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Are you transferring from another college or University to TAMIU?
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Are you looking to continue your education?
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Applicants who have earned a high school diploma or who are in the process of completing high school credits within two (2) semesters are considered freshmen applicants. Admission score minimums are based according to class rank and are as follows:
Class Rank SAT ACT
First 50% no minimum* no minimum*
Second 50% 860* 18*
*Further testing may be required for placement
Admission to Texas A&M International University is granted on a rolling basis – admission decisions are made as soon as all necessary documents are received. There are 3 steps to the admission process at TAMIU:
Return the completed Application for Undergraduate Admission (PDF) (No Application Fee) to the Office of Recruitment and School Relations. Students may also apply through www.applytexas.org
Provide an official high school transcript indicating class rank and size. Transcripts are accepted for admission consideration once the eleventh grade units and rankings have been posted. The high school accomplished academic plan must be clearly stated (i.e DAP).
- SAT or ACT
The SAT or the ACT is acceptable. The writing assessment is recommended. Students must send scores directly from test center.
TAMIU’s institutional codes are:
SAT-0359 or ACT-4215.
Qualified high school students attaining Junior or Senior status may seek early enrollment to TAMIU for purpose of gaining credits in University-level classes. To be concurrently enrolled, the following documents must be received by the Office of Admissions before acceptance is finalized:
Concurrent Enrollment Procedures
- A completed Application for Concurrent Enrollment (PDF) with a signed clearance for the High School Counselor
- An official high school transcript indicating that the student has an overall GPA of 85 or higher
- A high school schedule of classes
- Placement scores may be required for some courses
- Students must have attempted the THEA: any section of the THEA that is not taken is equivalent to a failing score in that area
- Parents signature on the Parental Permission Statement, located on page 3 of the application.
A student entering Texas A&M International University at the sophomore (30 to 59 hours), junior (60 to 89 hours), or senior (90 or more hours) level from an accredited college or university is considered a transfer student. Texas A&M International University allows credit for work completed in other institutions which are approved by the appropriate regional accrediting agency.
To be admitted as a transfer student, an applicant must submit the following information to the Office of Admissions in Killam Library, Room 155: (Additional requirements for the School of Nursing and for Teacher Education Programs).
Application for Undergraduate Admission.
Return the completed Application for Undergraduate Admission (PDF) (No Application Fee) to the Office of Recruitment and School Relations. Students may also apply through www.applytexas.org.
Official college/university transcript(s) sent directly from each institution attended. A minimum overall grade point average of 2.00 is required. Even though a grade below "C" will be calculated into the grade point average, it will not be used to satisfy degree requirements.
For Students outside Texas/US
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all students having academic studies from a country where English is not the native language. A minimum TOEFL score of 213 (Computer-based) or 550 (Paper-based) is required. This score must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and dated within two (2) years of enrollment.
NOTE: International Students must also complete the requirements listed under International Student Admission.
IMPORTANT: As of September 1, 2003, the State of Texas required all students to meet the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) mandates. TAMIU will use the state approved Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) as a form of assessment and honor any state approved alternative assessment instruments. The University will use the THEA exemptions as stipulated by the State of Texas under the TSI plan. The THEA score is not a determinant component for admissions into A&M International.
For information, contact the Programs for Academic Support and Enrichment at (956) 326-2134.
Transfer Curricula and Resolution of Transfer Disputes for Lower-Level Courses:
The transfer curricula shall be as prescribed by the current issue of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's guide to transfer curricula and transfer of credit.
The following procedures shall be followed by public institutions of higher education in the resolution of transfer disputes involving lower-level courses:
- If an institution of higher education does not accept course credit earned by a student at another institution of higher education, that institution shall give written notice to the student and the other institution that the transfer of the course credit is denied.
- The two institutions and the student shall attempt to resolve the transfer of the course credit in accordance with the Higher Education Coordinating Board rules and/or guidelines.
Texas A&M International University and the Office of Graduate Studies are committed to the preparation of students for leadership roles in their chosen profession and in an increasingly complex, culturally diverse state, national, and global society. The University provides students with a learning environment anchored by the highest quality programs built on a solid academic foundation. To fulfill its mission, the University offers masters programs in the arts; humanities; business; education; physical, biological, and social sciences; and health professions, with authority for select doctoral programs.
For more information visit the Office of Graduate Studies.
Did you know ...
- Spring TAMIU enrollment saw a 10.5% increase from 2008 to 2009?
- The Dustdevil is TAMIU’s official mascot?
- TAMIU offers excellent and low-cost academic programs in the Arts and Sciences, Business, Nursing and Education?
- You can start and finish your bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree at TAMIU?
- TAMIU is one of the State’s least expensive state universities?
- Ever year, TAMIU students from its Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, Pre-Engineering and Pre-Law programs get accepted to the professional school of their choice?
- The average student to faculty ratio at TAMIU is 18-1? The State average is 20 to 1.
- 77% of TAMIU’s total student body receives financial aid to cover educational expenses?
- 62% of students currently attending TAMIU are women?
- As a State institution, all TAMIU courses transfer to any public university in the State of Texas?
- 20% of students living on campus call Laredo home and graduated from local high schools?
- TAMIU students come from all over the world including South Africa, France, Kazakhstan, India, Brazil, China and México and from around the corner.
- The most popular undergraduate majors at TAMIU are Early Childhood Education, Business Administration, Nursing, Criminal Justice and Biology?
- The most popular graduate programs at TAMIU are Business Administration, Educational Administration, School Counseling, Curriculum and Instruction, and Information Systems?
- The Dusty Promise provides admitted students whose families annually earn less than $30,000 four academic years of tuition and fee costs to attend TAMIU?
- There are more than 50 student clubs and organizations at TAMIU?
- TAMIU Athletics is an NCAA Division II member and offers participation opportunities in 11 sports for men and women?
- TAMIU students have the opportunity to study abroad in every continent in the world?
- The TAMIU Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center and Planetarium saw a total of 3,573 school visitors in April 2009?
- Numerous concerts, art exhibits and performances celebrate the University as the community’s cultural center?
- TAMIU is part of The Texas A&M University System, a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center. The A&M System educates more than 109,000 students and makes more than 15 million additional educational contacts through annual service or outreach programs. Externally funded research brings in almost $676 million yearly and helps drive the state’s economy.