Admission

Application Information

Both Texas resident and non-resident students can apply for undergraduate admission to any Texas Public University for freshman, transfer and international admission by using the ApplyTexas Application or Coalition Application.

You may access the appropriate application from the ApplyTexas Application website (www.applytexas.org), the Coalition Application website (http://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/) or the Texas A&M University website (http://admissions.tamu.edu).

Texas A&M University has several conveniently located Prospective Student Centers throughout the state, staffed with regional advisors ready to serve you. Please contact the center nearest you to learn more about admissions, financial aid, academic programs and student services. Visit the website admissions.tamu.edu/psc for more details.

Aggieland Prospective Student Center1
Texas A&M University
109 John J. Koldus Building
1265 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-1265
(979) 458-0950

Corpus Christi Regional Prospective Student Center1
5350 South Staples, Suite 405
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(361) 289-7905

Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Prospective Student Center1
3900 Arlington Highlands Blvd., Suite 273
Arlington, TX 76018
(817) 375-0960

Houston Regional Prospective Student Center1
1225 North Loop West, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 454-1990

Laredo Regional Prospective Student Center1
6401 Arena Road, Suite 5A
Laredo, TX 78041
(956) 795-0412

Rio Grande Valley Regional Prospective Student Center1
5277 North 23rd St.
McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 683-8647

San Antonio Regional Prospective Student Centers1
40 NE Loop 410, Suite 605
San Antonio, TX 78216
(210) 212-7016

Office of Admissions1
217 John J. Koldus Building
Texas A&M University
1265 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-1265
(979) 845-1060
admissions@tamu.edu
http://admissions.tamu.edu

The admission guidelines presented here are for admission to the Spring, Summer or Fall 2019 semester. While they are the best guide available, admission criteria are subject to change. The Office of Admissions website (http://admissions.tamu.edu) contains the admission policies and procedures in effect for 2019 admission.

Types of Admission and Application Calendars

At the Time of Application Term Opening Date Closing Date
Freshman
An applicant who:
• is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or qualifies for Texas residency based on Senate Bill 1528
• is a degree-seeking applicant and is without college credit1 or
• is still in high school, with or without college credit
Spring 2019
Fall 2019
Jul. 1, 2018
Jul. 1, 2018
Oct. 15, 2018
Dec. 1, 2018
Transfer
An applicant who:
• is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or qualifies for Texas residency based on Senate Bill 1528
• is a degree-seeking applicant
• has graduated from high school or equivalent
• has enrolled in a post-secondary institution after graduation from high school
• does not have a bachelor’s degree
• does not qualify for readmission
Spring 2019
Summer/Fall 2019
Jul. 1, 2018
Jan. 1, 2019
Oct. 15, 2018
Mar. 1, 2019
International Freshman
An applicant who:
• is not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States (or applicant for permanent residency) and does not qualify for Texas residency based on Senate Bill 1528
• after high school graduation has never enrolled at a university as an undergraduate degree-seeking student
Spring 2019
Fall 2019
Spring 2020
April 1, 2018
Jul. 1, 2018
April 1, 2019
Aug. 1, 2018
Dec. 1, 2018
Aug. 1, 2019
International Transfer
An applicant who:
•is not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States (or applicant for permanent residency) and does not qualify for Texas residency based on Senate Bill 1528
•is an applicant seeking a bachelor’s degree
•has graduated from high-school or equivalent
•has enrolled in a post-secondary institution, and
•is not eligible for readmission (has never enrolled at Texas A&M University as an undergraduate degree-seeking student).
Spring 2019
Summer 2019
Fall 2019
Spring 2020
April 1, 2018
Jul. 1, 2018
Sep. 1, 2018
April 1, 2019
Aug. 1, 2018
Nov. 1, 2018
March 1, 2019
Aug. 1, 2019
Readmission
An applicant who:
• is a former degree-seeking Texas A&M undergraduate student (including an international student)
• does not have a bachelor’s degree
• did not officially register for the previous semester (excluding summer sessions) at Texas A&M
Readmission does not include applicants whose only previous enrollment at Texas A&M has been as a non-degree student.
Spring 2019
Summer 2019
Fall 2019
Jul. 1, 2018
Jan. 1, 2019
Jan. 1, 2019
Nov. 1, 2018
April 1, 2019
July 1, 2019
Postbaccalaureate Undergraduate
An applicant who:
• has a bachelor’s degree
• wishes to pursue a second undergraduate degree
Spring 2019
Summer/Fall 2019
Jul. 1, 2018
Jan. 1, 2019
Oct. 15, 2018
March 1, 2019
Non-degree Undergraduate
An applicant who:
• does not wish to pursue a degree at Texas A&M
• wishes to take specific undergraduate coursework
Spring 2019
Summer/Fall 2019
Summer only
Jul. 1, 2018
Jan. 1, 2019
Jan. 1, 2019
Oct. 15, 2018
March 1, 2019
April 1, 2019
High School Enrichment Program
An applicant who:
• is a high school junior or senior in the Bryan/College Station area
• has a new SAT score of 1270, or an ACT score of 27
• has completed all levels of related coursework offered at their high school
Each student is eligible to take 1 (one) course per fall or spring semester, and course registration will be completed by the TAMU advisor. No summer classes are offered at this time. Classes will be held on the Texas A&M University campus. Students and their parents/guardians will be responsible for any lodging or transportation considerations.
Admission for this program is on a space-available basis. The applicant pool is competitive, and admission into this program is not guaranteed.
Spring 2019
Fall 2019
Jul. 1, 2018
Jan. 1, 2019
Nov. 1, 2018
July 1, 2019

Items Necessary to Complete an Application File

Please see the Readmission, Post-baccalaureate or Non-degree sections for other items required to complete the transfer application for those types of admission. U.S. citizens completing a non-U.S. high school program should refer to International Admissions for questions concerning transcripts, examination results and foreign credentials.

An application is reviewed to make a decision about admission after all items listed below have been received. The items must be received by the appropriate closing date to qualify for consideration for admission.

In addition, freshman applicants must show proof of meeting the State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy to qualify for review.

Application submitted electronically via ApplyTexas or the Coalition Application

Application Fee (check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express)—All fees are nonrefundable

  • Domestic Undergraduate - $75
  • Domestic Graduate - $65
  • International - $90
  • Checks and money orders should be made payable to Texas A&M University. International checks must be backed by a U.S. bank and be issued in U.S. dollars. The applicant’s name and date of birth should be written on the face of checks and money orders.

Guidelines for requesting application fee waivers:

  • Fee waivers are not available for international students.

Freshman Waivers

Applicants who qualify for federally funded free/reduced lunch programs may qualify for a fee waiver. Students must certify their eligibility on the application.  Please see our admissions website, http://admissions.tamu.edu/freshman/apply, for instructions for requesting a waiver.

Transfer or Readmit Waivers

To request a fee waiver, please provide your Student Aid Report (SAR), which you will find within your current FAFSA or a copy of an award letter from your current institution. Checking the fee waiver box on the application will not satisfy the fee waiver requirement.

Please see our admissions website, http://admissions.tamu.edu/transfer/apply, for additional information.

Essays

  • Freshman applicants are required to complete Essay Topic A.
  • Transfer applicants are required to complete Essay Topic A.

SAT or ACT Scores

  • Required of all freshman applicants, including all international freshman applicants.
  • Scores should be sent directly from the testing agency and must be received by the posted deadline to be considered.
  • The SAT code is 6003; the ACT code is 4198.
  • Test scores must be from a test date within five years of the date of planned enrollment.
  • The highest test score from one test date will be used. Texas A&M does not combine test scores from different test dates.

Official High School Transcripts

  • Freshman applicants who have not graduated from high school at the time of application must submit an official transcript indicating coursework, credits earned, grades, graduation plan/diploma type and a numerical class rank at least through their junior year. If admitted, the applicant will be required to submit a final transcript with graduation date.
  • If the applicant’s high school does not rank its students, a school profile from the high school should be provided as part of the application file.
  • Freshman and transfer applicants who have graduated from high school at the time of application should submit an official high school transcript that includes grades and credits for all completed coursework, a numerical class rank, date of graduation and graduation plan completed, or a certificate verifying completion of a GED program.
  • Post-baccalaureate applicants are not required to submit a high school transcript as part of the application file. Readmit applicants may be required to submit a final high school transcript if one is not currently on file with the university.
  • To be considered official, a transcript must bear an original signature of a school official or an original school seal.
  • Applicants who have attended high school both in the U.S. and out of the U.S. should submit official transcripts from each school attended. Requirements for submitting international transcripts can be found under International Admission Criteria.
  • For students enrolled in the U.S., copies of official transcripts from other countries will be accepted provided the copies are on file and verified by the U.S. institution.
  • Faxed or emailed copies are not official and will not be accepted.

Official College Transcripts

  • An official transcript is required from every post-secondary institution attended even if the applicant did not earn credit, receive a course grade or the course is not transferable. Coursework from one college posted on the transcript of another college will not satisfy this requirement. Failure to acknowledge attendance and provide transcripts from all schools attended may be considered a fraudulent admissions application resulting in a denial of the application. A college transcript for dual credit coursework earned in high school must also be provided.
  • Official paper transcripts are to be sent by the sending institution in a sealed envelope. The transcript will not be considered official if the student has had access to the transcript.
  • Requirements for submitting international transcripts can be found under International Admission Criteria.
  • Faxed copies are not official and will not be accepted.
  • For students enrolled in the U.S., copies of official transcripts from other countries will be accepted provided the copies are on file and verified by the U.S. institution.

Lawful Permanent Residents of the United States

An applicant who has applied for or been granted Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status in the United States by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is eligible to submit an application as a Domestic Applicant. To qualify, you must include one of the following with the application:

  • a copy of both sides of the DHS-issued Permanent Resident Card, or
  • the I-551 Entry Stamp and Immigrant Visa in the passport, or
  • an approved I-797 Notice of Action or I-797C Notice of Receipt.

If your parent is also a permanent resident, a copy of the parent’s proof of LPR status will be necessary to determine in-state residency for tuition purposes.

Note: If you have applied for adjustment of status to Lawful Permanent Residency and have not received your LPR card or Notice of Action that says Notice Type: Approval Notice, you are considered an international student once you are admitted to the University. There are certain requirements that international students must fulfill upon enrollment. Please contact International Student Services at iss@tamu.edu for more information about these requirements.

Required Immunizations

Texas Education Code (TEC) 51.9192 requires all entering students (under the age of 22) to provide evidence of vaccination against bacterial meningitis received within the last 5 years or a signed affidavit declining the vaccine at least 10 days prior to the start of classes for any given semester. Learn more about bacterial meningitis at http://admissions.tamu.edu/meningitis.aspx.

Notification of Application Status

Check the Applicant Information System (AIS) website in Howdy, Applicant channel, to verify your application has been received and to determine if any credentials are missing. Please allow at least two weeks to process credentials.

The Office of Admissions will make every effort to inform applicants of incomplete files through AIS. If incomplete credentials are received within one month of the closing date, there may not be sufficient time for the Office of Admissions to notify applicants. All items necessary to complete an application must be received by the Office of Admissions by the closing date (not postmarked) to assure consideration for admission.

Required Coursework

Applicants who graduate from an accredited Texas public or private high school applying to Texas A&M University must have completed the Foundation High School Program preferably with the Distinguished Level of Achievement with at least one endorsement.  The high school curriculum should be noted on the official high school transcript. Please visit http://admissions.tamu.edu/freshman/coursework for a complete description of coursework including information for home-schooled and out-of-state applicants.

State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy

Texas Education Code (TEC) 51.803-51.809 (State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy) requires that all freshman applicants meet one of the following college readiness standards in order to be eligible to be considered for admission at a Texas four-year public institution.

  • Satisfy the College Readiness Benchmarks on the SAT or ACT assessment; or
    • SAT – 480 EBRW and 530 Math for tests taken after February 2016
    • ACT – 18 English, 22 Reading, 22 Mathematics and 23 Science
  • Successfully complete the State of Texas foundation, recommended or advanced/distinguished high school program or complete the portion of the program that was available to them; or
  • Successfully complete a curriculum that is equivalent in content and rigor to the foundation, recommended or advanced/distinguished high school program at a high school that is exempt from offering such programs.

Students attending an out-of-state/out-of-country high school or home school are exempt from the Uniform Admission Policy.

Additional Information for Freshman Applicants

  1. Information Presented in the Application
    • Extracurricular activities including time commitment and duration of involvement
    • Leadership and/or exceptional talent as shown in extracurricular activities and/or work
    • Community/volunteer work including time commitment and duration of involvement
    • Awards and achievements earned while in high school
    • Employment and/or internships including dates of work and hours per week
    • Family educational background and household income
    • Number of people in household
  2. Essay Topic A

Topic A on the application is required. Applicants to the College of Engineering will be asked to answer an additional essay question as part of the application.

