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


Step 3. Submit Documents


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

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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