Acceptance Rate

1170 - 1380

SAT Range

25 - 31

ACT Range

Texas A&M University Admissions

The Texas A&M University has an acceptance rate of 68%.  It provides distance education, bachelors, masters, doctoral and certificate degrees in majors such as Engineering; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences.

For more information about admissions please visit their official website or try contacting them using one of these contacts.

Phone No. - (979) 845-1060, 9798453211, Fax – 9798478737,

email - admissions@tamu.edu

Application Process

The institute charges $75 for domestic undergraduate applicants, $65 for graduate applicants (subject to change) $90 for international applicants. The application process for various degree programs are as follows:

Undergraduate program

Applicants must submit their application through ApplyTexas or the Coation App. The application they choose will not affect their admission decision.

ApplyTexas can be used by any student to apply to any public and many private and community colleges in Texas. The Coalition application is a shared admissions application and toolkit to schools and colleges across the U.S.

Applicants applying to the Higher Education Center at McAllen (HECM) must submit The Coalition application.

Required Documents

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

  • Statement of Intent/Essay

Topic A - Average length is a page to a page and a half. Additional essays will not be reviewed.

  • $75 Application Fee(nonrefundable/subject to change)

pay through the ApplyTexas or Coalition application.

FEE WAIVER: Will be awarded based on answers from your application.

  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)

All freshmen applicants must complete an SRAR with a few exceptions. Applicants create the Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) using their official high school transcript. The SRAR lists the courses and associated grades that have been completed, or will be completed, for high school and/or college credit. It replaces the high school transcripts used by the Office of Admissions during the initial admission process in most cases. Applicants will enter their courses, grades, class rank (if provided on transcript), weighted GPA, and graduation plan in the SRAR.

Since accuracy is critical, applicants must have a copy of their high school transcript available to use as a reference when he/she creates their SRAR. The SRAR cannot be submitted prior to the application but applicants can and should work on it as soon as possible. It must be submitted and linked with their application by December 15.

  • Applicants not completing high school in the US - must submit official or certified copies of all secondary school records and/or examination results. All academic records not in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. Visit their website for more details.

  • GED graduates - must submit their official GED transcript along with official partial high school transcript(s). The original certificate and transcript(s) may be sent by mail or hand-delivered to Admissions Customer Service. 

  • Applicants who have already graduated from high school - must submit their official final high school transcript. Transcripts(s) may be sent via TREx (Texas high schools only), mail, or hand-delivered to Admissions Customer Service.  Final official high school transcripts may not be uploaded in AIS.

If a rank is not provided by the high school for students to enter in their SRAR a rank will be assigned.

Texas residents reporting a top ten percent ranking must also provide verification of ranking by submitting an official high school transcript with a relative numeric ranking via TREx or the upload feature in AIS.

  • Official SAT or ACT Scores

  • Applicants must send their scores through the testing agency.

  • The applicant’s 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.

If Applicable

Some of them are cited below:

  • Engineering Short Answer Question

Applicants to the College of Engineering will be asked to answer an engineering-specific short answer question as part of their application.

Applicants must describe their academic and career goals in the broad field of engineering (including computer science, industrial distribution, and engineering technology). What and/or who has influenced them either inside or outside the classroom that contributed to these goals

  • High School Curriculum Requirement (Texas private high schools only)

Students who do not meet the State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy (UAP) must provide Exemption Form 3.

  • 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.

  • Senate Bill 1528 Affidavit


  • Letters of Recommendation

Once submitted, applicants will not be able to see their letters of recommendation. The institute will only review the first two letters they receive. Letters of recommendation typically do not play a pivotal role in the decision process.

  • Resumes

Resumes should only be used if you run out of space on the application.

Application Deadlines

They are as follows:

  • The Fall Early Action Deadline for Engineering majors only is October 15.

  • The application deadline for Fall is December 1. All other required documents will be accepted through December 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 (Central Stanard Time) on the following Monday. This does not apply to the Early Action Deadline for engineering. Additional required documents will be accepted until 5:00 pm (Central Standard Time) on that Monday.

Graduate program

Required Documents


Applicants must refer to their choice of program's website for the specific application service. Most academic programs utilize ApplyTexas.org. Applicants may apply to only ONE degree-seeking program per semester. His/her application (and offer of admission) is valid for one year from the term of original application; however, applicant’s deferral request must be made before the start of that term.

 $65 PROCESSING FEE (non-refundable/subject to change)

The $65.00 fee may be waived only in exceptional cases for low-income applicants and McNair Scholars.  To receive the waiver, applicants must submit an awards letter from their current school’s financial aid office showing the award of a Pell Grant. Applicant’s Student Aid Report (SAR) from a current FAFSA can also be submitted to show financial need.  McNair Scholars must submit a letter from their McNair Program Director verifying their status as a McNair Scholar in good standing to receive the fee waiver.

Official Transcripts and Records

Applicants must submit transcripts from all colleges or universities attended (excluding community colleges). Transcripts may be uploaded for review, however if an applicant is admitted and intend to enroll, he/she must provide an official transcript directly to the Office of Admissions before he/she will be allowed to register for classes.

NOTE: You do not need to submit a transcript from Texas A&M University.

Official Test Scores

Required test scores should be sent directly from the testing agency. Most scores expire after five years.

Applicants must use code 6003 for reporting GRE scores for non-engineering programs (Department code not needed).

