Texas A&M Engineering Academies

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Three Steps to Earning a Top Degree for Less

Step 1: Apply

The first step is to apply to your preferred community college along with a prequalification form. Prequalified students will be sent a link to a special Texas A&M Engineering Academy application.

Step 2: Enroll

If admitted to the program, you’ll be advised on how to accept the offer and register for courses at your community college. From day one of your co-enrollment, you’re a Texas A&M University College of Engineering student.

Step 3: Transition

After a minimum of one year or a maximum of two years co-enrolled at your local community college, you’ll transition to Texas A&M University to complete your degree in the engineering major of your choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do I become a Texas A&M student?

Students are co-enrolled between Texas A&M and one of our partner community colleges, taking their mathematics, science, and core curriculum courses through the community college while taking engineering courses from Texas A&M faculty on the community college campus. After one or two years, students transition to Texas A&M to complete their bachelor’s degrees. Unlike traditional transfer programs, students admitted into the engineering academies are Texas A&M College of Engineering students from day one!

How much does the program cost?

Tuition and fees associated with the Texas A&M Engineering Academy program are handled separately by the community college and Texas A&M University. Students are billed by each institution based on the number of credit hours taken, respectively.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

While a student is co-enrolled in the Academy, their Texas A&M record will be displayed as non-degree seeking. All aid/grants and scholarships will be awarded solely from the community college. Once the student earns entry to a major and is transitioning to the Texas A&M campus, their Texas A&M record is updated from non-degree-seeking to degree-seeking.

Here is some guidance for students seeking to apply for aid, grants, and/or scholarships:

  • Year prior to enrolling in the Academy: Students should apply for grants, financial aid, and scholarships through their community college for the upcoming academic year.
  • Year one and year two while co-enrolled in the Academy: Students should apply for grants, financial aid, and scholarships through their community college and Texas A&M University for the upcoming academic year. While co-enrolled, the community college will award any eligible aid or scholarships. However, it is still recommended that students submit the applications to Texas A&M in preparation of transitioning to Texas A&M the following fall or spring term. The Texas A&M financial aid and scholarship applications on file will be reviewed after the student’s Texas A&M record is updated to degree-seeking.

What documentation will I need for my Texas A&M application?

First-Time-in-College Students (students without college credit or those whose only college credit was earned prior to high school graduation—i.e., dual credit, AP/IB, or early college high school):

  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) — All First-Time-in-College Students must complete the SRAR with a few exceptions: applicants not completing high school in the United States, GED graduates and applicants who have already graduated from high school will not submit a SRAR (specific requirements and additional details available at SRAR FAQs if you fall into one of these categories). The Self-Reported Academic Record lists the courses and associated grades that have been completed, or will be completed, for high school and/or college credit. It replaces the high school transcript used by the Office of Admissions during the initial admission process. Since accuracy is critical, it is best to create the SRAR by referencing an official high school transcript. Applicants will enter their courses, grades, class rank (if provided on transcript), weighted GPA, and graduation plan in the SRAR. Texas residents reporting a top ten percent ranking on the SRAR must also provide verification of ranking by submitting an official high school transcript.
  • Texas A&M Residency Questionnaire
  • OPTIONAL: SAT/ACT Scores (These must be sent by the testing agency and not the high school.) Due to the continued lack of availability of in-person testing opportunities, Texas A&M University will not require ACT or SAT scores for academy applicants in 2021 or 2022. Submitting test scores will not create any unfair advantage or disadvantage for the students who provide them.
  • Bacterial Meningitis Proof of Vaccination (if admitted)
  • Final High School Transcript (if admitted)

Continuing College Students (students who have earned college credits after earning a high school diploma):

  • Official College Transcripts for every institution the student attends, including institutions where dual credit was earned. Texas A&M prefers electronic submission by SPEEDE. Other acceptable methods for sending transcripts include electronic submissions by eSCRIP-SAFE, AVOW and the National Student Clearinghouse or by mail as permitted for Texas A&M transfer applicants. The mailing addresses can be found on the Texas A&M Admissions website.
  • Texas A&M Residency Questionnaire
  • Bacterial Meningitis Proof of Vaccination (if admitted)
  • Final High School Transcript (if admitted)

What engineering programs are offered through the academy?

The Texas A&M College of Engineering offers 22 bachelor’s degree majors across 14 departments:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Biological & Agricultural Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computing
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Distribution
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Engineering
  • Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multidisciplinary Engineering Technology
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering

What academic requirements are there?

The academy program is for first-time, full-time students and continuing students who have achieved a high school diploma or equivalent and are pre-calculus or calculus ready, as determined by their selected academy location. Application processes and admission requirements may vary between academy locations

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