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) and
  • are a U.S. citizen; have applied for permanent residency; or qualify for Texas residency based on Senate Bill 1528


You are an international freshman if >

 

Due to the high volume of credentials received at this time of year, please allow 10 business days for your document to appear under the My Documents tab, plus additional time to complete processing. Also note, Texas A&M will be closed for the holidays beginning Tuesday, December 23 at noon and will reopen Monday, January 5. AIS will not be updated during the holidays. Thank you for your patience.

 

Required Documents

  1. APPLICATION > ApplyTexas.org
  2. ESSAYS
    • Topic A - required
    • Topic B - required
    • Topic C - recommended to students who do not meet automatic admission standards
       
    PREFERRED > submit through ApplyTexas
    OTHER METHOD: upload through the Applicant Information System (AIS)
    Emailed copies will NOT be accepted.

    Scholarship review by departments may utilize Essays A, B and C in award decisions. Those applying for the Terry Scholarship are required to complete Essay C.
     
  3. $75 PROCESSING FEE (nonrefundable/subject to change)

    PREFERRED > pay through ApplyTexas
    OTHER METHODS:
    FEE WAIVER:
    Checking the Fee Waiver box on the application is not sufficient. PREFERRED > upload in AIS
    OTHER METHOD: mail
    Emailed copies will NOT be accepted.
     
  4. OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT with a numeric class rank and graduation plan
    • If still in high school (including home-schooled) must submit a complete, official transcript through their junior year/6 semesters
       
    • If graduated from high school (including home-schooled) must submit an official transcript that also includes senior courses, a graduation plan and date of graduation
       
    • If your school does not rank, a school profile from the high school must be provided and Texas A&M will assign a class rank based on reported GPA.
      Please note: An applicant’s class rank assigned by Texas A&M may be different from his or her rank had it been assigned by the high school.
       
    To be considered official:
    Transcript(s) must have an original signature of a school official or an original school seal.

    PREFERRED > electronic transcripts sent by TREx (available only to Texas high schools)
    PREFERRED > transcript can be uploaded in AIS (final high school transcripts may not be uploaded through AIS)
    OTHER METHOD: mail

    Faxed or e-mailed copies will not be accepted.
     
  5. OFFICIAL SAT or ACT SCORES (including Writing scores)
    • Texas A&M SAT code is 6003 and ACT code is 4198.
    • The highest composite or total score from a single test date will be considered for admission.
    • Texas A&M University offers the institutional SAT/ACT exam through Data and Research Services.

    REQUIRED > to be sent from the testing agency
 

IF APPLICABLE

OPTIONAL
Optional documents traditionally have very little impact on the admission decision.

  • Letters of Recommendation
    No more than two letters will be considered.

    PREFERRED > upload through AIS
    Documents uploaded through AIS can be viewed by the applicant.
    OTHER METHOD: mail
    Documents mailed to Texas A&M cannot be viewed by the applicant and will remain confidential.
     
  • Resumes
    Resumes are not to be used in place of a complete ApplyTexas application. All space on the application must be utilized prior to supplementing with a resume.

    PREFERRED > - upload through AIS
    Emailed copies will NOT be accepted.
     

IF ADMITTED

  • Proof of vaccination against bacterial meningitis
    PREFERRED > upload through AIS
    OTHER METHOD: mail
    Emailed copies will NOT be accepted.
     
  • Final high school transcript
    PREFERRED > electronic transcripts sent by TREx (available only to Texas high schools)
    OTHER METHOD: mail
     
  • Official college transcript showing any dual credit (if applicable)
    PREFERRED > electronic transcripts sent by SPEEDE, eSCRIP-SAFE, AVOW, and National Student Clearing House
    OTHER METHOD: mail

    Paper transcripts must be mailed in a sealed school envelope.

    College work from one institution posted on the transcript of another is not acceptable.
     

When to Apply

Application term
FALL 2015
OPEN
August 1, 2014
CLOSED
December 1, 2014

 

Application term
SPRING 2016
OPEN
August 1, 2015
CLOSED
October 15, 2015

 

* Application dates differ for incoming International Freshman.

* The deadline to submit your ApplyTexas application is 11:59 p.m. CST on December 1. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, we have extended the deadline for required credentials to 5:00 pm CST on December 5. Required credentials include: application fee/fee waiver, essays, high school transcript and test scores. This is not a post marked date. All documents must be received by the Office of Admissions or one of our Regional Prospective Student Centers by this date.


Suggestions

  1. Visit campus.
     
  2. Attend a freshman admission session.
     
  3. Participate in an academic program.
     
  4. Submit application early. It is recommended the application be submitted before other supporting documents.
     
  5. Submit supporting documents early using the PREFERRED METHOD. Allow 2-3 weeks to be processed.
     
  6. More questions? Contact a Prospective Student Center.
     

Acts of Dishonesty

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.


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