Freshman Admissions

When all credentials necessary to complete a freshman applicant’s file are received during the admission application period, one of the following criteria will be used to determine who will be offered admission:

  1. Top 10% Applicants from Texas High Schools
    Applicants who are Texas residents or who are enrolled in recognized public or private high schools in Texas with a rank in the top 10% of their high school graduating class, on or before the admissions deadline, will be automatically admitted to Texas A&M University if they have successfully met the State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy and have successfully completed the recommended or distinguished graduation plan or the foundation distinguished plan. Choice of major is not guaranteed.
    These applicants must submit all required credentials by the closing date in order to qualify for automatic admission.
  2. Academic Admits
    Applicants who rank in the top 25% of their high school graduating class on or before the admissions deadline, achieve a combined SAT Math and SAT Critical Reading score of at least 1300 on an SAT test taken prior to March 2016, with a test score of at least 600 in each of these components of the SAT, or achieve a combined SAT Math and SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) score of at least 1360 on an SAT test taken after March 2016, with a minimum 620 Math and 660 EBRW score, or earn a  composite ACT score of at least 30 with a test score of at least 27 in ACT Math and ACT English, have successfully completed all recommended coursework and have successfully met the State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy will be automatically admitted to Texas A&M University, but not necessarily to the major of choice. These applicants must submit all required credentials by the closing date to qualify for automatic admission.
  3. Other Applicants
    Applicants not meeting the above requirements for automatic admission but who have met the state of Texas Uniform Admission Policy will have their complete application file reviewed in a holistic manner to make an admission decision.

Information for all Freshman Applicants

  • All applicants should use the application questions and the essays to present their academic background and personal strengths as well as personal circumstances.
  • Letters of recommendation are optional. If an applicant chooses to submit letters of recommendation, only the first two received will be considered. The most helpful letters are from individuals who know the applicant well and who can write about what distinguishes the individual from other applicants in the areas of leadership, exceptional talent or special circumstances. Photocopies are acceptable.
  • A competitive applicant who cannot be admitted to a major with restricted enrollment (Colleges of Architecture, Business, Education, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Public Health) will be offered admission to their second major choice. If the second major choice is full, then an alternate major must be chosen after admission to the university.

Notice of Admission Decision

Texas A&M University receives many more academically prepared applicants for admission than we can accommodate. Admission decisions are made throughout the application period and announced as soon as possible. A final decision may not be announced until early December for spring admission or late March for summer or fall admission. A limited number of applicants may be offered provisional admission that requires the successful completion of a summer school program at Texas A&M. In addition, some applicants may be considered for the Texas A&M Higher Education Center at McAllen, Texas A&M Blinn TEAM ProgramTexas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn-BryanTexas A&M Engineering at Galveston, Texas A&M Engineering at McAllen, or participation in the Program for System Admission.

Suspected Fraudulent Admission Applications

Applicants for admission to Texas A&M University should be aware that the information submitted as part of the application process will be relied upon by University officials to determine their status for admission and residency for tuition purposes. By signing and submitting an admission application, the applicant certifies that the information in, and submitted with, the application is complete and correct and may be verified by Texas A&M University.

All students applying to Texas A&M University are expected to follow the Aggie Code of Honor which states “An Aggie does not lie, cheat or steal nor tolerate those who do.” Applicants found to have misrepresented themselves or submitted false information on the application will receive appropriate disciplinary action which may include rejection of the application, withdrawal of any offer of acceptance, cancellation of enrollment or any other appropriate disciplinary action deemed necessary. In all instances of disciplinary action, the application fee is non-refundable.

Pursuant to Texas A&M Student Rule 24.4.1, acts of dishonesty include but are not limited to:

  • Withholding material information from the University, misrepresenting the truth during a University investigation or student conduct conference, and/or making false statements to any University official.
  • Furnishing false information to and/or withholding information from any University official, faculty member, or office.
  • Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any University document, record, or instrument of identification.

For prospective undergraduate students (admitted but not enrolled), the initial determination of whether an individual has submitted a fraudulent application will be made by the Director of Admissions Operations, with a right of appeal to the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Academic Services and Director of Admissions for undergraduate students. All appeals will be considered by the Admissions Decisions Appeals Committee and a recommendation made to the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Academic Services and Director of Admissions. For prospective graduate students, initial appeals will be made to the Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Enrolled students suspected of violating Student Rules will be reported to the Student Conduct Office.

Any University official who suspects that a prospective student or enrolled student has submitted a fraudulent admission application must notify the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Academic Services and Director of Admissions.

Residence Requirement for Baccalaureate Degree

A student must complete at least 25% of semester credit hours applied to a baccalaureate degree in residence at Texas A&M University.  A minimum of 36 semester credit hours of 300-level and higher coursework must be successfully completed in residence at Texas A&M University to obtain a baccalaureate degree.  For the Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN Track, a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of 300-level and higher coursework must be successfully completed in residence at Texas A&M University.  In all cases, a minimum of 12 of these 300-level and higher semester hours must be in the major.

Abbreviations for Texas A&M Colleges and Majors

  Abbrev.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences AG
Agribusiness AGBL
Agricultural Communications and Journalism AGCJ
Agricultural Economics AGEC
Agricultural Leadership and Development ALED
Agricultural Science AGSC
Agricultural Systems Management1 AGSM
Agriculture and Life Sciences2 AGLS
Animal Science ANSC
Biochemistry BICH
Bioenvironmental Sciences BESC
Biological and Agricultural Engineering BAEN
Ecological Restoration ECOR
Entomology ENTO
Environmental Studies ENST
Food Science and Technology FSTC
Food Systems Industry Management FSIM
Forensic and Investigative Sciences FIVL
Forestry FORS
Genetics GENE
Horticulture HORT
Nutrition NUTR
Plant and Environmental Soil Sciences PSSC
Poultry Science POSC
Rangeland Ecology and Management RLEM
Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences RPTS
Renewable Natural Resources RENR
Spatial Sciences SPSA
Turfgrass Science TGSC
University Studies USAL
Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences WFSC
College of Architecture AR3
Construction Science1 COSL4
Environmental Design Architectural Studies1 EDAL5
Landscape Architecture1 LANL
University Studies USAR
Urban and Regional Planning URPN
Visualization VISL
Mays Business School6 BA3
Business Administration (Accounting, Business Honors, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Supply Chain Management) BUAD
University Studies7 USBU
College of Dentistry (Dallas campus) DN
Dental Hygiene2 DDHS
College of Education and Human Development ED
Community Health CHLL
Health (Health Education, Allied Health, School Health) EDHL
Human Resource Development HRDL
Interdisciplinary Studies (Early Childhood-6; Middle School) EDIS8
Interdisciplinary Studies (Special Education, Bilingual) INST
Kinesiology (Physical Activity, Dance Science)1 EDKI
Secondary Education8
Sport Management EDSM
Technology Management TCML
University Studies USEH
College of Engineering EN
Aerospace Engineering AERO
Biological and Agricultural Engineering9 BAEN
Biomedical Engineering BMEN
Chemical Engineering CHEN
Civil Engineering CVEN
Computer Engineering (Computer Science track) CECN
Computer Engineering (Electrical Engineering track) CEEN
Computer Science1 (Computer Science track) CPSC
Electrical Engineering ELEN
Electronic Systems Engineering Technology ESET
Industrial Distribution IDIS
Industrial Engineering INEN
Interdisciplinary Engineering ITDE
Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Technology MMET
Materials Science and Engineering MSEN
Mechanical Engineering MEEN
Multidisciplinary Engineering Technology MXET
Nuclear Engineering NUEN
Ocean Engineering OCEN
Petroleum Engineering PETE
College of Geosciences GE
Environmental Geosciences ENGS
Environmental Studies ENST
Geographic Information Science and Technology GIST
Geography GEOG
Geology GEOL
Geophysics GEOP
Meteorology METL
Oceanography OCNG
University Studies USGE
College of Liberal Arts LA
Anthropology ANTH
Classics CLSS
Communication COMM
Economics ECON
English ENGL
History HIST
International Studies INTS
Modern Languages (French, German, Russian) MODL
Performance Studies PERF
Philosophy PHIL
Political Science POLS
Psychology PSYC
Sociology SOCI
Spanish SPAN
Telecommunication Media Studies TCMS
University Studies USLA
Women's and Gender Studies WGST
College of Nursing NU
Nursing2 NURS
School of Public Health PH3
Public Health PHTL
College of Science SC
Applied Mathematical Sciences APMS
Biology BIOL
Chemistry CHEM
Mathematics MATH
Microbiology MBIO
Molecular and Cell Biology BMCB
Physics PHYS
Statistics STAT
University Studies7 USSC
Zoology ZOOL
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences VM10
Biomedical Sciences BIMS
University Studies7 USVM

Change of Curriculum to Another Campus

In addition to main campus, Texas A&M offers certain undergraduate degrees at its two branch campuses Galveston and Qatar and the Higher Education Center at McAllen.  While enrolled as a student in residence at any one of the Texas A&M locations, students may apply for a change of curriculum to another site for a future semester. Students must comply with the established change of curriculum procedures and requirements of their desired major, department, and college, and space must be available. Final approval is granted by the academic dean or departmental advisor for that major.

Transfer Admissions

Transfer applicants will be reviewed and receive a decision from the college/major to which they have applied. Prospective applicants are encouraged to follow the curriculum and guidelines outlined by that specific college/major.

Recommended/required coursework for desired majors is available on the Transfer Course Sheets at http://admissions.tamu.edu/transfer/majors. It is to a student’s advantage to follow the guidelines and complete courses as outlined on the Transfer Course Sheets and in the catalog. Applicants who begin a set of courses which have a two-semester sequence are encouraged to complete both courses in the sequence before planning to transfer to Texas A&M.

Admission Criteria

  • Transfer applicants must have at least a 2.5 grade point ratio (GPR) on at least 24 graded semester hours of transferable coursework at the time of application to be reviewed for admission.
  • Students with less than a 2.5 GPR and/or less than 24 graded transferable hours will be denied admission and will not be sent to the academic college for review.
  • Transfer admission decisions are made by the college and major and are competitive; thus, admission standards may change from one semester to another. Preference is given to the applicant with the highest grade point ratio (GPR) and the most courses completed for the major designated on the application. See the College Specific Information for the college of the major for which you applied.
  • Applicants who drop or withdraw from courses frequently and who do not routinely achieve satisfactory grades will be at a disadvantage in the review for admission.
  • Spring grades may be used in the fall admission decision if requested by the Academic College or in instances where the student did not meet the university requirements for review. Spring transcripts must be received by June 1 for review with spring grades. A complete application must be on file by March 1 to be considered for fall admission and to qualify for spring grade review. Spring grade review is not an option for students studying outside the U.S.
  • The entire application, including essay topic A, is considered to identify admissible candidates.
  • Some colleges consider second choice majors. The admission decisions follow the guidelines presented in the College Specific Information.  Space may be limited for those being reviewed for their second choice.  Note that several colleges do not consider second choice majors.

Automatic Transfer Admission through SB 175

A transfer applicant who graduated from a Texas high school and ranked in the top 10% of the student’s high school qualifies for automatic transfer admission to a 4-year university under the provisions of SB 175 if they meet the following guidelines:

  1. The applicant must have graduated in the top 10% of his or her high school graduating class from a Texas high school not more than 4 years prior to the semester for which the student is applying. The top 10% ranking must be stated on the final high school transcript, or the applicant must have been previously offered admission under the top 10% rule to the institution to which the applicant seeks admission as a transfer student.
  2. The applicant must complete the core curriculum at a public junior college or other public or private lower-division institution with a 2.5 GPR on a four-point scale or equivalent.
  3. Transcript should note core completion.
  4. The applicant must expressly and clearly claim in the application that he or she is seeking admission under the transfer top 10% rule (SB 175).
  5. The applicant must provide all of the documents required for transfer admission to Texas A&M by the posted deadline. Transfer requirements can be found at http://admissions.tamu.edu/transfer.

Applicants qualifying for transfer top 10% admission under SB 175 will be admitted to Texas A&M but the choice of major is not guaranteed. Students desiring admission to Business or Engineering are encouraged to select a second choice major of interest due to the limited enrollment capacity in these colleges.

For information concerning the Transfer Top 10% Admission, please see www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/doc/SB00175F.doc.

