How to Apply

An international transfer applicant:

  • is not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States (or applicant for permanent residency), and
  • has not graduated from a Texas high school after three years of residence in Texas. (If this applies to you, please apply as a U.S. transfer applicant based on Senate Bill 1528.)
  • is an applicant seeking the attainment of a bachelor’s degree
  • has graduated from high-school or equivalent
  • has enrolled in a post-secondary institution, and
  • is not eligible for readmission (has never enrolled at Texas A&M University as an undergraduate degree-seeking student).

  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.
  2. Application Fee. A nonrefundable $90 application fee. The application fee may be paid by check, money order or approved credit card. 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. Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary (university and college-level) courses taken. You will also need to submit all official secondary or high school transcripts according to the educational system of your country (generally the last three to four years of secondary education). The final transcript and high school diploma must be received by the application closing date.
    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. If you wish to submit your application fee by check or money order please use the alternate payment form.
    • If you attend more than one post-secondary college/university, we require an official transcript from each school, including universities attended in the U.S. College work from one institution posted on the transcript of another institution will not be accepted. Copies of official foreign transcripts on file at a previously attended U.S. institution are accepted, provided that the copies are verified by the U.S. institution as those accepted for admission.
    • If you attended a U.S. high school, credit transferred from foreign high schools and listed on the U.S. transcript will 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.
    • For applicants who have attended an American or Canadian post-secondary institution (college or university): Institutions that use the national ANSI ASC X12 transcript format (SPEEDE) prefer to send and receive transcripts electronically. 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 SPEEDE or eSCRIP-SAFE. Transcripts from any other vendor will not be accepted.
    • If the institution cannot use this format, please ask each registrar to enclose one copy of your transcript in a sealed, signed envelope. Please mail this envelope with the seal unbroken and the registrar's signature intact to the Office of Admissions at the address below. If the registrar will not release your transcripts to you in a sealed envelope, transcripts may be sent by the registrar directly to:

      International Transfer Admissions Processing
      Office of Admissions
      Texas A&M University
      P.O. Box 40002
      College Station, TX 77842-4002
  4. Official Test Scores. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency, which is satisfied by:
    • A minimum TOEFL score 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 SAT Critical Reading (Verbal) score of 500,
    • A minimum ACT English score of 21,
    • A minimum PTE Academic score of 53,
    • A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall band, or
    • Completing all four years in a high school within the U.S.
    • Transfer from an accredited U.S. institution of higher education with at least 30 semester credit hours (including the equivalent to Texas A&M's English 104 with a grade of 'C' or better).

    Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to be considered official. The institutional code for Texas A&M University for the SAT and TOEFL is 6003, and the ACT code is 4198. 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. Essay topics. Applicants are required to complete Essay Topic A (Essay B is optional) on State of Texas Common Application (
  6. Proof of vaccination against bacterial meningitis. Please visit the bacterial meningitis information page to download the required form.

When to Apply as an International Transfer:

application term
OPENS April 1, 2016
CLOSES August 1, 2016


application term
OPENS August 1, 2016
CLOSES November 1, 2016


FALL 2017
application term
OPENS September 1, 2016
CLOSES March 1, 2017


* If the deadline falls on a weekend, the ApplyTexas application will remain open until 11:59 p.m. (Central Standard time) on the following Monday. Required documents will be accepted until 5:00pm (CST) on that Monday.

Submit Your Documents

Some 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).

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

Items must be received by the closing date in order for the application to be considered complete.

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 College and Major

Transfer admission decisions are made by each college and major and are competitive; thus, admission standards are not known until the review for admission occurs. Preference is given to the applicant with the highest grade point ratio (GPR) and the most courses completed in the Degree Track for the major designated on the application. See the college-specific information for the college of the major for which you are applying.

Consideration of Spring Grades

In the case an international transfer student is currently studying inside the U.S. and is denied for the fall term, spring grades may then be used in the admissions decision if received by June 1 and if space is still available in the intended major.

Program for Transfer Admission (PTA)

Program for Transfer Admission (PTA) offers prospective transfer students a unique opportunity to be automatically admitted to Texas A&M University. PTA is designed for students attending Texas community colleges and offers more than 65 degree plans. Upon successful completion of the coursework outlined by the degree plan and additional requirements of the program, participants are eligible for automatic admission to Texas A&M.