FRESHMAN

HOW TO APPLY

You are a freshman if you:

  • are a student without college credit or
  • earned college credit prior to high school graduation (dual credit/early college high school)

You are an international freshman if >
 

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

ApplyTexas

ApplyTexas can be used by any student to apply to any public and many private and community colleges in Texas.

OR

The Coalition

The Coalition application is a shared admissions application and toolkit to schools and colleges across the U.S.

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

  1. ESSAY
    Topic A - Average length is a page to a page and a half. Additional essays will not be reviewed.

    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
     
  3. SELF-REPORTED ACADEMIC RECORD (SRAR)
    All freshmen applicants must complete a SRAR with a few 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.
     
    *All freshmen applicants must complete the SRAR except the following: 
    • Applicants not completing high school in the U.S.
    • GED graduates
    • Students who have already graduated from high school

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

    Texas residents reporting a top ten percent ranking must 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.

    For additional information regarding SRAR, see our FAQs and video tutorials.  
     
  4. OFFICIAL SAT or ACT SCORES
    • 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.

IF APPLICABLE

  • 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

OPTIONAL

  • 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.

    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 2020
July 1, 2019-October 15, 2019
DEADLINE: October 15

FALL 2020
July 1, 2019-December 1, 2019
DEADLINE:  December 1

  • The Fall Early Action Deadline for Engineering majors only is October 15.
  • The application deadline for Fall is December 1. All other required documents will be accepted through December 15. 
  • Spring application dates differ for incoming International Freshman.
  • If the deadline falls on a weekend, the application will remain open until 11:59 PM (CST) on the following Monday. This does not apply to the Early Action Deadline for engineering. Additional required documents will be accepted until 5:00pm (CST) on that Monday.

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.

Parent Information

Submit Application - login to AIS - Check Status and Upload Required Documents