College Specific Information

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Transfer admission requirements vary greatly across the College. Admission decisions are made by major and are competitive. Most majors have a series of required and preferred coursework to be completed by the student prior to application. It is highly recommended that prospective students contact the academic advisor for the major of interest to inquire about specific transfer admission requirements. Students should also refer to the Texas A&M University Admissions website to review the transfer guides for each major. Also, note that transfer admission GPR requirements vary by major and several exceed the minimum 2.5 GPR. Completion of the essay indicating why the major was selected and how a degree in this major will help meet career goals is required. For more information on transfer guidelines, coursework and contact information for all academic advisors, refer to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences website.

College of Architecture

Applicants must have completed 24 hours of transferable coursework at the time of application, and it is recommended that these courses be selected from the degree program electives described elsewhere in this catalog. The essay is an important component in the review process and should explain why the applicant is interested in either the Construction Science, Environmental Design Architectural Studies, Landscape Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning or Visualization program. Applicants with less than a 3.0 GPR are rarely admitted. For more information, visit the College of Architecture website.

Enrollment in Environmental Design Architectural Studies and Visualization is driven by available studio space. Additionally, there are eight sequential studios in those degree programs which make it difficult for students that transfer with more than 36 hours.

Degree Applicable Majors Courses TCCNS Number
Urban and Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture Landscape Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, University Studies ENGL 104, MATH 1411, PHYS 201 or CHEM 101 ENGL 1301, MATH 1324, PHYS 1302 and PHYS 1102 or PHYS 1111
Environmental Design Architectural Studies, Construction Science Environmental Design Architectural Studies, Construction ENGL 104, MATH 1411, PHYS 201 ENGL 1301, MATH 1324, PHYS 1302
Visualization Visualization ENGL 104, MATH 151, PHYS 201 ENGL 1301, MATH 2413, PHYS 1302 and PHYS 1102
University Studies - Global Arts Design and Construction University Studies Architecture (USAR) ENGL 104, One TAMU Core Curriculum Math and Science ENGL 1301

Mays Business School

Mays Business School offers transfer admission to the most competitive applicants. The transfer admission process identifies applications that evidence outstanding accomplishments, including academic credentials using the following guidelines.

Transfer admission to Mays generally requires excellence in the following set of eight specific courses. Applicants desiring to major in business are encouraged to plan early, and incorporate this entire body of coursework into their curriculum prior to applying. It is especially important to have credit for both required math courses before applying.

Mays admits transfer applicants for summer or fall admission. Spring transfer admission is not available. Applicants are expected to have completed and excelled in substantially all of the 24 semester hours of Recommended Coursework. Due to the competitiveness of the applicant pool, successful applicants will have a combination of As and Bs in this coursework and a high overall GPR. 

The entire application is reviewed. Successful applicants include carefully written essays that demonstrate clarity of purpose, creativity, and an advanced writing style. Applicants are encouraged to identify their intended upper-level major and to describe why they are well suited for that area of specialization. Applicants who have special circumstances they wish to discuss are urged to share all pertinent information, with appropriate documentation, in their essay(s).

RECOMMENDED COURSEWORK FOR ADMISSION:  Priority courses to be completed before transfer application to Mays Business School are:

Course Number Course Title TCCNS Number
ACCT 229 Introductory Accounting - Financial ACCT 2301, ACCT 2401
ACCT 230 Introductory Accounting - Managerial ACCT 2302, ACCT 2402
ECON 202 Principlies of Economics - Microeconomics ECON 2302
ECON 203 Principlies of Economics - Macroeconomics ECON 2301
COMM 203 Public Speaking SPCH 1315
ENGL 104 Composition and Rhetoric ENGL 1302
MATH 1401 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences MATH 1324
MATH 1421 Business - Calculus MATH 1325

College of Education and Human Development

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) is actively seeking qualified transfer students who are interested in teacher certification. There is a nationwide demand for teachers. In particular, the College is seeking students interested in high-need teaching fields: math, science, special education, bilingual, English as a Second Language, and foreign language. The College also offers a variety of non-certification programs.

To be competitive for admission, an applicant should, at the time of application, have a minimum 2.75 GPR on at least 24 hours of graded transferable coursework. It is preferred that MATH 140/MATH 1324, MATH 142/MATH 1325 and two science courses from the desired major be taken prior to application.  Students specifically interested in Allied Health or Kinesiology Exercise Science should complete both math and both science courses with a grade of "B" or better and maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPR across all transferable coursework in order to be competitive in the applicant pool.

Students interested in certification at grades 8–12 should complete a baccalaureate degree in a discipline area and contact the College regarding certification. The College of Education and Human Development does not consider second-choice majors.

Recommended Courses. Prospective transfer students should refer to the College of Education and Human Development website to identify additional courses that will satisfy degree requirements. Any student applying for a degree in Allied Health or Kinesiology is encouraged to apply with under 60 total hours of transfer credit. Applicants should refer to the College website for more information.

The College of Education and Human Development evaluates performances in all courses and considers all parts of the application. If you have repeatedly dropped or withdrawn from courses or if you are taking courses that do not apply to the Core Curriculum or your major, they may have a negative impact when the application is reviewed. A well-written essay is a student’s opportunity to share information and experiences that could indicate success in a particular major.

The college has identified the following 31 hours of coursework as transferable for all CEHD majors:

Course Number Course Title TCCNS Number
BIOL 111 Intro. to Biology BIOL 1406
ENGL 104 Intro. to Rhetoric and Composition ENGL 1302
HIST 105 or HIST 106 American History HIST 1301 or HIST 1302
HIST 226 Texas History HIST 2301
MATH 140 Math for Business and Social Sciences MATH 1324
MATH 142 Business Calculus MATH 1325
THAR 101 Intro. to Western Theatre and Drama DRAM 1310
POLS 206 American Government GOVT 2305
POLS 207 State and Local Government GOVT 2306

Guidelines for Transfer Applicants by Program

Health. Applicants who are seeking transfer admission to this program should complete BIOL 1406, CHEM 1411, MATH 1324 and MATH 1325 for admission. Other prerequisite coursework that is recommended is SPCH 1315; and PHED 1304. Students may also take BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 to substitute for BIOL 319 and BIOL 320 for this option.  Students specifically interested in Allied Health should complete both math courses with grades of "B" or better and at least two of the available science courses listed with grades of "B" or better.  It is preferred that these students also maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPR across all courses that transfer to Texas A&M University.

Kinesiology–Exercise Science. Students in this program are encouraged to complete at least 24 hours of the science coursework prior to the 60 completed hours. The Texas Common Course Numbers for the required science coursework on the exercise science degree plan (Applied Exercise Physiology, Basic Exercise Physiology and Motor Behavior options in the Kinesiology degree) are BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407, CHEM 1411, CHEM 1412, PHYS 1401 and PHYS 1402. The remaining 8 hours (Anatomy and Physiology I and II) must be taken at Texas A&M. Other coursework that students could complete include MATH 1324 and MATH 1325 (required for transfer); ENGL 2311 or SPCH 1315; and PHED 1301.  Students should complete both math courses with grades of "B" or better and at least two of the available science courses listed with grades of "B" or better.  It is preferred that these students also maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPR across all courses that transfer to Texas A&M University.

Kinesiology–Physical Education Teacher Certification. Applicants who are seeking transfer admission to this program should complete BIOL 1406, PHYS 1401, MATH 1324 and MATH 1325. Other prerequisite coursework that can be taken prior to admission to Texas A&M and the program and is recommended is ENGL 1301 or ENGL 2311; and PHED 1301. Students may also take BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 to substitute for BIOL 319 and BIOL 320 for this option.

Sport Management. Applicants who are seeking transfer admission to this program should complete two lab sciences that meet TAMU Core Curriculum which could consist of the following science courses: BIOL 1406, GEOL 1403, CHEM 1411 or PHYS 1401.  Check with the Office of Admissions for specific courses that may meet this requirement.  MATH 1324 and MATH 1325 are also required for admission. Other recommended coursework includes ENGL 1301 or ENGL 2311 and SPCH 1315; and ECON 2302.

For more information about admission to the College of Education and Human Development, please contact Casey Ricketts at cricketts@tamu.edu.

College of Engineering

Applicants should complete at least 24 hours of graded transferable coursework at the time of submitting their application, all with a grade of C or better. Transfer admission GPA requirements vary by major, with the majority exceeding the minimum requirements for transfer admission consideration to Texas A&M. Transfer admission course requirements also vary by major. Successful applicants for undergraduate engineering degree programs in the College of Engineering will have completed all or most of the coursework listed before applying for transfer admission. Prospective transfer students should review prospective student information accessed through the College of Engineering website for more information and details specific to each major.

Course Number Course Title TCCNS Number
ENGL 104 (3hrs)1 Comp. and Rhetoric ENGL 1302
MATH 151 (4 hrs)2 Engineering Math I MATH 2413
MATH 152 (4 hrs)2 Engineering Math II MATH 2414
MATH 251 (3 hrs)2,3 Engineering Math III MATH 2415
CHEM 107/CHEM 117 (4 hrs)4 Chemistry for Engineering with lab
PHYS 218 (4 hrs) Mechanics PHYS 2425
PHYS 208 (4 hrs) Electricity and Optics PHYS 2426

College of Geosciences

Prospective freshman and transfer applicants are encouraged to refer to the College of Geosciences website for details on appropriate coursework for their intended major.  Special attention is paid to performance on required math and science courses and to the essay portion of the application. Fall and spring admission preferred. The College of Geosciences will consider second-choice majors.

Overall, the College of Geosciences requires prospective transfer students to be in the process of completing a minimum of 24 hours from the list of courses provided here with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5. Applicants are expected to have demonstrated successful completion of this body of coursework, to present evidence of success in a course in their selected major, and in the mathematics and science courses specified.

The entire application submitted by transfer students is reviewed. Successful applicants include carefully written essays that demonstrate clarity of purpose and an advanced writing style. In the essay, applicants are advised to identify their intended major within the College of Geosciences and to describe why they are committing to study that subject. Applicants who have special circumstances they wish to share are encouraged to address these within the body of the essay(s), which are held in strict confidence.  

Each major requires the courses as listed below:

Applicable Majors Courses
Environmental Studies (ENST) B.S. At least one course selected from: GEOG 1302, 1303, GEOL 1303 and 1103, 1403 or other introductory courses in the Geosciences (Geography, Geology, Atmospheric Science, Oceanography) Two Math courses: MATH 1324 and 1325 One Science course selected from: BIOL 1306 and 1106, 1406 CHEM 1311 and 1111, 1411
Environmental Geosciences (ENGS) B.S. At least one course selected from: GEOG 1302, 1303, GEOL 1303 and 1103, 1403 or other introductory courses in the Geosciences (Geography, Geology, Atmospheric Science, Oceanography) Two Math courses: MATH 2413 and 2414 One Science course selected from: BIOL 1306 and 1106, 1406 CHEM 1311 and 1111, 1411 PHYS 1301 and 1101, 1401
Geography (GEOG) B.S. University Studies - Geography (USGE) B.S. Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) B.S. One course selected from: GEOG 1301, 1302 or 1303, or the equivalent to GEOG 203 (Earth System Science) Two Math courses: MATH 1324 and 1325 One Science course selected from: BIOL 1306 and 1106, 1406 GEOL 1403 CHEM 1311 and 1111, 1411 PHYS 1301 and 1101, 1401
Geology (GEOL) B.A. GEOL 1303 and 1103 or 1403 Two Math courses: MATH 1324 and 1325 One Science course selected from: BIOL 1306 and 1106, 1406 CHEM 1311 and 1111, 1411, 1412 PHYS 1301 and 1101, 1401
Geology (GEOL) B.S. GEOL 1303 and 1103 or 1403 These four Math/Science courses: MATH 2413, 2414, CHEM 1411, 1412
Geophysics (GEOP) B.S. GEOL 1303 and 1103 or 1403 These four Math/Science courses: MATH 2413, 2414; PHYS 2325 and 2125, PHYS 2326 and 2126
Meteorology (METR) B.S. MATH 2413, 2414; PHYS 2425, CHEM 1411, 1412 (These courses must be completed with a B or better.)
Oceanography (OCNG) B.S. MATH 2413, 2414; CHEM 1411, 1412; PHYS 2325, 2326; BIOL11106, 1306 (These courses must be completed with a C or better.)

College of Liberal Arts

Applicants will be considered on their overall GPA on at least 24 hours of graded transferable coursework with a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of application. Applicants should complete the essay indicating why they are interested in admission into the selected major. Academic performance in courses relevant to the student’s prospective major may also be considered in admissions decisions. ECON, PSYC and INTS applicants have prerequisites that must be met prior to admission. Refer to this catalog for all electives in each curriculum. For more information about majors, programs and curricular requirements, please refer to this catalog and the College of Liberal Arts website.

