We receive applications once a day, every morning. Once we process your application, we will email you with your student id no. (CWID) and password with instructions on how to log into your myLeo account.
The Admissions Application Consideration Process for Domestic Students:
The Admissions Application Consideration Process for International Students:
You may contact your Graduate Student Services Coordinator at any time to inquire about your application. You may also track the completion status of your application file by utilizing the application checklist in your myLeo. Below are instructions to access your application status.
Your checklist is updated as documents are received and processed. Most documents (including transcripts and test scores) are posted within 48 hours of receipt.
Texas A&M University-Commerce practices an open enrollment. Most programs do not have deadline. Some programs do have deadlines and the deadlines are listed on the specific program area webpages. Below are the general application deadlines for international applicants:
Yes the Domestic students application fee is $50.00 and the international students application fee is $75.00 USD. Please pay your application fee at the time you submit your application through ApplyTexas application. If you did not pay at the time you submitted your application, you may pay online through myLeo.
Please request an official transcript be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies, Texas A&M University, P O Box 3011, Commerce, TX& 75429-3011, from all institutions you have attended, including all undergraduate and graduate coursework.
International students should submit official transcripts or attested individual
marksheets along with the diploma or provisional certificate. Consolidated
marksheets are not accepted. Degrees must be equivalent to a four-year
bachelor's degree issued by a regionally accredited university in the United
States. Three year programs and trade schools (such as computer training) will
If you do not have a Master’s degree:
You need to apply through Apply Texas to the Master’s in educational administration and submit all the required documents to Graduate Studies. Also, contact the Educator Certification Office (903-886-5183) and the Office of Educational Leadership (903-886-5520) and submit any additional required documentation for the principal certification.
If you have a Master’s degree:
You need to apply through Apply Texas as nondegree-principal/superintendent certification, submit your application fee, and bachelor’s transcript to Graduate Studies. Also, contact the Educator Certification Office (903-886-5183) and the Educational Leadership Department (903-886-5520) and submit any additional required documentation for the principal certification.
If you are applying for superintendent certification through a cohort, you need to apply as nondegree-principal/superintendent certification through Apply Texas, submit your bachelor’s transcript, and pay the graduate application fee to Graduate Studies. Also, contact the Educational Leadership Department (903-886-5515) for further assistance.
Apply as a nondegree seeking graduate student through Apply Texas, pay the application fee, and submit your official bachelor’s transcript. Nondegree students may take as many courses as they wish but only 12 graduate hours successfully completed in a nondegree status may be applied towards a graduate degree program at A&M-Commerce. Nondegree students are not eligible for financial aid or graduate assistantships. International students are not eligible for nondegree status.
I want a second master’s what do I need to do?
Domestic Students: Go to www.applytexas.org and submit a new application and application fee. Upon processing your new application, we will reuse your transcripts and tests scores from your previous application; however, each program has its own discipline specific admission requirements and may require additional or different documents. Please check your myLeo application checklist for any new required documents that you need to submit.
International Students: Go to www.applytexas.org and submit a new application and application fee. Upon processing your new application, we will reuse your transcripts and tests scores from your previous application; however, each graduate program has its own discipline specific admission requirements and may require additional or different documents so you will need to check your myLeo application checklist for any new required documents and submit them. In addition to other documents, you will need to submit new bank and sponsor statements dated no older than 6 months.
To defer your application to a future term, fill out the deferral request form and submit the form to Graduate Studies with the additional required documents. You may defer your admissions for up to one year. After one year, you must submit a new application, all additional required documents, and be reconsidered for admissions by your academic area.
Yes. Conditional admission applies to students with complete application packets who do not meet department admissions requirement for full admissions. International students are not eligible for provisional status.
Full admission to a graduate degree program (doctoral, master's or specialist)
means that all requirements for admission have been met and the applicant has been accepted by the department and Graduate Studies. Full admission is not the same as admission to candidacy to a graduate program. Students who have completed graduate hours at A&M-Commerce must have an overall graduate GPA of at least a 3.00 in order to gain admission to a degree program. Financial Aid is available for full admission status.
