Admissions

Applying for Admission

Admission to Texas A&M University -Texarkana is open to qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or educationally unrelated handicaps.  Students may apply for admission to Texas A&M University -Texarkana by using the go.tamut.edu online application.

Please answer all questions on the application accurately.  If the university grants a student admission on the basis of incorrect information or omitted facts, which, if known, would invalidate the applicant’s eligibility, that student’s admission is invalid. The completed application, additional forms, official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities, and official transcripts showing high-school graduation, and supporting documents constitute the basis upon which authorities determine eligibility for admission. 

In accordance with the Texas record-retention requirements, the Admissions office will keep an application for admission on file for one year.  After that date, the office will destroy the application for admission and file contents.

Application Fee

Students applying for admissions to Texas A&M University - Texarkana are required to pay a non-refundable application processing fee.  Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing your admission application. The Admissions office must receive the application fee and admissions documents (transcripts, test scores, medical records, etc.) within 90 days of submission of the application to avoid cancellation.  The applicant must review the admissions requirements and check his or her admission status online regularly to confirm receipt of the items the admissions office requires for his or her admission file.  

The application fee is:

  • $30 for U.S. applicants, and
  • $50 for International applicants

Priority Deadlines

April 1st—Fall semester
May 1st—Summer sessions
October 1st—Spring semester

Transcripts and Test Scores

The applicant must request official transcripts from all colleges and universities that he or she has ever attended.  These transcripts include correspondence courses and credit obtained through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (Dantes), and Advanced Placement (AP) Exam.  

If a student is or has been a member of any branch of the military, he or she has an Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS), Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART), or Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript.  

A student cannot disregard any part of the college record except under provisions of the Academic Fresh Start Policy

Failure to submit all transcripts could result in administrative withdrawal from the university.  Students cannot use records from one institution posted on a transcript from a second institution for admission purposes.  Students can hand deliver transcripts and test scores (CLEP, Dantes, and AP) in a sealed envelope, or the issuing college or university can mail the documents directly.

Please use the physical address as the mailing address when requesting transcripts and test scores:          

Texas A&M University -Texarkana
7101 University Avenue
Texarkana, TX 75503

All undergraduate students must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on all transferable coursework.

Students must submit any work attempted at another college subsequent to admission to the university whether or not students earned credit. Transcripts become the property of the university, and the university cannot return the transcripts to the student. The university will keep the transcripts on file for one year only if the student does not enroll.

Concurrent Enrollment and Dual Credit

High-school students interested in taking college-level courses for dual-credit or concurrent must submit an application for admission and complete the Dual Credit/Concurrent Enrollment Application.

Eligibility is limited to high school junior (11th grade) and/or high school senior (12th grade) students.  Students must be exempt based on ACT, SAT, TAKS, PSAT/NMSQT, PLAN, and/or End of Course (STAAR EOC) scores to satisfy the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements or must pass the appropriate sections of the TSI Assessment to enroll in courses. If the student has not satisfied TSI, the student is not eligible for enrollment with Texas A&M University -Texarkana. Students may not enroll in remediation courses as dual credit/concurrent students.  Permission is limited to the term indicated on the application and must be separately granted for continued enrollment prior to high school graduation.

The student must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average at Texas A&M University -Texarkana to continue in the concurrent enrollment program.  If the student is enrolled with another institution while enrolled in the concurrent enrollment program at Texas A&M University - Texarkana the student must request official final transcripts be sent to Texas A&M University Texarkana by the issuing institution(s).

The student will register for classes and pay all regular tuition and fees during the regular registration period and will be responsible for observing all University regulations.

Application Cancellation

Students may cancel their application at anytime.  Cancellation of an admission application must be submitted in writing.  Students may email the Admissions office at admissions@tamut.edu to cancel their application or submit the "Change of Term/Admission Cancellation" online form.   

A student’s failure to submit the checklist items and pay the application fee within 90 days of the receipt of the student’s application will result in the cancellation of the student’s application.

Notice of Admission Decisions

Admission decisions are made throughout the application period and announced as soon as possible.  Students will be notified of their admission decision via an official letter mailed to the address on their application.  Students may also view their application status through their Web for Students account. 

Texas A&M University -Texarkana reserves the right to rescind an admission decision in the event that the university obtains additional factors regarding, but not limited to, the student’s academic performance and omission of information.

Admission Appeal Process

The alternative admissions process offers students who do not meet institutional requirements for automatic admissions alternate consideration.

The university will consider applicants for admission after submitting the alternative admissions application to the Office of Admissions.  The Alternative Admissions Committee will examine the applications and may ask applicants to participate in an interview.  The due date for freshman applicants is June 1st each year. 

Students may contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@tamut.edu for additional information.

Academic Fresh Start

Senate Bill 1321 entitles residents of Texas to seek admission to public institutions of higher education without consideration of courses the students took ten or more years prior to enrollment. Applicants who elect to apply for admission under this law and who the university admits as students may not receive any course credit for courses taken ten or more years prior to enrollment. The student must declare this option at the time he or she applies for admission to the university.

Students who declare Academic Fresh Start are not eligible for graduation honors. Contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@tamut.edu or 903-223-3140 for additional information.