College of Science

Applicants should complete 24 hours, as appropriate to the choice of major, with a cumulative GPR of at least 3.00. Strength of schedule is a factor in determining admission. Applicants will not be admitted without the completion of the first two semesters of courses in their declared major with a grade of B or better. Chemistry and Physics majors must also complete 8 hours of Calculus I and II with a grade of B or better. Biology students must complete 8 hours of Chemistry I and II with a grade of B or better and Calculus I and II with a grade of C or better. The College of Science will consider second-choice majors. Students with 90 hours of college credit will not be considered for transfer admission.  For more information, visit the College of Science website.

The transfer admission guidelines by major in the College of Science include:

Biology

Course Number Course Title TCCNS Number
BIOL 1111 Introductory Biology I BIOL 1306 and 1106, 1406
BIOL 1121 Introductory Biology II BIOL 1307 and 1107, 1407
CHEM 101/CHEM 1111 Fund. of Chem. I/Lab CHEM 1311 and 1111, 1411
CHEM 102/CHEM 1121 Fund. of Chem. II/Lab CHEM 1312 and 1112, 1412
MATH 1512 Engineering Math I MATH 2413
MATH 1522 Engineering Math II MATH 2414

Chemistry

Course Number Course Title TCCNS Number
CHEM 101/CHEM 1111 Fund. of Chem. I/Lab CHEM 1311 and 1111, 1411
CHEM 102/CHEM 1121 Fund. of Chem. II/Lab CHEM 1312 and 1112, 1412
ENGL 1043 Composition ad Rhetoric ENGL 1302
HIST 1053 History of the U.S. HIST 1301
HIST 1063 History of the U.S. HIST 1302
MATH 1511 Engineering Math I MATH 2413
MATH 1521 Engineering Math II MATH 2414

Mathematics

Course Number Course Title TCCNS Number
ENGL 1043 Composition and Rhetoric ENGL 1302
ENGL 2103 Scientific/Technical Writing ENGL 2311
HIST 1053 History of the United States HIST 1301
MATH 1511 Engineering Math I MATH 2413
MATH 1521 Engineering Math II MATH 2414
PHYS 2181 Mechanics PHYS 2325 and 2125, 2425
PHYS 2081 Electricity PHYS 2326 and 2126, 2426

Physics

Course Number Course Title TCCNS Number
CHEM 101/CHEM 1113 Fund. of Chem. I/Lab CHEM 1311 and 1111, 1411
ENGL 1043 Composition and Rhetoric ENGL 1302
HIST 1053 History of the United States HIST 1301
MATH 1511 Engineering Math I MATH 2413
MATH 1521 Engineering Math II MATH 2414
PHYS 2181 Mechanics PHYS 2325 and 2125, 2425
PHYS 2081 Electricity PHYS 2326 and 2126, 2426

 Statistics

Course Number Course Title TCCNS Number
COMM 2033 Public Speaking SPCH 1315
CSCE 2063 Structured Programming in C BCIS 1420, COSC 1420
ENGL 1043 Composition and Rhetoric ENGL 1302
MATH 1511 Engineering Math I MATH 2413
MATH 1521 Engineering Math II MATH 2414
PHYS 2181 Mechanics PHYS 2325 and 2125, 2425
PHYS 2081 Electricity and Optics PHYS 2326 and 2126, 2426

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Applicants should have a 3.00 GPR on at least 45 hours of graded transferable coursework at the time of application and meet all Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) requirements for Biomedical Sciences in order to be considered for admission into Biomedical Sciences. Students who begin a set of courses which have a two-semester sequence are encouraged to complete both courses in the sequence before transferring to Texas A&M. No second-choice majors are considered. No summer admissions accepted. For more information, visit the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences website.

Transfer students with 45 or more hours completed at the time of application will be given preference in admission. The transfer into Biomedical Sciences must occur before the student reaches 75 completed hours.  All CBK courses should have a minimum grade of a "C".  Any CBK courses transferred in from a community college must have a minimum grade of a "B". 

Readmits will require a 3.0 at Texas A&M University and all CBK courses completed with at least a “C ” in all courses. Any CBK courses transferred in from a community college must have a minimum grade of a “B”.

CBK Requirements

Course Number Course Title TCCNS Number
BIOL 111 Intro. to Biology I BIOL 1306 and 1106, 1406
BIOL 112 Intro. to Biology II BIOL 1307 and 1107, 1407
CHEM 101/CHEM 111 Fundamentals of Chem. I CHEM 1311 and 1111, 1411
CHEM 102/CHEM 112 Fundamentals of Chem. II CHEM 1312 and 1112, 1412
CHEM 227/CHEM 237 Organic Chem. I/Lab CHEM 2323 and 2123, 2423
CHEM 228/CHEM 238 Organic Chem. II/Lab CHEM 2325 and 2125, 2425
MATH 131 Calculus1
PHYS 201 College Physics I PHYS 1301 and 1101, 1401
PHYS 202 College Physics II PHYS 1302 and 1102, 1402

Field of Study Curricula

A Field of Study Curriculum is a set of courses that will satisfy lower-division requirements for a baccalaureate degree in a specific academic area at a general academic teaching institution. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board publishes information about Board-approved Field of Study Curricula (www.thecb.state.tx.us). Texas A&M University complies with requirements outlined in 19 Texas Administrative Code §4.32 regarding transfer of course credit for completed or partially-completed Field of Study Curricula. Per 19 Texas Administrative Code §4.32, following the receipt of credit, “the student may be required to satisfy the remaining course requirements in the field of study curriculum of the receiving institution, or to complete additional requirements in the receiving institution's program, as long as those requirements do not duplicate course content already completed through the field of study curriculum.”

Notification of Admission Decisions

Transfer admission decisions are made through a competitive review process. Applicants are notified of the admission decision on a rolling basis throughout the application season. For those applicants requested to submit spring grades for fall consideration, decisions should be announced by early July.

Additional Information for Transfer Applicants

  1. Applicants to the Colleges of Architecture, Business, and Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences should refer to the Upper Level Entry requirements. Applicants to the College of Engineering should refer to the Entry To A Major – College of Engineering requirements.
  2. At least a 2.0 GPR on coursework in progress during the semester (excluding summer terms) immediately prior to enrollment at Texas A&M is a condition of admission.
  3. Grades for all transferable courses are used in the computation of the GPR. This includes:
    • Failing grades, repeated courses, WF, Incomplete, etc.
    • Grades reported as Incomplete are computed as Fs.
    • Plus and minus grade designations are not used; C+ is computed as a C, B- as a B, etc.
  4. Credit by examination courses which are transcripted from other colleges or universities may be transferred if sequential coursework with credit is also indicated. If there is evidence that the credit by examination courses are part of the student’s program of study at that institution, credit will be awarded for those courses that meet the transfer guidelines. Note: Credit by examination will not count toward the 24 hours required for consideration for admission.
  5. Coursework taken as credit-by-exam must be listed as a specific course on an official college transcript to be considered for transfer of credit.

Transfer Course Credit Policies

Transfer credit on coursework complete at the time of application to Texas A&M University is determined when an official transcript from the originating institution is presented as part of the application for admission or readmission process. An official transcript is required from every post-secondary institution attended (including dual credit earned in high school) even if the applicant did not earn credit, receive a course grade or the course is not transferable.

The transfer of course credit will be determined by the Office of Admissions on a course-by-course basis. Credit submitted for transfer must be on an official transcript received by the Office of Admissions from the Registrar of the institution where the credit was earned. Course content will be determined from the catalog description or the syllabus. The transferability of credit will be based on the criteria below. All criteria are intended to be considered together; for example, criteria 10 may be qualified by criteria 7.

Credit from Institutions Accredited by One of the Regional Accrediting Associations

  1. A course that is normally considered as part of a bachelor’s degree program (not including the bachelor of technology or similar terminal degree) may be transferred. The following criteria, taken together, are used:
    1. The course is applicable to a bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M.
    2. The course is similar to a course or courses offered for degree credit by Texas A&M.
    3. The course content is at or above the level of the beginning course in the subject matter offered by Texas A&M.
  2. A course that is intended for use in a vocational, technical or occupational program will not typically transfer. In certain cases, credit for occupational skill courses will be considered. Transfer of this credit requires that the student’s Texas A&M major is engineering technology or industrial distribution or that the student’s major department and dean approve the course for use in the student’s degree program after enrollment.
  3. Credit for support courses such as Math, Science and English intended specifically for use in an occupational program will not be transferred.
  4. Credit for the course must be shown on the official transcript in semester hours or in units that are readily converted to semester hours.
  5. A graduate-level course will not be transferred for undergraduate credit unless approved for use in the student’s undergraduate degree program by the student’s major department and Dean. This also applies for a course offered in a professional degree program such as Nursing, Law, or Medicine.
  6. Credit by examination courses which are transcripted from other colleges or universities may be transferred if sequential coursework with credit is also indicated. If there is evidence that the credit by examination courses are part of the student’s program of study at that institution, credit will be awarded for those courses that meet our transfer guidelines.
  7. Courses similar to ones offered by the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Business, Engineering or Geosciences at the junior or senior level transfer by title only. Such courses may be used in the student’s degree program only if approved by the Department Head and Dean of the student’s major field. Validation of such credit, either by examination or the completion of a higher level course, may be required.
  8. A field experience, internship or student teaching course may be transferred by title only.
  9. Credit for cooperative education will not be transferred.
  10. A course that is substantially equivalent to a Texas A&M course transfers as an equivalent course. Two or more courses may be combined to form one or more equivalent courses. If there is doubt about the equivalency of a course, the Texas A&M department offering the course subject matter may be asked to determine if the course is equivalent.
  11. As a general policy, credit for admission will be given for transfer work satisfactorily completed with a passing grade at another properly accredited institution.
  12. Grade Point Ratio (GPR) for any period shall be computed by dividing the total number of semester hours of transferable courses for which the student received grades into the total number of grade points earned in that period. Credit hours to which grades equivalent to Texas A&M grades of W, WF, F, I or U are assigned shall be included; those having grades equivalent to Texas A&M grades of WP, Q, S, X and NG shall be excluded.
  13. In any case where a decision cannot be made using the above criteria, the Office of Admissions will determine the transfer of credit based on University policy, previous actions of the University and prior experience.

Resolution of Transfer Disputes for Lower Division Courses Between Public Institutions in Texas

The following procedures shall be followed by public institutions of higher education in the resolution of transfer credit disputes involving lower-division courses:

  1. If an institution of higher education does not accept course credit earned by a student at another institution of higher education, the receiving institution shall give written notice to the student and to the sending institution that transfer of the course credit is denied. A receiving institution shall also provide written notice of the reasons for denying credit for a particular course or set of courses at the request of the sending institution.
  2. A student who receives notice as specified in subsection 1 may dispute the denial of credit by contacting a designated official at either the sending or the receiving institution.
  3. The two institutions and the student shall attempt to resolve the transfer of the course credit in accordance with the rules and guidelines of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).
  4. If the transfer dispute is not resolved to the satisfaction of the student or the sending institution within 45 days after the date the student received written notice of denial, the institution that denies the course credit for transfer shall notify the Commissioner of its denial and the reasons for the denial.

The Commissioner of Higher Education or the Commissioner’s designee shall make the final determination about the dispute concerning the transfer of course credit and give written notice of the determination to the involved student and institutions.

Credit from Non-accredited Schools

Students who transfer to Texas A&M from an institution of higher education that is not accredited by one of the regional accrediting associations may validate the work taken at the institution by one of the following methods:

  1. Successful completion of a comprehensive departmental examination or nationally standardized examination that is approved by the department.
  2. Successful completion of a higher level course in the same subject area when approved by the head of the department and the dean of the college.

Credit will be given to students transferring from non-accredited public colleges in Texas for work completed with grades of C or better if they earn a grade point of 2.0 (C average) on the first 30 hours of residence work at Texas A&M.

Credit from Foreign Institutions

Transfer work from institutions that do not follow the United States educational system with instruction in English will be evaluated on an individual basis. A-level examinations with a grade of C or better will result in the award of transfer credit. We do not award credit for Baccalaureate II examinations. Credit will be given for work satisfactorily completed at international institutions offering programs recognized by Texas A&M. Official credentials submitted directly from the Office of the Registrar and a listing of courses completed and grades awarded must accompany any request for transfer credit. Transfer work will be awarded by course title unless previous arrangements have been made using the Texas A&M University Transfer Credit Study Abroad Pre-Approval Form. Courses must be equivalent in character and content to courses offered at Texas A&M. Credit will not be awarded from international institutions which are not academically accredited by the Ministry of Education or other appropriate authority in the home country.

No English composition courses will be transferred from institutions located in non-English speaking countries. American history and American political science (government) courses will not transfer from foreign institutions.

