Non-Degree Seeking Admissions

How to Apply

Non-Degree Seeking Applicant Definition - An applicant with a high school diploma (with the exception of a high school concurrent enrollment participant) who wishes to take specific undergraduate coursework and does not wish to pursue a degree at Texas A&M University.

NOTE: The following colleges do not consider NDS students:

  • Liberal Arts (will allow summer only NDS admission)
  • Biomedical Sciences 
  • Public Health 
  • Education (some majors restrict enrollment)

 

All required documents must be received (not postmarked) by Admissions Processing by the appropriate 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 mail, please use the Office of Admissions Application Alternate Payment Form. You may also submit your application fee by calling the Admissions Fee Processing Office at (979) 458-5155.

Required Documents

  1. A completed Apply Texas Application. You can apply online at applytexas.org. NOTE: NDS candidates should complete an Apply Texas transfer application.
     
  2. Application Fee. A nonrefundable $75 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 (see Admissions Contact Information for phone number).
    • If paying by credit card: be advised that your credit card may be charged a small non-refundable transaction fee.
    • Checks or money orders (U.S. dollars) should be made payable to Texas A&M University.
       
  3. Official Transcript. An official copy of the latest and last university (or high school if the applicant has not attended college) attended. An official college transcript must be sent in a sealed envelope from the university. (An official high school transcript must have an official school seal or signature of a school official).
     
  4. Essay. Statement explaining why enrollment at Texas A&M is desired.
     
  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.


Priority is given to qualified applicants seeking their initial bachelor's degree; therefore, non-degree admission may be limited or not available.

When to Apply

SPRING 2018
application term
APPLICATION & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
OPENS July 1, 2017
CLOSES October 15, 2017

 

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

 

How to Submit Your Documents

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 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)
Admissions Processing
Texas A&M University
General Services Complex
P.O. Box 30014
College Station, TX 77842-3014
 
(Overnight or Hand Delivery)
Admissions Processing
Texas A&M University
General Services Building
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.


All required documents must be received (not postmarked) by Admissions Processing by the appropriate 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 mail, please use the Office of Admissions Application Alternate Payment Form. You may also submit your application fee by calling the Admissions Fee Processing Office at (979) 458-5155.

Required Documents

  1. On-Line Application. A completed Apply Texas Application. Apply on-line at applytexas.org. The name on your application must match your name as it appears in your passport.
     
  2. Application fee. A nonrefundable application fee of $50 for U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and applicants for U.S. permanent residency or $90 for international applicants, is required to process an application. 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 (see Admissions Contact Information for phone number).

    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.
    • In order to qualify for admission into a Graduate non-degree (G6) program of study, an official transcript showing completion of a Bachelor's degree is required. For Bachelor's degrees completed outside the United States, a separate statement of award of degree or diploma is also required.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Photocopies or other duplications of a transcript, such as notarized copies, faxed, or scanned documents are not considered official.

    • If the institution cannot use this format and you have attended an American or Canadian college or university, one official transcript is required. 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:

      Graduate Admissions Processing
      Office of Admissions
      Texas A&M University
      P.O. Box 40001
      College Station, TX 77842-4001
       
  4. TOEFL Scores. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency, which is 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
      Australia
      Bahamas
      Barbados
      Belize
      Canada (except Quebec)
      Dominica
      Grenada
      Grand Cayman
      Guyana
      Ireland
      Jamaica
      Liberia
      New Zealand
      Sierra Leone
      Trinidad/Tobago
      United Kingdom
      U.S. Pacific Trust
    • A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall band, or

    • Completing all years of a Bachelor's degree or higher at a U.S. accredited university.

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

    The institutional code for Texas A&M University for the TOEFL is 6003 (no department codes needed). Test scores should be from a test date within two years of the date the application form reached the Office of Admissions.

    There is no institutional code for the IELTS examination (the testing agency should mail official results to the address below).

    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 Admissions Office at 979-845-1060 or admissions@tamu.edu. You will need to include your name (as given on a 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
    P.O. Box 40002
    College Station, TX 77842-4002
     
  6. 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.


Additional Information:

  1. A student enrolled as a graduate, non-degree seeking student must maintain a 3.000 GPR on all coursework attempted to remain eligible to register for subsequent semesters.
     
  2. Guest students – those who just wish to take a few classes and transfer them to another institution – must use the G6 category. Before you apply, be sure you have discussed your background with a professor or academic advisor in the department or program to which you are applying.
     
  3. International students currently living outside the U.S. may not be eligible for graduate non-degree admission.


Deadlines

Deadlines for Graduate Programs are department specific. Please refer to your major's department for application deadline.
 

How to Submit Your Documents

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 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 required documents must be received (not postmarked) by Admissions Processing by the appropriate 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 mail, please use the Office of Admissions Application Alternate Payment Form. You may also submit your application fee by calling the Admissions Fee Processing Office at (979) 458-5155.

Required Documents

  1. Transcript. A complete, official transcript showing high school graduation or the highest and latest collegiate coursework attempted or completed
     
  2. Application Fee. A nonrefundable $75 Application fee
     
  3. Application. Special Summer Program Application
     
  4. Essay. A statement explaining why enrollment at Texas A&M is desired and what courses the applicant intends to take.
     
  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.

When to Apply

SUMMER / FALL 2017
application term
APPLICATION & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
OPENS January 1,2017
CLOSES April 1, 2017

How to be Admitted

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GRADUATE LEVEL

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SUMMER PROGRAM - TRANSIENT

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