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Welcome to the Lion life!

When your child joins our pride, so do you. We are so excited to have you on this adventure. Take a look at your next steps and be sure to check in with our community calendar for important events and announcements!

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How, welcome, graduate

Let’s get started!

So, you’ve decided to add one more diploma to your wall?

That’s what we like to hear! Read up on admission requirements and the application process below, then let’s get started. We can’t wait to see what you do as a Lion!

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Let’s get started!

Are you looking for a new route to your degree?

Need a change of scenery? Welcome to your guide for the A&M-Commerce transfer student application process. We can’t wait to have you in our pride.

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Transfer Students – Now That You're Admitted

We can’t wait to welcome you to A&M-Commerce! Now it’s time to complete the following steps:

Confirm Your Financial Aid and Scholarship Applications Are Complete

Check your myLeo email account to receive messages regarding your status. You will receive award notifications with directions on how to accept your offers, missing information requests and other pertinent financial aid and scholarship information. If you are not receiving email updates, please contact [email protected].

Apply for Residential Living

One of the most exciting aspects and an integral part of the university experience is the opportunity to reside in one of our campus residential living and learning facilities. Studies suggest that students who reside on campus generally perform better academically, as opposed to students residing off campus.

Please visit the Department of Residential Living And Learning where you may download the housing application and access additional residence life resources.

Upload Your Meningitis Vaccination Documentation

Requirements for bacterial meningitis vaccination.

Register for and Attend Transfer Orientation

The Office of First Year and Transition Programs welcomes incoming freshman and transfer students to A&M-Commerce each semester. The purpose of new student orientation is to provide students with the opportunity to:

  • Meet with and receive advising from success coaches
  • Register for classes
  • Acquire student ID card and parking permit
  • Pay tuition and fees
  • Learn about services and resources available to enhance success
  • Meet other admitted students

New Student Orientation is an important and mandatory step in becoming a part of the university family. All new students (freshman and transfer) attending the main campus in Commerce are required to participate in new student orientation. Orientation is offered multiple times during the summer months before the start of the fall semester. For spring students, orientation is offered late in the fall prior to the spring semester. For more information concerning new student orientation, please contact: 903.886.5088 or visit the website above.

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How, welcome, international

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We’re thrilled about your interest in studying at A&M-Commerce and we can’t wait to give you a warm Southern welcome.

As you go through the admission process, use this page as a guide and source for important information.

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Welcome to the next chapter in your story! We can’t wait to review your application. Check out the admission requirements and other important information listed below.

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Ready to make your move?

The information below will guide you through the admission process, but we’re only a call away if you need us. You’re one step closer to becoming a Lion!

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STEPS TO APPLY

OFFICIAL STEPS TO APPLY – FRESHMEN

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Prepare

College is the next big step in your academic journey! As you prepare for college, ensure that you continue to excel in your high school career.

Consider Majors and Request Information

Consider the field of study and degree program you want to pursue at A&M-Commerce. Take some time to review our degree programs. A&M-Commerce offers over 100 different degrees as well as special programs designed to provide the support you need for success!

Request information about the degree programs that interest you.

Our Admission Recruiters want to do everything they can to help you learn about A&M-Commerce and guide you through the process!

Review Admission Requirements

Meet one of the following requirements to be automatically accepted into the Lion Pride.

  • Rank in the top 30% of your graduating class
  • Have a composite ACT score of 21 or better
  • Minimum combined SAT (March 2016 or later) of 1060

Use the A&M-Commerce codes 4088 (ACT) and 6188 (SAT) to submit your scores on act.org or collegeboard.org

Most colleges, including A&M-Commerce, require the completion of a recommended or distinguished high school curriculum which includes:

  • English Language Arts (4 credits)
  • Mathematics (4 credits)
  • Science (4 credits)
  • Social Studies (4 credits)
  • Language other than English (2 credits)

Learn more about graduation requirements and how they impact A&M-Commerce admissions.

Dual Credit Classes

Dual credit classes are college courses that you have taken through your local community college that also counted toward your high school diploma. In order to receive transfer credit from A&M-Commerce for dual credit classes, you must submit official transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions from the community college or university where you took your dual credit classes.