Courses taken at language training centers or institutes are generally not awarded transfer credit. A transcript from such an institution must be issued through the Office of the Registrar at a Texas A&M recognized university, institute or language training center. Credentials of all language training centers and institutes are carefully checked.

Credit for Military Experience

State law (Texas Education Code Section 51.3042) and Texas A&M University policy awards credit for military service to eligible veterans. To receive credit, student veterans must submit proof of eligibility to the Office of Admissions.  Up to 12 hours of general elective credits may be awarded, as needed for the student’s degree plan.

Proof of eligibility includes:

  • DD Form 214 showing 1 year active duty and an honorable discharge OR
  • Military orders OR
  • Disability discharge documentation AND
  • Documentation of high school completion (final high school transcript or General Educational Development certificate)

Military transcripts are evaluated at the time of application and credit for military experience/training is awarded based on recommendations contained within the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services published by the American Council on Education (ACE).  Texas A&M University will award KINE 198 and KINE 199 credit for completion of Basic Training.  Credit under this policy does not prohibit Texas A&M University from awarding additional credit.  The Military Transcript Credit Appeal form shall be provided to the Office of Admissions with approval of the academic advisor and veteran. 

Proof of eligibility includes:

  • Official military transcript (JST or CCAF)

Military Service Credits are irrevocable once awarded. Potential consequences should be identified and understood before a request is submitted. Students must consult their academic advisor for advice on the number of credits from military service that can be used in their degree program to avoid excessive credit accumulation and possible negative effects.

Extension and Correspondence Courses

Students may apply a maximum of 30 semester hours of approved extension class work and correspondence study toward a degree. Students may apply up to 12 hours of correspondence credit earned through an accredited institution toward the requirements for an undergraduate degree, even though Texas A&M does not offer courses by correspondence.

Correspondence courses taken through the Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES) may be accepted and included in the 12 hours allowed.

In order for a student in residence at Texas A&M to receive credit for correspondence work toward a bachelor’s degree, he or she should:

  • obtain advance written permission from the dean of his or her college;
  • present appropriate evidence of having completed the course.

Testing Services is authorized to act as an agent to receive correspondence courses.

International Admission Criteria

Transcripts/Examination Results

Official academic records (transcripts, marksheets, diplomas, etc.) are required for all secondary and any university coursework completed. Records should include all courses taken in high school and every college or university the applicant has attended.

Official records require the original school seal or an original signature of a school official (Registrar, Principal, Headmaster or Director of Student Records, Controller of Examinations, or the Ministry of Education). Official records should be mailed from the school directly to Texas A&M University, Office of Admissions. Examination results should be sent directly from the examination agency. In addition to the original records in a language other than English, Texas A&M requires official translations in English. Translations sent directly from the institution attended or from a recognized translator will be accepted. Transcript evaluations from an evaluation service which is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services are strongly recommended and will allow faster processing of files.  We recommend a document-by-document evaluation (with a GPA) for high school credentials and a course-by-course evaluation for college/university transcripts from non-U.S. institutions. For students enrolled in the United States, we will accept copies of official transcripts from other countries that are on file and verified by the U.S. institution. Unofficial photocopies, fax copies and notarized copies of records, examination results or translations will not be accepted. Uploaded transcripts and diplomas indicating graduation from secondary school (final high school transcripts) will not be accepted. These transcripts must be mailed. 

Admission Criteria for International Applicants with U.S. Based Credentials

International applicants who are completing their education at an institution that is accredited by the U.S. will be reviewed in accordance with the guidelines determined for domestic admission. However, these applicants must still meet international deadlines and testing requirements. (See item 2 below.)

Admission Criteria for International Applicants with Foreign Credentials

International applicants who are completing their education at an institution that is not accredited by the U.S. will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  1. Academic Achievement
    • International applicants are expected to complete an educational program that will allow them to be considered for admission to a university in their home country. Examples include the completion of Grade 13, Form 6 or 3 A-level exams following the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE). Predicted A-level exam results must be received by the application closing date.
    • Applicants must submit proof of high school graduation, typically a diploma, leaving certificate, or official examination results. Students that complete the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) exam must submit a WAEC scratch card by the application closing date.
    • Successful applicants will rank near the top of their country’s educational system (B average or better) and score well above average on national exams.
    • Secondary school courses: Appropriate college preparatory coursework is required.
  2. Testing and Proof of English Proficiency
    SAT or ACT scores will be considered in the review criteria for international freshman applicants. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate English proficiency by meeting one of the following requirements to be eligible for review for admission:
    • TOEFL scores of 550 paper-based test or 80 internet-based test (taken within two years of date of intended enrollment)
    • IELTS with a 6.0 overall band score (taken within two years of date of intended enrollment)
    • SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) score of 560 or higher on test taken after March 2016 or SAT Critical Reading score of 500 or higher on test taken prior to March 2016
    • ACT English score of 21 or higher
    • Completed all four years of high school within the U.S.
    • Transfer from an accredited U.S. institution of higher education with at least 30 semester credit hours including the equivalent to Texas A&M’s ENGL 103 or ENGL 104 with a grade of “C” or better
  3. Individual Achievement and Recognition
    • Leadership positions held
    • Honors/awards received
    • Major national, state or Texas A&M scholarships received

Additional Requirements for International Applicants After Admission

If admitted, international students should review the International Student Services Channel, howdy.tamu.edu - Applicant tab, for next steps concerning enrollment at Texas A&M University. Additional information is available on the International Student Services website.

Scholarship Information for International Students

There are a limited number of scholarships, fellowships, grants and loans available to international students, both in the admission process and throughout their enrollment. Some of these come from academic departments, particularly for graduate applicants, but there are also forms of financial aid available through International Student Services and Scholarships & Financial Aid. International applicants with financial need are encouraged to complete the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA). This form must be resubmitted annually for continued consideration.

One special opportunity that a student may be eligible for upon admission to Texas A&M University is the Texas/Mexico Education Scholarship. Texas law allows a limited number of admitted applicants who are citizens of Mexico, and who can document financial need, to pay the same tuition as the residents of the State of Texas. For more information regarding how to apply for this scholarship, please refer to International Student Services website.

For additional information regarding financial assistance and other scholarships available to International Students, please contact:

Scholarships & Financial Aid
Texas A&M University
P. O. Box 30016
College Station, TX 77842-3016
(979) 845-3236
financialaid@tamu.edu
http://financialaid.tamu.edu

For additional information, please contact:

International Student Services Office
Pavilion Room 110
Texas A&M University
1226 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-1226
USA
(979) 845-1824
Fax (979) 862-4633
iss@tamu.edu
http://iss.tamu.edu

Admission Criteria for Other Application Types

Readmission Criteria

Admission decisions for readmission are based on the following:

  • GPA on Texas A&M coursework;
  • GPA on coursework since leaving Texas A&M;
  • desired major; and
  • information presented in the application and essay/statement of purpose.

If you were previously admitted but did not enroll and attend class through the official census date, you do not qualify as a readmit, and you must apply as either a freshman or transfer student.

If you were previously enrolled at Texas A&M but did not attend class through the official census date of the previous long semester, then you must apply for readmission.

Transcripts from institutions attended since the last enrollment at Texas A&M are required as follows:

If Desired Readmission Term Is Must Have Transcripts Through
2019 Spring semester 2018 Summer session
2019 Summer semester 2018 Fall semester
2019 Fall semester 2019 Spring semester if applying after June 1

Post-baccalaureate Undergraduate Criteria

Admission is limited and is intended for applicants with a degree who wish to apply for further study at the undergraduate level to pursue a second bachelor’s degree.

Additional requirements to complete a post-baccalaureate application:

  • an official transcript indicating the receipt of a recognized baccalaureate degree
  • a statement explaining why enrollment at Texas A&M is necessary
  • official transcripts from all colleges attended (official high school transcript not required)

Admission decisions for post-baccalaureate undergraduates consider:

  • GPA on transferable college coursework
  • completion of prerequisite coursework
  • information presented in the application

Priority is given to qualified applicants for their initial degree; therefore, post-baccalaureate undergraduate admission may be limited or may not be available. Mays Business School, the College of Liberal Arts, the School of Public Health, and the College of Veterinary Medicine do not currently consider applicants for post-baccalaureate study. See the Classification section of this catalog for the enrollment rights and privileges of this classification.

Undergraduate Non-degree Criteria

Admission is limited and is intended for applicants with a high school diploma (with the exception of High School Enrichment Program participants) or for degree applicants who do not intend to pursue a baccalaureate degree at Texas A&M. This includes:

  • local residents or University employees taking courses on a part-time basis
  • applicants completing established Texas A&M University requirements for teacher or other certification
  • applicants completing a prescribed set of courses as preparation for application to graduate study or professional programs (i.e., medical school, veterinary school, law school or CPA exam)
  • others as deemed appropriate by the Office of Admissions and the college or program of admission

Additional requirements to complete an undergraduate non-degree application:

  • a statement explaining why enrollment at Texas A&M is desired
  • an official college transcript showing the latest collegiate coursework attempted or a complete, official high school transcript if no college work has been attempted after high school graduation
  • additional information presented in the application may be considered

Priority is given to qualified applicants for their initial bachelor’s degree; therefore, non-degree admission may be limited or not available. The College of Liberal Arts limits enrollment to summer only and the College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Public Health does not allow non-degree seeking admission. See the Classification section of this catalog for the enrollment rights and privileges of this classification.

Transient Session Only Criteria

Admission is considered for applicants who wish to attend summer only and present appropriate credentials for the level of specified coursework and apply within the processing period for the specific session.

Additional requirements to complete transient session only application:

  • a statement explaining why enrollment at Texas A&M is desired
  • an official college transcript showing the latest collegiate coursework attempted or a complete, official high school transcript if no college work has been attempted after high school graduation

High School Enrichment Program

Texas A&M University is pleased to offer the High School Enrichment Program (HSEP) for qualified high school students in the Bryan/College Station area that will provide college credit and may also provide credit toward high school graduation. Admission for this program is on a space-available basis. The applicant pool is competitive, and admission into this program is not guaranteed.

This program provides a chance to further your knowledge in a subject you have completed in high school and earn valuable credit for graduation at both levels. For example, if you are interested in Physics and you have completed all of the classes your high school offers, you may qualify to continue to study Physics at the college level.

To be considered for this program, students must have completed all levels of related coursework offered at their high school. Each student is eligible to take 1 (one) course per fall or spring semester, and course registration will be completed by the Texas A&M advisor. No summer classes are offered at this time. Classes will be held on the Texas A&M campus, and students and their parents/guardians will be responsible for any transportation considerations.

Eligibility requirements:

  • You must be a junior or senior in high school in the Bryan/College Station area.
  • You must have a minimum new SAT score of 1270 or an ACT score of 27.
  • You must provide a recommendation form from your high school counselor to participate.

Academic Fresh Start Policy

Applicants for admission or readmission to Texas A&M may choose to have academic coursework that was completed at least 10 years prior to their term of application removed from consideration in the admission decision (Texas residents only). All other admission requirements apply. Should a Fresh Start applicant be admitted, he or she will forfeit all credit earned prior to 10 years from the term of admission. Academic Fresh Start cannot be requested after an applicant is admitted or enrolled. Academic Fresh Start must be requested as part of the application process.

Academic work done subsequent to ten years will be used in the evaluation of the applicant for admission.  If a student does not have coursework subsequent to ten years, he or she will be considered for admission based on the guidelines for new entering freshmen, which will require, among other things, an acceptable SAT or ACT score that has been completed within the past five years.

Admitted Fresh Start applicants have “Academic Fresh Start” indicated on their official Texas A&M transcript, are required to satisfy TSI/THEA requirements, and will follow the academic requirements of the Undergraduate Catalog of record for the term of admission.

Forfeited coursework cannot be considered as prerequisites but placement examinations are allowed for courses which were not considered for admission because of the Fresh Start Policy. Once admitted on Academic Fresh Start, the applicant or student cannot subsequently request that the Fresh Start policy restrictions be removed.

If an applicant has used the Academic Fresh Start Policy at a previous school, the Academic Fresh Start will remain in effect at Texas A&M upon transfer.

Note: the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) does not recognize the Academic Fresh Start program.  Students cannot be certified for courses they have successfully completed.  Students using VA Educational benefits should coordinate with the Veterans Services Office.  

