How to Apply

You are a domestic freshman if you:

  • are a student without college credit or
  • earned college credit prior to high school graduation (dual credit/early college high school) and
  • are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or have applied for permanent residency or
  • are graduating from a Texas high school after three years in residence in Texas (please review Senate Bill 1528)

Additional information for international freshman is available here.

Admission Application
Admission Application

ApplyTexas can be used by any student to apply to any public and many private and community colleges in Texas.

  • SPRING 2022:  If you are applying for Spring 2022, please go to and create a new account.
  • SUMMER 2022 AND BEYOND:  If you are applying for the Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and beyond, please go to and create a new account.
Required Documents
Required Documents

Your documents must be received by the deadline (see When to Apply below).

  1. ESSAY
    Complete Essay A
    ApplyTexas Essay: Tell us your story.  What unique opportunities or challenges have you experienced throughout your high school career that have shaped who you are today? Average length is a page to a page and a half. 
    BEST>> submit as part of the application.
    OTHER>> upload at Applicant Information System (AIS) via the Upload Documents tab.
  2. $75 APPLICATION FEE (non-refundable/subject to change)
    • PREFERRED>> pay through ApplyTexas
      • Check or money order by mail
      • Fee Waiver
        • Checking the Fee Waiver box on the application is not sufficient.
        • SAT Fee Waiver 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.
  3. 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.
    • You must send your scores through the testing agency.
    • Your highest total score from a single test date will be considered for admission.
    • SAT and ACT scores expire after 5 years.
    • Optional essay/writing portion is not required.
    • Allow 2-4 weeks for scores to be received.

* Given the continued restrictions on in-person testing opportunities and in light of recent announcements regarding halted plans for virtual testing, Texas A&M University will not require test scores from students applying for the Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Fall 2022 semesters. Submission of tests scores will not create any unfair advantage or disadvantage for those students who provide them.  Applicants, however, must still demonstrate compliance with the Texas Success Initiative Program with regards to college-level readiness in reading, writing, and mathematics.

For additional information regarding test scores for Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Fall 2022 semesters, please visit the "Test Optional Admissions" section of the College Readiness page.



When to Apply
When to Apply

August 1 - December 1
DEADLINE: December 1

August 1 - May 1

  • The application deadline for Fall is May 1. All other required documents will be accepted through May 15. 
  • Spring application dates differ for incoming International Freshman.
  • If the deadline falls on a weekend, the application will remain open until 11:59 PM (CST) on the following Monday. Additional required documents will be accepted until 5:00pm (CST) on that Monday.
Acts of Dishonesty
Acts of Dishonesty

All students applying to Texas A&M University at Galveston are expected to follow the Aggie Code of Honor which states “An Aggie does not lie, cheat or steal nor tolerate those who do.” Applicants found to have misrepresented themselves or submitted false information on the application will receive appropriate disciplinary action.

Pursuant to the current undergraduate catalog and Texas A&M student rule 24.4.1, acts of dishonesty include but are not limited to:

  • withholding material information from the University, misrepresenting the truth during a University investigation or student conduct conference, and/or making false statements to any University official
  • furnishing false information to and/or withholding information from any University official, faculty member, or office
  • forgery, alteration, or misuse of any University document, record, or instrument of identification

The submission of false information at the time of admission or readmission is grounds for rejection of the application, withdrawal of any offer of acceptance, cancellation of enrollment, dismissal or other appropriate disciplinary action.

Contact Information

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday,
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Reach Out Via Email:
Phone: 409.740.4414

Mailing Address:
Student Enrollment Services
P.O. Box 1675
Galveston, TX 77553