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.

Automatic Transfer Admission through SB175

A transfer applicant who graduated from a Texas high school and ranked in the top 10 percent of the student’s high school qualifies for automatic transfer admission to a 4 year university under the provisions of SB 175 if they meet the following guidelines:

  1. The applicant must have graduated in the top 10% of his or her high school graduating class from a Texas high school not more 4 years prior to the semester for which the student is applying. The top 10% ranking must be stated on the final high school transcript -or-
  2. The applicant must have been previously offered admission under the top 10% rule to the institution to which the applicant seeks admission as a transfer student.
  3. Applicant must complete the core-curriculum at a public junior college or other public or private lower-division institution with a 2.5 on a four-point scale or equivalent.
  4. Transcript should note core completion.
  5. Applicant must expressly and clearly claim in the application that they are seeking admission under the transfer top 10% rule (SB 175).
  6. Applicant must provide all of the documents required for transfer admission to Texas A&M by the posted deadline. Transfer requirements are listed under How to Apply.

Students qualifying for transfer top 10% admission under SB175 will be admitted to Texas A&M but the choice of major is not guaranteed. Students wanting Business or Engineering are encouraged to select a different major due to the limited enrollment in these colleges.

For information concerning the Transfer Top 10% Admission please see - Texas Senate Bill SB00175 - Transfer Top 10%

Program for Transfer Admission (PTA)

The 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.



Additional Information

  • †Official transcripts from all colleges attended, including colleges where dual credit was earned prior to high school graduation, must be received by the deadline of the application.
  • ††Grades for all transferable courses are used in the computation of the Grade Point Ratio. This includes:
    • Failing grades, repeated courses, Withdraw/Fail, Incomplete, etc.

    • Grades reported as Incomplete are computed as an F.

    • Plus and minus grade designations are not used; C+ is computed as a C, B- as a B, etc.

  • ††Credit by examination courses which are transcripted from other colleges or universities may be transferred if sequential coursework with credit is also indicated. If there is evidence that the credit by examination courses are part of the student’s program of study at that institution, credit will be awarded for those courses that meet the transfer guidelines.
  • Residence Requirement for Baccalaureate Degree: A minimum of 36 semester hours of 300- and/or 400-level coursework, with a minimum of 12 of the course hours in the major, must be successfully completed in residence at Texas A&M University to qualify for a baccalaureate degree.

Notification of Admission Decision

Transfer admission decisions are made through a competitive review process. Decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the semester. Check your application status at the Applicant Information System (AIS). For those applicants submitting spring grades for fall consideration, decisions should be announced in early July.

Check Application Status

It is highly recommended that students submit the application and required documents in the application cycle early for verification of receipt. Check your application status online through the Applicant Information System (AIS). Due to volume, please allow two to three weeks for processing. Students who apply within one month of the deadline may not be notified of their application status prior to the deadline, nor will Transfer Admissions Processing staff be able to verify receipt of credentials. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure completion of his/her file.