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STEPS TO APPLY

OFFICIAL STEPS TO APPLY – FRESHMEN

YOUR PATH TO BECOMING A LION

Step 1. Prepare

College is the next big step in your academic journey! As you prepare for college, ensure that you continue to excel in your high school career.

Consider Majors and Request Information

Consider the field of study and degree program you want to pursue at A&M-Commerce. Take some time to review our degree programs. A&M-Commerce offers over 130 different degrees as well as special programs designed to provide the support you need for success!

Request information about the degree programs that interest you.

Review Admission Requirements

Automatic admission to A&M-Commerce is based on the Foundation High School Program with at least one endorsement. Students are strongly recommended to complete one or more available endorsement(s) that include Algebra II or its equivalent as well as one science course from biology, chemistry or physics. Students applying for top 10% automatic admission must complete the foundation curriculum with a distinguished level of achievement.

Standards for full admission to A&M-Commerce are based on the required high school curriculum (Foundation Plan). Entering freshmen must have successfully completed the following courses in high school:

  • English Language Arts (4 credits)
  • Mathematics (3 credits)
  • Science (3 credits)
  • Social Studies (3 credits)
  • Language other than English (2 credits)

Any one of the following:

  • Rank in the top 30% of graduating class
  • Composite ACT score of 21 or better or
  • Minimum combined SAT of 1060 or better

Use the A&M-Commerce codes 4088 (ACT) and 6188 (SAT) to submit your scores on act.org or collegeboard.org

Dual Credit Classes

Dual credit classes are college courses that you have taken through your local community college that also counted toward your high school diploma. In order to receive transfer credit from A&M-Commerce for dual credit classes, you must submit official transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions from the community college or university where you took your dual credit classes.

For more information or questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 903.886.5000 or [email protected].

Advanced Placement

A&M-Commerce accepts many College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exams for credit in selected courses. If you took AP exams for college credit, the exams and scores required for credit may be found on our AP flyer. Students should contact their high school counselors for information about AP courses their school offers as well as AP exams.

Students are encouraged to submit their AP exam scores to three schools. If you selected A&M-Commerce to receive your scores, they will be sent to us by College Board. If you didn’t list A&M-Commerce, you should log into your College Board account and request that your AP exam scores be forwarded to A&M-Commerce’s Testing Center.

For more information, please contact the Testing Center at [email protected].

International Baccalaureate Program

The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is a rigorous pre-university program, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19, available worldwide through the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).

In compliance with SB111, TAMUC offers at least 24 hours of credit to all IB diploma candidates with subject exam scores of 4 or higher. Students with IB certificates or courses are evaluated on a subject by subject basis upon receipt of an IB transcript. TAMUC must have an official score report sent directly from IB to award credit.

View a list of IB Exams offered for credit at A&M-Commerce.

Step 2. Apply

Use ApplyTexas.org and choose Texas A&M University-Commerce as your school of choice.

Step 3. Submit Documents

Transcripts

Please submit an official, sealed copy of your transcript from each school you previously attended so we can process your admission application. Include a transcript from all schools, including proprietary/career schools, regardless of how long it’s been since you last attended.

Dual-credit freshmen must also submit an official transcript from the institution that offered the dual-credit classes.

To submit a transcript to A&M-Commerce, contact your previous/current academic institution(s) and request that they mail the transcript to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

For faster delivery, you may check to see if your previous/current academic institution(s) can submit an electronic version of your transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

If they offer electronic transcript service, they will provide you with further instructions about how to use this option. A&M-Commerce accepts SPEEDE, National Clearinghouse and Escript-Safe electronic transcripts.

ACT/SAT

ACT or SAT test scores are optional for admission. Use the A&M-Commerce codes 4088 (ACT) and 6188 (SAT) to submit your scores on act.org or collegeboard.org

Step 4. Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

More than 70% of our undergraduate students receive financial aid. Find out how you may be eligible for grants, loans and/or the Work Study Program.

Step 5. After You Have Been Accepted

New Student Orientation

All new undergraduate students are required to participate in New Student Orientation, an important, exciting and mandatory step in becoming part of the A&M-Commerce family.

Reserve your spot for New Student Orientation at myLEO > Apps >Freshman Orientation

All orientation sessions will be offered virtually.

There is a $100 fee. This fee does not have to be paid upfront to make a reservation. The fee will be added to your account after attending New Student Orientation. If you receive financial aid, scholarships or other financial assistance, these may be used to cover the orientation fee.

Meet Your Success Team

Your Student Success Team consists of an academic advisor, a financial aid advisor and an academic concierge, specific to your college, who collaborate to help a group of students meet their educational goals.

  • Academic advisor helps you to navigate registration and your degree plan.
  • Academic concierge helps you identify obstacles to your success and connect you to resources.
  • Financial aid advisor helps you navigate financial aid.

Bacterial Meningitis Requirement

Your health is a priority here!

Texas Senate Bill 62 requires all students under age 22 who are entering an institution of higher education (public and private) to either receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet certain criteria to decline the vaccination 10 days before the first day of the semester.

Important facts about Bacterial Meningitis

Sign Up for Housing

Sign in to your myLEO account. *Note: It may take up to 48 hours before you are able to access the housing application after being accepted to the university

  • myLeo > Apps > Residential Living and Learning > Housing Application
  • In the drop down menu, select the option that best suits your needs.
  • Once you make a selection and click save and continue, your application will appear.
  • Please make sure to check the dates on the application to ensure these are the dates you wish to live in on-campus housing. If the dates are correct, click Apply.

Sign Up for a Meal Plan

One Year Post High School Graduation

Any residential student who enrolls at A&M-Commerce within one (1) year of high school graduation is required to have the following meal plan:

19 Exchange Plan w/$400 FLEX

If a student does not select a meal plan, the 19 Exchange Meal Plan will be automatically applied.

