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 >

Engineering Majors > Apply for Engineering


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REQUIRED documents must be received (not postmarked) by the deadline (see When to Apply below). Emailed copies will NOT be accepted.

Submit your application through APPLYTEXAS or THE COALITION. Only one application per student. Choice of application has no bearing on the admission decision.

The ApplyTexas application is a centralized admission application to all public and many private and community colleges in Texas. It is available to all prospective students and Texas residents are encouraged to use this application option.



The Coalition
The Coalition application is a centralized admissions application and toolkit to numerous institutions across the U.S.

The Coalition

  1. ESSAY
    • Topic A - Required. Additional essays will not be considered in the admission decision process.
    PREFERRED > submit within application.
    OTHER METHOD: upload through the Applicant Information System (AIS)
    Emailed copies will NOT be accepted.

    Applicants to the College of Engineering will be asked to answer the following question as part of the application: Describe your academic and career goals in the broad field of engineering. What and/or who has influenced you either inside or outside the classroom that contributed to these goals?

    Scholarships may have additional essay requirements.
  2. $75 PROCESSING FEE (nonrefundable/subject to change)

    PREFERRED > pay within application.
    Students must certify eligibility on the application. Instructions | Samples

    PREFERRED > upload in AIS
    OTHER METHOD: mail
    Emailed copies will NOT be accepted.
  3. OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT with a numeric class rank and graduation plan
    • If still in high school, you must submit a complete, official transcript through your junior year/6 semesters
    • If graduated from high school, you must submit an official transcript that also includes senior courses, a graduation plan and date of graduation
    • Home-schooled students must submit a complete, official transcript through their junior year/6 semesters which includes grades earned for all completed coursework. 

    • Home-schooled students will be assigned a quartile rank comparable to the rank of other applicants with equivalent SAT or ACT scores.  Test scores must be received before a rank will be assigned.
    • If your school does not rank, a school profile from the high school must be provided along with your transcript and Texas A&M will assign a class rank based on reported GPA.
    • High schools designated by Texas A&M as non-ranking may provide a numeric class rank for students in the top 10% only. All other students will be assigned a ranking by Texas A&M.
    • Please note: An applicant’s class rank assigned by Texas A&M may be different from his or her rank had it been reported by the high school.
    PREFERRED > electronic transcripts sent by TREx (available only to Texas high schools)
    PREFERRED > upload a copy of transcript in AIS (final high school transcripts may not be uploaded through AIS)
    OTHER METHOD: mail

    Faxed, emailed or 3rd party vendor electronic transcripts (ie. Parchment, eSCRIP-SAFE or AVOW) will not be accepted.
    • 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 Testing Services.
    • SAT and ACT scores expire after 5 years and cannot be used for admissions purposes.

    REQUIRED > to be sent from the testing agency




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

  • Letters of Recommendation
    Once submitted, letters are not viewable by the applicant.  No more than two letters will be considered.

    PREFERRED > upload through AIS
    OTHER METHOD: mail
  • Resumes
    Resumes are not to be used in place of a complete application. All space on the application must be utilized prior to supplementing with a resume.

    PREFERRED > - upload through AIS
    OTHER METHOD: mail


  • 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, Parchment/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.

    All college transcripts will be evaluated, assigned credit and posted to the student record (viewable in Howdy) upon admission.

application term*
OPENS July 1, 2018
CLOSES October 15, 2018


FALL 2019
application term
OPENS July 1, 2018 July 1, 2018
For Engineering Majors
October 15, 2018 October 15, 2018
CLOSES December 1, 2018 December 8, 2018


* Spring application dates differ for incoming International Freshman.

If the deadline falls on a weekend, the application will remain open until 11:59 PM Central Standard time on the following Monday. This does not apply to the Early Action Deadline for engineering applicants. Additional required documents will be accepted until 5:00pm (CST) on that Monday.

  1. Visit campus.
  2. Attend a Prospective Student 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.

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.

Submit Application - login to AIS - Check Status and Upload Required Documents