In June, the Texas legislature passed H.B. 3025 “to facilitate the timely completion of degrees.” The law requires students to submit a plan detailing how they will achieve their degrees – and then obtain permission any time they choose to deviate from the plan. (Stateline.org, 08/10/11). When you read the article, note the student concerns about being locked into a plan early in their college career. Student interests may change over time.