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You are a domestic freshman if you:

  • are a student without college credit or
  • earned college credit prior to high school graduation (dual credit/early college high school) and
  • are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or have applied for permanent residency or
  • are graduating from a Texas high school after three years in residence in Texas (please review Senate Bill 1528)

You are an international freshman if >

Submit your application through APPLYTEXAS or THE COALITION. The application you choose will not affect your admission decision.

Students planning to utilize the APPLYTEXAS  application and are applying for Summer 2022, Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 should go to

On average, it takes 3-5 business days from the time your application is successfully submitted for Texas A&M to receive it. Monitor your email address which you provided on the application for the Application Acknowledgement communication.

Your documents must be received by the deadline (see When to Apply below).

  1. ESSAY
    Spring / Fall 2022 Applicants 
    Apply Texas and Coalition Essay: Tell us your story.  What unique opportunities or challenges have you experienced throughout your high school career that have shaped who you are today? 

    BEST> submit as part of the application.
    OTHER> upload at HOWDY via the Applicant tab
  2. $75 APPLICATION FEE (nonrefundable/subject to change)

    BEST> pay through the ApplyTexas or Coalition application.
    OTHER> credit card payment by phone (979) 458-5155 or check by mail - Alternate Payment Form

    FEE WAIVER: Will be awarded based on answers from your application.
    Instructions | Samples
    All freshmen applicants must complete a SRAR with a couple of exceptions. Applicants create the Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) using their official high school transcript. The SRAR lists the courses and associated grades that have been completed, or will be completed, for high school and/or college credit. It replaces the high school transcripts used by the Office of Admissions during the initial admission process in most cases. Applicants will enter their courses, grades, class rank (if provided on transcript), weighted GPA, and graduation plan in the SRAR. Since accuracy is critical, you must have a copy of your high school transcript available to use as a reference when you create your SRAR. The SRAR cannot be submitted prior to the application but you can and should work on it as soon as possible. It must be submitted and linked with your application by December 15.
    The following applicants are required to submit a high school transcript:
    • Texas residents reporting a top ten percent ranking must submit the SRAR and also provide verification of ranking by submitting an official high school transcript with a relative numeric ranking via TREx or the upload feature in AIS.
    • Applicants not completing high school in the US will not submit a SRAR but must submit official or certified copies of all secondary school records and/or examination results. All academic records not in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. See our website for more details.
    • GED graduates will not submit a SRAR but must submit their official GED transcript along with official partial high school transcript(s). The original certificate and transcript(s) may be sent by mail or hand delivered to Admissions Customer Service.  
    • Applicants who have already graduated high school must submit a SRAR and a final high school transcript.

    If a rank is not provided by the high school for students to enter in their SRAR a rank will be assigned. 

    For additional information regarding SRAR, see our FAQs and video tutorials.
    • You must send your scores through the testing agency.
    • Your highest total score from a single test date will be considered for admission.
    • SAT and ACT scores expire after 5 years.
    • Optional essay/writing portion is not required.
    • Allow 2-4 weeks for scores to be received.

* Due to the continued lack of availability of in-person testing opportunities, Texas A&M University will not require ACT or SAT scores for freshman applicants in the fall or spring of 2021 or 2022. The submission of test scores will not create any unfair advantage or disadvantage for those students who provide them.

For additional information regarding test scores for the Spring and Fall 2021 or 2022 semesters, see our FAQs.


  • Engineering Short Answer Question

    Applicants to the College of Engineering will be asked to answer an engineering specific short answer question as part of their application.

    Describe your academic and career goals in the broad field of engineering (including computer science, industrial distribution, and engineering technology). What and/or who has influenced you either inside or outside the classroom that contributed to these goals?
  • High School Curriculum Requirement (Texas private high schools only)
    Students who do not meet the State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy (UAP) must provide Exemption Form 3.

    BEST> upload at HOWDY via the Applicant tab
    OTHER> mail
  • Permanent Resident Card or I-551
    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.

    BEST> upload at HOWDY via the Applicant tab
    OTHER> mail
  • ‚ÄčSenate Bill 1528 Affidavit

    BEST> upload at HOWDY via the Applicant tab
    OTHER> mail


  • Letters of Recommendation
    Once submitted, you will not be able to see your letters of recommendation.  We will only review the first two letters we receive. Letters of recommendation typically do not play a pivotal role in the decision process. 

    BEST> upload at HOWDY via the Applicant tab
    OTHER> mail
  • Resumes
    Resumes should only be used if you run out of space on the application.

    BEST> upload at HOWDY via the Applicant tab

SPRING 2022 - College Station
August 1 - October 15
DEADLINE: October 15

FALL 2022 - College Station
August 1 - December 1
DEADLINE:  December 1

The application deadline for Fall is December 1. All other required documents will be accepted through December 15. 

FALL 2022 - HECM
August 1 - December 1
DEADLINE: December 1


October 15

Meeting the EARLY ACTION DEADLINE guarantees an admission communication by mid-December.  The communication could either be an offer of admission or a deferral to the regular decision timeline.  The Early Action Deadline does not impact the admission outcome.     
NOTE: On average, it takes 3-5 business days from the time your application is successfully submitted for Texas A&M to receive it. Monitor your email address which you provided on the application for the Application Acknowledgement communication.

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 current 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 grounds for rejection of the application, withdrawal of any offer of acceptance, cancellation of enrollment, dismissal or other appropriate disciplinary action.

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