You are a domestic freshman if you:

  • are a current high school student (with or without college credit) OR a high school graduate with no college credit earned after 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.

Additional information for international freshmen is available here.

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Texas A&M University at Galveston only utilizes ApplyTexas for its application for admission.

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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 (Texas A&M University at Galveston does not utilize the Self Reported Academic Record - SRAR).
    • 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 the rank reported by the high school.
      • PREFERRED>>:  Electronic transcripts sent by TREx (available only to Texas high schools)
      • PREFERRED>>:  Upload a copy of current high school transcript in AIS (after you graduate, your final high school transcript cannot be uploaded through AIS; it must be mailed.)
      • 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.

*For admissions purposes only, Texas A&M University is test optional and will not require ACT or SAT scores for freshman applicants. We encourage students who have test scores to send them. The submission of test scores will not create any unfair advantage or disadvantage for those students who provide them. Applicants may submit SAT/ACT test scores to demonstrate compliance with the Texas Success Initiative Program with regards to college-level readiness in reading, writing, and mathematics. 



  • Letters of Recommendation
    Once submitted, you will not be able to see your letters of recommendation.  We will only review the first two letters we receive. Letters of recommendation typically do not play a pivotal role in the decision process. 
    - BEST>>:  Upload at Applicant Information System (AIS) via the Upload Documents tab. 
    - OTHER>>:  Mail
  • Resumes
    Resumes should only be used if you run out of space on the application.
    - BEST>>:  Upload at Applicant Information System (AIS) via the Upload Documents tab.

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Check mark 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.

NOTE:  On average, it takes 3-5 business days from the time your application is successfully submitted for Texas A&M to receive it. Monitor your email address which you provided on the application for the Application Acknowledgement communication.

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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.

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