Two Year Post High School Graduation

Any residential student who enrolls at A&M-Commerce within two (2) years of high school graduation is required to have one of the following meal plans:

19 Exchange Plan w/$400 FLEX
14 Meal Plan w/$400 Flex

If a student does not select a meal plan, the 14 Meal Plan w/ $400 FLEX will be automatically applied.

Three or More Years Post High School Graduation

Any residential student who enrolls in A&M-Commerce three (3) or more years after high school graduation may request one of the following meal plans:

19 Exchange Plan w/ $400 FLEX
14 Meal Plan w/ $400 FLEX
No Meal Plan

Commuter Meal Plans

Commuter $400 FLEX w/ 5 Dining Room Meals Per Week Price: $950
Commuter $400 FLEX w/ 7 Dining Room Meals Per Week Price: $1,100
Commuter $400 FLEX Price: $400

TSI (If Required)

You do not have to complete the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) if you have met one of the following:

  • Minimum college readiness standard on the SAT or ACT
  • Obtained the minimum required score(s) on the statewide high school STAAR EOCs Algebra II and English III exams (these are optional for high schools)
  • Veteran or active military waiver (must meet specific requirements for each category)
  • Transfer exemption (declaration by another institution)
  • Prior college-level coursework

Students are responsible for providing proof of exemption and will be required to complete assessments until documentation showing state exemption is provided. For more information, please contact the Testing Center at [email protected].

Apply for Scholarships

To help you pay for your degree, a variety of scholarship opportunities are available, including institutional scholarships, outside scholarships and state-funded scholarships. You do not need to apply for institutional scholarships but you should apply for outside scholarships. All scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis as funds are available, so apply to TAMUC and for scholarships as early as you can!

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Steps to Apply for Transfer Students

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Prepare

College is the next big step in your academic journey! As you prepare for college, ensure that you continue to excel in your high school career.

Consider Majors and Request Information

Consider the field of study and degree program you want to pursue at A&M-Commerce. Take some time to review our degree programs. A&M-Commerce offers over 100 different degrees as well as special programs designed to provide the support you need for success!

Request information about the degree programs that interest you.

Our admission counselors want to do everything they can to help you learn about A&M-Commerce and guide you through the process! Schedule an apportionment to meet with your admission counselor today!

Review Admission Requirements

A&M-Commerce is committed to making the transfer process as smooth as possible.

To meet automatic admission requirements as a transfer student, you must have:

  • At least 12 transferable hours (excluding developmental coursework)
  • A 2.0-grade point average (GPA) or higher on all transferable coursework

If you do not meet the admissions criteria above, you are encouraged to continue at your current school or attend a community college until you have the transfer hours and GPA. All students are eligible to appeal the admissions decision. Students will be notified in their admissions letter which required documents are needed to complete the appeal process. For more information on how to appeal the admissions decision, please email [email protected].

Step 2. Apply

Use ApplyTexas.org and choose Texas A&M University-Commerce as your school of choice.

ApplyTexas

Step 3. Submit Documents

Transcripts

Please submit an official, sealed copy of your transcript from each school you previously attended so we can process your admission application. Include a transcript from all schools, including proprietary/career schools, regardless of how long it’s been since you last attended.

Dual-credit freshmen must also submit an official transcript from the institution that offered the dual-credit classes. If you are a senior in high school, please send a transcript through your junior year.

To submit a transcript to A&M-Commerce, contact your previous/current academic institution(s) and request that they mail the transcript to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

For faster delivery, you may check to see if your previous/current academic institution(s) can submit an electronic version of your transcript to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

If they offer electronic transcript service, they will provide you with further instructions about how to use this option. A&M-Commerce accepts SPEEDE, National Clearinghouse and Escript-Safe electronic transcripts.

ACT/SAT

ACT or SAT test scores are optional for admission. Use the A&M-Commerce codes 4088 (ACT) and 6188 (SAT) to submit your scores on act.org or collegeboard.org

Step 4. Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Find out how you may be eligible for grants, loans and/or the Work Study Program.

Step 5. After You Have Been Accepted

New Student Orientation

Congratulations on transferring to A&M-Commerce! You’re one step away from starting your journey here.

All new undergraduate students are required to participate in New Student Orientation, an important, exciting (and mandatory) step in becoming a part of the A&M-Commerce family.

Reserve your spot for Transfer Orientation myLEO > Apps > Transfer Orientation.

All orientation sessions will be offered virtually

If you’re a freshman, learn more about our mandatory Freshman Orientation.

Meet your Success Team

Your Student Success Team consists of an academic advisor, a financial aid advisor and an academic concierge specific to your college who collaborate to help a group of students meet their educational goals.

  • Academic Advisor helps you to navigate registration and your degree plan.
  • Academic concierge helps you identify obstacles to your success and connect you to resources.
  • Financial aid advisor helps you navigate financial aid.

Bacterial Meningitis Requirement

Your health is a priority here!

Texas Senate Bill 62 requires all students under age 22 entering an institution of higher education (public and private) to either receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet certain criteria to decline the vaccination 10 days before the first day of the semester.

Important facts about Bacterial Meningitis

Sign Up for Housing

Sign into your myLEO account. *Note: It may take up to 48 hours before you are able to access the housing application after being accepted to the university

  • myLeo > Apps > Residential Living and Learning > Housing Application.
  • In the drop down menu, select the option that best suits your needs.
  • Once you make a selection and click save and continue, your application will appear.
  • Please make sure to check the dates on the application to ensure these are the dates you wish to live in on-campus housing. If the dates are correct, click Apply.

Sign Up for a Meal Plan

One Year Post High School Graduation

Any residential student who enrolls at TAMUC within one (1) year of high school graduation is required to have the following meal plan:

19 Exchange Plan w/$400 FLEX

If a student does not select a meal plan, the 19 Exchange Meal Plan will be automatically applied.

Two Year Post High School Graduation

Any residential student who enrolls at TAMUC within two (2) years of high school graduation is required to have one of the following meal plans.