Entry to a Major – College of Engineering

Freshmen in General Engineering, Engineering at Galveston, Engineering at McAllen, or Engineering Academy programs have a common first year engineering curriculum to allow time for students to learn about the various engineering degree granting majors.   It is recognized that in most cases students are not made aware of all our engineering majors prior to joining Texas A&M.   Students are introduced to the different engineering majors in the first year engineering courses, ENGR 102, ENGR 216 and ENGR 217.  Students are encouraged to leverage additional resources, including the career center, faculty, and advisors to get even more information.  Students must complete the following courses in at least two semesters before applying to an engineering major: two engineering courses, two math courses, and two science courses in the first year engineering curriculum.  Exceptions will be made as needed for students entering with credit for the required courses.  The entry-to-a-major process is designed for students to take ownership of their future by identifying at least three majors that are a good match for their career goals and academic performance.  The entry-to-a-major process is designed to place students in the highest rank major possible based upon capacity and student performance.  Students are encouraged to be in a major as early as possible.  Students in the General Engineering, Engineering at Galveston and Engineering at McAllen must be in a major by the end of the third semester in engineering.  Students in the Engineering Academy program must be in a major by the end of the fourth semester in engineering.

Transfer students are admitted directly to a major degree granting program through the admissions process. 

Upper-Level Entry into Colleges of Architecture, Business and Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences–Biomedical Science

College of Architecture

Transfer Students

Transfer students, who meet the University entrance requirements and who desire to enter a major field of study in the College of Architecture, will be admitted based on available space and current College of Architecture entrance criteria. Following admission, all transfer students are placed on a 2.5 GPR probation for a minimum of 12 credit hours to substantiate competency in required lower-level courses. Transfer students will be admitted into the college with a lower-level classification and may apply for upper-level status after at least one semester at Texas A&M University.

Change of Major

Students currently enrolled in another major at Texas A&M University with fewer than 60 hours who desire to change their major field of study into the College of Architecture must fill out a Change of Curriculum application. Deadlines for applications are as follows:

  • March 1 for summer admittance (for Environmental Design Architectural Studies, Landscape Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning and Visualization students)
  • June 1 for fall admittance (for Construction Science, Environmental Design Architectural Studies, Landscape Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning and Visualization students)
  • October 1 for spring admittance (for Construction Science, Landscape Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning and Visualization students)

Students will be notified of action on their applications within 30 days of the deadline date. The college will admit the best-qualified applicants based on the number of spaces available in their program of choice.

Mays Business School

Students who meet the University and college entrance requirements enter Mays Business School as lower-level business (BUAD) students. Students are encouraged to complete the freshman and sophomore sequence of courses as listed under Curriculum in Business.

Enrollment of Mays Business School students in junior- and senior-level business courses is limited to those who have been admitted to upper level (also referred to as upper division) in one of the seven BBA majors: accounting, business honors, finance, management, management information systems, marketing, and supply chain management.

The BBA (accounting, business honors, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and supply chain management) upper-level entry requirements and application procedures are as follows:

  1. Admission to Upper-Level Major: To be admitted to an upper-level major, a student must be admitted to Mays Business School and have:
    1. Satisfactorily completed the following five courses:
      ACCT 229Introductory Accounting3
      ECON 202Principles of Economics3
      ECON 203Principles of Economics3
      MATH 140Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences3
      MATH 142Business Calculus3
    2. Submitted application for upper level admission no later than the last class day of the semester before their expected upper level entry term. NOTE: For summer upper level entry, all requirements must be completed BEFORE the first class day of the FIRST SUMMER SESSION.
    3. Business students must complete the following three remaining lower-level Core Business Knowledge (CBK) courses at Texas A&M during their first upper-level semester, unless satisfactorily completed prior to upper-level entry:
      ACCT 230Introductory Accounting3
      ISTM 210Fundamentals of Information Systems3
      MGMT 211Legal and Social Environment of Business3
    4. BUAD students may preregister for upper-level business courses in the semester for which they have applied for upper level. However, students who fail to complete upper-level requirements shall not be permitted to remain registered in upper-level business classes.
  2. Transfer Students: Transfer students admitted to Mays Business School enter as lower-level business (BUAD) students until they complete all requirements listed previously in item 1, at which time they may apply for admission to an upper-level major field of study. Transfer students may immediately apply for upper level when admitted to Mays Business School if, and only if, they meet all upper-level requirements at that time.
  3. Change of Curriculum Students: Texas A&M students who change curriculum into Mays Business School from another college or department at the University will enter as lower-level business (BUAD) students until they complete all requirements listed previously in item 1. Change of curriculum students who, when admitted to the business school, qualify to apply for admission to the upper level may do so.
  4. Junior- and Senior-Level Business Courses: Preference for available seats in junior- and senior-level business courses will be given to students who have been admitted to a BBA granting major in Mays Business School. All ineligible students who preregister for upper-level business classes are subject to cancellation of their registration in these courses.

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences—Biomedical Sciences

  1. A Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) major will be admitted into the upper-level courses according to the following criteria:
    1. Completion of a set of Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) courses with a grade of "C" or better in each course completed at Texas A&M. Any CBK course transferred from a community college must have a minimum grade of a "B".  Normally, for admission to BIMS upper-level courses, a student may have attempted a CBK course no more than twice.
      Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) courses
      BIOL 111Introductory Biology I4
      BIOL 112Introductory Biology II4
      CHEM 101
      CHEM 111
      Fundamentals of Chemistry I
      and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I
      4
      CHEM 102
      CHEM 112
      Fundamentals of Chemistry II
      and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II
      4
      CHEM 227
      CHEM 237
      Organic Chemistry I
      and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
      4
      CHEM 228
      CHEM 238
      Organic Chemistry II
      and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
      4
      PHYS 201College Physics4
      PHYS 202College Physics4
      MATH 131Mathematical Concepts—Calculus3
      Total Semester Credit Hours35
    2. A minimum of 55 completed semester hours with a cumulative resident Grade Point Ratio (GPR) of 2.5 or better.
    3. Process: Each student upon completing 55–65 semester credit hours must have a degree audit to verify upper-level eligibility.
  2. The Biomedical Sciences Program will continue to accept changes of major into BIMS according to current Texas A&M University policy, but restrict changes of major into the upper-level courses (BIMS) according to the criteria listed in item 1. Students in other majors requesting a change of major to the BIMS program must also fulfill the criteria in item 1. In addition, the dean must verify availability of resources necessary to insure the student’s full-time enrollment in required upper-level courses prior to admission to upper-level status. If such courses are not available, the student will be denied admission to Biomedical Sciences.
  3. To enter BIMS upper-level courses, transfer students must have:
    1. A minimum GPR of 3.0 in CBK courses with a grade of "B" or better in each completed course if taken at a 2-year college. A grade of "C" or better is accepted from a 4-year college.
    2. Transfer students admitted under another major and wishing to change into BIMS must complete one semester of graded coursework at Texas A&M University with a cumulative resident GPR of 2.5, as well as meet change of major requirements for current students.
    3. Texas A&M University change of majors must have at least 55 semester credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPR of 2.5.
  4. Students seeking readmission will be considered on a case-by-case basis, according to current catalog policy. No quotas will be placed on readmission; however, the decision to readmit will be dependent on resource availability and University policy.
  5. Any BIMS student admitted to upper-level courses who then falls below the 2.5 GPR requirement will not be considered in good academic standing in their major and will be placed on college probation. Students who achieve less than a 1.0 GPR in any semester are not eligible for college probation or grade warning status.  All Biomedical Sciences majors must follow established probation rules for the Biomedical Sciences Program.
  6. The Dean, Director or Department Head will reserve the right to waive CBK or GPR requirements within the criteria established in Texas A&M University Student Rules.
  7. No courses other than BIMS 481, BIMS 484, VIBS 310, VIBS 311, or research/directed studies courses can be taken S/U to be used in the degree plan.
  8. BIMS probation is determined at the end of the Spring semester. Students not meeting acceptable GPR requirements (2.5 BIMS majors with 55 or more credit hours or 2.0 area of concentration (USVM) or BIMS majors with less than 55 credit hours) will be required to attend Texas A&M University that summer and repeat courses as needed to raise their GPR.  Students who achieve less than a 1.0 GPR in any semester (BIMS or USVM) are not eligible for college probation or grade warning status.
  9. Students may only attempt CVM courses a total of three times.

Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) was instituted to ensure that students enrolled in Texas public colleges and universities possess the necessary academic skills to perform effectively in college and to provide diagnostic information about reading, writing and mathematics skills of each student. All undergraduate students who did not meet one of the allowed exemptions must take the approved TSI Assessment test.

Students who do not meet established cutoff scores or other approved exemptions for the TSI Assessment test are required by Texas law to be enrolled in, and actively attend, an academic skills course and/or program each semester prior to completing all TSI requirements. Academic skills courses in each of the three TSI areas are offered by Texas A&M. Failure to meet the attendance requirements of the academic skills course will result in withdrawal from Texas A&M. The hours for these courses will not count toward any degree program but may count toward determining full-time status.

Students required to take the TSI Assessment test should provide their score reports to the Academic Success Center at Texas A&M University at the address below.

Academic Success Center
1133 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-1133
(979) 845-2724

FAX:  (979) 845-6419

More information can be obtained from testing centers at most Texas public colleges and universities or by contacting:

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
P. O. Box 12788
Austin, TX 78711-2788

College of Dentistry – Caruth School of Dental Hygiene

Basis For Acceptance

All applicants will be considered using the following criteria. In addition, the applicant must be able to perform the essential functions required in the curriculum. The quality of the applicant’s academic achievement is a prime consideration. A grade point average (GPA) is computed based on all courses taken in college.

Preference for admission is given to students with:

  • A cumulative GPA and Science GPA indicating ability to succeed in the program.
  • Attention given to detail when completing the application.
  • A comprehensive biographical sketch that includes information that will help the Admissions Committee know the applicant better. Details about the dental hygiene procedures that have been observed, a description of the community service projects in which you have participated and information concerning your interests, abilities and attitudes that have motivated you to make the commitment required for a career in dental hygiene are examples of information that might be included.

The application deadline is January 5. The Office of Recruitment and Admissions encourages applicants to submit the online application forms by December 1. All materials related to the application must be received in the Office of Recruitment and Admissions by February 1.

  • The following must be included with the application when it is submitted online:
    1. Application for Admission
    2. Secondary Application
    3. List of courses in progress and those planned prior to enrollment in the dental hygiene program
    4. Biographical sketch
  • Other materials that should be sent to complete your application:
    1. Application Fee ($35.00)
    2. Photograph sized 2 X 2 (does not have to be a passport picture - can be regular photograph cut down)
    3. Transcripts from high school and all colleges attended (if you attended a foreign high school, you do not have to submit a copy)
    4. Scores from Texas Success Initiative (TSI). (Or if exempt, SAT/ACT or TAAS– usually scores are listed on high school transcript; you do not have to submit scores separately.)
    5. Observation Verification Form (minimum 16 hours required)
    6. Evaluation Forms (submitted by a science instructor, dental hygienist and personal friend)
  • An application is valid for one academic year only.
  • Official transcripts are required and will be accepted only when sent directly from each school the applicant has attended.
  • Recommendations are required from a dentist or a dental hygienist, a biology or chemistry instructor and an individual who has known the applicant for some time; for example, an employer or supervisor.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to keep the application file current. Failure to supply grades, transcripts or recommendations may be perceived as an indication that the applicant is no longer interested in admission.

Interviews

Processing of applications begins the year prior to entrance into the professional program and continues until the class is filled. The applications are evaluated, and an invitation for an interview may be extended. The purpose of the interview is to determine the applicant’s knowledge of the dental hygiene profession. It also provides an opportunity for the applicant to see the facility, meet with the Admissions Committee and to ask questions about the Caruth School of Dental Hygiene program.

All prospective students are encouraged to contact the college with questions regarding prerequisite courses or the program.

To Access the Dental Hygiene Application Forms:

The applicant will need to create an account on the Banner Admissions Management Framework (BAMF) website. The applicant will be required to complete and submit the College of Dentistry  Dental Hygiene Application, the Secondary Application and the Ethnicity Form.

The application for the Dental Hygiene Program will be available on the BAMF website from July 15 to January 5.

Download Forms (Adobe PDF files):

The Evaluation Form and Observation Verification Form are available for download. You will need to print these forms and submit them with signatures through regular mail.

For questions about the application process, please contact The Office of Recruitment and Admissions at (214) 828-8231 or by email at admissions-dentistry@tamhsc.edu.

Mail forms and transcripts to:

Office of Recruitment and Admissions
Texas A&M University College of Dentistry
3302 Gaston Avenue, Room 525
Dallas, TX 75246-2013
USA

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit will be determined by each component in conjunction with the staff of the college on a course-by-course basis from official transcripts submitted in the competitive admissions process. Course content will be determined by the catalog course description or course syllabus.

