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Non-Degree Seeking Admissions

 

Non-Degree Seeking Applicant Definition - An applicant with a high school diploma (with the exception of a high school concurrent enrollment participant) who wishes to take specific undergraduate coursework and does not wish to pursue a degree at Texas A&M University.
 

How to Apply

UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL

All required documents must be received (not postmarked) by Admissions Processing by the appropriate closing date.

Required Documents

  1. A completed Apply Texas Application. You can apply online at applytexas.org. NOTE: NDS candidates should complete an Apply Texas transfer application.
     
  2. Application Fee. A nonrefundable $75 application fee. The application fee may be paid by check, money order or approved credit card. Applicants who wish to pay by credit card may do so as part of the online application.
    • If paying by credit card: be advised that your credit card may be charged a small non-refundable transaction fee.
    • Checks or money orders (U.S. dollars) should be made payable to Texas A&M University.
       
  3. Official Transcript. An official copy of the latest and last university (or high school if the applicant has not attended college) attended. An official college transcript must be sent in a sealed envelope from the university. (An official high school transcript must have an official school seal or signature of a school official).
     
  4. Essay. Statement explaining why enrollment at Texas A&M is desired.
     
  5. IF ADMITTED - Bacterial Meningitis Immunization. TEC 51.9192 requires all students under age 22 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. The original TDSHS form required for students declining the vaccination must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. Students may not register for classes until this requirement is satisfied.


Priority is given to qualified applicants seeking their initial bachelor's degree; therefore, non-degree admission may be limited or not available.

When to Apply

SPRING 2021
application term
APPLICATION & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
OPENS August 1, 2020
CLOSES October 15, 2020

 

SUMMER / FALL 2021
application term
APPLICATION & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
OPENS January 1, 2021
CLOSES March 1, 2021

 

How to Submit Your 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 by mail.

If you wish to submit your application fee by mail, please use the Office of Admissions Application Alternate Payment Form. You may also submit your application fee by calling the Admissions Fee Processing Office at (979) 458-5155. 

For documents that must be sent via postal mail, please use the addresses listed below:

(U.S. Postal Service)
Admissions Processing
Texas A&M University
General Services Complex
P.O. Box 30014
College Station, TX 77842-3014
 
(Overnight or Hand Delivery)
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.

How to Be Admitted

Priority is given to qualified applicants seeking their initial bachelor's degree; therefore, non-degree admission may be limited or not available. 

NOTE: The following colleges do not consider NDS students: 

  • Liberal Arts (will allow summer only NDS admission)
  • Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Public Health
  • Education (some majors restrict enrollment)

GRADUATE LEVEL

Applicants for non-degree admission at the graduate level should follow the regular application process detailed at: http;//admissions.tamu.edu/graduate/How-to-Apply 


Deadlines

Graduate deadlines vary by major.
 

How to Submit Your Documents

Supporting documents may be uploaded within the application system for review.  

If admitted, send your official transcripts to: 

(U.S. Postal Service)
Graduate Admissions Processing
Office of Admissions
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40001
College Station, TX 77842-4001

(Overnight or Hand Delivery)
Graduate Admissions Processing
Texas A&M University
General Services Complex
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. Documents scheduled by overnight mail carriers for Saturday delivery will be delivered and accepted by the University on the next business day.
 


SUMMER PROGRAM - TRANSIENT

Summer Transient Student Definition -  An individuals who would like to take summer courses at Texas A&M University that may apply toward their degree plan at another institution. 

All required documents must be received (not postmarked) by Admissions Processing by the appropriate closing date.

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 by mail 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. You may also submit your application fee by calling the Admissions Fee Processing Office at (979) 458-5155.

Required Documents

  1. Transcript. A complete, official transcript showing high school graduation or the most recent collegiate coursework attempted or completed
     
  2. Application Fee. A nonrefundable $75 Application fee
     
  3. Application. Special Summer Program Application
     
  4. Essay. A statement explaining why enrollment at Texas A&M is desired and what courses the applicant intends to take.
     
  5. IF ADMITTED - Bacterial Meningitis Immunization. TEC 51.9192 requires all students under age 22 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. The original TDSHS form required for students declining the vaccination must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. Students may not register for classes until this requirement is satisfied.

When to Apply

SUMMER 2020
application term
APPLICATION & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
OPENS January 1, 2020
CLOSES April 1, 2020

Want to take a course at Texas A&M for one semester? Apply now to take classes as a non-degree seeking student.

If you are interested in taking a graduate course, but you are not an A&M student, this is the answer for you!

Want to take a course at Texas A&M for the summer? Apply now to take classes as a transient student. As a summer transient student, individuals can take courses at Texas A&M University that may apply toward their degree plan at another institution.

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