19 Exchange Plan w/$400 FLEX
14 Meal Plan w/$400 Flex

If a student does not select a meal plan, the 14 Meal Plan w/ $400 FLEX will be automatically applied

Three or More Years Post High School Graduation

Any residential student who enrolls in TAMUC three (3) or more years post High School graduation may request one of the following meal plans.

19 Exchange Plan w/ $400 FLEX
14 Meal Plan w/ $400 FLEX
No Meal Plan

Commuter Meal Plans

Commuter $400 FLEX w/ 5 Dining Room Meals Per Week Price: $950
Commuter $400 FLEX w/ 7 Dining Room Meals Per Week Price: $1,100
Commuter $400 FLEX Price: $400

TSI (If Required)

You do not have to complete the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) if you have met one of the following:

  1. Met minimum college readiness standard on the SAT or ACT
  2. Obtained the minimum required score(s) on the statewide high school STAAR EOCs Algebra II and English III exams (these are optional for high schools)
  3. Met a veteran or active military waiver (must meet specific requirements for each category)
  4. Received exemption based on earning a prior degree
  5. Received a transfer exemption (declaration by another institution)
  6. Completed prior college-level coursework

Students are responsible for providing proof of exemption and will be considered assessment required until documentation is provided of state exemption. For more information, please contact the Testing Center at [email protected].

Apply for Scholarships

To help you pay for your degree, a variety of scholarship opportunities are available, including institutional scholarships, outside scholarships and state-funded scholarships. You do not need to apply for institutional scholarships but you should apply for outside scholarships. All scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis as funds are available, so apply to TAMUC and for scholarships as early as you can!

Core Curriculum for Transfer Students

Core Curriculum for Transfer Students

The Texas Core Curriculum includes 42 semester hours of required coursework for all Texas undergraduate students. The Core Curriculum helps ensure that Texas undergraduate students develop essential knowledge and skills.

The Texas Core Curriculum requires students to complete:

  • Thirty-six semester hours (36 SH) of coursework from a broad variety of disciplines across eight Foundational Component Areas.
  • Six semester hours (6 SH) that meet requirements for any one of the Foundational Component Areas. Institutions are allowed to select those six hours to meet institutional priorities and mission. This six-hour element of the Texas Core Curriculum is called the Component Area Option.

View the Core Curriculum in the University Catalog.

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Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements

Find the transfer guide for your previous college or university listed below.

Arlington Baptist College

Austin Community College

Baptist University of the Americas

Cisco College

Collin County Community College District

College of Biblical Studies

Dallas County Community College District

Eastfield College of the Dallas County Community College District

Grayson County College

Hallmark College

Hill College

Navarro College

Northeast Texas Community College

Paris Junior College

Parker College

Remington College

Trinity Valley Community College

Tyler Junior College

University of North Texas (Crosstown Air Force ROTC)

Uplift Education

Woodrow Wilson High School

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Transfer of Credits from Other Institutions Course Equivalencies

Please note the following information about transfer of credits from other institutions:

  • To see a suggested sequence for the requirements of each degree program view: Texas Common Course Numbering System
  • Two sequences of American/Texas Government are taught at Texas community colleges and universities.
    • Texas Common Courses, GOVT 2305 and GOVT 2306, transfer directly as course equivalents to PSci 220 and 221, respectively.
    • Texas Common Courses, GOVT 2301 and 2302, are NOT direct course equivalents for PSci 220 and 221. However, GOVT 2301 and 2302 do transfer together as a complete sequence for PSci 220 and 221.
    • Due to the differences in course content at Texas community colleges and universities, it is strongly recommended that students complete the required courses in American/Texas government at the same institution. Students seeking to combine courses from the two sequences should use caution and be aware that only the following alternative combinations of GOVT 2301 and PSci 220/GOVT 2305 or GOVT 2301 and PSci 221/GOVT 2306 fulfill the content requirement of the state of Texas.
  • Courses taken at junior or community colleges cannot transfer as advanced hours (course numbers beginning with a 3 or 4 indicate advanced hours).
  • The applicability of transferred credit toward a degree is subject to the preparation of an advisement guide within an academic department.
  • Students must complete a minimum of sixty (60) semester hours from an upper division institution. While all credit hours presented on the sending institution’s transcripts will be evaluated and equivalent college-level courses posted to the student’s academic record, a maximum of sixty-six (66) semester credit hours from a junior or community college may be applied toward degree requirements.
  • College preparatory course work in remedial math, reading and writing are not transferable and do not satisfy college-level requirements at A&M-Commerce.
  • When a course is repeated, only the last enrollment for that course will be used in computing the grade point average. The second grade will be used to determine credit earned for the course.
  • A grade of “D” is transferable, but a minimum grade of “C” is required in all undergraduate courses in the academic major.
  • Courses that transfer but do not have exact equivalent numbers at A&M-Commerce are listed as generic credit. At the discretion of the major department, these courses may fulfill specific degree requirements.
  • Core courses completed at other Texas public colleges and universities will satisfy core requirements at A&M-Commerce.
  • The transfer grade point average will be used to determine admissibility to the University and scholarship eligibility.
  • Official cumulative grade point average is calculated only on courses taken at A&M-Commerce.

The equivalencies presented herein are accurate and complete at the time of publication. A&M-Commerce reserves the right to re-evaluate the transferability of specific courses offered by other institutions, and to amend University course and/or program offerings without prior notice. The evaluation of academic semester hours and course work is the responsibility of the Office of Transfer Admissions unless otherwise noted.

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OFFICIAL STEPS TO APPLY – Graduate

Follow the specific steps detailed on your degree program’s page.

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International Steps

OFFICIAL STEPS TO APPLY – FRESHMEN INTERNATIONAL

Step 1. Prepare

College is the next big step in your academic journey!

