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How to Apply for Higher Education Center at McAllen (HECM)

Freshman and transfer applicants may apply to the HECM using ApplyTexas or The Coalition applications.

Students planning to utilize the APPLYTEXAS application and are applying for Spring 2022 admission should go to

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

All students seeking admission to the HECM will complete the application for Texas A&M University. Students are considered for admission to the HECM as part of the admission process to Texas A&M University. Students applying to majors that are offered in College Station and McAllen may indicate McAllen as their preferred location on their application.

To get started, please select your applicant type: Freshman or Transfer 

FALL 2021 Deadline Extension:
The HECM will be accepting The Coalition Application for Fall 2021 freshman applicants through March 1.  All required documents including the application, essay, application fee and Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) must be received by March 1.    

6200 Tres Lagos Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78504

For questions about admissions, scholarship and application, contact:

Rio Grande Valley Prospective Student Center
5277 North 23rd Street
McAllen, TX 78504