FRESHMAN

HOW TO APPLY

You are a freshman if you:

  • are a student without college credit or
  • earned college credit prior to high school graduation (dual credit/early college high school)

You are an international freshman if >
 

Submit your application through APPLYTEXAS or THE COALITION. The application you choose will not affect your admission decision.

ApplyTexas

ApplyTexas can be used by any student to apply to any public and many private and community colleges in Texas.

OR

The Coalition

The Coalition application is a shared admissions application and toolkit to schools and colleges across the U.S.

Your documents must be received by the deadline (see When to Apply below).

  1. ESSAY
    Topic A - Average length is a page to a page and a half. Additional essays will not be reviewed.

    BEST> submit as part of the application.
    OTHER> upload at HOWDY via the Applicant tab
     
  2. $75 APPLICATION FEE (nonrefundable/subject to change)

    BEST> pay through the ApplyTexas or Coalition application.
    OTHER> credit card payment by phone (979) 458-5155 or check by mail - Alternate Payment Form

    FEE WAIVER: Will be awarded based on answers from your application.
    Instructions | Samples
     
  3. OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT with a numeric class rank and graduation plan
    • Must include all courses and grades through your junior year (6 semesters).
    • High school graduates must submit a final official transcript with date of graduation through TRex or mail.
    • Home-schooled students must submit a complete, official signed transcript. A rank will be assigned based on SAT or ACT scores. Official test scores must be received before a rank can be assigned.
    • Students at non-ranking high schools will be assigned a class rank based on reported GPA.
    • Non-ranking high schools may provide a class rank for students in the top 10%. No other rankings will be considered.
       
    BEST> TREx (available only to Texas high schools) or upload a copy of transcript at HOWDY via the Applicant tab
    OTHER> mail

    Faxed, emailed or 3rd party transcripts (ie. Parchment, eSCRIP-SAFE or Naviance) will not be accepted.
     
  4. OFFICIAL SAT or ACT SCORES
    • You must send your scores through the testing agency.
    • Your highest total score from a single test date will be considered for admission.
    • SAT and ACT scores expire after 5 years.

IF APPLICABLE

OPTIONAL

  • Letters of Recommendation
    Once submitted, you will not be able to see your letters of recommendation.  We will only review the first two letters we receive.

    BEST> upload at HOWDY via the Applicant tab
    OTHER> mail
     
  • Resumes
    Resumes should only be used if you run out of space on the application.

    BEST> upload at HOWDY via the Applicant tab

SPRING 2019
July 1, 2018-October 15, 2018
DEADLINE: October 15

FALL 2019
July 1, 2018-December 1, 2018
DEADLINE:  December 1

  • The Fall Early Action Deadline for Engineering majors only is October 15.
  • Required documents for Fall will be accepted through December 8.
  • Spring application dates differ for incoming International Freshman.
  • If the deadline falls on a weekend, the application will remain open until 11:59 PM (CST) on the following Monday. This does not apply to the Early Action Deadline for engineering. Additional required documents will be accepted until 5:00pm (CST) on that Monday.

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.

Pursuant to the current undergraduate catalog and 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

The submission of false information at the time of admission or readmission is grounds for rejection of the application, withdrawal of any offer of acceptance, cancellation of enrollment, dismissal or other appropriate disciplinary action.

Parent Information

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