Conditional admission to a graduate degree program means that all documents have been submitted for admission, but the applicant does not meet all requirements for full admission. This could be a low overall grade point average, not meeting departmental requirements, or lack of background for the chosen graduate program. Conditional admission status will change to full admission upon completing 12 graduate hours at Texas A&M University-Commerce with at least a 3.00 overall graduate grade point average. If an overall 3.00 graduate grade point average is not achieved, then the conditional admission status will change to academic suspension.
Conditional admission is not available for doctoral admission. Students who have completed graduate hours at A&M-Commerce must have an overall graduate GPA of at least a 3.00 in order to gain admission to a degree program. Financial Aid is available for conditional admission status.
Provisional admission means that the applicant's bachelor's degree has been conferred, but the applicant has not submitted all admission documents or test scores to A&M-Commerce, but the applicant is allowed to attend for one semester while pending the submission of all documents and/or scores. Provisional admission is not available for all degree programs and is not available to doctoral and international students. Financial Aid is available for full admission and conditional admission status only.
The International Student Services Office (ISSO) is responsible for processing your I-20. You should be contacted by the ISSO within three (3) business days of receiving your admissions letter from Graduate Studies. After you have completed the ISSO requested process, an I-20 is usually issued within 7 to 10 business days. Please watch your email for important information. If you plan to change your visa status from H1B/H4 to F1, please be aware it may affect your tuition status and the documents required for admission. For more information, please contact the International Student Services Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 903-886-5097.
Students may only use 12 graduate semester hours taken in a non-degree status
for a master's, specialist or doctoral degree. The graduate school strongly
advises you to gain admission to a degree program before completing 12 graduate hours.
As a master's or specialist student, you may request to change your major if you are in good standing with the university (minimum 3.00 overall graduate GPA) and you meet admission requirements for the new program. You may submit a change of major form at any tiime but if you wish to start the next semester in the new major, you must submit your change of major form and all required documents for the new program no later than 4 weeks (30 days) prior to the first class day of that semester.
A change of major request does not guarantee admission into the new program.
To complete this process please complete the online Change of Major form.
Yes. We offer graduate programs online, face-to-face, and some as a combination of face-to-face and online. Please contact your department for more information.
Minors are not mandatory. Please contact your major department if you are
interested in obtaining a minor.
What is myLeo?
MyLeo is your student portal. You will be able to use it to see your application status, see/pay your tuition and fees, read your emails, read important university notices, check on financial aid, register for courses, attend online courses (E-college), and much more.
Your campus wide ID number (CWID) will be emailed to you after your application has been processed. If at any time you do not remember your CWID, you may contact the Office of Graduate Studies (Graduate.School@tamuc.edu or 903-886-5163) for assistance.
The Meningitis vaccination is required if you do any face-to-face classes and you are under the age of 22.
Tuition & Fees
The tuition and fees information is available at http://www.tamuc.edu/admissions/tuitionCosts/default.aspx for your review. The tuition and fee webpage provides the in-state and out-of-state tuition as well as face-to-face and online course fees.
Only Texas residents are eligible to pay in-state tuition, as long as the residents have lived in Texas for 12 months before the semester that they enroll. Residency requirements are available at http://www.tamuc.edu/admissions/oneStopShop/undergraduateAdmissions/documents/Residency2011.pdf
Students who reside in bordering states (Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and New Mexico) are eligible to receive a reduced rate in nonresident tuition.
More information regarding waivers and exemptions is available at http://www.tamuc.edu/admissions/tuitionCosts/bursar/waiversExemptions.aspx.
Our staff contact information is available online. Below is our main contact information.
Campus Location: McDowell Business Administration Building, Room 142
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attention: Graduate School
P O Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429-3011
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attention: Graduate Studies
2600 South Neal Street
Commerce, TX 75428
Students register through myLeo on-line at any time during open registration. Start by logging into your myLEO and choosing the Registration Records and Grades option. This will lead you through the steps to select courses and register. You can find all course information on the Official Schedule of Classes. The Academic Calendar is available online and includes the registration schedule.
