Academic Fresh Start
Section 51.931 of the Texas Education Code provides Texas residents who apply for admission (or readmission) as an undergraduate, an opportunity to begin a new course of study with a clear academic record Credits (and grades) for college courses taken ten or more years prior to the date of enrollment may be ignored for admission purposes under the Academic Fresh Start law. Applicant who choose to apply using Academic Fresh Start forfeit ALL course credit earned prior to ten years from the date of enrollment. The forfeited courses cannot be used to meet prerequisite requirements and will not be applied towards the new degree.
Academic Fresh Start applicants who do not have coursework prior to ten years, will submit a freshman application and the Academic Fresh Start Form as well as all additional required documents, including valid SAT or ACT scores, by the posted deadline and will be considered for admission based on the guidelines for new entering freshmen. All other Academic Fresh Start applicants must submit a transfer application (or readmission if they attended Texas A&M in the past) and the Academic Fresh Start Form along with transcripts for all college level coursework taken as well as all additional required documents by the posted deadline.
Applicants considering Academic Fresh Start are encouraged to contact an admissions representative at a Prospective Student Center prior to applying.