Program for Transfer Admission

The Program for Transfer Admission (PTA) offers prospective transfer students a unique opportunity to be automatically admitted to Texas A&M University. PTA is designed for students attending Texas community colleges and offers more than 65 degree plans. Upon successful completion of the coursework outlined by the degree plan and additional requirements of the program, participants are eligible for automatic admission to Texas A&M.

Requirements for Guaranteed Admission

  • Complete all required paperwork for the program and attend a mandatory academic meeting with a Texas A&M University admissions counselor.
  • Choose and complete all program-specific coursework requirements from one of the PTA degree plans for the proposed major choice.
  • Complete at least 30 transferable hours after high school graduation at any Texas community college within three years from the date on which participation begins.
  • Maintain a minimum 3.2 cumulative grade point ratio (including dual credit).
  • Earn a grade of a "B" or better in all bold, italicized coursework specified in the degree plan.
  • Submit all other required documents (application fee, transcripts, essay, etc.) by the appropriate deadline for admission to Texas A&M University.

Program Guidelines

  • Participants will be "grandfathered" into PTA under the degree plan which was in place at the time of signature on the participation form.
  • Participants may only sign up for PTA once.
  • The most recent consecutive 30 transferable hours must be done in residence at any Texas community college or combination of Texas community colleges.
  • Participants may mix and match coursework from different Texas community colleges.
  • Bold, italicized graded coursework in the degree plan may only be attempted once (excluding grades of W and WP).
  • If a participant earns a grade of a "C" or lower in the bold italicized coursework (including dual credit), the participant will not be admitted via PTA but is still eligible for traditional transfer admission.
  • Participants are allowed a maximum of three withdrawals (W's) throughout their college career.
  • There are no coursework substitutions.
  • Participants applying for fall admission may submit final spring grades by June 1, for consideration.
  • AP Credit cannot be used to satisfy a required course (bold, italicized) for PTA.
  • Please see an advisor at one of our Regional Prospective Student Centers or email your questions to


Degree Plans

Texas A&M University currently has the following degree plans available to students of participating community colleges who wish to transfer via PTA.