For more information or questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 903-886-5000 or [email protected].

Advanced Placement

A&M-Commerce accepts scores on certain College Board Advanced Placement(AP) tests for credit in selected courses.

Examinations offered by the AP program are administered during late spring by high schools. Interested high school students should contact their high school counselors for information on AP courses their school offers.

AP scores should be forwarded to A&M-Commerce Student Assessment Office. The College Board code for A&M-Commerce is 6188. Scores reported from the spring AP test administration will not be received until late July.

AP Exams for Credit at Texas A&M-Commerce:


AP Course

Req. Score

TAMU-Commerce Course(s)
Sem. Cr.Hours
American Government3 or higherPSCI 23013
American History/U.S. History3 or higherHIST 1301 or 13023
Art History3 or higherART 13033
Art, Studio-2D design3 or higherART 1113
Art, Studio-3D design3 or higherART 1403
Art, Studio-Drawing3 or higherART 1103
Biology3 or higherBIO 14064
Calculus A/B3 or higherMATH 24134
Calculus B/C3MATH 24134
Calculus B/C4 or higherMATH 2413 & 1928
Chemistry3 or higherCHEM 1305/1105 & 1307/11078
Computer Science A3 or higherCSCI 126, 151 & 1529
Computer Science A/B3 or higherCSCI 126, 151, 152 & 27012
Economics-Macro3 or higherECO 23013
Economics-Micro3 or higherECO 23023
Environmental Science3 or higherENVS 13013
French3 or higherFREN 131 & 1326
French4 or higherFREN 131, 132, 231 & 23212
Introduction to Sociology3 or higherSOC 13013
Language and Composition or Literature and Composition3ENG 13013
Language and Composition or Literature and Composition4 or higherENG 1301 & 13026
Physics 13 or higherPHYS 14014
Physics 23 or higherPHYS 14024
Physics E&M4 or higherPHYS 24254
Physics Mech.4 or higherPHYS 24264
Psychology3 or higherPSYC 23013
Spanish3 or higherSPAN 131 & 1326
Spanish4 or higherSPAN 131, 132, 231, & 23212
Statistics3 or higherMATH 13243
World History3 or higherHIST 2653

For more information or questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 903-886-5000 or [email protected].

More About AP

How do I send an AP Grade Report to a college or university?

During testing, students are encouraged to choose three schools to submit their exam scores to. If additional copies are needed, please go to https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores

Do you find this helpful? Yes No

How do I get involved with the AP Program?

The AP Program is open to students at high schools with AP programs who are willing to accept the challenge of a rigorous curriculum.

For more information, please contact AP Services at 609.771.7300, or toll-free in the United States and Canada at 877.274.6474.

Do you find this helpful? Yes No

What is the AP Program?

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. More than thirty exams in multiple subject areas are offered. AP exams are given nationally at designated high schools during the month of May. AP exams are graded on a scale of 0-5. A score of 3 or higher is needed for credit.

Do you find this helpful? Yes No

International Baccalaureate Program

The IB Diploma Program is a challenging two-year curriculum leading to assessment in six subject areas: Best Language, Second Language, Individuals and Societies, Experimental Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, and the Arts. The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is a rigorous pre-university program, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19, available worldwide through the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).

Assessment

At the end of the two-year program you will be assessed in two ways

  • Internally
    • Teachers will mark individual pieces of work produced as part of a course of study
  • Externally
    • Individual performance will be measured against stated objectives for each subject
Grading
  • Criterion based
    • Results are determined by performance against set standards, not by each student’s position in the overall rank order
  • Rank
    • The grades for each course range from 1 to 7
    • A minimum score of 4 is required to be considered for credit.
Credit

In compliance with SB111, TAMUC offers at least 24 hours of credit to all IB diploma candidates with subject exam scores of 4 or higher. Students with IB certificates or courses are evaluated on a subject by subject basis upon receipt of an IB transcript. TAMUC must have an official score report sent directly from IB to award credit.

