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How to be Admitted

Transfer Course Sheets


  • Decisions are made by each college/major on a rolling basis.
  • Preference is given to applicants with the highest grade point average (GPA) and most appropriate courses for the specified college/major.
  • Frequent course drops/withdraws may have a negative impact on the admission decision.
  • Applicants denied by their first-choice major may be reviewed by their second-choice major.
  • Summer/fall applicants may be asked to submit spring grades before receiving a decision.

Automatic Transfer Admission through SB175
To be automatically admitted via SB175, the applicant must have graduated in the top 10% of his or her high school graduating class from a Texas high school not more than 4 years prior to the semester for which the student is applying. The top 10% ranking must be stated on the final high school transcript -or- the applicant must have been previously offered admission under the top 10% rule to Texas A&M University.

The applicant must also satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Complete the core-curriculum at a public junior college or other public or private lower-division institution in Texas with a 2.5 GPA on a four-point scale or equivalent.
  2. Provide a transcript noting core completion.
  3. Expressly and clearly claim in the application that they are seeking admission under the transfer top 10% rule (SB175).
  4. Provide all of the documents required for transfer admission to Texas A&M by the posted deadline. Transfer requirements are listed under How to Apply.

Students qualifying for transfer top 10% admission under SB175 will be admitted to Texas A&M but the choice of major is not guaranteed.

Program for Transfer Admission (PTA)
The Program for Transfer Admission (PTA) offers prospective transfer students a unique opportunity to be automatically admitted to Texas A&M University. PTA is designed for students attending Texas community colleges and offers more than 65 degree plans. Upon successful completion of the coursework outlined by the degree plan and additional requirements of the program, participants are eligible for automatic admission to Texas A&M.

Texas Community College Articulation Agreements  
Several Texas A&M Academic Colleges have articulation agreements across Texas.  Automatic admission requirements, program location determination and participation guidelines are managed by the TAMU Academic College, not the Office of Admissions.  For additional information about these opportunities, please contact the programs below. 

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University at Galveston

After submitting your application you will receive an email with your Universal Identification Number (UIN) and instructions to access the Applicant Information System (AIS). Check AIS regularly to ensure all documents have been received.

  • Allow 2-3 weeks to process each document submitted via the PREFERRED METHOD.
  • Documents submitted within one month of the deadline or submitted using a non-preferred method may not be noted as received until after the deadline.
  • Please bring any discrepancies regarding your information to our attention immediately via "Contact Us" on AIS.
  • Your admission decision will be posted on the Applicant Information System (AIS).