Course acceptability is guided by these criteria:

  • Courses completed at regionally accredited institutions are considered for transfer if:
    1. They are acceptable as credit for a bachelor’s degree at a regionally accredited institution.
    2. Course content is at or above the level of courses specified in the requirements for admission.
  • Courses intended for use in a vocational, technical or occupational program normally do not transfer; general courses within this type of program may transfer.
  • Credit on the transcript must appear in semester hours or credits that may be converted to semester hours.
  • Credit by examination courses may be transferred if accepted by another college and followed by sequenced coursework.
  • Equivalency of coursework is determined by content found in catalog course descriptions or syllabi of courses. In case of doubt, departmental faculty will determine equivalency. The final determination is left to the director of the Department of Dental Hygiene.
  • As a general policy, coursework with a passing grade may be transferred, but the applicant must keep in mind that admission to the hygiene program is on a competitive basis and grades of F are calculated into the grade point average.
  • Course hours will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis but will be transferred as a block of hours, and the grades do not calculate into the GPA for the hygiene program.
  • Credit will be given for correspondence courses on a select basis.
  • Typically, credit will not be given for courses completed at institutions not accredited by a regional accrediting agency.
  • The college does not accept non-credit coursework to be used in lieu of coursework taken for academic credit.

College of Dentistry 
Dental Hygiene Program (BS)

Application Fee $35 non-refundable fee
Admission Standards Completion of required courses with GPA as high as possible. Admission is competitive.
Use of High School Record No
Number of Articulation Agreements and Requirements for Admission Not applicable
TOEFL** Not applicable
Other Requirements Three LOR required and TSI assessment. Interview; comprehensive biographical sketch; and 16 hours of verified observation of a dental hygienist

College of Nursing (Health Science Center)

There are three different tracks leading to a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The traditional BSN track is for students seeking their first degree in college. The second degree BSN track (post baccalaureate) is for individuals who have already earned a bachelor’s degree in another field of study. The third option is an RN to BSN program for registered nurses who hold an associate degree in nursing. Prerequisite courses, which are the essential foundation for nursing, must be completed before entry into upper-division nursing courses through a competitive admission process. In addition, all students must meet the core curriculum requirements for Texas A&M University if not already completed at another institution.

The following documents are required for an application to be considered complete and eligible for review:

  • Application
  • Application fee
  • Official college transcript(s)
  • Completion of prerequisite and core curriculum courses with a grade of C or better
  • Personal essay (see website for specific information)
  • Admissions Assessment Exam (HESI A2) required for traditional and second degree BSN applicants only
  • Reference required for RN to BSN applicants only
  • RN to BSN applicants must provide proof of RN licensure in good standing
  • Copy of permanent resident card, if applicable
  • Official TOEFL Scores required for international applicants and must be taken within the past two years. Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to be considered official.

The most current information regarding application to nursing can be found on the College of Nursing (CON) website. Applications must be received by the posted deadline. No late documents will be accepted. Admission to the college is competitive. At the time of application, students must be enrolled in or have completed all prerequisite course requirements which includes University Core Curriculum and nursing prerequisites. Admission offers may be made to students finalizing courses and will be contingent upon successful completion of all prerequisite requirements and students presenting a clear criminal background check and a negative drug screen.

If the student completed a core curriculum from another Texas public institution in a previous degree program, they are not required to complete the college’s Core Curriculum. Students transferring from out of state, from a private institution, those with an international degree or anyone with concerns about this requirement, please contact the Health Science Center Office of Student Affairs for further clarification. Students will not be considered for admission unless the required coursework will be completed by the time of enrollment.


Additional Requirements for International Applicants and Applicants with Foreign Credentials

In addition to each program's stated application requirements, applicants with foreign transcripts must also include an official World Education Services (WES), Global Credential Evaluators, Inc. (GCE), or Educational Credential Evaluations, Inc. (ECE) transcript evaluation report listing course-by-course U.S. grade point equivalencies and semester credits received. These reports must be sent directly from the evaluation agency in the original sealed envelope to NursingCAS. Send to: NursingCAS, P.O. Box 9201, Watertown, MA 02471. If sent via UPS or FEDEX, send to NursingCAS Transcript Department, 311 Arsenal Street, Suite #15, Watertown, MA 02472.

If admitted to the College of Nursing, applicants with foreign transcripts must submit the native language transcript along with an official English translation. These documents must include all original seals and/or signatures and be approved by the Texas A&M Office of Admissions prior to enrollment in the program.

Students may wish to speak with an advisor and provide results of the evaluation to determine transfer credits. Email CONadmissions@tamhsc.edu to request an appointment.

English Proficiency

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency by the application deadline, which is satisfied by:

  • a minimum TOEFL score taken within the previous two years of:
    • 587 for paper-based testing (p-BT), or
    • 240 computer-based testing (c-BT), or
    • 95 Internet-based testing (i-BT), or
  • a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall band
  • completing all four years of high school in a U.S. accredited school, or
  • earning a baccalaureate degree following four years of study at a U.S. accredited institution.

The College of Nursing requires scores that are higher than the minimum posted on the Texas A&M website due to the nature of the curriculum and expected student outcomes in order to verify English proficiency requirements. Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to be considered official. The institutional code for Texas A&M University for the TOEFL is 6003. There is no institutional code for the IELTS examination; therefore, please use the Office of Admissions address listed below when requesting your scores be sent to Texas A&M University. Tests should be taken at least eight weeks prior to the appropriate application deadline to ensure timely receipt and processing of results.

International Admissions Processing
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40002
College Station, TX 77842-4002
 

Prerequisite Courses
English6
American History6
Government (Federal and Texas)6
Psychology (General and Lifespan Growth and Development)6
Intro to Ethics (Culture/Language/Philosophy)3
Creative Arts3
Math6
Nutrition and Diet Therapy3
Chemistry4
General Biology 4
Microbiology4
Anatomy & Physiology8

College of Nursing (Health Science Center)
Traditional, Second Degree and RN to BSN

Application Fee • $75 Paid through Apply Texas Application
Admission Standards • Admission is competitive.
• Strongly recommended that applicants present a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and required minimum grade of “C” in each of the prerequisite courses.
Use of High School Record • Not used for admission purposes but required upon acceptance
Number of Articulation Agreements • Two: South Texas College and Angelina College
TOEFL See website for additional information
Other Requirements Entrance exam for pre-licensure applicants; Reference for RN to BSN applicants; Personal Statement for all applicants through Apply Texas

Course Credit

Testing Services

Testing Services has primary responsibility for conducting research about students’ learning and development at Texas A&M and for management of testing programs. The unit serves as the center for credit by examination, placement testing and correspondence testing, as well as national standardized testing. Other services include publication of research reports about student characteristics and abilities, test validation studies and evaluation studies, scanning and scoring services, and student ratings of faculty.

Credit by Examination

Undergraduate students at Texas A&M may earn course credits by demonstrating superior achievement on tests offered through several examination programs. Credit by examination is available to freshmen who plan to enter the University and to students who are currently enrolled. Credit earned by examination does not contribute to a student’s grade point ratio. The University awards credit for scores on certain tests published by the Advanced Placement Program (AP), the College Level Examination Program Computer-Based Testing (CLEP CBT), the SAT Subject Tests, DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. Texas A&M also offers qualified students opportunities to earn credits by taking departmental examinations prepared by the faculty. Information concerning credit by examination may be obtained from Testing Services, (979) 845-0532.

Please note these regulations concerning credit by examination:

  1. Test scores and/or credit eligibility must be reported formally to Testing Services for credit by examination to be awarded. Credit is posted to the academic record once appropriate scores are received by Testing Services, the student has officially enrolled in the University and the student has accepted the credit. For information regarding current procedures for accepting credit, please visit the Testing Services website.
  2. Students may not receive credit by examination for courses that are prerequisites to courses for which they already have credit except with the approval of the department authorizing the examination.
  3. A student may not have credit posted for credit by examination for a course in which he or she is currently registered. If a student has acquired a grade or exercised First-Year Grade Exclusion on a course, then the student will not be eligible to take the equivalent departmental exam. Eligibility will not be affected if a student has a Q, W or NG in a course.
  4. Please note that once any credit has been accepted it cannot be removed.

Advanced Placement Program (AP)

Examinations offered by the AP Program are administered during late spring by high schools. Students usually take the examinations after completing Advanced Placement courses, although experience in an AP course is not required. Interested students should contact their high school counselors for information concerning registration and test sites. High school students and currently enrolled students should have the College Board forward their scores to Testing Services, institution code: 6003. Advanced Placement scores of entering freshmen are generally received in July. Students will need to log onto their Howdy portal under My Records and then Credit by Exam to accept the credit earned via AP tests. Testing Services suggests visiting with your advisor before you accept credit.

The following list includes all AP examinations currently accepted for credit.

AP Examination Minimum Score Required Texas A&M Course(s) Credit Hours
AP Research 3 See academic advisor 1-2
AP Seminar 3 See academic advisor 1-2
Art History 3 ARTS 149 3
4 ARTS 149,150 6
Biology 3 BIOL 113, BIOL 123 4
4 BIOL 111,112 8
Calculus AB 3 MATH 131 3
4 MATH 151 4
Calculus BC 31 MATH 151 4
41 MATH 151, MATH 152 8
Chemistry 3 CHEM 101, CHEM 111 4
4 CHEM 101, CHEM 102, CHEM 111, CHEM 112 8
Chinese 3 CHIN 101, CHIN 102 8
4 CHIN 101, CHIN 102, CHIN 201, CHIN 202 14
Comparative Governments 3 POLS 229 3
Computer Science A 3 CSCE 110 4
Computer Science Principles 3 CSCE 110 4
Economics: Macroeconomics 3 ECON 203 3
Economics: Microeconomics 3 ECON 202 3
English Lang. and Comp. 3 ENGL 104 3
4 ENGL 104, ENGL 241 6
English Lit. and Comp. 3 ENGL 104 3
4 ENGL 104, ENGL 203 6
Environmental Science 3 GEOS 105 3
European History 3 HIST 102 3
French Language 3 FREN 101, FREN 102 8
4 FREN 101, FREN 102, FREN 201, FREN 202 14
German Language 3 GERM 101, GERM 102 8
4 GERM 101, GERM 102, GERM 201, GERM 202 14
Human Geography 3 GEOG 201 3
Italian Language 3 ITAL 101, ITAL 102 8
4 ITAL 101, ITAL 102, ITAL 201, ITAL 202 14
Japanese Language 3 JAPN 101, JAPN 102 8
4 JAPN 101, JAPN 102, JAPN 201, JAPN 202 14
Latin 3 CLAS 121, CLAS 122 8
4 CLAS 121, CLAS 122, CLAS 221, CLAS 222 14
Macroeconomics 3 ECON 203 3
Microeconomics 3 ECON 203 3
Music Theory 3 MUSC 102 3
Physics 1 3 PHYS 205 4
4 PHYS 201 4
Physics 2 3 PHYS 205 4
4 PHYS 202 4
Physics C: Mechanics 3 PHYS 218 4
Physics C: Elect. and Magnetism 3 PHYS 208 4
Psychology 3 PSYC 107 3
Spanish Language 3 SPAN 101, SPAN 102 8
4 SPAN 101, SPAN 102, SPAN 201 11
5 SPAN 101, SPAN 102, SPAN 201, SPAN 202 14
Spanish Literature 3 SPAN 202 3
5 SPAN 202, SPAN 320 6
Statistics 3 STAT 201 3
Studio Art: Drawing 3 ARTS 103 3
4 ARTS 103,111 6
Studio Art: 2-D 3 ARTS 103 3
4 ARTS 103,111 6
Studio Art: 3-D Design 3 ARTS 103 3
U.S. Government and Politics 3 POLS 206 3
U.S. History 3 HIST 105, HIST 106 6
World History 3 HIST 104 3

For instructions on accepting AP credit, please visit our website.

College Level Examination Program Computer-Based Testing (CLEP CBT)

CLEP CBT tests are designed to evaluate nontraditional college-level education such as independent study, correspondence work, etc. Both enrolled undergraduate students and entering freshmen may receive CLEP CBT credit for the courses which are listed below. Only examination titles below are currently accepted. The minimum scores listed below are based on the current version of CLEP CBT Examinations. Students will need to log onto their Howdy portal under My Records and then Credit by Exam to accept the credit earned via CLEP tests. Testing Services suggests visiting with your advisor before you accept credit.

