First-Time Freshman Admission


Application Process
  1. Complete the online application for admission to Texas A&M University-San Antonio at www.applytexas.org.
  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 toadmissions.office@tamusa.edu

5. Pay non-refundable $15 application fee. Some student may be eligible for a fee waiver. 

6. Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to specific departments.

7. 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. 

*Home school transcripts must be notarized in order to be considered official.
**Please be aware if a you apply multiple times, the application submitted most recently (regardless of term or type) will void any previously submitted applications. 

Freshman Admission Standards 

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.


Freshman Admission Requirements

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 class
    • Overall 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 860 on the SAT Reasoning Tests (critical reading and math sections)
      • 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 GED, attended school at home, or attended a non-accredited high school will be reviewed through our Committee Review Process.
    • Students with a GED, home school or attended a non-accredited high school must still meet TSI compliance and submit ACT or SAT scores. 

Admission Deadlines

Fall Semester: Priority Deadline March 15, 2017; no applications accepted past June 30, 2017.

Spring Semester: December 15, 2016

Summer Semesters: April 30, 2017


SAT/ACT School Code

SAT: 5996

ACT: 5350


Texas Records Exchange Code*

TREx: 459949

*Intended for high school counselors 

**Due to an error with the TREx network, Texas A&M University San Antonio was not receiving electronic high school transcripts via TREx. If any student requested high school transcript to be sent electronically via TREx between the dates of September 29-October 21, please re-request those transcripts.