High School Courses
It is recommended that applicants complete the most challenging and rigorous educational plan available to them during their high school career.
Minimum Required Coursework
- 4 years of English
- 4 years of Mathematics
(Must include Algebra I and II, Geometry and a fourth math course. Applicants are
encouraged to take math each year of high school culminating with a course for which Algebra
II is a prerequisite.)
- 4 years of Science
(Two courses must come from Biology I, Chemistry I, and Physics I plus two additional
courses meeting the recommended or advanced/distinguished curriculum)
- 2 years of the same foreign language
(2 years of sign language will be accepted in lieu of the Foreign Language requirement if credit noted on the High School transcript)
Students who graduate from a Texas high school under the recommended or advanced/distinguished
high school curriculum will meet Texas A&M's minimum course requirements. Students who graduate
from out-of-state high schools or from schools in Texas that do not participate in the recommended
or advanced/distinguished program, including private schools and home schools, must meet the college
readiness standards as defined in the
Uniform Admission Policy
and our minimum coursework requirements to be most competitive for admission. Texas A&M University
admission requirements are in compliance with Texas Education Code section 51.803 and are subject to change.
The State Board of Education adopted changes to the high school graduation requirements in January 2012. The new requirements are effective beginning with students who enter grade 9 in the 2012-2013 school year. View the new graduation requirements.