I decided to apply to the distance education MA program in History at Sam Houston State University for the fall semester. Being that I had the summer free, I decided to take 2 graduate courses at other schools while I waited on my application. I'm currently taking a course at WNMU that ends at the end of July and another course at AMU that ends on August 30th. Because of the fact that I decided to take these courses, SHSU is saying that they are now unable to process my application for the Fall semester until they receive these transcripts. Being that my AMU course doesn't finish until after the start of the Fall semester at SHSU, I am not elligible for Fall admissions and can re-apply for the Spring. It seems like I "screwed" myself by taking courses over the summer. Had I not taken these courses, my application would be on track and I'd be considered for the Fall. I've spoken with several folks at SHSU and they all assure me this is a normal process. Is it? At this point I wonder if I should just stick to working on my MA at AMU.