View a list of IB Exams offered for credit at A&M-Commerce.

Step 2. Apply

Use ApplyTexas.org and choose Texas A&M University-Commerce as your school of choice.

Step 3. Submit Documents

Transcripts

Please submit an official, sealed copy of your transcript from each school you previously attended so we can process your admission application. Include a transcript from all schools, including proprietary/career schools, regardless of how long it’s been since you last attended.

Dual-credit freshmen must also submit an official transcript from the institution that offered the dual-credit classes. If you are a senior in high school, please send a transcript through your junior year.

To submit a transcript to A&M-Commerce, contact your previous/current academic institution(s) and request that they mail the transcript to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

For faster delivery, you may check to see if your previous/current academic institution(s) can submit an electronic version of your transcript to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

If they offer electronic transcript service, they will provide you with further instructions about how to use this option. A&M-Commerce accepts SPEEDE, National Clearinghouse and Escript-Safe electronic transcripts.

ACT/SAT

Use the A&M-Commerce codes 4088 (ACT) and 6188 (SAT) to submit your scores on act.org or collegeboard.org

Step 4. Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

More than 70% of our undergraduate students receive financial aid. Find out how you may be eligible for grants, loans and/or the Work Study Program.

Step 5. After You Have Been Accepted

New Student Orientation

All new undergraduate students are required to participate in New Student Orientation, an important, exciting (and mandatory) step in becoming a part of the A&M-Commerce family.

Reserve your spot for New Student Orientation myLEO > Apps >Freshman Orientation

All orientation sessions will be offered virtually.

There is a $100 fee. This fee does not have to be paid upfront to make a reservation. The fee will be added to your account after attending New Student Orientation. If you receive financial aid, scholarships or other financial assistance, these may be used to cover the orientation fee.

Meet your Success Team

Your Student Success Team consists of an academic advisor, a financial aid advisor and an academic concierge specific to your college who collaborate to help a group of students meet their educational goals.

  • Academic Advisor helps you to navigate registration and your degree plan.
  • Academic concierge helps you identify obstacles to your success and connect you to resources.
  • Financial aid advisor helps you navigate financial aid.

Bacterial Meningitis Requirement

Your health is a priority here!

Texas Senate Bill 62 requires all students under age 22 entering an institution of higher education (public and private) to either receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet certain criteria to decline the vaccination 10 days before the first day of the semester.

Important facts about Bacterial Meningitis

Sign Up for Housing

Sign into your myLEO account. *Note: It may take up to 48 hours before you are able to access the housing application after being accepted to the university

  • myLeo > Apps > Residential Living and Learning > Housing Application.
  • In the drop down menu, select the option that best suits your needs.
  • Once you make a selection and click save and continue, your application will appear.
  • Please make sure to check the dates on the application to ensure these are the dates you wish to live in on-campus housing. If the dates are correct, click Apply.

Sign Up for a Meal Plan

One Year Post High School Graduation

Any residential student who enrolls at TAMUC within one (1) year of high school graduation is required to have the following meal plan:

19 Exchange Plan w/$400 FLEX

If a student does not select a meal plan, the 19 Exchange Meal Plan will be automatically applied.

Two Year Post High School Graduation

Any residential student who enrolls at TAMUC within two (2) years of high school graduation is required to have one of the following meal plans.

19 Exchange Plan w/$400 FLEX
14 Meal Plan w/$400 Flex

If a student does not select a meal plan, the 14 Meal Plan w/ $400 FLEX will be automatically applied

Three or More Years Post High School Graduation

Any residential student who enrolls in TAMUC three (3) or more years post High School graduation may request one of the following meal plans.

