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Office of Admissions Resources

Test-Optional Admissions

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect every aspect of our lives we have been actively monitoring the impacts on students as they prepare to apply to colleges this coming year. Given the continued restrictions on in-person testing opportunities and in light of recent announcements regarding halted plans for virtual testing, we recognize that action needs to be taken.
In the spirit of supporting our students and in being fair and equitable in our admissions decisions, Texas A&M University will not require test scores from Freshman applicants for the Fall or Spring of 2021 and 2022 admissions cycle. Students may continue to submit standardized scores from their SAT and/or ACT tests for consideration for admission. Submission of tests scores will not create any unfair advantage or disadvantage for those students who provide them.
Several working groups are actively evaluating our application review processes in light of this new policy and we’ll be providing more details to students and counselors in the very near future.

How to virtually connect with Texas A&M

Explore Aggieland

Visit Aggieland remotely with our online campus tours hosted by the Howdy Crew. These 60-minute small group sessions will introduce prospective students to Texas A&M’s value driven culture, student life and the Aggie Network. Participants will see popular campus destinations and different classroom styles to get a feeling of what it's like to live, study and be involved in Aggieland.

Explore Aggieland at anytime with our virtual tour or immerse yourself in iconic campus landmarks and Aggie traditions with our VR tour and 360 videos. View residence hall amenities and dorm styles, watch a 20-minute campus walking tour hosted by Howdy Crew members or see springtime’s fresh blooms in the Gardens at Texas A&M.

Additional Tours: 
Zachry Engineering Education Complex (ZACH) Virtual Tour
Texas A&M Libraries Virtual Tour
Student Services Building Tour

Connect with Texas A&M Admissions Staff

Students that would like to schedule a call with a recruiter, reach out to your local Prospective Student Center or schedule a virtual appointment with a Texas A&M Admissions Counselor.

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Office of Admissions Live Events

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Recording: Q&A with Corps of Cadets

Recording: Q&A with Student Activities - 4/16

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Are we making any adjustments for bacterial meningitis shots?

There are no additional adjustments to the timeline to provide proof of bacterial meningitis beyond the Fall 2020 semester. Students admitted for Spring, Summer or Fall 2021 are required to have proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination prior to attending their New Student Conference.  Please see this link for how to submit your immunization record:

Can a student defer their admission based on the Coronavirus?

We are not offering deferrals based on the Coronavirus at this time. However, if you do have a documented emergency medical condition that needs to be noted and could impact your ability to attend classes, please submit a ‘Contact Us’ // ‘Ask a Question’ // ‘Defer / Withdraw Application’ in your AIS portal.  A staff member will be able to advise further.

If an incoming student does not have computer access for their Virtual NSC, where do they do?

There is a form for students to complete in case of access issues.

Will Texas A&M have a waitlist for Fall 2021? 

There will be a waitlist for Fall 2021. Decisions will be released by the end of April.  Please monitor your AIS portal for updates in status of decision.

Are there any on-campus appointments or meetings available for current or prospective applicants?

In-person appointments are scheduled to resume in January 2021. Prospective students hoping to meet with a counselor can reach out to their local Prospective Student Center (PSC) or the Aggieland PSC by email. The staff will let you know the best way to set up an appointment.

What is the best way to contact someone in the Admissions Office for assistance?

The best way to contact the Office of Admissions at this time is by email ( If you are a current applicant and have access to your AIS portal, you can also submit a ‘Contact Us’ // ‘Ask a Question’ in your AIS portal and a staff member can assist you.

School Districts are changing their grading to Pass/Fail. Does Texas A&M University have a policy concerning this change?

Texas A&M has no issue with the pass/fail grading if that is what the district chooses to do. It is not an issue with Texas A&M University’s Scholarships & Financial Aid Office. As long as the student successfully graduates from high school and can provide an official transcript documenting the graduation date, this will satisfy our requirement.