First-Time Freshman Admission

Application Process

1. Complete the online application for admission to Texas A&M University-San Antonio at
2. Submit official high school transcript.
3. Submit official SAT or ACT scores.
4. Transcripts should be sent via mail to:

Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Office of Admissions
One University Way
San Antonio, TX 78224

If previous institutions participate in the sending of secure electronic transcripts (e-script, National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, or Trans Networks) transcripts must be sent via email

5. Pay non-refundable $15 application fee. Some student may be eligible for a fee waiver. 6. Submit official transcripts from any university or colleges attended while enrolled in high school, including dual credit or early college in high school. Must be submitted prior to enrollment. 

  • Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to specific departments.
  • Home school transcripts must be notarized in order to be considered official.
  • Please be aware if you apply multiple times, the application submitted most recently (regardless of term or type) will void any previously submitted applications. 
  • If you did not enroll for the term in which you were admitted, you will be required to reapply, and will be re-evaluated to determine admissibility. 


  • The 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
    • Out-of-State applicants and students who did not complete a Recommended or Distinguished diploma type must meet the high school course curriculum requirements of the State of Texas as follows:
    • English, Language Arts - 4 credits (English I, II, III, IV)
    • Mathematics - 4 credits (Must include Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry or Advanced Math)
    • Science - 4 credits (These might include Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Advanced Science)
    • Social Studies - 4 credits (Courses will be World History, World Geography, U.S. History since Reconstruction and two .5 credit courses, U.S. Government and Economics.)
    • Language other than English - 2 credits (Must take courses in the same language.)
    • Physical Education - 1 credit

All students are required to complete Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements and Texas A&M University-San Antonio testing requirements. All students attending a public institution must take an assessment or be exempt from assessment prior to enrolling in college level courses.

Class Rank/GPA SAT Composite Score (Old/New) ACT Composite Score
Top 25% No minimum No Minimum
GPA ≥ 3.25 No minimum No minimum
No Minimum 1020/1100 or higher 22 or higher
3.00 900/980 19
2.50 940/1020 20
2.00 980/1060 21

During its April meeting, the Board of Regents of the Texas A&M University System approved new admissions standards for first-time students at A&M-San Antonio, beginning with the cohort admitted in Fall 2020. The new standards will directly impact the academic readiness and success of the first-time in college (FTIC) student population, as well as supporting our ability to customize solutions to meet the individual needs of our student population. There are no changes to transfer or graduate student admission standards.


Automatic Admissions

Students who graduated or will graduate with a Recommended or Distinguished diploma type from an accredited U.S high school and ranked in the top 25% are automatically admitted but must still submit SAT or ACT scores.

Regular Admission

    • Students who graduated or will graduate with a Recommended or Distinguished diploma type from an accredited U.S high school must meet 2 of the 3 requirements to be eligible for regular admission:
    • Rank in the top 50% of your classOverall high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (other scales will be converted to the 4.0 scale). Be advised, a weighted GPA is used for admission purposes to A&M-San Antonio. 
    • Satisfy the required scores on the SAT or ACT assessment:
      • SAT: Minimum score of 940 on the redesigned SAT (critical reading and math sections); 860 on the SAT taken prior to March 2016
      • ACT: Minimum composite score of 18 
        • SAT and ACT scores will be superscored. *New SAT scores will be converted to the old scoring system for admission purposes. Please see the College Board website

Committee Review

The admissions committee will determine admissibility for: 

      • Students who do not meet 2 of the 3 requirements for regular admission
      • did not complete the high school curriculum requirements of the State of Texas
      • adult students without test scores and with no college level work who graduated five or more years prior to the application
      • students who received a Certificate of High School Equivalency, attended school at home, or attended a non-accredited high school will be reviewed through our Committee Review Process.
      • Students with a Certificate of High School Equivalency, home school or attended a non-accredited high school must still meet TSI compliance and submit ACT or SAT scores.
Semester Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Spring October 1st December 1st
Summer April 1st April 30th
Fall January 15th June 30th

Deadlines above reflect the deadlines for the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020 terms

The application will not be accepted after the final deadline date. Supporting documents to complete admission files must be received by 5 p.m. on the date of the final deadline. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday will be extended to the following business day. Applications that are not completed by the final deadline will not be processed for an admission decision for that application term and will be withdrawn by the university. Application deadlines are subject to change and do not reflect, nor guarantee, preferred course offerings will be available.


SAT/ACT School Code

SAT: 5996

ACT: 5350