Undergraduate Admissions

An undergraduate student is a student is some one who has graduated high school or earned their high school equivalency diploma and been accepted into college but have not yet earned their bachelor's degree.  Students who are attempting to earn a second bachelors degree are considered a post baccalaureate student.  Undergraduate students fall into the following catagories:  Freshman, Transfer, Visiting, Returning, Seeking 2nd Bachelors and Non-degree Seeking. 

Applying for Admission

The Office of Admissions coordinates all policies and procedures for university admission. Admission to Texas A&M University -Texarkana does not discriminate in its admission policies on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status and/or educationally unrelated handicaps. 

Students may apply for admission to Texas A&M University -Texarkana by using the custom application located on our website or through the common application, Apply Texas. Students must 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. The Office of Admissions, provides complete admissions counseling for new students. Admissions Counselors are available to assist prospective students throughout the admissions process.  Students must be admitted by the Office of Admissions before they can enroll for courses at the university. 

In accordance with the Texas record-retention requirements, the Admissions office will keep an application for admission on file for one year (if the student does not enroll in classes for the term they applied for).  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 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
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 "Request to Cancel Application" online form.   

Priority Deadlines

Prospective undergraduate students should apply as early as possible once the application for the academic year has been opened. By applying early, students take advantage of scholarship, housing, and orientation privileges.    

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

**Scholarship Deadline for incoming freshman for the Fall Term is usually in December or January, students will be notified of the exact date**

Safety and Security

The Texas A&M University - Texarkana admission application contains questions regarding whether the applicant falls into one of these criteria:

  • Convicted of or plead no contest to a crime that involved harassment, violence, or sexual misconduct of a criminal nature
  • Been expelled, dismissed, suspended or placed on probation from any educational institution due to misconduct for non-academic reasons
  • Currently under any investigation or subject to pending disciplinary action at any post-secondary institution

Prospective students who answer "yes" to these questions on the application may be required to submit additional documentation and their admissions may remain pending until this information is received and reviewed. 

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.  

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/or omission of information.

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

Academic Fresh Start

Under the provisions of the Texas Education Code, section 51.931, an undergraduate Texas resident is entitled to seek admission to public institutions of higher education through Academic Fresh Start.  This provision disregards academic course credit earned 10 or more years prior to the starting date of the semester in which the applicant is admitted and elects this status.

To be admitted under the provisions of Academic Fresh Start you must submit the Petition to Declare Academic Fresh Start, A&M-Texarkana's Application for Admission, documentation of meeting the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirement, and official transcripts from each college and/or university you have attended.

Academic Fresh Start provisions:

  • You must be an undergraduate student (however they cannot be seeking a second bachelors)
  • You must be a resident of the State of Texas at the time of admission.  (NOTE: Residents of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma may elect to use Academic Fresh Start at A&M-Texarkana since they pay resident tuition rates).
  • All college level course work that is 10 years or older will be eliminated in calculating your grade point average and none of the credit will apply toward a degree at A&M-Texarkana.
  • By opting for Academic Fresh Start, you may still claim exemption from TSI on the basis of hours you elect to ignore under Fresh Start.  You will be required to document that you have satisfied the TSI requirement prior to enrolling.
  • You may be required to repeat some course work in order to meet and/or comply with pre-requisite requirements for certain classes at A&M-Texarkana.
  • If you transfer to another college or university, that institution may not recognize A&M-Texarkana's Academic Fresh Start policy.
  • Official copies of all transcripts must be received before Academic Fresh Start can be awarded.
  • Coursework ignored due to Academic Fresh Start will remain on your academic transcript but cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements or to remove any deficiencies.  
  • Students who elect to enter under Academic Fresh Start are not eligible for academic honors.
  • Students who declare Academic Fresh Start are not eligible for graduation honors.
  • Contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@tamut.edu or 903-334-6601 for additional information.

Concurrent Enrollment

High-school students interested in taking college-level courses are considered to be concurrently enrolled and 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 or SAT 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 concurrently enrolled 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.