CLEP CBT Subject Examination Minimum Score Required Texas A&M Course(s) Credit Hours
Algebra 50 MATH 102 3
American Government 50 POLS 206 3
Calculus with Elementary Functions 50 MATH 151 or MATH 171 4
Chemistry 45 CHEM 101/CHEM 111 4
50 CHEM 101/CHEM 102, CHEM 111/CHEM 102 8
Financial Accounting 50 ACCT 209 3
History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877 50 HIST 105 3
History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present 50 HIST 106 3
Human Growth and Development 50 EPSY 320 or PSYC 307 3
Information Systems and Computer Applications 50 ISTM 209 3
Macroeconomics 50 ECON 203 3
Microeconomics 50 ECON 202 3
Pre-Calculus 50 MATH 150 4
Psychology, Introductory 50 PSYC 107 3
Sociology, Introductory 50 SOCI 205 3
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 HIST 101 3
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present 50 HIST 102 3

For instructions on accepting CLEP credit, please visit the Testing Services website.

Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) Program

The DSST Program is available to all interested persons. Enrolled undergraduate students and entering freshmen may receive DSST credit for the courses listed below. For more information about the test, please contact Testing Services.

DSST Examination Minimum Score Required Texas A&M Course(s) Credit Hours
Art of the Western World 50 ARTS 149, ARTS 150 6
Astronomy 48 ASTR 101 3
Business Law II 52 MGMT 212 3
Lifespan Develop. Psyc. 47 PSYC 307 3
Principles of Statistics 48 STAT 201 or PSYC 203 3,4

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Texas A&M University, in compliance with SB111, will grant at least 24 semester credit hours of course-specific college credit in subject-appropriate areas on all International Baccalaureate (IB) exam scores of 4 or above as long as the incoming freshman has earned an IB diploma. While some course credit will be awarded regardless of a student’s IB diploma status, some course credit at Texas A&M University may be subject to the successful completion of the IB diploma.

Entering freshman students should submit their International Baccalaureate transcript to Texas A&M University, institution code: 01355, for review. Students should contact Testing Services regarding their eligibility for course credit. Students should work with an academic advisor to determine the use of the IB credits in their individual degree plan and the impact accepting the credit may have upon tuition rebate eligibility, tuition charges for excessive total hours, and preparedness for sequential coursework based on IB test scores. Students will need to log onto their Howdy portal under My Records and then Credit by Exam to accept the credit earned via IB tests. Testing Services suggests visiting with your advisor before you accept credit.

Texas A&M University will notify IB applicants of their eligibility to receive credit by posting information on the website, Testing Services, and by establishing links to other web pages.

The evaluation of IB courses in order to identify the appropriate course credit is continuing and will be posted as it becomes available. The following list includes all IB examinations currently accepted for credit.

IB Higher Level Examination Minimum Score Required Texas A&M Course(s) Credit Hours
Arabic: Language A or B SL 4 ARAB 101 4
5 ARAB 101, ARAB 102 8
6 ARAB 101, ARAB 102, ARAB 201 11
7 ARAB 101, ARAB 102, ARAB 201, ARAB 202 14
Arabic: Language A or B HL 3 ARAB 101 4
4 ARAB 101, ARAB 102 8
5 ARAB 101, ARAB 102, ARAB 201 11
6 ARAB 101, ARAB 102, ARAB 201, ARAB 202 14
Biology SL 4 BIOL 113/BIOL 123 4
Biology HL 4 BIOL 111 4
5 BIOL 111, BIOL 112 8
Business Management SL 4 MGMT 309 3
Business Management HL 4 MGMT 309 3
Chemistry SL 4 CHEM 106/CHEM 116 4
Chemistry HL 4 CHEM 101/CHEM 111 4
5 CHEM 101, CHEM 102, CHEM 111, CHEM 112 8
Chinese: Language A or B HL 3 CHIN 101 4
4 CHIN 101, CHIN 102 8
5 CHIN 101, CHIN 102, CHIN 201 11
6 CHIN 101, CHIN 102, CHIN 201, CHIN 202 14
Chinese: Language A or B SL 4 CHIN 101 4
5 CHIN 101, CHIN 102 8
6 CHIN 101, CHIN 102, CHIN 201 11
7 CHIN 101, CHIN 102, CHIN 201, CHIN 202 14
Classical Greek: A or B SL 4 CLAS 101 4
5 CLAS 101, CLAS 102 8
6 CLAS 101, CLAS 102, CLAS 211 11
Classical Greek HL 3 CLAS 101 4
4 CLAS 101, CLAS 102 8
6 CLAS 101, CLAS 102, CLAS 211 11
Computer Science SL 4 CSCE 111 4
Computer Science HL 4 CSCE 111 4
Economics SL 4 ECON 203 3
Economics HL 4 ECON 203 3
English: Lang. A SL 4 ENGL 104 3
English: Lang. A HL 4 ENGL 104 3
5 ENGL 104, ENGL 222/MODL 222 6
Environmental Systems 4 GEOS 105 3
French: Lang. A or B SL 4 FREN 101 4
5 FREN 101, FREN 102 8
6 FREN 101, FREN 102, FREN 201 11
7 FREN 101, FREN 102, FREN 201, FREN 202 14
French: Lang. A or B HL 3 FREN 101 4
4 FREN 101, FREN 102 8
5 FREN 101, FREN 102, FREN 201 11
6 FREN 101, FREN 102, FREN 201, FREN 202 14
Fundamentals of Music 5 MUSC 102, MUSC 202 6
Further Mathematics SL 4 MATH 102 3
5 MATH 150 4
Geography SL 4 GEOG 201 3
Geography HL 4 GEOG 201 3
German: Lang. A or B SL 4 GERM 101 4
5 GERM 101, GERM 102 8
6 GERM 101, GERM 102, GERM 201 11
7 GERM 101, GERM 102, GERM 201, GERM 202 14
German: Lang. A or B HL 3 GERM 101 4
4 GERM 101, GERM 102 8
5 GERM 101, GERM 102, GERM 201 11
6 GERM 101, GERM 102, GERM 201, GERM 202 14
History HL
Africa 4 HIST 104 3
Americas 4 HIST 105 3
5 HIST 105, HIST 106 6
E & SE Asia and Oceania 4 HIST 104 3
Europe 4 HIST 102 3
South Asia & Middle East 4 HIST 104 3
History SL
Islamic History 4 HIST 221/RELS 221 3
Info Tech in a Global Society SL 4 PHIL 205 3
Info Tech in a Global Society HL 4 PHIL 205 3
Italian: Lang. A or B SL 4 ITAL 101 4
4 ITAL 101, ITAL 102 8
6 ITAL 101, ITAL 102, ITAL 201 11
7 ITAL 101, ITAL 102, ITAL 201, ITAL 202 14
Italian: Lang. A or B HL 3 ITAL 101 4
4 ITAL 101, ITAL 102 8
5 ITAL 101, ITAL 102, ITAL 201 11
6 ITAL 101, ITAL 102, ITAL 201, ITAL 202 14
Japanese: Lang. A or B SL 4 JAPN 101 4
5 JAPN 101, JAPN 102 8
6 JAPN 101, JAPN 102, JAPN 201 11
7 JAPN 101, JAPN 102, JAPN 201, JAPN 202 14
Japanese: Lang. A or B HL 3 JAPN 101 4
4 JAPN 101, JAPN 102 8
5 JAPN 101, JAPN 102, JAPN 201 11
6 JAPN 101, JAPN 102, JAPN 201, JAPN 202 14
Latin SL 4 CLAS 121 4
5 CLAS 121, CLAS 122 8
6 CLAS 121, CLAS 122, CLAS 221 11
7 CLAS 121, CLAS 122, CLAS 221, CLAS 222 14
Latin HL 3 CLAS 121 4
4 CLAS 121, CLAS 122 8
5 CLAS 121, CLAS 122, CLAS 221 11
6 CLAS 121, CLAS 122, CLAS 221, CLAS 222 14
Mathematics SL 4 MATH 150 4
Mathematics HL 4 MATH 150 4
5 MATH 150, MATH 1511 8
Mathematical Methods SL 4 MATH 102 3
5 MATH 150 4
Mathematical Studies SL 4 MATH 102 3
5 MATH 150 4
Music SL 4 MUSI 201 3
Music HL 4 MUSI 201 3
Other Languages SL 4 MODL 289 4
5 MODL 289 8
6 MODL 289 11
7 MODL 289 14
Other Languages HL 3 MODL 289 4
4 MODL 289 8
5 MODL 289 11
6 MODL 289 14
Philosophy SL 4 PHIL 251 3
Philosophy HL 4 PHIL 251 3
Physics SL 4 PHYS 205 4
Physics HL 4 PHYS 201, PHYS 202 4
Psychology SL 4 PSYC 107 3
Psychology HL 4 PSYC 107 3
Russian: Language A or B SL 4 RUSS 101 4
5 RUSS 101, RUSS 102 8
6 RUSS 101, RUSS 102, RUSS 201 11
7 RUSS 101, RUSS 102, RUSS 201, RUSS 202 14
Russian: Language A or B HL 3 RUSS 101 4
4 RUSS 101, RUSS 102 8
5 RUSS 101, RUSS 102, RUSS 201 11
6 RUSS 101, RUSS 102, RUSS 201, RUSS 202 14
Social and Cultural Anthropology SL 4 ANTH 210 3
Social and Cultural Anthropology HL 4 ANTH 210 3
Spanish: Lang. A or B SL 4 SPAN 101 4
5 SPAN 101, SPAN 102 8
6 SPAN 101, SPAN 102, SPAN 201 11
7 SPAN 101, SPAN 102, SPAN 201, SPAN 202 14
Spanish: Lang. A or B HL 3 SPAN 101 4
4 SPAN 101, SPAN 102 8
5 SPAN 101, SPAN 102, SPAN 201 11
6/7 SPAN 101, SPAN 102, SPAN 201, SPAN 202 14
Theater Arts SL 4 THAR 101 3
Theater Arts HL 4 THAR 101 3
Visual Arts SL 4 ENDS 101 3
Visual Arts HL 4 ENDS 101 3

For instructions on accepting IB credit, please visit our website.

SAT Subject Tests

Credits are offered to entering freshmen who score high on the SAT Subject Tests. High school students who are interested in taking these tests should contact their school counselors or write College Board ATP, Box 592, Princeton, NJ 08541.

Subject Test Minimum Score Required Texas A&M Course(s) Credit Hours
Chemistry 630 CHEM 101/CHEM 111 4
French 640 FREN 101 4
740 FREN 101, FREN 102 8
German 630 GERM 101 4
740 GERM 101, GERM 102 8
Italian 630 ITAL 101 4
750 ITAL 101, ITAL 102 8
Latin 630 CLAS 121 4
730 CLAS 121, CLAS 122 8
Physics 680 PHYS 201, PHYS 202 8
Spanish 630 SPAN 101 4
750 SPAN 101, SPAN 102 8

The minimum score required is based on the recentered scale. Students who took tests before April 1, 1995, should contact Testing Services to determine the minimum score required. For instructions on accepting SAT Subject credit, please visit our website.

Departmental Examinations for Entering Freshmen and Currently Enrolled Students

Qualified entering freshmen may take departmental tests after being officially admitted into Texas A&M University. Currently enrolled students can also take the exams throughout the year. Contact Testing Services for registration information. The tests are prepared by participating Texas A&M departments. Current offerings include:

CHEM 101
CHEM 102
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry II
6
CSCE 110Programming I4
MATH 102Algebra (Available to entering freshman only during the summer before beginning classes at Texas A&M)3
MATH 131Mathematical Concepts—Calculus (Available to entering freshman only during the summer before beginning classes at Texas A&M)3
MATH 141Finite Mathematics (Available to entering freshman only during the summer before beginning classes at Texas A&M)3
MATH 142Business Calculus (Available to entering freshman only during the summer before beginning classes at Texas A&M)3
MATH 151Engineering Mathematics I (Available to entering freshman only during the summer before beginning classes at Texas A&M)4
MATH 152Engineering Mathematics II (Available to entering freshman only during the summer before beginning classes at Texas A&M)4
MATH 166Topics in Contemporary Mathematics II (Available to entering freshman only during the summer before beginning classes at Texas A&M)3
MATH 171Analytic Geometry and Calculus (Available to entering freshman only during the summer before beginning classes at Texas A&M)4
MATH 172Calculus (Available to entering freshman only during the summer before beginning classes at Texas A&M)4
MATH 251Engineering Mathematics III (Available to entering freshman only during the summer before beginning classes at Texas A&M)3
PHYS 201College Physics4
PHYS 202College Physics4
PHYS 208Electricity and Optics4
PHYS 218Mechanics4
POLS 206American National Government3
POLS 207State and Local Government3

Graduate Admission

For information or applications for graduate admission, please contact:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Texas A&M University
P. O. Box 40001
College Station, TX 77842-4001
(979) 845-1060
graduate-admission@tamu.edu
http://admissions.tamu.edu/graduate

Please reference the Texas A&M University Graduate and Professional Catalog on this website.