Admitted Students

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Congratulations on your admission to Texas A&M University at Galveston! You've received your admission letter, but what's next?

Below is our admitted student checklist which will help guide you through the next steps: Accepting your admission, registering for new student conference, housing and more!

We're excited to have you as part of our Aggie Family! If you have any questions, please contact us anytime!

Admitted Students Checklist    

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Accept Your Offer of Admission by Registering for a New Student Conference (NSC) in the Applicant Information System (AIS)

The New Student Conference is a required orientation for all undergraduate students. At the conference you will: register for classes, be introduced to student life, explore Aggie traditions, and get acquainted with your fellow classmates. Be sure to register as soon as possible for the widest selection of classes.

Remember, your attendance to Texas A&M-Galveston will not be confirmed until you register for your New Student Conference. Accepting your financial aid package or registering for on-campus housing does not confirm your acceptance of admission.

For questions regarding New Student Conference, please visit the web site for SALT Camp or email


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Apply for On-Campus Housing with Campus Living & Learning

Reserve your housing by visiting Campus Living & Learning and completing the housing application, which includes a one-time, non-refundable $75 application fee. Room assignments are completed in batches between June 1 and the first day of fall semester classes. Submitting your application early increases your chance of securing your top choice of housing.

All students under 21 are required to live on campus. Students in the Texas A&M Maritime Academy are required to live on campus unless classified as Victor Company. If you believe you are exempt from this requirement due to personal circumstances or Galveston County residency, please contact Campus Living & Learning at 409.740.4445 or by email. Additional information on housing requirements are available here.


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Submit Proof of Vaccination Against Bacterial Meningitis

Texas A&M is partnering with Med+Proctor for the submission of bacterial meningitis records. Prior to your New Student Conference, evidence of vaccinations (given within five years of the date of intended enrollment) must be submitted via the TAMU Med+Proctor portal.

Click here for more information about this requirement, exemptions and important considerations.


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Send Your Final High School Transcript with Your Graduation Date

An official high school transcript must be submitted after graduation from high school. Final high school transcripts may not be uploaded to the Applicant Information System (AIS). Uploaded, faxed or emailed transcripts are not considered official. Students must submit high school transcripts electronically via the Texas Records Exchange (TREx) or mail. If mailing your transcript, please provide the following mailing address to your high school official:

Office of Student Enrollment Services
Texas A&M University at Galveston
P.O. Box 1675
Galveston, Texas 77553

For questions regarding final high school transcripts, please call 409.740.4414 or email


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Complete the Seibel Learning Center Registration Email

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Complete Select Tuition Rate Code

In-state residents will be offered a choice between a variable rate tuition plan or a locked rate (fixed) tuition plan. Non-resident students are not eligible for locked rate tuition and will be assigned the variable rate.

You must select your rate code before attending your NSC. Go to the Howdy Portal, click the icon labeled 'Howdy Checklist' at the top and choose the 'Undergraduate Tuition Rate Code Selection' checklist item to make your selection. The choice will be offered prior to your first semester of enrollment and cannot be changed in future semesters.

Texas A&M University meets requirements of the Texas Education Code, Section 54.017 regarding fixed tuition for undergraduate students.


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Take the Math Placement Exam in the Howdy Portal

The Math Placement Exam is a multiple-choice, 90-minute online examination that helps your advisor determine which mathematics course you should take to ensure your academic success in your chosen major. All students admitted as freshmen are required to complete the exam assigned to you prior to your New Student Conference date. This exam does not result in college credit. Some transfer students may be exempt from taking the Math Placement Exam.

To take the Math Placement Exam, log into Howdy, go to the "Applicant" tab and follow the instructions listed. Online review material is available to help you prepare. Calculators are not permitted.

For questions regarding the Math Placement Exam, please call 409.741.4343 or visit the Center for Academic Learning Support in the Seibel Learning Center.: Math Placement Exam.


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Complete the Texas Success Initiative Requirements (TSI) in the Howdy Portal

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is required by the Texas State Legislature. TSI requirements identify and academically prepare students whose basic skills in reading, writing and/or mathematics are below the level required to succeed in college level courses.

Students will find the mandatory TSI Pre-Assessment Activity (including the practice test) on either the "Applicant" or the "My Record" tab in the Howdy Portal.

For questions regarding TSI requirements, please call 409.741.4343 or or visit the Center for Academic Learning Support in the Seibel Learning Center.: Texas Success Initiative.

Additional Steps For...

Texas A&M Maritime Academy Students
Texas A&M Maritime Academy Students

Visit the Texas A&M Maritime Academy for in-depth information for the following requirements. 

  • Submit a Corps Application
  • Complete a Physical Examination
  • Obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (License Option Only)
  • Apply for Cadet Housing
International Students
International Students

English Proficiency Requirement
Texas A&M University requires all admitted students from non-English speaking countries demonstrate their ability to speak, write and understand the English language. Please be aware that the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements for enrollment are different from admissions requirements.

To demonstrate your ability, you must fulfill one of the following:

TOEFL score of at least 80 iBT;

Completing all four years of high school within the United States;

PTE Academic score of 68;

ACT English score of at least 21;

IELTS score of at least 7.0 overall band

If you do not meet one of the above conditions, you must take the English Language Proficiency Examination (ELPE). The ELPE evaluates English grammar, writing, vocabulary, reading, listening and speaking skills.

For testing schedules, please visit the Testing Services website.


Obtain Appropriate Immigration Documents
The Certificate of Eligibility Center in the Office of International Student Services will issue the appropriate documentation needed to apply for a visa after you complete and submit several forms to their office. Visit the International Students Services site for additional information regarding online immigration document processing.


Complete the Online Orientation
Contact Danny Roe at prior to your New Student Conference to complete the required online orientation and check-in.

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