INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER

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).

Submit your application through APPLYTEXAS or THE COALITION. Only one application per student. Choice of application has no bearing on the admission decision. The name entered on the application must match the name on your passport. If your name does not fit in the space provided, enter as many characters as the space will allow.

ApplyTexas
Texas residents are encouraged to complete the ApplyTexas application, a centralized admission application to all public and many private and community colleges in Texas.

ApplyTexas

OR

The Coalition
Texas A&M University will begin accepting the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success application on September 1, 2016. The Coalition application is a centralized admissions application and toolkit to numerous institutions across the U.S.

The Coalition

  1. 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.
     
  2. 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.
       
    • Transcript evaluations from an evaluation service which is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or from the International Education Credential Services provided by the American Association of the Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers are recommended and will  be accepted.  We recommend a document-by-document evaluation (with a GPA) for high school credentials and a course-by-course evaluation for college/university transcripts from non-U.S. institutions. Credentials received from a credential evaluation service will be evaluated by staff and must meet all other admission credential requirements. As a reminder, credentials issued in a language other than English must include a word for word English translation, performed by a recognized translation provider, in addition to the credential evaluation. Credential evaluations will not be considered as a translation.
       
    • 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
       
  3. Official Test Scores. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency to be eligible for review. English proficiency can be demonstrated by one of the criteria below.
    • A minimum TOEFL score of: 550 for paper-based testing (p-BT) or 80 internet-based testing (i-BT), or
    • A minimum SAT:
      • Test date prior to March 2016-Critical Reading (Verbal) score of 500
      • Test date after March 2016-Evidence Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) score of 560
    • 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 103 or 104 with a grade of 'C' or better).
       
    Beginning with Summer/Fall 2017 enrollment, applicants who are citizens of the following countries will be exempt from the English proficiency requirement for admission:
    American Samoa
    Anguilla
    Antigua and Barbuda
    Australia
    Bahamas
    Barbados
    Belize
    Bermuda
    British Virgin Islands
    Canada (except Quebec)
    Cayman Islands
    Dominica
    Gambia
    Ghana
    Gibraltar
    Grenada
    Grand Cayman
    ​Guyana
    Ireland
    Jamaica
    Liberia
    New Zealand
    Nigeria
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    Saint Lucia
    Trinidad/Tobago
    Turks and Caicos Islands
    United Kingdom
    U.S. Pacific Trust

    Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to be considered official.

    To report SAT and TOEFL scores: The institutional code for Texas A&M University for SAT and TOEFL score reporting is 6003.

    To report ACT scores: The institutional code for Texas A&M University for ACT score reporting is 4198.

    To report IELTS scores: Texas A&M University only accepts scores submitted electronically by the IELTS test center. No paper Test Report Forms will be accepted. An institutional code is NOT required. Please contact the test center directly where you took the IELTS test and request that your test scores be sent electronically using the IELTS system to Texas A&M University, PO Box 40002, College Station, TX. Please note: there may be multiple addresses on file for the same university. Be sure you reference the PO Box 40002 address.

    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.

     


     
  4. Essay topics. Applicants are required to complete Essay Topic A (Essay B is optional) on the application.
     
  5. 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:

SPRING 2018
application term
APPLICATION & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
OPENS April 1, 2017
CLOSES August 1, 2017

 

SUMMER 2018
application term
APPLICATION & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
OPENS July 1, 2017
CLOSES November 1, 2017

 

FALL 2018
application term
APPLICATION & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
OPENS September 1, 2017
CLOSES March 1, 2018

 

* 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.

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.