19 Exchange Plan w/ $400 FLEX
14 Meal Plan w/ $400 FLEX
No Meal Plan

Commuter Meal Plans

Commuter $400 FLEX w/ 5 Dining Room Meals Per Week Price: $950
Commuter $400 FLEX w/ 7 Dining Room Meals Per Week Price: $1,100
Commuter $400 FLEX Price: $400

TSI (If Required)

You do not have to complete the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) if you have met one of the following:

  1. Met minimum college readiness standard on the SAT or ACT
  2. Obtained the minimum required score(s) on the statewide high school STAAR EOCs Algebra II and English III exams (these are optional for high schools)
  3. Met a veteran or active military waiver (must meet specific requirements for each category)
  4. Received exemption based on earning a prior degree
  5. Received a transfer exemption (declaration by another institution)
  6. Completed prior college-level coursework

Students are responsible for providing proof of exemption and will be considered assessment required until documentation is provided of state exemption. For more information, please contact the Testing Center at [email protected].

Apply for Scholarships

To help you pay for your degree, a variety of scholarship opportunities are available at A&M-Commerce including institutional scholarships, outside scholarships and state-funded scholarships. All scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis as funds are available, so apply as early as you can!

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OFFICIAL STEPS TO APPLY – TRANSFER

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Prepare

College is the next big step in your academic journey! As you prepare for college, ensure that you continue to excel in your high school career.

Consider Majors and Request Information

Consider the field of study and degree program you want to pursue at A&M-Commerce. Take some time to review our degree programs. A&M-Commerce offers over 100 different degrees as well as special programs designed to provide the support you need for success!

Request information about the degree programs that interest you.

Our Admission Recruiters want to do everything they can to help you learn about A&M-Commerce and guide you through the process!

Review Admission Requirements

A&M-Commerce is committed to making the transfer process as smooth as possible.

To meet automatic admission requirements as a transfer student, you must have:

  • At least 12 transferable hours (excluding developmental coursework)
  • A 2.0-grade point average (GPA) or higher on all transferable coursework

If you do not meet the admissions criteria above, you are encouraged to continue at your current school or attend a community college until you have the transfer hours and GPA. All students are eligible to appeal the admissions decision. Students will be notified in their admissions letter which required documents are needed to complete the appeal process. For more information on how to appeal the admissions decision, please email [email protected].

Step 2. Apply

Use ApplyTexas.org and choose Texas A&M University-Commerce as your school of choice.

ApplyTexas

Step 3. Submit Documents

Transcripts

Please submit an official, sealed copy of your transcript from each school you previously attended so we can process your admission application. Include a transcript from all schools, including proprietary/career schools, regardless of how long it’s been since you last attended.

Dual-credit freshmen must also submit an official transcript from the institution that offered the dual-credit classes. If you are a senior in high school, please send a transcript through your junior year.

To submit a transcript to A&M-Commerce, contact your previous/current academic institution(s) and request that they mail the transcript to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

For faster delivery, you may check to see if your previous/current academic institution(s) can submit an electronic version of your transcript to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

If they offer electronic transcript service, they will provide you with further instructions about how to use this option. A&M-Commerce accepts SPEEDE, National Clearinghouse and Escript-Safe electronic transcripts.

ACT/SAT

Use the A&M-Commerce codes 4088 (ACT) and 6188 (SAT) to submit your scores on act.org or collegeboard.org

Step 4. Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Find out how you may be eligible for grants, loans and/or the Work Study Program.

Step 5. After You Have Been Accepted

New Student Orientation

Congratulations on transferring to A&M-Commerce! You’re one step away from starting your journey here.

All new undergraduate students are required to participate in New Student Orientation, an important, exciting (and mandatory) step in becoming a part of the A&M-Commerce family.

Reserve your spot for Transfer Orientation myLEO > Apps > Transfer Orientation.

All orientation sessions will be offered virtually

If you’re a freshman, learn more about our mandatory Freshman Orientation.

Meet your Success Team

Your Student Success Team consists of an academic advisor, a financial aid advisor and an academic concierge specific to your college who collaborate to help a group of students meet their educational goals.

  • Academic Advisor helps you to navigate registration and your degree plan.
  • Academic concierge helps you identify obstacles to your success and connect you to resources.
  • Financial aid advisor helps you navigate financial aid.

Bacterial Meningitis Requirement

Your health is a priority here!

Texas Senate Bill 62 requires all students under age 22 entering an institution of higher education (public and private) to either receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet certain criteria to decline the vaccination 10 days before the first day of the semester.

