Undergraduate Freshmen Admissions

All Freshman Applicants (High school graduates with no college credit):

  1. Complete and submit the on-line Texas Common application. Through the Texas Common Application, you will submit your essays (A and B are required, C is recommended), pay your application fee of $75, and apply for TAMUG Scholarships.

  2. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for need- based financial aid.

  3. Activate your NetID. After you have applied, you will use your NetID to login to many campus resources. 

  4. Track your Status. The Applicant Information System (AIS) allows you to see exactly where your application is in the process.

  5. Get more information. The Howdy Portal is a one-stop site for news, resources and student information. 

  6. 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.

  7. Home Schooled students will need to submit a notarized description of the curriculum. Second, the student must fill out a Certification of Completion of Courses form that can be found here. This form should be mailed in or faxed to the TAMUG Enrollment Services Office.

State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy

Texas Education Code (TEC) 51.803-51.809 (State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy) requires that all students meet one of the following standards in order to be eligible to be considered for admission at a Texas Four-Year Public Institution.

  • Successfully complete the recommended or advanced/distinguished high school program or complete the portion of the program that was available to them; or

  • Successfully complete a curriculum that is equivalent in content and rigor to the recommended or advanced/distinguished high school program at a high school that is exempt from offering such programs; or

  • Satisfy the College Readiness Benchmarks on the SAT or ACT assessment
    SAT – 1500 out of 2400 (Verbal + Math + Writing)
    ACT – 18-English, 22-Reading, 22-Math and 23-Science

Exemptions from the Policy
To claim an exemption from the Policy, students must submit one of the two Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board exemption forms completed by the high school counselor or other school official in addition to all other required
credentials for admission.  The forms below can be printed and submitted via the instructions on either two forms.

  1. Exemption Form 1 – For Students who entered Grade 9 BEFORE the 2007-2008 School Year
  2. Exemption Form 2 – For Students who entered Grade 9 in 2007-2008 or LATER

Track your Status. The Applicant Information System (AIS) allows you to see exactly where your application is in the process.

  • You will need your UIN and birth date (or social security number).  
  • Please be sure that you have paid the application fee for Texas A&M University at Galveston ($75.00) and completed all essays.
  • If you have not graduated from high school, and are taking dual credit courses at another college, we will not require the transcript until the courses are complete.  Your file will still be reviewed without the college transcript. Please contact our Office of Admissions at 409.741.4322 for any questions you may have.


Tests Required of New Students
Texas A&M University at Galveston requires the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing Program (ACT) test as a part of its admission procedures for all freshman applicants. When registering for these tests, students should designate that the results be sent to Texas A&M University at Galveston (Code 6835 for SAT and Code 6592 for ACT). Written portion must be completed.

Provisional Admission (SAIL Program)
A limited number of freshmen applicants who are not admitted through the regular admissions procedures, but whose academic backgrounds suggest a potential for success, may be offered admissions through the SAIL Program. If too many applicants request this option, those with the most promising previous academic performance combined with the most desirable additional credentials (see review criteria) will be offered this option.