Transfer Admissions

A transfer student is one who has attended another college or university since graduating from high school. The applicant must have achieved at least a 2.5 GPA on a minimum of 24 hours of graded, transferable coursework. 

To Apply as a Transfer Student

Required Documents

  1. APPLICATION > ApplyTexas.org
  2. ESSAY

    Topic A - required

    PREFERRED > submit through ApplyTexas
    OTHER METHOD: upload through the Applicant Information System (AIS)
    Emailed copies will NOT be accepted.
     
  3. $75 PROCESSING FEE (nonrefundable/subject to change)

    PREFERRED > pay through ApplyTexas
    OTHER METHODS:
    • credit card or check by mail

    FEE WAIVER:
    • Checking the Fee Waiver box on the application is not sufficient.
    • Documentation of need from a financial aid advisor is required.
       
    PREFERRED > upload in AIS
    OTHER METHOD: mail
    Emailed copies will NOT be accepted.
     
  4. OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT(s) from ALL schools previously attended.
    • Coursework from one college posted on the transcript of another is not acceptable.
       
    • College transcript(s) for dual/college credit earned in high school must be submitted.
       
    • Paper transcripts must be mailed in a sealed school envelope.
       
    • Faxed, scanned, photocopied or emailed copies are not acceptable.
       
    PREFERRED > electronic transcripts sent by SPEEDE
    OTHER METHODS:
    • mail
    • electronic transcripts sent by eSCRIP-SAFE, AVOW, and National Student Clearinghouse

IF APPLICABLE

  • 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. A copy of the parent/guardian’s permanent residence card is also required.

    PREFERRED > upload through AIS
    OTHER METHOD: mail
     
  • Senate Bill 1528 Affidavit

    PREFERRED > upload through AIS
    OTHER METHOD: mail

IF ADMITTED

  • Proof of vaccination against bacterial meningitis
    PREFERRED > upload through AIS
    OTHER METHOD: mail
    Emailed copies will NOT be accepted.
     
  • Final high school transcript
    • must contain diploma type and graduation date
    • faxed, scanned, photocopied or emailed copies will not be accepted
       
    PREFERRED > electronic transcripts sent by TREx (available only to Texas high schools)
    OTHER METHOD: mail
     
  • Final official college transcript
    PREFERRED > electronic transcripts sent by SPEEDE
    OTHER METHODS:
    • mail
      Paper transcripts must be mailed in a sealed school envelope.
      College work from one institution posted on the transcript of another is not acceptable.
    • electronic transcripts sent by eSCRIP-SAFE, AVOW, and National Student Clearinghouse

     

To be considered official:
Transcript must have an original signature of a school official, an original school seal or be mailed directly from the school in a sealed envelope.

Mailed material should be sent to the Office of Admissions and Records, Texas A&M University at Galveston, P.O. Box 1675, Galveston, Texas 77553-1675.


Applicants seeking admission to the license-option curricula (see Texas A&M Maritime Academy for application and physical) who have attended another maritime academy or college must provide a letter to the Superintendent of the Texas A&M Maritime Academy from the Superintendent of the other academy or college verifying that the student is eligible to return to that institution.

Transfer Credits

On the basis of the credentials submitted, credit will be given for work completed satisfactorily at another properly accredited college or university as long as the work is equivalent in character and extent to similar work at Texas A&M University at Galveston or Texas A&M University. See the section of the online Catalog entitled "Transfer of Credits" for additional information. Students who have attended Texas community colleges can match up their course credits using the Texas Common Course Numbering System, which is also in the online Catalog. Please consult the Texas A&M University Transfer Course Equivalency page to search for more specific information.

What courses can I take at community college (using the Texas Common Course Numbering System)?

Consult the transfer guide for the specific major you hope to transfer into. For additional information on course equivalency for Out of State students, visit the Texas A&M University Transfer Course Equivalency page.

Marine Biology
Marine Biology License Option
Marine Fisheries
Marine Sciences
Marine Sciences License Option
Ocean & Coastal Resources
Marine Engineering Technology
Marine Engineering Technology License Option
Maritime Administration
Marine Transportation
Maritime Studies
University Studies

Checking your Admissions Status

You may check your admissions status at the website http://applicanttamug.tamu.edu.
You will need your UIN and birth date.   Please contact our Office of Admissions at 409.741.4322 for any questions you may have.