Important facts about Bacterial Meningitis

Sign Up for Housing

Sign into your myLEO account. *Note: It may take up to 48 hours before you are able to access the housing application after being accepted to the university

  • myLeo > Apps > Residential Living and Learning > Housing Application.
  • In the drop down menu, select the option that best suits your needs.
  • Once you make a selection and click save and continue, your application will appear.
  • Please make sure to check the dates on the application to ensure these are the dates you wish to live in on-campus housing. If the dates are correct, click Apply.

Sign Up for a Meal Plan

One Year Post High School Graduation

Any residential student who enrolls at TAMUC within one (1) year of high school graduation is required to have the following meal plan:

19 Exchange Plan w/$400 FLEX

If a student does not select a meal plan, the 19 Exchange Meal Plan will be automatically applied.

Two Year Post High School Graduation

Any residential student who enrolls at TAMUC within two (2) years of high school graduation is required to have one of the following meal plans.

19 Exchange Plan w/$400 FLEX
14 Meal Plan w/$400 Flex

If a student does not select a meal plan, the 14 Meal Plan w/ $400 FLEX will be automatically applied

Three or More Years Post High School Graduation

Any residential student who enrolls in TAMUC three (3) or more years post High School graduation may request one of the following meal plans.

19 Exchange Plan w/ $400 FLEX
14 Meal Plan w/ $400 FLEX
No Meal Plan

Commuter Meal Plans

Commuter $400 FLEX w/ 5 Dining Room Meals Per Week Price: $950
Commuter $400 FLEX w/ 7 Dining Room Meals Per Week Price: $1,100
Commuter $400 FLEX Price: $400

TSI (If Required)

You do not have to complete the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) if you have met one of the following:

  1. Met minimum college readiness standard on the SAT or ACT
  2. Obtained the minimum required score(s) on the statewide high school STAAR EOCs Algebra II and English III exams (these are optional for high schools)
  3. Met a veteran or active military waiver (must meet specific requirements for each category)
  4. Received exemption based on earning a prior degree
  5. Received a transfer exemption (declaration by another institution)
  6. Completed prior college-level coursework

Students are responsible for providing proof of exemption and will be considered assessment required until documentation is provided of state exemption. For more information, please contact the Testing Center at [email protected].

Apply for Scholarships

To help you pay for your degree, a variety of scholarship opportunities are available at A&M-Commerce including institutional scholarships, outside scholarships and state-funded scholarships. All scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis as funds are available, so apply as early as you can!

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International Steps

OFFICIAL STEPS TO APPLY – FRESHMEN INTERNATIONAL

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Prepare

College is the next big step in your academic journey!

Residents of foreign countries who wish to enter the university should apply to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions well in advance of the semester they plan to attend. Please note that an international student is any degree-seeking student holding a non-immigrant student visa.

All admission requirements are to be completed a minimum of three months prior to the beginning of the semester. In the case of extenuating circumstances, exceptions to this timeline may be considered on an individual basis.

Keep in mind that your transcripts must be evaluated by an independent credential evaluation agency before being considered for admission

Consider Majors and Request Information

Consider the field of study and degree program you want to pursue at A&M-Commerce. Take some time to review our degree programs. A&M-Commerce offers over 100 different degrees as well as special programs designed to provide the support you need for success!

Request information about the degree programs that interest you.

Our Admission Recruiters want to do everything they can to help you learn about A&M-Commerce and guide you through the process!

Review Admission Requirements

Meet one of the following requirements to be automatically accepted into the Lion Pride.

  • Rank in the top 30% of your graduating class
  • Have a composite ACT score of 21 or better
  • Minimum combined SAT (March 2016 or later) of 1060

Use the A&M-Commerce codes 4088 (ACT) and 6188 (SAT) to submit your scores on act.org or collegeboard.org

Most colleges, including A&M-Commerce, require the completion of a recommended or distinguished high school curriculum which includes:

  • English Language Arts (4 credits)
  • Mathematics (4 credits)
  • Science (4 credits)
  • Social Studies (4 credits)
  • Language other than English (2 credits)

Learn more about graduation requirements and how they impact A&M-Commerce admissions.

