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When and where courses are offered

San Marcos Campus

Texas State offers courses in a variety of formats: fully online, in-person, and hybrid (blended online and in-person). The talent development academic advisor will work with you to find the best course modalities for your particular life situation.

  • Some fully online courses have been designed with a mix of both synchronous (e.g., Zoom session) and asynchronous activities.  These courses offer the interaction and support of synchronous classes and conferences, while still allowing for much student flexibility in completing the rest of the course activities. You'll find that the online courses that are taught by Talent Development faculty typically have a mix of synchronous and asynchronous components.
  • Some fully online courses in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and in other departments across campus are 100% asynchronous.  In an online course that is taught asynchronously, there are no synchronous interactions (when everyone needs to be online at the same time).

If my course includes synchronous online sessions, when might they be held?

Fall and Spring: on a previously announced, scheduled night of the week (e.g., Tuesday evenings)

Summer: daytime or evening, depending on the course


If you have questions, just reach out and tell the talent development advisor about your modality needs. 


Would I have to take classes in the summer?

Taking classes in the summer is not required.