Freshmen Admissions

Freshmen Admissions

A student is considered a freshman if they:

  • graduated high school or earned a General Equivalency Diploma (GED),
  • will graduate high school or earn a GED, or
  • has earned less than 30 hours of college credit after high-school graduation or receipt of a GED.
  • has no prior college credit

Freshmen Admission Requirements

State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy

Texas Education Code (TEC) 51.803-51.809 requires that all students meet one of the following college readiness standards in order to be eligible to be considered for admission at a Texas four-year public institution:

  • Successfully complete the recommended or advanced/distinguished high school program or complete the portion of the program that was available to them; or
  • Satisfy the College Readiness Benchmarks on the SAT/ACT assessment:
    • SAT: 1500 out of 2400 (Verbal + Math + Writing) or
    • ACT: 18 English, 22 Reading, 22 Mathematics, and 23 Science; or
  • Successfully complete a curriculum that is equivalent in content and rigor to the recommended or advanced/distinguished high school program at a high school that is exempt from offering such programs.
Exemption:

To claim an exemption from the State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy, students must submit one of the two Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board exemption forms completed by the high school counselor or other school official and all other documents with our office to be considered for admissions and scholarships.  The forms below can be printed and submitted via the instructions on either two forms.

Form 1 - For Students who entered Grade 9 BEFORE the 2007-2008 School Year

Form 2 - For Students who entered Grade 9 IN the 2007-2008 School Year

Required Coursework for Admission

  • 4 years of English
  • 4 years of Mathematics - Three of the courses must be Algebra I, II, Geometry, and a higher math
  • 4 years of Science - Two courses must come from Biology I, Chemistry I or Physics I
  • 2 years of the same Foreign Language other than English

Students who do not meet the minimum required coursework as outlined by Texas A&M University - Texarkana must meet the college readiness standards as defined in the State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy.

Texas A & M University - Texarkana shall admit other applicants for admission as undergraduate students under section 51.805 of the State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy.

2017-2018 Freshmen Admission Standards

A freshman applicant must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for admission. 

Class Rank/GPA SAT Total Score (Prior to March 1, 2016) SAT Total Score (After March 1, 2016) ACT Composite Score
Top Quarter: 25% No minimum No minimum No minimum
3.4 GPA or Higher No minimum No minimum No minimum
No minimum 1020 1100 or higher 22 or higher
3.0 900 980 19
2.5 940 1020 20
2.0 980 1060 21

2018-2019 Freshmen Admission Standards

A freshman applicant must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for admission.

GPA must be on an unweighted 4.0 scale.

Class Rank/GPA SAT Total Score (Prior to March 1, 2016) SAT Total Score (After March 1, 2016) ACT Composite Score
3.4 GPA or Higher No minimum No minimum No minimum
Top Quarter: 25% No minimum No minimum No minimum
2nd Quartile: 26- 50% 900 980 19
3rd Quartie:- 51%-75% 940 1020 20
4th Quartile: 76%-100% 980 1060 21

Eagle Access Program

Students who do not meet institutional requirements for automatic or full admissions are offered consideration through an alternative admissions process, the Eagle Access Program.  Eagle Access is a summer bridge program designed to prepare students for success at Texas A&M University-Texarkana by providing the curriculum, connections, and support conducive to a smooth transition into college life..

Students accepted into the Eagle Access Program will be required to take a University Student Success course, IS 0300.  Students may not drop IS 0300 without facing a forced withdrawal from the university.  Success in the Eagle Access Program and subsequent full admission to Texas A&M University - Texarkana is defined as achieving at least a C or better in every attempted course to receive a minimum term GPA of 2.0 in all non-developmental course work.   Academic advisors work closely with Eagle Access students to assist with their transition into university life. 

2017 - 2018 Alternative Admission Standards

GPA SAT Total Score (Prior to March 1, 2016) SAT Total Score (After March 1, 2016) ACT Composite Score
2.7 820 900 17
2.4 860 940 18
2.0 900 980 19

Texas A & M University - Texarkana shall admit other applicants for admission as undergraduate students under section 51.805 of the State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy.

2018 - 2019 Alternative Admission Standards

GPA SAT Total Score (Prior to March 1, 2016) SAT Total Score (After March 1, 2016) ACT Composite Score
2nd Quartile: 26-50% 820 900 17
3rd Quartile: 51-75% 860 940 18
4th Quartile: 76-100% 900 980 19