How to Apply

Transfer Applicant Definition - A citizen or permanent resident of the United States; someone who has applied for permanent residency; or who qualifies for Texas residency based on SB 1528. A degree-seeking applicant, who has graduated from high school or equivalent, who has enrolled in a post-secondary institution, who does not have a bachelor’s degree, and who does not qualify for readmission.

Required 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:

  1. A completed ApplyTexas Application. Apply online at Students will also be applying for Texas A&M scholarships by completing the ApplyTexas Application (including scholarship questions).

    When published deadlines fall on a weekend, the ApplyTexas application remains open until 12 a.m. midnight (Central time) on the following Monday.
  2. Essay Topic A. Students must complete Essay Topic A from the ApplyTexas Application.
  3. A nonrefundable processing fee or fee waiver. A fee of $75 for domestic applicants or $90 for international applicants is required (fee is subject to change). Fee waiver requests must include documentation of need from a financial aid advisor. Checking the Fee Waiver box on the application is not sufficient. International applicants are not eligible for fee waivers.
  4. Official college transcript(s) from all schools previously attended. Transcripts should be submitted electronically through SPEEDE, eSCRIP-SAFE, AVOW, and National Clearing House. Paper transcripts must be mailed in a sealed school envelope. College work from one institution posted on the transcript of another is not acceptable. Faxed or emailed copies are not acceptable. A college transcript from any dual credit coursework earned in high school must also be submitted.

    Texas A&M University participates in the Texas College Credit for Heroes Program. Information about this program may be found online at
  5. An official final high school transcript. An official final high school transcript must contain diploma type with graduation date. To be considered official, a transcript must have an original signature of a school official, an original school seal or be mailed directly from the school in a sealed envelope. Faxed, scanned or emailed copies will not be accepted.
  6. A Permanent Resident Card or I-551 (if applicable). Students who are not U.S. citizens but are permanent residents (or have applied for permanent residency) need to provide a copy of the card. A copy of the parent/guardian’s permanent residence card is also required, if applicable.
  7. Senate Bill 1528 Affidavit (if applicable)
  8. Bacterial Meningitis Immunization. TEC 51.9192 requires all students under age 30 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. Students may not register for classes until this requirement is satisfied.


When to Apply as Transfer:

Application term
August 1, 2013
October 15, 2013


Application term
January 1, 2014
March 15, 2014


* Application dates differ for International Transfers.
* When published deadlines fall on a weekend, the ApplyTexas application remains open until 12 a.m. midnight (Central time) on the following Monday.

Admissions Criteria

Grade Point Ratio (GPR)
To be eligible for review, transfer applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPR on a minimum of 24 graded semester hours of transferable coursework at the time of the application deadline. The GPR necessary to be competitive and the coursework required can vary by college and major.

Specifying a Major
Transfer applicants are admitted to a specific major and are required to follow the curriculum of that major. While some colleges consider second-choice majors (see pages 2-3 for more information), admission to a second-choice major is often more competitive, and students who indicate the major as a first choice will be given priority.
Note: Several colleges do not consider second-choice majors.

Complete the Application
The entire ApplyTexas Application, including the essay, is considered to identify admissible candidates. Many of the colleges base their decisions, in part, on the content of Essay Topic A. Therefore, all applicants are required to complete the essay and are encouraged to thoroughly describe their educational goals.

Academic Consistency
Applicants who drop or withdraw from courses frequently and do not achieve satisfactory grades (A, B or C, depending upon the intended major) will be at a disadvantage in the review for admission.

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:

(U.S. Postal Service) 
Transfer Admissions Processing
Texas A&M University 
P.O. Box 40003 
College Station, TX 77842-4003
(Overnight or Hand Delivery) 
Transfer 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.

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.

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