Dual Credit Classes

Dual credit classes are college courses that you have taken through your local community college that also counted toward your high school diploma. In order to receive transfer credit from A&M-Commerce for dual credit classes, you must submit official transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions from the community college or university where you took your dual credit classes.

For more information or questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 903-886-5000 or [email protected].

Advanced Placement

A&M-Commerce accepts scores on certain College Board Advanced Placement(AP) tests for credit in selected courses.

Examinations offered by the AP program are administered during late spring by high schools. Interested high school students should contact their high school counselors for information on AP courses their school offers.

AP scores should be forwarded to A&M-Commerce Student Assessment Office. The College Board code for A&M-Commerce is 6188. Scores reported from the spring AP test administration will not be received until late July.

AP Exams for Credit at Texas A&M-Commerce:


AP Course

Req. Score

TAMU-Commerce Course(s)
Sem. Cr.Hours
American Government3 or higherPSCI 23013
American History/U.S. History3 or higherHIST 1301 or 13023
Art History3 or higherART 13033
Art, Studio-2D design3 or higherART 1113
Art, Studio-3D design3 or higherART 1403
Art, Studio-Drawing3 or higherART 1103
Biology3 or higherBIO 14064
Calculus A/B3 or higherMATH 24134
Calculus B/C3MATH 24134
Calculus B/C4 or higherMATH 2413 & 1928
Chemistry3 or higherCHEM 1305/1105 & 1307/11078
Computer Science A3 or higherCSCI 126, 151 & 1529
Computer Science A/B3 or higherCSCI 126, 151, 152 & 27012
Economics-Macro3 or higherECO 23013
Economics-Micro3 or higherECO 23023
Environmental Science3 or higherENVS 13013
French3 or higherFREN 131 & 1326
French4 or higherFREN 131, 132, 231 & 23212
Introduction to Sociology3 or higherSOC 13013
Language and Composition or Literature and Composition3ENG 13013
Language and Composition or Literature and Composition4 or higherENG 1301 & 13026
Physics 13 or higherPHYS 14014
Physics 23 or higherPHYS 14024
Physics E&M4 or higherPHYS 24254
Physics Mech.4 or higherPHYS 24264
Psychology3 or higherPSYC 23013
Spanish3 or higherSPAN 131 & 1326
Spanish4 or higherSPAN 131, 132, 231, & 23212
Statistics3 or higherMATH 13243
World History3 or higherHIST 2653

For more information or questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 903-886-5000 or [email protected].

More About AP

How do I send an AP Grade Report to a college or university?

During testing, students are encouraged to choose three schools to submit their exam scores to. If additional copies are needed, please go to https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores

Do you find this helpful? Yes No

How do I get involved with the AP Program?

The AP Program is open to students at high schools with AP programs who are willing to accept the challenge of a rigorous curriculum.

For more information, please contact AP Services at 609.771.7300, or toll-free in the United States and Canada at 877.274.6474.

Do you find this helpful? Yes No

What is the AP Program?

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. More than thirty exams in multiple subject areas are offered. AP exams are given nationally at designated high schools during the month of May. AP exams are graded on a scale of 0-5. A score of 3 or higher is needed for credit.

Do you find this helpful? Yes No

International Baccalaureate Program

The IB Diploma Program is a challenging two-year curriculum leading to assessment in six subject areas: Best Language, Second Language, Individuals and Societies, Experimental Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, and the Arts. The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is a rigorous pre-university program, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19, available worldwide through the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).

Assessment

At the end of the two-year program you will be assessed in two ways

  • Internally
    • Teachers will mark individual pieces of work produced as part of a course of study
  • Externally
    • Individual performance will be measured against stated objectives for each subject
Grading
  • Criterion based
    • Results are determined by performance against set standards, not by each student’s position in the overall rank order
  • Rank
    • The grades for each course range from 1 to 7
    • A minimum score of 4 is required to be considered for credit.
Credit

In compliance with SB111, TAMUC offers at least 24 hours of credit to all IB diploma candidates with subject exam scores of 4 or higher. Students with IB certificates or courses are evaluated on a subject by subject basis upon receipt of an IB transcript. TAMUC must have an official score report sent directly from IB to award credit.