Residents of foreign countries who wish to enter the university should apply to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions well in advance of the semester they plan to attend. Please note that an international student is any degree-seeking student holding a non-immigrant student visa.

All admission requirements are to be completed a minimum of three months prior to the beginning of the semester. In the case of extenuating circumstances, exceptions to this timeline may be considered on an individual basis.

Keep in mind that your transcripts must be evaluated by an independent credential evaluation agency before being considered for admission.

Consider Majors and Request Information

Consider the field of study and degree program you want to pursue at A&M-Commerce. Take some time to review our degree programs. A&M-Commerce offers over 100 different degrees as well as special programs designed to provide the support you need for success!

Request information about the degree programs that interest you.

Our admission counselors want to do everything they can to help you learn about A&M-Commerce and guide you through the process! Schedule an apportionment to meet with your admission counselor today!

Review Admission Requirements

Meet one of the following requirements to be automatically accepted into the Lion Pride.

  • Rank in the top 30% of your graduating class
  • Have a composite ACT score of 21 or better
  • Minimum combined SAT (March 2016 or later) of 1060

Use the A&M-Commerce codes 4088 (ACT) and 6188 (SAT) to submit your scores on act.org or collegeboard.org

Most colleges, including A&M-Commerce, require the completion of a recommended or distinguished high school curriculum which includes:

  • English Language Arts (4 credits)
  • Mathematics (4 credits)
  • Science (4 credits)
  • Social Studies (4 credits)
  • Language other than English (2 credits)

Dual credit classes

Dual credit classes are college courses that you have taken through your local community college that also counted toward your high school diploma. In order to receive transfer credit from A&M-Commerce for dual credit classes, you must submit official transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions from the community college or university where you took your dual credit classes.

For more information or questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 903-886-5000 or [email protected].

Advanced Placement

A&M-Commerce accepts scores on certain College Board Advanced Placement(AP) tests for credit in selected courses.

Examinations offered by the AP program are administered during late spring by high schools. Interested high school students should contact their high school counselors for information on AP courses their school offers.

AP scores should be forwarded to A&M-Commerce Student Assessment Office. The College Board code for A&M-Commerce is 6188. Scores reported from the spring AP test administration will not be received until late July.

AP Exams for Credit at Texas A&M-Commerce:


AP Course

Req. Score

TAMU-Commerce Course(s)
Sem. Cr.Hours
American Government3 or higherPSCI 23013
American History/U.S. History3 or higherHIST 1301 or 13023
Art History3 or higherART 13033
Art, Studio-2D design3 or higherART 1113
Art, Studio-3D design3 or higherART 1403
Art, Studio-Drawing3 or higherART 1103
Biology3 or higherBIO 14064
Calculus A/B3 or higherMATH 24134
Calculus B/C3MATH 24134
Calculus B/C4 or higherMATH 2413 & 1928
Chemistry3 or higherCHEM 1305/1105 & 1307/11078
Computer Science A3 or higherCSCI 126, 151 & 1529
Computer Science A/B3 or higherCSCI 126, 151, 152 & 27012
Economics-Macro3 or higherECO 23013
Economics-Micro3 or higherECO 23023
Environmental Science3 or higherENVS 13013
French3 or higherFREN 131 & 1326
French4 or higherFREN 131, 132, 231 & 23212
Introduction to Sociology3 or higherSOC 13013
Language and Composition or Literature and Composition3ENG 13013
Language and Composition or Literature and Composition4 or higherENG 1301 & 13026
Physics 13 or higherPHYS 14014
Physics 23 or higherPHYS 14024
Physics E&M4 or higherPHYS 24254
Physics Mech.4 or higherPHYS 24264
Psychology3 or higherPSYC 23013
Spanish3 or higherSPAN 131 & 1326
Spanish4 or higherSPAN 131, 132, 231, & 23212
Statistics3 or higherMATH 13243
World History3 or higherHIST 2653

For more information or questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 903-886-5000 or [email protected].

International Baccalaureate Program

The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is a rigorous pre-university program, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19, available worldwide through the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).

In compliance with SB111, TAMUC offers at least 24 hours of credit to all IB diploma candidates with subject exam scores of 4 or higher. Students with IB certificates or courses are evaluated on a subject by subject basis upon receipt of an IB transcript. TAMUC must have an official score report sent directly from IB to award credit.

View a list of IB Exams offered for credit at A&M-Commerce.

Step 2. Apply

All international undergraduate students applying to A&M-Commerce must complete the freshman ApplyTexas application for international students.

Undergraduate Deadlines – Fall/May 1, Spring/Oct. 1 and Summer/March 1

Use ApplyTexas.org and choose Texas A&M University-Commerce as your school of choice.

Step 3. Submit Documents

Transcripts

Please submit an official, sealed copy of your transcript from each school you previously attended so we can process your admission application. Include a transcript from all schools, including proprietary/career schools, regardless of how long it’s been since you last attended.

Dual-credit freshmen must also submit an official transcript from the institution that offered the dual-credit classes. If you are a senior in high school, please send a transcript through your junior year.

To submit a transcript to A&M-Commerce, contact your previous/current academic institution(s) and request that they mail the transcript to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

For faster delivery, you may check to see if your previous/current academic institution(s) can submit an electronic version of your transcript to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

If they offer electronic transcript service, they will provide you with further instructions about how to use this option. A&M-Commerce accepts SPEEDE, National Clearinghouse and Escript-Safe electronic transcripts.

Request Transcript Evaluation

As an international student, you must show proof of successful completion of a course of study equivalent to that required of a U.S. citizen. Your international transcript must be evaluated by an independent credential evaluation agency before we consider you for admission to A&M-Commerce. For freshman admission, high school transcripts need only be evaluated to determine U.S. high school equivalency.

Please contact one of the following agencies for an evaluation of your academic transcript.

FOREIGN CREDENTIALS SERVICES OF AMERICA

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC CREDENTIAL EVALUATORS, INC.

EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIAL EVALUATORS, INC.

WORLD EDUCATION SERVICES, INC.

SDR EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS

Upon completion of your evaluation, please ask the agency to provide a copy to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429-3011

Dual-credit freshmen must also submit an official transcript from the institution that offered the dual-credit classes.

ACT/SAT

ACT or SAT test scores are optional for admission. Use the A&M-Commerce codes 4088 (ACT) and 6188 (SAT) to submit your scores on act.org or collegeboard.org

Proof of Language Proficiency

As an applicant, you must be adequately proficient in English to pursue a course of study at the university. A score of at least 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based or 79 internet-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and an official report of these scores must be submitted to the Office Undergraduate Admissions prior to admission. Please keep in mind that Education Testing Service (ETS) will not release scores that are older than two (2) years.

Undergraduate Exemptions:

  • Students who have completed Eng 1301 and Eng 1302, at a U.S. institution, with a grade of “C” or better. Students may provide a certified older score if they have been continuously studying at a U.S. college or university.
  • Students who have successfully completed the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEP’s) advanced-level program as defined in the information provided by TIEP and who are seeking admissions to our campus.
  • Students who have completed a minimum of one year of study in a Texas public high school with the completion of English III or English IV (including Advance Placement/AP) with a grade of “B” or better.
  • Students who are citizens of Australia, New Zealand, the British Virgin Island, Jamaica, United Kingdom, Ireland, Antigua, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, St. Lucia, Wales, Bahamas, Barbados, Switzerland and Canada (excluding French-speaking Quebec). Proof of citizenship must be provided such as birth certificate or passport.
  • Students who have one of the following tests and scores:
    CAE: B or Higher
    CPE: C or Higher
    AT II E: 968 or Higher
    IELTS: Overall band 6.0 or Higher
    SAT Verbal: 500 or Higher
    ACT Verbal: 19 or Higher
  • Students who have obtained one of the following foreign high school diplomas/tests/scores:

GCE, GCSE, IGCSE: C or higher in English Language
WASC, KCSE, SSCE or equivalent national exams: C or higher in English Language IB (International Baccalaureate): Grade 4 or higher in English subject

Submit Sponsor's Statement

A Sponsor’s Statement (signed by the sponsor) with a current bank statement showing a balance of at least $28,109.00 USD must be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Sponsor’s statements and bank statements must be less than one year old at the time of application.

All educational and living expenses (including medical/repatriation insurance) are the responsibility of the student.

Sponsor’s Statement of Support for International Student

International Student Agreement Form

Important Note:

When submitting documents, please keep in mind that mail between the United States and other countries can take as long as four weeks. Sufficient time should be allowed for processing documents. The application deadline is ninety (90) days prior to the beginning of the semester of enrollment. At that time, all required forms (listed above) must be on file with the Texas A&M University-Commerce Office Undergraduate Admissions.

New International Student Guidebook

The International Student Guidebook provides very important pre-arrival and arrival information for our new students. The OIP has compiled information for the most frequently asked questions our new international students have each semester.

Step 4. Apply for Scholarships

More than 70% of our undergraduate students receive financial aid. Find out how you may be eligible for scholarships or the Work Study Program.

Step 5. After You Have Been Accepted

New Student Orientation

All new undergraduate students are required to participate in New Student Orientation, an important, exciting (and mandatory) step in becoming a part of the A&M-Commerce family.

Reserve your spot for New Student Orientation myLEO > Apps >Freshman Orientation

All orientation sessions will be offered virtually.

There is a $100 fee. This fee does not have to be paid upfront to make a reservation. The fee will be added to your account after attending New Student Orientation. If you receive financial aid, scholarships or other financial assistance, these may be used to cover the orientation fee.

Meet your Success Team

Your Student Success Team consists of an academic advisor, a financial aid advisor and an academic concierge specific to your college who collaborate to help a group of students meet their educational goals.

  • Academic Advisor helps you to navigate registration and your degree plan.
  • Academic concierge helps you identify obstacles to your success and connect you to resources.
  • Financial aid advisor helps you navigate financial aid.

Bacterial Meningitis Requirement

Your health is a priority here!

Texas Senate Bill 62 requires all students under age 22 entering an institution of higher education (public and private) to either receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet certain criteria to decline the vaccination 10 days before the first day of the semester.

Important facts about Bacterial Meningitis

Sign Up for Housing

Sign into your myLEO account. *Note: It may take up to 48 hours before you are able to access the housing application after being accepted to the university

  • myLeo > Apps > Residential Living and Learning > Housing Application.
  • In the drop down menu, select the option that best suits your needs.
  • Once you make a selection and click save and continue, your application will appear.
  • Please make sure to check the dates on the application to ensure these are the dates you wish to live in on-campus housing. If the dates are correct, click Apply.

Sign Up for a Meal Plan

One Year Post High School Graduation

Any residential student who enrolls at TAMUC within one (1) year of high school graduation is required to have the following meal plan:

19 Exchange Plan w/$400 FLEX

If a student does not select a meal plan, the 19 Exchange Meal Plan will be automatically applied.

Two Year Post High School Graduation

Any residential student who enrolls at TAMUC within two (2) years of high school graduation is required to have one of the following meal plans.

19 Exchange Plan w/$400 FLEX
14 Meal Plan w/$400 Flex

If a student does not select a meal plan, the 14 Meal Plan w/ $400 FLEX will be automatically applied

Three or More Years Post High School Graduation

Any residential student who enrolls in TAMUC three (3) or more years post High School graduation may request one of the following meal plans.

