GRADUATE

How to Apply

You are a domestic graduate applicant if you:

  • are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States (or applicant for permanent residency), and
  • hold a bachelor’s or professional degree (or equivalent)
     

Note: If you are currently enrolled or have been enrolled in the past year as a graduate student at Texas A&M University, you should submit a Letter of Intent or Petition to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies.

If you do not meet the criteria above, you are an international graduate and should instead visit this page: How to Apply>International Graduate.

 

  1. Application
    Refer to your program's website for the specific application service. Most academic programs utilize ApplyTexas.org. You may apply to only ONE degree-seeking program per semester. Your application (and offer of admission) is valid for one year from the term of original application; however, your deferral request must be made before the start of that term.
     
  2. $65 PROCESSING FEE (nonrefundable/subject to change)
    The $65.00 fee may be waived only in exceptional cases for low-income applicants and McNair Scholars.  To receive the waiver, you must submit an awards letter from your current school’s financial aid office showing the award of a Pell Grant. Your Student Aid Report (SAR) from a current FAFSA can also be submitted to show financial need.  McNair Scholars must submit a letter from their McNair Program Director verifying their status as a McNair Scholar in good standing to receive the fee waiver.

    BEST> Upload at HOWDY via the Applicant tab
    Other> mail
     
  3. Official Transcripts and Records
    You must submit transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
    NOTE: You do not need to submit a transcript from Texas A&M University.

    BEST> Upload at HOWDY via the Applicant tab
    Other> sent electronically through SPEEDE, eScrip-SAFE or National Clearing House. Transcripts from any other vendor will not be accepted.
     
  4. Official Test Scores
    Required test scores should be sent directly from the testing agency. Most scores expire after five years.
    • Use code 6003 for reporting GRE scores for non-engineering programs (Department code not needed). 
    • Use code 4119 for reporting GRE for engineering programs (EngineeringCAS).
    • Use 7B7K957 for reporting GMAT scores.
       
  5. Permanent Resident Card/I-551/I-485
    Permanent residents must submit a copy their Permanent Resident card or proof of issuance of an I-551. Applicants for permanent residency must submit a copy of their I-485.

    BEST> Upload at HOWDY via the Applicant tab
     

The following items are department-specific:

  1. Letters of Recommendation (LOR)
    You should provide three recommendations from individuals who are familiar with your academic achievement and potential. If you have been out of school for a number of years and are unable to contact former professors, you may submit non-academic references (e.g., employers). Please be aware that Texas A&M does not automatically contact the references you may have listed on your ApplyTexas application.

    BEST>  LOR system at HOWDY via the Applicant tab
     
  2. Statement of Purpose
    You are required to submit a Statement of Purpose.

    BEST>  Submit through ApplyTexas
    Other>  Upload at HOWDY via the Applicant tab
     
  3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    You may be required to submit either a Resume or Curriculum Vitae.

    BEST>  Upload at HOWDY via the Applicant tab
     

Please check with your department of interest for any additional application requirements.


Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6000
Princeton, NJ 08541-6000
(609) 771-7670
ets.org/gre

Graduate Management
Admissions Test (GMAT)
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6103
Princeton, NJ 08541-6103
(609) 771-7330
mba.com/the-gmat

TOEFL
Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
(609) 771-7100
ets.org/toefl

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
ielts.org


Deadlines vary by graduate program. Contact the departmental graduate advisor for the semester deadline pertaining to your degree program.
 


Most documents may be uploaded at HOWDY via the Applicant tab which you can access after you have submitted your application for admission and have received your Universal Identification Number (UIN).

When mailing documents, please include the appropriate Document ID Sheet.  You do not need to include the Document ID Sheet with items you upload via AIS.

If you wish to submit your application fee by mail, please use the Office of Admissions Application Alternate Payment Form. Please submit the following items by the appropriate deadline.

For documents that must be sent via postal mail, please use the addresses listed below:

(U.S. Postal Service)
Graduate Admissions Processing
Office of Admissions
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40001
College Station, TX 77842-4001

(Overnight or Hand Delivery)
Graduate Admissions Processing
Texas A&M University
General Services Complex
750 Agronomy Road, Suite 1601
0200 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-0200
(979) 845-1060

Texas A&M University is closed on Saturday and Sunday. Credentials scheduled by overnight mail carriers for Saturday delivery will be delivered and accepted by the University on the next business day.

(Please check with your department of interest for any additional application requirements.)


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 2013-2014 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 ground for rejection of the application, withdrawal of any offer of acceptance, cancellation of enrollment, dismissal or other appropriate disciplinary action.


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