Freshman Admissions

Freshman Admissions

Freshman Admissions

We'd love to have you join the Eagle Family.  For more information, follow the information provided on this page below.

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Review Admission Requirements

Students must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Top 30% class rank
  • 2.75 GPA+ on a 4.0 scale
  • SAT score 1060+ (after March 2016) / SAT score 980+ (before March 2016)
  • ACT score 21+

Admission to A&M-Texarkana is based on State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy and institutional admissions standards.

Admission Requirements

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With over 30 undergraduate programs and a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, there is a major for every Eagle! Explore our programs and see why we were ranked in the top 15 best small colleges in Texas.

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Connect with Your Admissions Counselor

We have dedicated team of admissions counselors ready to help you navigate the admission process. Find your counselor and connect with them!

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Schedule a Campus Visit

Our beautiful campus sits on 375 acres and borders lakes, walking trails, parks, and so much more. Schedule a tour with one of our Eagle Guides so you can get a sneak-beak preview of what life is like as an Eagle.

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Dual Credit Classes

Dual credit courses are college-level courses that you have taken through a local college while in high school. To receive credit for these courses, you must submit official transcripts from the institution that offered the dual credit to the office of admissions. See submit documents below for instructions.

Advanced Placement & College Level Examination Program

Students may earn some course credit by demonstrated achievement on standardized tests such as the Advanced Placement Program (AP) and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).
Students should submit official Advanced Placement (AP) and CLEP scores to the office of admissions for review and to award credit for those subject areas in which the minimum score required has been achieved.

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International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

In compliance with the State of Texas Senate Bill 111, the university accepts at least 24 semester credit hours of International Baccalaureate (IB) credit in approved subject areas (listed below) from students who have earned the IB Diploma. 

More info about the IB Credit Program

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Submit Documents


You must submit an official, sealed copy of your high school transcript(s) in order for your application to be processed. If you took dual-credit courses, you must also submit your official transcript from the institution that offered the dual-credit course(s).

To submit your transcript, contact your high school or counselor. Official transcripts can be mailed to TAMUT Admissions Office | 7101 University Ave | Texarkana TX 75503. To expedite processing, your transcript can be sent electronically. Ask your high school for more information.

ACT/SAT Scores

Although ACT or SAT scores are no longer required for admissions, we highly recommend that you take either exam and have those scores sent to our university. Not only can these scores help in receiving an admissions decision, but also are needed for some scholarships.

Please have your scores sent to us using the codes: 6202 (SAT) and 4203 (ACT)

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Bacterial Meningitis Requirement

All entering students are required to show evidence of an initial bacterial meningitis vaccine or a booster dose during the five-year period preceding and at least 10 days prior to the first day of the first semester in which the student initially enrolls at an institution.

To submit your proof of vaccine, please submit via Web for Students.

Visit the bacterial meningitis page for more information and to view exceptions.

Apply for Housing

Freshman students are required to live on-campus for their first year. The housing application can be found in Web for Students and typically opens in the month of January. At the time of application, you will be required to pay a non-refundable $100 application fee.

Additionally, it is required that all students residing on campus purchase a meal plan. You will select your meal plan during the housing application process. For more information on housing, visit our page on Bringle Lake Village. To increase your chances of receiving your preferred room, it is important you apply early and by the priority deadline.

TSI (If Applicable)

Texas Success Initiative and Developmental Education (TSI) is a requirement for all students entering a higher education institution in the state of Texas and is used to help determine if students are ready for college-level coursework.

TSI Exemptions

Students are responsible for providing proof of exemption. Unsure if you qualify for an exemption? Email We encourage you to study and test early for a seamless registration process at orientation.

For more information on testing protocols, scheduling, pricing, and requirements, please visit the Testing Center page.

ALEKS (Select Majors)

We determine your preparedness for Calculus I by requiring that you complete an online assessment known as the ALEKS Placement, Preparation, and Learning Assessment. If you are majoring in one of the following majors, you need to plan to take this assessment: Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or Mathematics Education.

Student Orientation, Advising, & Registration (SOAR)

All freshman students are required to attend an orientation experience that is designed to provide a foundation for student success and to help gain an understanding of life as an Eagle.

Visit our SOAR information page on how to sign up for orientation.

Office of Admissions and Recruiting

Hours of Operation | Monday - Friday 8am to 4:30pm
1st Floor of BASS
Phone: (903) 223-3000