19 Exchange Plan w/ $400 FLEX
14 Meal Plan w/ $400 FLEX
No Meal Plan

Commuter Meal Plans

Commuter $400 FLEX w/ 5 Dining Room Meals Per Week Price: $950
Commuter $400 FLEX w/ 7 Dining Room Meals Per Week Price: $1,100
Commuter $400 FLEX Price: $400

TSI (If Required)

You do not have to complete the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) if you have met one of the following:

  1. Met minimum college readiness standard on the SAT or ACT
  2. Obtained the minimum required score(s) on the statewide high school STAAR EOCs Algebra II and English III exams (these are optional for high schools)
  3. Met a veteran or active military waiver (must meet specific requirements for each category)
  4. Received exemption based on earning a prior degree
  5. Received a transfer exemption (declaration by another institution)
  6. Completed prior college-level coursework

Students are responsible for providing proof of exemption and will be considered assessment required until documentation is provided of state exemption. For more information, please contact the Testing Center at [email protected].

Apply for Scholarships

To help you pay for your degree, a variety of scholarship opportunities are available, including institutional scholarships, outside scholarships and state-funded scholarships. You do not need to apply for institutional scholarships but you should apply for outside scholarships. All scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis as funds are available, so apply to TAMUC and for scholarships as early as you can!

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OFFICIAL STEPS TO APPLY – INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER

Step 1. Prepare

College is the next big step in your academic journey!

Residents of foreign countries who wish to enter the university should apply to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions well in advance of the semester they plan to attend. Please note that an international student is any degree-seeking student holding a non-immigrant student visa.

All admission requirements are to be completed a minimum of three months prior to the beginning of the semester. In the case of extenuating circumstances, exceptions to this timeline may be considered on an individual basis.

Keep in mind that your transcripts must be evaluated by an independent credential evaluation agency before being considered for admission

Consider Majors and Request Information

Consider the field of study and degree program you want to pursue at A&M-Commerce. Take some time to review our degree programs. A&M-Commerce offers over 100 different degrees as well as special programs designed to provide the support you need for success!

Request information about the degree programs that interest you.

Our admission counselors want to do everything they can to help you learn about A&M-Commerce and guide you through the process! Schedule an apportionment to meet with your admission counselor today!

Review Admission Requirements

Meet one of the following requirements to be automatically accepted into the Lion Pride.

  • Rank in the top 30% of your graduating class
  • Have a composite ACT score of 21 or better
  • Minimum combined SAT (March 2016 or later) of 1060

Use the A&M-Commerce codes 4088 (ACT) and 6188 (SAT) to submit your scores on act.org or collegeboard.org

Most colleges, including A&M-Commerce, require the completion of a recommended or distinguished high school curriculum which includes:

  • English Language Arts (4 credits)
  • Mathematics (4 credits)
  • Science (4 credits)
  • Social Studies (4 credits)
  • Language other than English (2 credits)

Dual credit classes

Dual credit classes are college courses that you have taken through your local community college that also counted toward your high school diploma. In order to receive transfer credit from A&M-Commerce for dual credit classes, you must submit official transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions from the community college or university where you took your dual credit classes.

For more information or questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 903-886-5000 or [email protected].

Advanced Placement

A&M-Commerce accepts scores on certain College Board Advanced Placement(AP) tests for credit in selected courses.

Examinations offered by the AP program are administered during late spring by high schools. Interested high school students should contact their high school counselors for information on AP courses their school offers.

AP scores should be forwarded to A&M-Commerce Student Assessment Office. The College Board code for A&M-Commerce is 6188. Scores reported from the spring AP test administration will not be received until late July.

AP Exams for Credit at Texas A&M-Commerce:


AP Course

Req. Score

TAMU-Commerce Course(s)
Sem. Cr.Hours
American Government3 or higherPSCI 23013
American History/U.S. History3 or higherHIST 1301 or 13023
Art History3 or higherART 13033
Art, Studio-2D design3 or higherART 1113
Art, Studio-3D design3 or higherART 1403
Art, Studio-Drawing3 or higherART 1103
Biology3 or higherBIO 14064
Calculus A/B3 or higherMATH 24134
Calculus B/C3MATH 24134
Calculus B/C4 or higherMATH 2413 & 1928
Chemistry3 or higherCHEM 1305/1105 & 1307/11078
Computer Science A3 or higherCSCI 126, 151 & 1529
Computer Science A/B3 or higherCSCI 126, 151, 152 & 27012
Economics-Macro3 or higherECO 23013
Economics-Micro3 or higherECO 23023
Environmental Science3 or higherENVS 13013
French3 or higherFREN 131 & 1326
French4 or higherFREN 131, 132, 231 & 23212
Introduction to Sociology3 or higherSOC 13013
Language and Composition or Literature and Composition3ENG 13013
Language and Composition or Literature and Composition4 or higherENG 1301 & 13026
Physics 13 or higherPHYS 14014
Physics 23 or higherPHYS 14024
Physics E&M4 or higherPHYS 24254
Physics Mech.4 or higherPHYS 24264
Psychology3 or higherPSYC 23013
Spanish3 or higherSPAN 131 & 1326
Spanish4 or higherSPAN 131, 132, 231, & 23212
Statistics3 or higherMATH 13243
World History3 or higherHIST 2653

For more information or questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 903-886-5000 or [email protected].

More About AP

How do I send an AP Grade Report to a college or university?

During testing, students are encouraged to choose three schools to submit their exam scores to. If additional copies are needed, please go to https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores

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How do I get involved with the AP Program?

The AP Program is open to students at high schools with AP programs who are willing to accept the challenge of a rigorous curriculum.

For more information, please contact AP Services at 609.771.7300, or toll-free in the United States and Canada at 877.274.6474.

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What is the AP Program?

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. More than thirty exams in multiple subject areas are offered. AP exams are given nationally at designated high schools during the month of May. AP exams are graded on a scale of 0-5. A score of 3 or higher is needed for credit.

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International Baccalaureate Program

The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is a rigorous pre-university program, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19, available worldwide through the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).

In compliance with SB111, TAMUC offers at least 24 hours of credit to all IB diploma candidates with subject exam scores of 4 or higher. Students with IB certificates or courses are evaluated on a subject by subject basis upon receipt of an IB transcript. TAMUC must have an official score report sent directly from IB to award credit.

