You are a transfer if you:

  • are a student who earned college credit after high school graduation (during fall/spring semester) and
  • do not have a bachelor’s degree and
  • do not qualify for readmission and
  • are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or have applied for permanent residency or; 
  • qualify for Texas residency based on Senate Bill 1528

Special consideration may be given to military veterans. Texas A&M University participates in the Texas College Credit for Heroes Program.

For additional international transfer, please click here.

Prospective transfers are encouraged to view the Transfer Course Sheets for their desired major.

NOTE:  To be considered for transfer admission to Texas A&M, you must have at least a 2.5 GPA on a minimum of 24 hours of graded, transferable coursework. 

REQUIRED documents must be received (not postmarked) by the deadline (see When to Apply below). Emailed copies will NOT be accepted.

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  1. ESSAY
    Topic A - required
    PREFERRED>> submit within the application.
    OTHER METHOD: upload through the Applicant Information System (AIS)
    Emailed copies will NOT be accepted.
  2. $75 PROCESSING FEE (non-refundable/subject to change)
    PREFERRED>> pay within the application.
    Checking the fee waiver box on the application will not satisfy the fee waiver requirement.
    To request a fee waiver, please provide a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) found within your current FAFSA or a copy of an award letter from your current institution showing a Pell Grant was awarded. The information shown in the SAR will be reviewed to see if you are eligible for a waiver. Please be aware that the Office of Admissions cannot access your FAFSA so you will have to provide a copy of your SAR to us. The application for admission should be submitted before submitting a waiver document.

    You may upload the SAR or the award letter through the Applicant Information System (AIS) after applying for admission. Fee waiver request documents will also be accepted by mail.

    Note: The 2024/25 FAFSA replaces the SAR with the FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS). If you are providing information from the 2024/25 FAFSA, please provide the FSS to request a fee waiver.

    PREFERRED>> upload in AIS
    OTHER METHOD: mail
  3. OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT(s) from ALL schools previously attended.
    • Coursework from one college posted on the transcript of another is not acceptable.
    • College transcript(s) for dual/college credit earned in high school must be submitted.
    • All college transcripts will be evaluated, assigned credit and posted to the student record (viewable in Howdy) upon admission.
    • Paper transcripts must be mailed in a sealed school envelope.
    • Faxed, scanned, photocopied or emailed copies are not acceptable.
    PREFERRED>> electronic transcripts sent by SPEEDE
    • mail
    • electronic transcripts sent by eSCRIP-SAFE, PARCHMENT, and National Student Clearinghouse


  • Permanent Resident Card or I-551
    Students who are not U.S. citizens but are permanent residents (or have applied for permanent residency) need to provide a copy of the card. A copy of the parent/guardian’s permanent residence card is also required.
    PREFERRED>> upload through AIS
    OTHER METHOD: mail
  • Senate Bill 1528 Affidavit
    PREFERRED>> upload through AIS
    OTHER METHOD: mail


  • Final high school transcript 
    PREFERRED>> electronic transcripts sent by TREx (available only to Texas high schools)
    OTHER METHOD: mail
    • must contain diploma type and graduation date
    • faxed, scanned, photocopied or emailed copies will not be accepted
  • Final official college transcript
    PREFERRED>> electronic transcripts sent by SPEEDE
    • mail
    • electronic transcripts sent by eSCRIP-SAFE, PARCHMENT, and National Student Clearinghouse

To be considered official: Transcript must have an original signature of a school official, an original school seal or be mailed directly from the school in a sealed envelope.

Applicants seeking admission to the license-option curricula (see Texas A&M Maritime Academy for application and physical) who have attended another maritime academy or college must provide a letter to the Superintendent of the Texas A&M Maritime Academy from the Superintendent of the other academy or college verifying that the student is eligible to return to that institution.

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Check mark WHEN TO APPLY

August 1 - December 1
DEADLINE: December 1

August 1 - June 1

August 1 - June 30

  • Application dates differ for incoming international transfer.
  • If the deadline falls on a weekend, the ApplyTexas application will remain open until 11:59 pm (Central Standard Time) on the following Monday. Required documents will be accepted until 5:00 pm (Central Standard Time) 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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  • A minimum 2.5 GPA (on at least 24 hours of graded, transferable coursework) is required to qualify for review.
  • Grades for all transferable courses are used to calculate GPA, including: failing grades, repeated courses, Withdraw/Fail, and Incomplete.
  • Grades reported as Incomplete are computed as F’s.
  • Plus or minus grade designations are not used (C+ is computed as a C).
  • The GPA necessary to be competitive and the coursework required can vary by college and major.


  • Applicants must apply to a specific major within an academic college.
    Colleges, Majors & Transfer Course Sheets
  • Applicants are expected to have completed coursework specific to their major choice.
  • Second choice majors are not considered by every college/major and admission to a second choice major is often more competitive.


  • Coursework taken as credit by examination must be listed as a specific course on an official college transcript to be considered in the admissions process and for transfer of credit.
  • Credit by examination courses transcripted by another college may transfer if sequential coursework with credit is also indicated.
  • Credit by examination courses that are part of the applicant’s program of study at their previous institution will be awarded, provided they meet transfer guidelines.


To earn a Baccalaureate Degree from Texas A&M University at Galveston, students must complete a minimum of 36 semester hours of 300- and/or 400-level coursework including a minimum of 12 hours in their major at Texas A&M University at Galveston.


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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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