Program Requirements

First Year Requirements

Live on campus

Regents' Scholars should apply for housing through the on-campus housing website at www.tamug.edu/reslife within 30 days of being admitted to Texas A&M University/Texas A&M University Galveston Campus for priority housing or by May 1 at the latest; however, we suggest applying for housing as soon as possible. Living on campus is an important part of the college experience. As an on-campus resident, recipients will have the opportunity to live in a community, get involved in residence halls and campus events, have access to trained residence life staff members for advice, make lasting friendships, and have easier access to classes and extracurricular activities.

Attend the Regents' Scholars Orientation

Each fall, Regents' Scholars participate in the First Scholars and Regents' Scholars Orientation during the first weeks of class. The orientation is held during Howdy Week, Aggieland's Official Week of Welcome. Students will have the opportunity to learn information on financial aid management, academic life, and student life.

Participate in the Learning Community Program

Regents' Scholars, along with First Scholars, participate in the Learning Community program during their first year at TAMUG. Success programs provide first year students the best academic start for college and provide skills and knowledge to excel in their academic, professional, and personal lives. This program consists of lectures, out of classroom learning experiences, and social and service activities. Peer or staff/faculty mentors can be made available, upon request.

Attend the First Scholars and Regents' Scholars Spring Celebration

Regents' Scholars attend the spring banquet during the conclusion of their first year. Students are meant to reflect on their past year while enjoying a dinner with their fellow Regents' Scholars.

Maintaining Eligibility after the first year

  • Complete the FAFSA and continue to possess financial need as defined by the Department of Education.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as defined by TAMU Scholarships & Financial Aid Office, and earn 30 hours each academic year for the class years entering in the Fall 2013 and beyond.