View a list of IB Exams offered for credit at A&M-Commerce.

Step 2. Apply

All international undergraduate students applying to A&M-Commerce must complete the freshman ApplyTexas application for international students.

Undergraduate Deadlines – Fall/May 1, Spring/Oct. 1 and Summer/March 1

Use ApplyTexas.org and choose Texas A&M University-Commerce as your school of choice.

Step 3. Submit Documents

Transcripts

Please submit an official, sealed copy of your transcript from each school you previously attended so we can process your admission application. Include a transcript from all schools, including proprietary/career schools, regardless of how long it’s been since you last attended.

Dual-credit freshmen must also submit an official transcript from the institution that offered the dual-credit classes. If you are a senior in high school, please send a transcript through your junior year.

To submit a transcript to A&M-Commerce, contact your previous/current academic institution(s) and request that they mail the transcript to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

For faster delivery, you may check to see if your previous/current academic institution(s) can submit an electronic version of your transcript to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

If they offer electronic transcript service, they will provide you with further instructions about how to use this option. A&M-Commerce accepts SPEEDE, National Clearinghouse and Escript-Safe electronic transcripts.

Request Transcript Evaluation

As an international student, you must show proof of successful completion of a course of study equivalent to that required of a U.S. citizen. Your international transcript must be evaluated by an independent credential evaluation agency before we consider you for admission to A&M-Commerce. For freshman admission, high school transcripts need only be evaluated to determine U.S. high school equivalency.

Please contact one of the following agencies for an evaluation of your academic transcript.

FOREIGN CREDENTIALS SERVICES OF AMERICA

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC CREDENTIAL EVALUATORS, INC.

EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIAL EVALUATORS, INC.

WORLD EDUCATION SERVICES, INC.

SDR EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS

Upon completion of your evaluation, please ask the agency to provide a copy to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429-3011

Dual-credit freshmen must also submit an official transcript from the institution that offered the dual-credit classes.

ACT/SAT

ACT or SAT test scores are optional for admission. Use the A&M-Commerce codes 4088 (ACT) and 6188 (SAT) to submit your scores on act.org or collegeboard.org

Proof of Language Proficiency

As an applicant, you must be adequately proficient in English to pursue a course of study at the university. A score of at least 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based or 79 internet-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and an official report of these scores must be submitted to the Office Undergraduate Admissions prior to admission. Please keep in mind that Education Testing Service (ETS) will not release scores that are older than two (2) years.

Undergraduate Exemptions:

  • Students who have completed Eng 1301 and Eng 1302, at a U.S. institution, with a grade of “C” or better. Students may provide a certified older score if they have been continuously studying at a U.S. college or university.
  • Students who have successfully completed the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEP’s) advanced-level program as defined in the information provided by TIEP and who are seeking admissions to our campus.
  • Students who have completed a minimum of one year of study in a Texas public high school with the completion of English III or English IV (including Advance Placement/AP) with a grade of “B” or better.
  • Students who are citizens of Australia, New Zealand, the British Virgin Island, Jamaica, United Kingdom, Ireland, Antigua, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, St. Lucia, Wales, Bahamas, Barbados, Switzerland and Canada (excluding French-speaking Quebec). Proof of citizenship must be provided such as birth certificate or passport.
  • Students who have one of the following tests and scores:
    CAE: B or Higher
    CPE: C or Higher
    AT II E: 968 or Higher
    IELTS: Overall band 6.0 or Higher
    SAT Verbal: 500 or Higher
    ACT Verbal: 19 or Higher
  • Students who have obtained one of the following foreign high school diplomas/tests/scores:

GCE, GCSE, IGCSE: C or higher in English Language
WASC, KCSE, SSCE or equivalent national exams: C or higher in English Language IB (International Baccalaureate): Grade 4 or higher in English subject

Submit Sponsor's Statement

A Sponsor’s Statement (signed by the sponsor) with a current bank statement showing a balance of at least $28,109.00 USD must be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Sponsor’s statements and bank statements must be less than one year old at the time of application.

All educational and living expenses (including medical/repatriation insurance) are the responsibility of the student.

Sponsor’s Statement of Support for International Student

International Student Agreement Form

Important Note:

When submitting documents, please keep in mind that mail between the United States and other countries can take as long as four weeks. Sufficient time should be allowed for processing documents. The application deadline is ninety (90) days prior to the beginning of the semester of enrollment. At that time, all required forms (listed above) must be on file with the Texas A&M University-Commerce Office Undergraduate Admissions.

New International Student Guidebook

The International Student Guidebook provides very important pre-arrival and arrival information for our new students. The OIP has compiled information for the most frequently asked questions our new international students have each semester.

Step 4. Apply for Scholarships

More than 70% of our undergraduate students receive financial aid. Find out how you may be eligible for scholarships or the Work Study Program.

Step 5. After You Have Been Accepted

  • Sign up for housing
  • New student orientation
  • Send your meningitis info
  • Register for classes
  • Engage with other freshman
  • Meet your Success Team
  • Check your myLeo account for admission status, financial aid and scholarship info, registration, updates, and deadlines.

TSI (If Required)

You do not have to complete the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) if you have met one of the following:

  1. Met minimum college readiness standard on the SAT or ACT
  2. Obtained the minimum required score(s) on the statewide high school STAAR EOCs Algebra II and English III exams (these are optional for high schools)
  3. Met a veteran or active military waiver (must meet specific requirements for each category)
  4. Received exemption based on earning a prior degree
  5. Received a transfer exemption (declaration by another institution)
  6. Completed prior college-level coursework

Students are responsible for providing proof of exemption and will be considered assessment required until documentation is provided of state exemption. For more information, please contact the Testing Center at [email protected].

