Transfer Admissions

Transfer Student Admissions

The university considers an applicant a transfer student if the applicant has attempted 30 or more 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. If a student has less than 30 college semester credit hours the students will need to meet the Freshman Admission Requirements.

Transfer Admission Requirements

In order for a transfer student to be considered for admission at Texas A&M University - Texarkana must meet the following admission requirements:

  • 30 or more transferable credit hours and;
  • 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or higher.

If both of the above criteria are not met, the student will be denied admissions to the university.

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.  

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

Transfer Admissions Appeal Process

Students that do not meet the 2.0 Cumulative GPA have the opportunity to appeal their denied admissions decision.  Students will be asked to submit an appeal where only completed appeal packets will be considered. 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.

The following steps must be completed in order to be reconsidered for admission:

  1. The completed Appeal Packet must be received 15 business days before the first class day of the semester the student applied.
  2. The Appeal Packet must include:
    1. The Admissions Transfer Appeal Cover Sheet
    2. Letter of appeal detailing the extenuating circumstance (e.g. hospitalization, military service, family crisis, hardship) and reasons for re-consideration
    3. Supporting documentation that substantiates the appeal
  3. Review and be willing to commit to the learning contract **Documentation must show verifiable evidence supporting the justification for the appeal. The documentation should support any claims made in the letter of appeal regarding hardship, illness, or other extenuating circumstances.
  4. Mail, fax, email, or hand deliver your complete Appeal Packet to:

Admissions Office
Texas A&M University-Texarkana
ATTN: Admissions Transfer Appeal

7101 University Avenue, Suite UC260
Texarkana, TX 75503
Fax: 903.223.3140

**Allow time for processing. Your completed appeal packet 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.

You will receive the appeal decision notification to the mailing address and email on file in the Admissions Office. Please make sure that this information is correct in our system.

Important Information
The appeal process is limited to admission to the university only; it does not guarantee admission to a particular program of study. Transfer 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 elapsed.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 review the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals for more information.