All Freshman Applicants Should Submit:


  • $75 PROCESSING FEE (nonrefundable/subject to change)
    • PREFERRED > pay through ApplyTexas
    • OTHER METHODS:
      • Check or money order by mail
      • Fee Waiver
        • Checking the Fee Waiver box on the application is not sufficient.
        • SAT or ACT fee waiver OR
        • Documentation of need from a high school counselor
          • PREFERRED > upload in AIS
          • OTHER METHOD: mail
          • Emailed copies will NOT be accepted.
  • OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT with a numeric class rank and graduation plan
    • If still in high school must submit a complete, official transcript through their junior year/6 semesters
    • If graduated from high school must submit an official transcript that also includes senior courses, a graduation plan and date of graduation
    • Home-schooled students must submit a complete, official transcript through their junior year/6 semesters which includes grades earned for all completed coursework.
    • If your school does not rank, a school profile from the high school must be provided along with your transcript and Texas A&M will assign a class rank based on reported GPA.
    • High schools designated by Texas A&M as non-ranking may provide a numeric class rank for students in the top 10% only. All other students will be assigned a ranking by Texas A&M. Please note: An applicant’s class rank assigned by Texas A&M may be different from his or her rank had it been reported by the high school.
      • PREFERRED > electronic transcripts sent by TREx (available only to Texas high schools)
      • PREFERRED > upload a copy of transcript in AIS (final high school transcripts may not be uploaded through AIS)
      • OTHER METHOD:mail
      • Faxed or e-mailed copies will not be accepted.
  • OFFICIAL SAT or ACT SCORES
    • Texas A&M SAT code is 6835 and ACT code is 6592.
    • The highest composite or total score from a single test date will be considered for admission.
      • REQUIRED > to be sent from the testing agency

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

OPTIONAL

  • Letters of Recommendation
    • No more than two letters will be considered.
      • PREFERRED > upload through AIS
        • Documents uploaded through AIS can be viewed by the applicant.
      • OTHER METHOD: mail
        • Documents mailed to Texas A&M cannot be viewed by the applicant and will remain confidential.
  • Resumes
    • Resumes are not to be used in place of a complete ApplyTexas application. All space on the application must be utilized prior to supplementing with a resume.
      • PREFERRED > - upload through AIS
      • Emailed copies will NOT be accepted.

When to Apply

SPRING 2018
application term*

APPLICATIONS & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

OPENS

July 1, 2017

CLOSES

December 1, 2017


FALL 2018
application term

ADMISSIONS
APPLICATIONS

OPENS

July 1, 2017

CLOSES

March 1, 2018


Fall 2018
Scholarship application term

APPLICATIONS & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

OPENS

July 1, 2017

PRIORITY DEADLINE*

February 1, 2018


*The scholarship application for entering students is part of the ApplyTexas application. The deadline for Terry Foundation scholarships is January 6, 2018.

Freshman Admission Policy

When all credentials necessary to complete a freshman applicant's file are received during the admission application period, one of the following criteria will be used to determine who will be offered admission:

1. Top 10% Applicants from Texas High Schools

Applicants who are Texas residents or who are enrolled in recognized public or private high schools in Texas with a rank in the top 10% of their high school graduating class will be automatically admitted to the Texas A&M University Galveston Campus if they have successfully met the State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy and have successfully completed the recommended or distinguished graduation plan or the foundation distinguished plan. Choice of major is not guaranteed.

These applicants must submit all required credentials by the closing date in order to qualify for automatic admission.

2. Academic Admits

Applicants who rank in the top 25% of their high school graduating class, achieve a combined SAT Math and SAT Critical Reading score of at least 1300 on an SAT test taken prior to March 2016, with a test score of at least 600 in each of these components of the SAT, or achieve a combined SAT Math and SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) score of at least 1360 on an SAT test taken after March 2016, with a minimum 620 Math and 660 EBRW score, or earn a composite ACT score of at least 30 with a test score of at least 27 in ACT Math and ACT English, have successfully completed all recommended coursework and have successfully met the State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy will be automatically admitted to the Texas A&M University Galveston Campus, but not necessarily to the major of choice. These applicants must submit all required credentials by the closing date to qualify for automatic admission.

3. Other Applicants

Applicants not meeting the above requirements for automatic admission but who have met the state of Texas Uniform Admission Policy will have their complete application file reviewed in a holistic manner to make an admission decision.

Required Coursework

  • 4 years of English
  • 4 years of Mathematics - Three of the courses must be Algebra I, II and Geometry
  • 4 years of Science - Two courses must come from Biology I, Chemistry I or Physics I
  • 2 years of the same foreign language
    • American Sign Language is acceptable and will satisfy Texas A&M graduation requirements for all Bachelor of Science degrees.
Students who do not meet the minimum required coursework as outlined by Texas A&M must meet the college readiness standards as defined in the State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy.

Mailing Address

Texas A&M University at Galveston
P.O. Box 1675
Galveston, Texas 77553

Further Steps to Complete

  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for federal and need-based financial aid.
  • Activate your NetID. After you have applied, you will use your NetID to login to many campus resources. 
  • Track your Status. The Applicant Information System (AIS) allows you to see exactly where your application is in the process.
  • Get more information. The Howdy Portal is a one-stop site for news, resources and student information. 
  • If you are interested in participating in the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, another application and physical will be submitted.  All Marine Transportation majors must join the Texas A&M Maritime Academy License Option program; an application to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy and physical must be submitted before an admissions decision will be made for the Marine Transportation major.
  • If you are a semi-finalist for National Merit, National Hispanic, or National Achievement, we welcome you to contact Ashley Garland at 409-740-4487 or garlanda@tamug.edu