Applicants should fill out an application well before the December 1st deadline. Applicants should be thorough and paint a complete picture of
their high school academics and activities. We recommend that the application be submitted first, followed by the other
Before applicants send their application, they should make a copy for their records.
Applying online will allow for
quicker processing of an application.
- Include all types of activities - both school and non-school related. Part II of the freshman application asks
applicants to detail their extracurricular activities - this section is very important for any applicant being reviewed by the
Office of Admissions. Do not leave this section blank and rely solely on your high school record and/or test scores. Applicants should keep a running list of leadership positions, community service projects,
awards and employment, for both school and non-school related activities. Applicants should take special care to include their
time commitment and duration of involvement in each activity. If there is not adequate space on the application for all
activities, applicants may submit additional pages with the same information and details (being sure to include their full name
and date of birth on all pages).
- Invest time in essays. Freshman applicants are required to complete Essays A and B and are strongly
recommended to complete Essay C. Applicants should spend time brainstorming the topics and thinking creatively - being sure to
write notes about specific goals, talents, achievements and any challenges that have been overcome.
Each word in the submitted essays are considered. Please take the time to craft and organize your thoughts carefully.
Topic A. (required)
Describe a setting in which you have collaborated or interacted with people whose experiences and/or beliefs differ from yours. Address your initial feelings, and how those feelings were or were not changed by this experience.
Topic B. (required)
Describe a circumstance, obstacle or conflict in your life, and the skills and resources you used to resolve it. Did it change you? If so, how?
Topic C. (recommended)
Considering your lifetime goals, discuss how your current and future academic and extra-curricular activities might help you achieve your goals.
- Print and attach Texas A&M University's Document ID Sheet to all documents. Attach Texas A&M's
Document ID Sheet
to all of the documents you send to the Office of Admissions in support of your application for Admission.If you wish to submit your application fee by check or money order please use the alternate payment form.