Each year, Texas A&M University receives over 30,000 applications for its freshman class, which means there are more academically prepared applicants than can be admitted.
The goal of the Office of Admissions' review process is to select from a large and diverse pool of applications those students who have prepared themselves academically and have shown through consistent leadership and activities that they are ready to commit themselves to the complete educational experience at Texas A&M.
If an applicant does not qualify for top 10% or academic admission, but meets the
State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy, the complete application
file will be reviewed in a holistic manner on the evaluation of a variety of factors and not by a single formula or point system. The information reported in the
application, essays A and B, and any supplemental information including a resume, essay C, or letters of recommendation are considered along with the
applicant's academic profile. Applications are subject to a rigorous, accurate and thorough review by professionally trained readers. In addition, admissions managers conduct numerous checks for consistency throughout the entire process. A holistic assessment of a complete application includes recognizing elements of academic excellence as well as commitment through extracurricular
involvement, leadership, community service and achievement. Students admitted through the review process are expected to be successful academically
at Texas A&M, as well as, bring qualities and insights that will enrich the student body of the university. For application tips and suggestions, click
Holistic review reflects our reader's thoughtful consideration upon the evidence included in the application. Applicants should take care in presenting themselves in the most complete and accurate way possible.
As stated above, our applicant pool is very competitive, and the number of high achieving, admissible applicants will likely exceed the number of students we can accommodate in our freshman class. To maximize our resources in admitting the most students possible, a select group of freshman applicants may be admitted to the Texas A&M Blinn TEAM program or the Aggie Gateway to Success program.
- Click here for information about the Texas A&M Blinn TEAM program.
- Click here for information about the Aggie Gateway to Success program.