, publications, meals, and program materials. THIS IS A NON REFUNDABLE FEE.
Do I need to send in my payment when I register?
Payment is required at the time of registration via Credit Card. If you do not pay at the time of registration, you will not be signed-up for any date and will need to register later. THIS IS A NON REFUNDABLE FEE.
Where can I view a schedule of events for Islander Launch?
You may view a tentative schedule of events by clicking on "Islander Launch Schedule" located at the top left side of the webpage. A detailed schedule of events will be provided to you at your session.
I have already registered for Islander Launch. What happens now?
If you have already registered, we encourage you to visit our Enrollment Checklist page for further instruction and information.
Are on-campus accommodations available for students during Islander Launch?
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is currently unable to provide overnight housing accommodations during the course of Islander Launch. If students and their guests will require overnight accommodations, these arrangements will need to be made separately. To view a list of area hotels located in close proximity to the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi campus, please click here.
What materials do I need to take with me to my session?
Please visit our Enrollment Checklist for more information on this and other important matters to address prior to attending your session.
What sort of clothing attire do you recommend I wear to Islander Launch?
We highly recommend wearing comfortable clothing and a pair of walking shoes, since there will be some light walking involved
What do I do if I need special accommodations?
For individuals requesting accommodations due to a disability, please email email@example.com at least 2 weeks prior to your scheduled orientation session. Please plan accordingly as the University does NOT provide any mobility assistance equipment.
Where do I park my vehicle?
All visitors coming onto campus are directed to park in the Bayside Parking Garage. Bayside Parking is a pay to park facility. The Length of the stay determines the fee. For more information, please visit. http://police.tamucc.edu/visitorParking.html
What if my question is not listed on this page?
If you are unable to find an answer to the questions you have on this page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.