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Freshman Applicants

Flexible Program Options

A variety of academic programs offer you countless choices for study. We offer many courses and even entire programs online. In addition, you can take courses during the day or evening, and either part-time or full-time.

Life at A&M-Texarkana

Here at Texas A&M University-Texarkana, we understand the key to success: obtaining your degree. For this reason, our nationally recognized, fully accredited 4-year university offers top academic programs, complete with an outstanding group of faculty and staff plus the latest state-of-the-art facilities on our new Bringle Lake Campus. We are the life-altering experience that will prepare you for all your future endeavors.

Admission Requirements

A freshman applicant must meet one of the following to be eligible for admission to the university

1. Automatic Admissions

High School Class Rank - Top 25%*

*Students applying under the top 10% automatic admission category must have graduated in one of the two school years preceding the academic year for which the student is applying.

2. Full Admission

High School Class Rank - 2nd quartile (26-50) AND a minimum 890 SAT*/19 ACT composite

High School Class Rank - 3rd quartile (51-75) AND a minimum 930 SAT*/20 ACT composite

High School Class Rank - 4th quartile (76-100) AND a minimum 971 SAT*/21 ACT composite

*SAT total is the Critical Reading and Math sections combined

Alternative Admissions

Students who do not meet institutional requirements for automatic or full admissions are offered consideration through the Alternative Admissions (Eagle Access Program) process. Eagle Access is designed to help you adjust to college life and build foundations for academic success leading to full admission to A&M-Texarkana.

Applications for the Eagle Access Program will be accepted until June 1st for the Fall semester. The Alternative Admissions Committee will examine the applications, essays, and any other documents submitted for support and will accept those that meet the requirements as applications are submitted. Some applicants may be asked to participate in an interview at the discretion of the Alternative Admissions Committee. 

In order to be eligible to apply for alternative admission, you MUST meet the following requirements:

High School Class Rank - 2nd quartile (26-50) AND a minimum 810 SAT*/17 ACT composite

High School Class Rank - 3rd quartile (51-75) AND a minimum 850 SAT*/18 ACT composite

High School Class Rank - 4th quartile (76-100) AND a minimum 889 SAT*/19 ACT composite

*SAT total is the Critical Reading and Math sections combined

Submit an essay consisting of a 300 word providing information about yourself that will assist the Alternative Admissions Committee in understanding their potential for academic success at A&M-Texarkana.  Applicants may include a description of any unique challenges they may have faced that affected their performance, and include specific academic, career goals, and objectives.

 Apply for Admissions

  1. Complete the online application for admission for Texas A&M University-Texarkana at
  2. Submit official high school transcript.
  3. Submit official ACT or SAT test scores
    • ACT 4203
    • SAT 6206
  4. Pay non-refundable $30.00 application fee.

Transcripts should be sent to:

Texas A&M University-Texarkana
Office of Admissions
7101 University Avenue
Texarkana, TX 75503
*Please note: Applications will not be processed until the $30.00 fee is paid and that admission required documents may change after processing and/or receipt of transcripts.
I'm Admitted, What's Next?
1. Confirm Financial Aid and Scholarships
Check your Ace Mail account to view messages regarding your status. You will be receiving award notifications with directions on how to accept your offers, missing information requests, and other pertinent information regarding your financial aid and scholarship application.
2. Apply for Residential Living
One of the most exciting aspects of the university experience is the opportunity to live on campus (Bringle Lake Village). Studies have been made that suggest that students who live on campus generally perform better as opposed to those who do not.
Please visit the Resident Life page to submit an application for housing, view housing requirements/exemptions and other pertinent information.
3. Get Vaccinated
Submit proof of the bacterial meningitis vaccination if under 22 years of age to Magnus Health. Please visit the Bacterial Meningitis page for more information.
4. Register for and attend Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR)
The Orientation Office welcomes new incoming freshman and transfer students to the Eagle Family. The purpose of SOAR is to provide new students the opportunity to:
  • Receive advising and meet with your Academic or Faculty Advisor
  • Register for classes
  • Receive student ID card
  • Learn about student services and resources available to heighten success
  • Meet other new and current students