FRESHMAN

High School Courses

It is recommended that applicants complete the most challenging and rigorous educational plan available to them during their high school career. 

Required Coursework for Admission

  • 4 years of English
  • 4 years of Mathematics - Three of the courses must be Algebra I, II and Geometry
  • 4 years of Science - Two courses must come from Biology I, Chemistry I or Physics I
  • 2 years of the same foreign language (American Sign Language is acceptable)

Students who do not meet the minimum required coursework as outlined by Texas A&M must meet the college readiness standards as defined in the State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy.


New High School Graduation Requirements

The State Board of Education adopted changes to the high school graduation requirements in January 2014. The new requirements are effective beginning with students who enter grade 9 in the 2014-15 school year.

For students entering 9th grade beginning 2014-15 the new foundation curriculum plan with at least one endorsement will be required for admission consideration. Students are strongly recommended to complete one or more available endorsement(s) that include Algebra II or its equivalent as well as Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Students applying for top 10% automatic admission must complete the foundation curriculum with the distinguished level of achievement.

New Graduation Requirements


Course Credit by Exam

There are several ways to earn credit at Texas A&M by demonstrating superior achievement on tests offered through the following examination programs.

Advanced Placement (AP)
SAT subject tests
International Baccalaureate (IB) program

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)


Dual Credit

How dual credit will transfer >

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.

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