Transfer Admissions

Transfer Student Admissions

The university considers an applicant a transfer student if the applicant has attempted any college level credit hours at a regionally accredited institution after high school graduation or upon completion of their General Equivalency Diploma (GED).  Transfer applicants must be eligible to enroll at all colleges or universities previously attended.

In order to be considered for transfer admissions, you must have:

  • any post secondary transferable credit in a full term (Fall or Spring) after high school/GED completion.  If a student only attends the summer term immediately following high school completion they will still be considered a freshman and;
  • 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or higher


  • Send us all official college transcripts
    • You must submit official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended.
    • An official transcript bears the original signature of a school official and/or an official school seal.
    • Must be received in a sealed envelope either from the issuing institution or hand delivered and/or electronically via SPEEDE, eScript-SAFE, Parchment, or National Student Clearing House. Emailed transcripts will not be accepted as an official document. Please note that unofficial transcripts will not be accepted.
  • Additional Items
    •   Military transcript(s)
      •   Some of the courses taken while serving in the military may be applicable to certain degree plans.
    •   Proof of credit awarded by examination
      •   Submit proof of credit earned through Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD), or other.


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 send the documents directly.  The university will also accept transcripts in electronic form from an official source such as Parchment, Speede, eScript, etc..

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

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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.

All regionally accredited coursework will be evaluated by our admissions counselors once the transcript is received. 

Undergraduate Denied Admissions Appeal

Undergraduate students that do not meet either our admissions standards have the opportunity to appeal their denied admission decision.  All appeals must be complete; incomplete submissions will not be processed or sent to the admissions appeal committee. 

Who can appeal: Any undergraduate student that has been denied admission to the university.

How do I appeal: The applicant must submit their appeal in writing via the online form. All supporting documentation must be included in its entirety to be considered. When you sign the online form you are not only agreeing to the terms of the appeal but also you are affirming all information required is attached. INCOMPLETE APPEALS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

When should I appeal: You may appeal your admission decision immediately after we have denied you admission to the university and you have been notified of that decision. All applicants will be notified by US mail. Your completed appeal must be received 15 business days before the first day of class.

What should I add to my appeal:

  • Letter of appeal detailing
    • Any new academic or personal information pertaining to your appeal
    • Any extenuating circumstances (e.g. hospitalization, military service, family crisis, hardship)
    • Reason for reconsideration
    • Information that clearly shows the student to be better prepared for success at the University level.
  • Any supporting documentation that substantiates your appeal (Optional)
  • Letter of Recommendation (Optional)

How long will it take to learn the outcome of my appeal: Your completed appeal will be processed within 10 business days after it has been received. The process may include a face-to-face meeting with a Dean or Dean’s designee.

Important Information:

  • Documentation must show verifiable evidence supporting the justification for the appeal.
  • The appeal process is limited to admission to the university only; it does not guarantee admission to a particular program of study.
  • All students whose appeal is approved will be admitted on probation and will be required to sign a Learning Contract. If the student fails to achieve an institutional GPA of 2.0 or higher at the end of the first semester, the student will be placed on academic suspension for a period of one year and will be ineligible to re-enroll until such time period has lapsed.
  • This is an academic appeal ONLY and approval of an academic appeal does not guarantee that the student will be eligible to receive financial aid. Financial aid appeals are considered separately from academic appeals.
  • Please note that for an appeal to have merit, it must bring to light new academic and personal information, as well as information pertaining to extenuating circumstances, that had not been present in the original application that clearly shows the student to be better prepared for success at the university level.