How to Apply

International Graduate Applicant Definition:

  • is not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States (or applicant for permanent residency).
  • is a student who holds a bachelor's or professional degree (or equivalent).
  • has not previously attended Texas A&M University. (International students with a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University or who have previously studied at Texas A&M University in a degree-seeking program should apply using the “U.S. graduate” application.)

  1. On-line Application. A completed Apply Texas Application. Apply online at The name on your application must match your name as it appears in your passport. Applicants to the Mays MBA Program should use the on-line application specific to that program. Applicants to the Mays Graduate Programs (MS, MLERE, PHD) should use the on-line application specific to those programs.
  2. Application Fee. A nonrefundable $90 application fee. The application fee may be paid by check, money order or approved credit card. If you wish to submit your application fee by check or money order please use the alternate payment form.  Applicants who wish to pay by credit card may do so as part of the online application. If you are unable to pay the fee online, you may call the Fee Office (979) 458-5155. Waiver of the $90 international application fee is not available.

    Checks or money orders (U.S. dollars) should be made payable to Texas A&M University. Checks or money orders are accepted provided they display an agency bank in the United States and have magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) routing numbers at the bottom.
  3. Official Transcripts and Records. To ensure that your official transcripts and other supporting documents are processed in a timely and efficient manner, please include the appropriate Document ID Sheet with all documents you submit in support of your application. Please view a brief List of Bachelor Degree Equivalencies by Country. If you do not find your country listed and are unsure of your degree equivalency, please contact the Office of Admissions at
    • Transcripts uploaded via the Applicant Information System (AIS) are considered unofficial, but will temporarily complete your file for review.  If you receive admission, you must submit all required official transcripts (and diplomas) before you will be allowed to register for classes.  The official transcripts will be compared to any unofficial documents used for admission.  If discrepancies are identified, the admission may be rescinded.

    • Official transcripts are required from each post-secondary university or college attended. An official statement of the award of the degree or diploma is required for each degree completed. College work from one institution posted on the transcript of another institution will not be accepted.
    • Applicants from an institution that does not issue a transcript in English must submit the native language transcript with an official English translation. Official translations are prepared by a recognized translation service and include all original seals and/or signatures.
    • Consolidated transcripts or provisional mark-sheets are not considered official. Please ask the registrar to send individual mark-sheets that list grades earned in each term.
    • Transcripts are considered official if they have an original signature of a school official or an original school seal. Accepted signatures include the Registrar, Principal, Controller of Examinations, or The Ministry of Education. Photocopies or other duplications of a transcript, such as notarized copies, faxed, or scanned documents are not considered official.
    • Many universities can use the electronic format. Electronic transcripts can be processed much faster than paper transcripts. Texas A&M will accept transcripts sent electronically through AVOW, SPEEDE, eSCRIP-SAFE or National Clearing House.
    • Include official transcript(s) from all post-secondary institutions attended with an original signature of a school official or an original school seal. If any transcripts are in a language other than English, an official translation from the school, a recognized translator or translation verified by a United States Embassy or Consulate must accompany the native language transcript. We will accept copies of official transcripts from other countries provided the copies are verified by the United States institution the applicant is currently attending from students enrolled in the United States. Faxed, emailed and/or notarized scanned copies will not be accepted. Evaluations are not accepted as transcripts.
  4. Official Test Scores. Required test scores (GRE or GMAT) should be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to Texas A&M University and be taken within five years.

    Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
    Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

    Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency, which may be satisfied by:
    • a minimum TOEFL score (from a test date within two years) of:
      550 for paper-based testing (p-BT) or 80 internet-based testing (i-BT), or

      Applicants who are citizens of the following countries will be exempt from the TOEFL requirement:
      American Samoa
      Canada (except Quebec)
      Grand Cayman
      New Zealand
      United Kingdom
      U.S. Pacific Trust
    • A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall band,
    • A minimum PTE Academic score of 53, or
    • Completing all years of a Bachelor's degree or higher at a U.S. accredited university. (Subject to departmental approval.)

    Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to be considered official. The institutional code for Texas A&M University for GRE and TOEFL score reporting is 6003 (Not Texas A&M University Central Texas. That is a separate institution.) There is no institutional code for the IELTS examination, therefore please use the Office of Admissions address listed below when requesting your scores be sent to Texas A&M University. Tests should be taken at least eight weeks prior to the appropriate application deadline to ensure timely receipt and processing of results. We will use your highest test score from one test date. Copies of test scores are not considered official, but they may help the University locate your official test scores and are therefore useful when the application is processed.

    You may verify receipt of your official scores by contacting the Office of Admissions at the address below (e-mail is preferred). You will need to include your name (as given on test), date of birth, Universal Identification Number (UIN), type of test, date test was taken and date you requested the scores to be sent to Texas A&M University.

    International Admissions Processing
    Texas A&M University
    P.O. Box 40002
    College Station, TX 77842-4002
  5. IF ADMITTED - Bacterial Meningitis Immunization. TEC 51.9192 requires all students under age 22 entering an institution of higher education to provide current proof of vaccination against bacterial meningitis (an immunization given within 5 years of the date of intended enrollment) or meet certain requirements for declining such a vaccination. The original TDSHS form required for students declining the vaccination must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. Students may not register for classes until this requirement is satisfied.

Department-Specific Required Documents

The following items are department specific and should be submitted to your individual department.

  1. Letters of Recommendation. Graduate applicants 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 TAMU does not automatically contact the references you may have listed on your ApplyTexas application.

    Applicants to certain majors may access the electronic letter of recommendation system available via the Applicant Information System (AIS) or through the Howdy! Portal. Applicants to CPSY, EPSY, SPSY, and EDTC are advised to contact their department for instruction on submitting recommendations.
  2. Statement of Purpose or Essay. Applicants are required to submit a Statement of Purpose. This may be accomplished by completing the Essay portion of the Apply Texas application online at Applicants who prefer to send the Statement of Purpose separately may do so by submitting it in a word document format.

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

Testing Information for Graduate Studies

Test bulletin of information and registration form may be obtained by writing to:

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

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

Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
(609) 771-7100

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Texas A&M University Code is 6003.
Departmental Codes are not used.

The Admissions Processing Office does not have specific deadlines for Graduate applications. However, you should check with your department of interest about departmental deadlines.

When to Apply as an International Graduate:
Graduate deadlines vary by major. Please see the list of majors in the application itself for deadline information regarding a specific major.

Most documents may be uploaded via the Applicant Information System (AIS) 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:

(Postal Service)
International Admissions Processing
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40002
College Station, TX 77842-4002

(Overnight or Hand Delivery)
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.

Acts of Dishonesty

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.

How to be Admitted

Review Admits by Graduate Department

Graduate admission decisions are made by each of the individual Graduate Departments and are competitive; thus, you should contact the specific department or program prior to applying to discuss your intent to apply. The decision to admit an applicant to a program of study leading to a graduate degree is the shared responsibility of an academic department, an intercollegiate faculty (where applicable) and/or a college.

Programs & Degrees

How to Pay

APPLY to Texas A&M

Applicants to the Mays MBA Program should use the on-line application specific to that program.
Applicants to the Mays Graduate Programs (MS, MLERE, PHD) should use the on-line application specific to those programs.