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Admission FAQ's

Often times applicants have many questions about the Admission process. If your Admission question was not answered below, an Admission representative will be glad to answer all questions and concerns. Please review some of the frequently asked questions below.

1. How do I apply?

You can apply online at www.applytexas.org.

2. How do I know if you have received my application for admission?

A letter will be e-mailed to you stating that we have received your application for admission. The email will contain your college wide identification number (CWID) and university email account.

3. How can I check my application status?

You can check your Admissions Status by logging into your Web for Students and clicking on the "Check My Admissions Status" link.

4. How long is the Admissions process?

Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing your application for admissions once the application has been received. This does not include the time you should allow for receipt of your transcripts and/or test scores.  The time can vary depending on several factors that are not within our control.  Please continue to check your admissions status online through Web for Students.

5. In what term do I pay my fee?

Please make sure that you pay your application fee in the term of the semester you are applying.  Please make sure you choose this term before you submit payment.

6. I've paid my application fee, now what?

You will receive an Acknowledgement letter which will include your CWID and university email within 48 hours after the receipt of your application. You will also receive email notifications to your personal e-mail account regarding missing documents, financial aid, and other important university correspondence.

7. I have reviewed my admissions status through Web for Students and I see checklist items that I wasn't expecting.  Do I have to submit these documents? 

Yes, during the processing of your application the admission processors will review your file based on the information available to our office at that time and after documents have been received.

8. When will I know if I have been accepted?

An acceptance letter will be mailed to the applicant’s permanent address along with an emailed acceptance letter to the email address provided on the admission application. You can also check your admission status by logging into your Web for Student account and clicking on the “Check Your Admissions Status” link.

9. How long does it take to receive an admission decision?

Admission decisions are made on a daily basis; please continue to check your Web for Students account for an update on your status.

10. How long is my admission decision valid?

Your admission decision is valid for the semester it was issued.  If you do not enroll that semester, you must submit a Move Term Form, and be reprocessed.  Your admissions file will be reviewed for another admission decision.

11. What makes a high school or college/university transcript official?

An official high school transcript bears the original signature of a school official and/or an official school seal and must be received in a sealed envelope from the sending high school. College/university transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope from the sending institution. Transcripts that have been received with the seal broken will be considered unofficial. Please mail official transcripts to:

Admission Office

Texas A&M University – Texarkana

7101 University Avenue

Texarkana, TX 75503

In addition to mailing official transcripts, A&M – Texarkana accepts transcripts via the SPEEDE electronic transcript service.

12. Do I need to send official transcripts from every school I have attended?

Yes, we require your full academic record to completely evaluate your file for admission. Oftentimes, not every class is listed for every institution that is posted on another institution(s) transcript. This will allow us to grant students the correct transfer course credits.

13. Do I need to re-apply if I have missed one semester?

No, if you did not attend for one semester you will not need to re-apply. However, if it has been a year since you attended the university you will need to apply for re-admission.

14. If I attended another school while I sat out for a year, do I need to submit my transcript?

Students who have not attended A&M – Texarkana for at least a year but did take courses at another college or university must submit an official transcript from that school. The coursework is added to your file and your degree evaluation is updated to see how the new coursework applies toward your degree.

15. If I applied, was admitted, but did not enroll, do I need to re-apply?

A student’s application is valid for one year. You can move your application to another term within the year of your application. If it has been more than a year since your application was received, then you must re-apply for admission.

16. If I graduated with my bachelor degree and would like to return to obtain a second bachelor, do I need to re-apply?

If you have already graduated with your degree and want to return to obtain a second bachelor or graduate degree you must re-apply for admission.

17. How can I change my major?

Students who have been admitted but have NOT enrolled can change their intended major by emailing the Admission Office at admissions@tamut.edu with the request. If you are a current student and/or have already enrolled in classes, you must complete the Change of Major form available through the university’s Registrar Office.

18. Where do I submit my bacterial meningitis information?

You will submit your information to Magnus Health Service if you are under the age of 22.   Please click on the Verify Meningitis link available through your Web for Students account.  You will need to scan, fax, or mail your information to Magnus Health Service.   The university DOES NOT accept any bacterial meningitis information.

19. When does my bacterial meningitis information have to be submitted?

An approved meningitis record must be on file at least 10 days prior to the first day of class.  You cannot register for classes without an approved status on file with Magnus Health Service.

20. When will I know if my bacterial meningitis information has been approved?

Please allow at least 72 hours for your information to be reviewed after it has been received by Magnus Health Service.  The statement “Pending School Approval” indicates that your record has been received by Magnus and is pending approval with Magnus ONLY.  The school does not review bacterial meningitis records.

21. Is my admissions application the same as my financial aid applications?

No, each application is separate.  

22. How can I update my residency status to in-state?

Students who have moved to Texas must submit documentation to provide proof that you have lived in the state for 12 consecutive months prior to the semester the student plans on enrolling. Please review the ‘Documentation Charts’ located under Online Forms for a list of acceptable documents.

23. What is my PIN?

This is an abbreviation for your Personal Identification Number that you use to access Web for Students.  The very first time you access your Web for Students account this will be your 6-digit date of birth without dashes in the following format: June 1, 1959 would be 060159. After you login, you will be prompted to enter your old PIN (your 6-digit date of birth) and change this PIN to another set of 6-digits.  You will enter this information twice.  It cannot be your 6-digit date of birth in the above format. Please keep this number in a secure location.

24. How do I log into my Web for Students account?

Please click here to navigate to the Web for Students page.

25. Where can I find my Student Id number?

Your Student Id number can be found in several places.

a. On the back of your Student ID card.

b. On your Degree Plan. If you attended a New Student Orientation and were given a tentative plan, this number was written next to your name.  If you have received your Official Degree Plan, this number is on the left side above the letters “SID”.

c. On a statement mailed out from the Business Office.  It will be in the upper right hand corner.

d. On a printout of your schedule when you registered in Enrollment Services.

e. On the e-mail sent to you from Admissions indicating that your application for admissions has been received.

How can I reset my PIN?

Option 1: Please click the “Forgot PIN?” link located under the login button on the login screen.  If you have enabled this feature, you will be prompted with a question that you have designed.  You will then need to enter your answer.  Please note that the answer is case sensitive. You must type the answer in the same way you set it up.         

(Example – Question: What is my mother’s maiden name? Answer: Jones)

*You must enter “Jones” with a capital “J” and lowercase “ones” when you answer the   question. 

Option 2: Fax/Scan in a photo copy of your driver’s license to Admissions requesting your PIN to be reset.  If you are faxing your driver’s license, please make sure you lighten the copy.  It will darken in our fax machine.  We must be able to clearly read your name and birth date. You can fax this copy to (903) 223-3140.  If you scan a copy of your driver license, you can email it to Admissions@tamut.edu. Your signature must be on the request.

Option 3: Come into the University One Stop with your driver’s license and ask to have your PIN reset.

FOR YOUR PROTECTION

We CANNOT give you or anyone else your PIN over the phone or in person. This number is masked out and cannot be viewed.

You have five attempts to login to Web for Students before you will be locked out and prompted to contact the One Stop to gain information on how to reset your pin.

26. How do I contact Admissions?

There are three ways you can contact the Admissions Office. You can contact us through email at admissions@tamut.edu, by phone at 903.334.6601, or by stopping by the Enrollment Services office located on the 2nd floor in the University Center building.

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