Freshman Admissions

All Freshman Applicants Should Submit:


  • ESSAYS
    • Spring / Fall 2021 Applicants 
      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 HOWDY via the Applicant tab
  • $75 PROCESSING FEE (nonrefundable/subject to change)
    • BEST> pay through the ApplyTexas application.
      OTHER> Check or money order by mail or Fee Waiver
      FEE WAIVER: Will be awarded based on answers from your application.
  • 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.
  • OFFICIAL SAT or ACT SCORES
    • 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 and Fall 2021 semesters. Submission of tests scores will not create any unfair advantage or disadvantage for those students who provide them.

IF APPLICABLE

  • 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

OPTIONAL

  • Letters of Recommendation
    • No more than two letters will be considered.
      • PREFERRED > upload through AIS
        • Documents uploaded through AIS can be viewed by the applicant.
      • OTHER METHOD: mail
        • Documents mailed to Texas A&M cannot be viewed by the applicant and will remain confidential.
  • Resumes
    • Resumes are not to be used in place of a complete ApplyTexas application. All space on the application must be utilized prior to supplementing with a resume.
      • PREFERRED > - upload through AIS
      • Emailed copies will NOT be accepted.

When to Apply

SPRING 2021
application term

ADMISSIONS
APPLICATIONS

OPENS

August 1

CLOSES

October 15


FALL 2021
application term*

APPLICATIONS & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

OPENS

August 1

APPLICATION DEADLINE

December 1

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS DEADLINE

December 1


Fall 2021
Scholarship application term

APPLICATIONS & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

OPENS

August 1

PRIORITY DEADLINE*

December 1


*The scholarship application for entering students is part of the ApplyTexas application. 

 

Required Coursework

  • 4 years of English
  • 4 years of Mathematics - Three of the courses must be Algebra I, II and Geometry
  • 4 years of Science - Two courses must come from Biology I, Chemistry I or Physics I
  • 2 years of the same foreign language
    • American Sign Language is acceptable and will satisfy Texas A&M graduation requirements for all Bachelor of Science degrees.
Students who do not meet the minimum required coursework as outlined by Texas A&M must meet the college readiness standards as defined in the State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy.

Mailing Address

Texas A&M University at Galveston
P.O. Box 1675
Galveston, Texas 77553

Further Steps to Complete

  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for federal and need-based financial aid.
  • Activate your NetID. After you have applied, you will use your NetID to login to many campus resources. 
  • Track your Status. The Applicant Information System (AIS) allows you to see exactly where your application is in the process.
  • Get more information. The Howdy Portal is a one-stop site for news, resources and student information. 
  • If you are interested in participating in the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, another application and physical will be submitted.  All Marine Transportation majors must join the Texas A&M Maritime Academy License Option program; an application to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy and physical must be submitted before an admissions decision will be made for the Marine Transportation major.
  • If you are a semi-finalist for National Merit, National Hispanic, or National Achievement, we welcome you to contact Ashley Deck at 409-741-4395 or decka@tamug.edu.