New International students are cleared to register once they have attended orientation for international students and purchased insurance. Returning international students are cleared to register once they have contacted the Office of International Student Services for insurance clearance.
Please access your grades through your myLeo.
A student’s audit may have up to four (4) different GPAs showing. Graduate students should only use the institution GPA listed at the top of the audit.
This occurs because the course is a prerequisite course and the hours do not count towards the total overall hours required for the program. The hours and grade are calculated into your overall GPA on your official transcript.
Please notify Ms. Rhonda Neal (Rhonda.Neal@tamuc.edu) that you are a thesis seeking student. Your degree audit will be updated with the thesis program requirements.
Please contact Ms. Rhonda Neal (Rhonda.Neal@tamuc.edu) to have your audit updated.
This error appears when the student catalog term is incorrect. Please contact Ms. Rhonda Neal (Rhonda.Neal@tamuc.edu) to have your audit updated.
Please contact Ms. Rhonda Neal (Rhonda.Neal@tamuc.edu) to have audit verified.
DegreeWorks began with the 2011 Graduate Catalog. If you are using a degree plan in a Graduate Catalog prior to 2011, DegreeWorks is not available. If you choose to update to the current catalog, please speak to your advisor. Your advisor will need to verify that your course work and program requirements meet the new catalog requirements.
Once your course is complete and your grade is posted the course will appear on your audit.
This can happen for several reasons:
Please contact Ms. Rhonda Neal (Rhonda.Neal@tamuc.edu) for clarification.
I have completed graduate level coursework at another institution. Can I transfer these courses to A&M-Commerce to use toward my degree?
If approved by your major department, up to 1/3 of the credit required for a master’s/specialist degree may be accepted as transfer credit from another regionally accredited institution. The following applies to transfer courses:
I completed a research course at another institution. Can it be transferred in for my 595 course?
No. A 595 course cannot be transferred from another university. The 595 course must be taken at A&M-Commerce.
What is the process for requesting transfer work?
Steps to request transfer work approval are as follows:
These courses will be evaluated and, if approved, posted to the student’s Texas A&M University-Commerce transcript. Approval from both the major department head and the Dean of Graduate Studies is required before for courses to be applied toward masters/specialist degree.
One of my courses is over six (6) years old; can I use this course toward my master’s/specialist degree?
I am a graduate student and I am interested in taking a 300-400 level course for graduate credit. Are 300 or 400 level courses eligible to be used for a master’s or specialist degree?
Yes. Approval must be gained before enrolling in the course(s). You must complete the Request to enroll in a 300 or 400 level course for graduate credit form and all required documentation. The instructor of the course must hold Graduate Faculty status.
No more than two (2) 300 or 400 level courses (six hours) may be applied to a master’s/specialist degree. Undergraduate courses for graduate credit are not applicable for a doctoral program.
Is there additional work I will need to complete to earn graduate credit for a 300 or 400 level undergraduate course?
Yes. The instructor must submit the course syllabus, which includes information regarding additional course requirements for graduate credit in the 300 or 400 level course. In addition, the syllabus must include enhanced learning outcomes for the graduate student.
I am an A&M-Commerce senior can I take graduate courses.
Yes. A&M-Commerce seniors may be approved to enroll in six (6) hours of graduate coursework who:
What is the maximum number of hours allowed for each term?
Seniors enrolled in graduate courses are limited to a maximum course load of 12 hours (undergraduate and graduate combined).
I have been blocked from registering for a course because I have registered for the maximum number of hours allowed in a semester. Can I request an overload?
In order to request an overload, you must submit a Request to Register for Courses over Maximum Hours per Semester to the Graduate School and gain approval by the Dean of Graduate Studies.
I am taking a 10-week course in the summer semester. Am I able to have an overload?
Overloads are permitted in summer I if you are taking 10-week courses. You must submit the Request to Register for Courses over Maximum Hours per Semester form for approval before you will be allowed to register. Combined Summer I and II registration cannot exceed 14 hours.
In the Fall or Spring semester, am I able to register for more than the maximum 15 hours?