Apply for Scholarships

To help you pay for your degree, a variety of scholarship opportunities are available at A&M-Commerce including institutional scholarships, outside scholarships and state-funded scholarships. All scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis as funds are available, so apply as early as you can!

Obtain a Visa

After admission, the Office of International Programs (OIP) will review your documents for eligibility to receive an I-20 (F-1 visa) or DS-2019 (J-1 student). As soon as the OIP receives your admission file we will send you an email requesting some additional information and also explaining the process for issuing the I-20. We understand that you need the I-20 as quickly as possible so you can apply for the student visa, and we appreciate your patience while we review your admission and issue the I-20.

After admission, the Office of International Programs (OIP) will review your documents for eligibility to receive an I-20 (F-1 visa) or DS-2019 (J-1 student). As soon as the OIP receives your admission file we will send you an email requesting some additional information and also explaining the process for issuing the I-20. We understand that you need the I-20 as quickly as possible so you can apply for the student visa, and we appreciate your patience while we review your admission and issue the I-20.

J-1 international students are required to provide proof of financial support that equals the estimated cost for one year of study at A&M-Commerce. This requirement is based on the financial support requirements for all F-1 students. These documents are bank and sponsor statements.

How to Receive an I-20 or DS-2019Funding Requirement for Undergraduate Student

Meet Vaccination Requirements

Texas state law requires all new students 21 years of age or younger to either receive a bacterial meningitis vaccination or meet the exemption requirements prior to the first day of their first semester. Students who fail to submit their proof of vaccination and have their vaccination approved at least 10 days prior to the first day of their first semester may not be allowed to attend classes at A&M-Commerce. Please note that failure to meet this requirement (only students 21 years of age or younger) may result in serious visa status issues.

BACTERIAL MENINGITIS VACCINATION HANDOUT

Step 4. Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

More than 70% of our undergraduate students receive financial aid. Find out how you may be eligible for grants, loans and/or the Work Study Program.

Step 5. After You Have Been Accepted

New Student Orientation

All new undergraduate students are required to participate in New Student Orientation, an important, exciting (and mandatory) step in becoming a part of the A&M-Commerce family.

Reserve your spot for New Student Orientation myLEO > Apps >Freshman Orientation

All orientation sessions will be offered virtually.

There is a $100 fee. This fee does not have to be paid upfront to make a reservation. The fee will be added to your account after attending New Student Orientation. If you receive financial aid, scholarships or other financial assistance, these may be used to cover the orientation fee.

Meet your Success Team

Your Student Success Team consists of an academic advisor, a financial aid advisor and an academic concierge specific to your college who collaborate to help a group of students meet their educational goals.

  • Academic Advisor helps you to navigate registration and your degree plan.
  • Academic concierge helps you identify obstacles to your success and connect you to resources.
  • Financial aid advisor helps you navigate financial aid.

Bacterial Meningitis Requirement

Your health is a priority here!

Texas Senate Bill 62 requires all students under age 22 entering an institution of higher education (public and private) to either receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet certain criteria to decline the vaccination 10 days before the first day of the semester.

Important facts about Bacterial Meningitis

Sign Up for Housing

Sign into your myLEO account. *Note: It may take up to 48 hours before you are able to access the housing application after being accepted to the university

  • myLeo > Apps > Residential Living and Learning > Housing Application.
  • In the drop down menu, select the option that best suits your needs.
  • Once you make a selection and click save and continue, your application will appear.
  • Please make sure to check the dates on the application to ensure these are the dates you wish to live in on-campus housing. If the dates are correct, click Apply.

Sign Up for a Meal Plan

One Year Post High School Graduation

Any residential student who enrolls at TAMUC within one (1) year of high school graduation is required to have the following meal plan:

19 Exchange Plan w/$400 FLEX

If a student does not select a meal plan, the 19 Exchange Meal Plan will be automatically applied.

Two Year Post High School Graduation

Any residential student who enrolls at TAMUC within two (2) years of high school graduation is required to have one of the following meal plans.

19 Exchange Plan w/$400 FLEX
14 Meal Plan w/$400 Flex

If a student does not select a meal plan, the 14 Meal Plan w/ $400 FLEX will be automatically applied

Three or More Years Post High School Graduation

Any residential student who enrolls in TAMUC three (3) or more years post High School graduation may request one of the following meal plans.

19 Exchange Plan w/ $400 FLEX
14 Meal Plan w/ $400 FLEX
No Meal Plan

Commuter Meal Plans

Commuter $400 FLEX w/ 5 Dining Room Meals Per Week Price: $950
Commuter $400 FLEX w/ 7 Dining Room Meals Per Week Price: $1,100
Commuter $400 FLEX Price: $400

TSI (If Required)

You do not have to complete the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) if you have met one of the following:

  1. Met minimum college readiness standard on the SAT or ACT
  2. Obtained the minimum required score(s) on the statewide high school STAAR EOCs Algebra II and English III exams (these are optional for high schools)
  3. Met a veteran or active military waiver (must meet specific requirements for each category)
  4. Received exemption based on earning a prior degree
  5. Received a transfer exemption (declaration by another institution)
  6. Completed prior college-level coursework

Students are responsible for providing proof of exemption and will be considered assessment required until documentation is provided of state exemption. For more information, please contact the Testing Center at [email protected].

Apply for Scholarships

To help you pay for your degree, a variety of scholarship opportunities are available, including institutional scholarships, outside scholarships and state-funded scholarships. You do not need to apply for institutional scholarships but you should apply for outside scholarships. All scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis as funds are available, so apply to TAMUC and for scholarships as early as you can!

The International Student Guidebook provides very important pre-arrival and arrival information for our new students. The OIP has compiled information for the most frequently asked questions our new international students have each semester.

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OFFICIAL STEPS TO APPLY – Graduate

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Begin Your Journey at A&M-Commerce

Be sure to list Texas A&M University-Commerce as your school of choice when completing the admission application through ApplyTexas. A&M-Commerce does not charge an application fee.

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