For engineering programs (EngineeringCAS) applicants must use code 4119 for reporting GRE for reporting GMAT scores applicants must use 7B7K957.

Permanent Resident Card/I-551/I-485

Permanent residents must submit a copy their Permanent Resident card or proof of issuance of an I-551. Applicants for permanent residency must submit a copy of their I-485.

Department-Specific Required Documents

The following items are department-specific:

  • Letters of Recommendation (LOR)

Applicants should provide three recommendations from individuals who are familiar with their academic achievement and potential. If he/she have been out of school for a number of years and are unable to contact former professors, they may submit non-academic references (e.g., employers). Please be aware that Texas A&M does not automatically contact the references applicants may have listed on their ApplyTexas application.

  • Statement of Purpose

Applicants are required to submit a Statement of Purpose.

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Applicants may be required to submit either a Resume or Curriculum Vitae.

Applicants are requested to check with their department of interest for any additional application requirements.

Deadlines vary by the graduate program. Applicants must contact the departmental graduate advisor for the semester deadline pertaining to their degree program.

Most documents may be uploaded at HOWDY via the Applicant tab which the applicant can access after they have submitted their application for admission and have received their Universal Identification Number (UIN).

When mailing documents, applicants are requested to include the appropriate Document ID Sheet. Applicants do not need to include the Document ID Sheet with items they upload via AIS. If applicants wish to submit their application fee by mail, then they are requested to use the Office of Admissions Application Alternate Payment Form. And submit the items by the appropriate deadline.

For documents that must be sent via postal mail, applicants are requested to use the addresses listed below:

  • (U.S. Postal Service)

Graduate Admissions Processing

Office of Admissions

Texas A&M University

P.O. Box 40001

College Station, TX 77842-4001

  • (Overnight or Hand Delivery)

Graduate Admissions Processing

Texas A&M University

General Services Complex

750 Agronomy Road, Suite 1601

0200 TAMU

College Station, TX 77843-0200

(979) 845-1060

Doctoral program

Each doctoral program at Texas A&M University is unique. To find complete information, applicants should consult their program’s web site and contact the graduate adviser or graduate coordinator for their chosen program of interest.


SAT Scores you need to get in

SAT Range The composite score range which the Institution consistently takes, below which admission should be considered a reach.

1170 - 1380

Applicants Submitting SAT Percentage of Students submitting SAT Scores.


SAT Reading 25th


SAT Math 25th


SAT Composite 25th


SAT Reading 75th


SAT Math 75th


SAT Composite 75th


Average SAT Score


While making the admission decisions, Texas A & M University-College Station also takes the SAT scores of the applicants into consideration. Apart from other things, the candidates need to know that SAT scores are compulsory to be considered for admission to the university. To get into the university, the average SAT score required currently stands at 1275. However, in some cases, those who have obtained a SAT score of 1160 or below could also get into the university. Notably, 62% of the applicants submit their SAT scores in order to be considered for admission to the university.

ACT Scores you need to get in

ACT Range The composite score range which the Institution consistently takes, below which admission should be considered a reach.

25 - 31

Applicants Submitting ACT Percentage of Students submitting ACT Scores.


ACT Math 25th


ACT English 25th


ACT Composite 25th


ACT Math 75th


ACT English 75th


ACT Composite 75th


Average ACT Score


As for the ACT scores, an average score of 28 is needed to get accepted to Texas A & M University-College Station. It's worth noting that the composite ACT scores of the accepted applicants often fall in the range of 26-31. However, a minimum ACT composite score of 26 is necessary to be considered for admission by the institution. And, ACT scores are also compulsory for admission consideration. Around 38% of the applicants to TAMUCS submit their ACT scores for gaining admission to the university, according to the latest information.

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Grade Points Average (GPA) The average high school GPA of the admitted students


Although there is no mention of minimum GPA scores as a required criterion for enrolment. However, the average GPA is around 3.68.

Admission Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying

High School GPA


High School Rank


High School Transcript


College Prep Courses





Neither required nor recommended

Some commonly asked requirements are:

  • Completed application.

  • Official transcripts.

  • Standardized test scores (SAT/ACT/GRE/MAT/GMAT)

  • Letters of recommendation(if applicable)

  • Essay/Statement of intent

  • Permanent Resident Card or I-551 or I-485 (if applicable)

  • Resume/CV (if applicable).

Admission Deadlines

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


Application Fee Application fees may vary by program and may be waived for certain students. Please check with the school.


Early Decision Deadline


Early Action Deadline


Offer Action Deadline


Offers Early Decision


Application Website


Accepts Common App


Accepts Coalition App


The last date of submission of the application is December 1st for UG applicants. For graduate and professional applicants, deadlines vary according to the programs.

Acceptance Rate and Admission Statistics

Acceptance Rate66%69%68%
Percentage of admitted who Enrolled (Admission Yield)45%46%46%

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Credits Accepted

AP Credit


Dual Credit


Credit for Life Experiences


In the US, a majority of the universities incentivize students by helping them earn university credit by taking certain courses in high school. Dual Enrollment (also known as Dual Credit), AP Credit, and CLEP (Credit for Life Experiences) are some of the popular programs that are available for students. However, the policy regarding these credits varies from university to college. These programs have multiple benefits such as a higher GPA, increased chances of finishing the degree, and a shorter time to complete the degree. Students can easily apply for AP and CLEP credits by visiting collegeboard.org and request to submit the scores to the university of their choice.

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