In order to be permitted to register for more than 15 hours, you must:
You must complete 12 graduate credit hours before you are subject to academic action. Once you have competed 12 graduate credit hours, you must maintain a 3.0 overall graduate GPA to remain in good standing.
To avoid further academic action, you must achieve an overall graduate GPA of 3.0 or better during your one-semester probationary period. It is very difficult to improve your overall graduate GPA while taking new courses; therefore, during your one-semester probationary period, we recommend you retake the course(s) in which you made less than a B and improve your GPA to 3.0 before taking new courses.
If you have been suspended from a master’s program and wish to continue your course work, you must email an appeal letter to Ms. Suzanne Giossi (Suzanne.Giossi@tamuc.edu) with the following information:
According to University Procedure, if you feel that the grade(s) are not correct, please contact your course instructor to clarify the grade(s). If your assigned grade(s) is incorrect, your course instructor will change the grade(s).
According to University Procedure, A student on academic suspension may, after the suspension period, be allowed to re-enroll only upon the recommendation of the major department and with the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
You must email an appeal for reinstatement to Suzanne.Giossi@tamuc.edu with the following information:
If you are receiving financial aid, your academic status will affect your financial aid eligibility. Please refer to the Financial Aid Standards of Progress information on the Financial Aid and Scholarship website.
A student may return in a non-degree status to take courses for certification, licensure, or personal development. However, courses taken during the student’s suspension cannot be applied to a degree program.
If you wish to take courses during your suspension period as a non-degree student and improve your overall graduate GPA, you will need to apply to non-degree. Once your overall graduate GPA has improved to 3.0 or above, you may appeal for reinstatement to the program from which you were suspended, or apply to a new program.
Please note: Courses taken in non-degree status while under suspension cannot be applied to a degree program.
You may apply for graduation online through myLeo. The application will be available on your myLeo account only during the application period, which is the first two weeks of the fall semester for December graduation, the first two weeks for the spring semester for May graduation and the first two weeks of summer I for August graduation. Please contact Marlena Cameron, Graduation Coordinator, at 903-886-5429 or Marlena.Cameron@tamuc.edu if you have any questions.
Student transcripts are issued by the Registrar’s Office. Final grades and GPAs are posted the week after commencement. After this process, a final review of degree requirements is completed. If all requirements are met, your information is forwarded to the Graduation Office, where your degree is awarded and posted to your official A&M-Commerce transcript. Allow approximately 2 weeks after commencement for transcripts to be updated.
Although you may have completed all coursework in Summer I, degrees are awarded at the end of the Summer II semester after all summer grades are posted, final GPAs calculated, and verification of degree requirements is completed.
Graduation Regalia (caps, gowns, and hoods) can be purchased or ordered through the Texas Book Company.
Graduation invitations and rings can be purchased through the Mane Card Office
Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at Amy.Sims@tamuc.edu for assistance.
The graduation clearance process takes several weeks. Notifications of status are sent to your myLeo email account once you have received initial clearance from your academic department and the Office of Graduate Studies.
In order to change the name on your diploma, you will need to contact Marlena Cameron in the Graduation Office at Marlena.Cameron@tamuc.edu.
You will be notified via your myLeo email account of your official graduation status. If you are on track to graduate, you are eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony and should receive your diploma if you meet all of the degree program requirements.
There is no academic distinction at the graduate level.
After the application filing deadline has passed, the number of tickets allotted to each student are calculated and the information will be posted to the graduation website. Tickets will be available through your myLeo account approximately 4 weeks prior to the ceremony. Email notification regarding tickets will be sent to your myLeo email account. Graduation ticketing is a function of the Graduation Office.
Tickets are carefully calculated based on the seating capacity of the venue divided by the number of graduates attending. Students will have the opportunity to donate unused tickets back to the ticket pool, which will allow students to print extra tickets. The amount of extra tickets will depend on the size of the ticket pool but usually no more than five (5) extra will be available. Graduation ticketing is a function of the Graduation Office
Your diploma will be sent to the address you provided on your application via mail approximately six to eight weeks after the ceremony. Diplomas and transcripts will not be issued until all obligations to the University have been cleared.