View a list of IB Exams offered for credit at A&M-Commerce.

Step 2. Apply

All international undergraduate students applying to A&M-Commerce must complete the freshman ApplyTexas application for international students.

Undergraduate Deadlines – Fall/May 1, Spring/Oct. 1 and Summer/March 1

Use ApplyTexas.org and choose Texas A&M University-Commerce as your school of choice.

Step 3. Submit Documents

Transcripts

Please submit an official, sealed copy of your transcript from each school you previously attended so we can process your admission application. Include a transcript from all schools, including proprietary/career schools, regardless of how long it’s been since you last attended.

Dual-credit freshmen must also submit an official transcript from the institution that offered the dual-credit classes. If you are a senior in high school, please send a transcript through your junior year.

To submit a transcript to A&M-Commerce, contact your previous/current academic institution(s) and request that they mail the transcript to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

For faster delivery, you may check to see if your previous/current academic institution(s) can submit an electronic version of your transcript to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

If they offer electronic transcript service, they will provide you with further instructions about how to use this option. A&M-Commerce accepts SPEEDE, National Clearinghouse and Escript-Safe electronic transcripts.

Request Transcript Evaluation

As an international student, you must show proof of successful completion of a course of study equivalent to that required of a U.S. citizen. Your international transcript must be evaluated by an independent credential evaluation agency before we consider you for admission to A&M-Commerce. For freshman admission, high school transcripts need only be evaluated to determine U.S. high school equivalency.

FOREIGN ACADEMIC CREDENTIAL EVALUATOR RESOURCES

Dual-credit freshmen must also submit an official transcript from the institution that offered the dual-credit classes.

ACT/SAT

Use the A&M-Commerce codes 4088 (ACT) and 6188 (SAT) to submit your scores on act.org or collegeboard.org

Proof of Language Proficiency

As an applicant, you must be adequately proficient in English to pursue a course of study at the university. A score of at least 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based or 79 internet-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and an official report of these scores must be submitted to the Office Undergraduate Admissions prior to admission. Please keep in mind that Education Testing Service (ETS) will not release scores that are older than two (2) years.

Undergraduate Exemptions:

  • Students who have completed Eng 1301 and Eng 1302, at a U.S. institution, with a grade of “C” or better. Students may provide a certified older score if they have been continuously studying at a U.S. college or university.
  • Students who have successfully completed the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEP’s) advanced-level program as defined in the information provided by TIEP and who are seeking admissions to our campus.
  • Students who have completed a minimum of one year of study in a Texas public high school with the completion of English III or English IV (including Advance Placement/AP) with a grade of “B” or better.
  • Students who are citizens of Australia, New Zealand, the British Virgin Island, Jamaica, United Kingdom, Ireland, Antigua, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, St. Lucia, Wales, Bahamas, Barbados, Switzerland and Canada (excluding French-speaking Quebec). Proof of citizenship must be provided such as birth certificate or passport.
  • Students who have one of the following tests and scores:
    CAE: B or Higher
    CPE: C or Higher
    AT II E: 968 or Higher
    IELTS: Overall band 6.0 or Higher
    SAT Verbal: 500 or Higher
    ACT Verbal: 19 or Higher
  • Students who have obtained one of the following foreign high school diplomas/tests/scores:

GCE, GCSE, IGCSE: C or higher in English Language
WASC, KCSE, SSCE or equivalent national exams: C or higher in English Language IB (International Baccalaureate): Grade 4 or higher in English subject

Submit Sponsor's Statement

A Sponsor’s Statement (signed by the sponsor) with a current bank statement showing a balance of at least $28,109.00 USD must be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Sponsor’s statements and bank statements must be less than one year old at the time of application.

All educational and living expenses (including medical/repatriation insurance) are the responsibility of the student.

Sponsor’s Statement of Support for International Student

International Student Agreement Form

Important Note:

When submitting documents, please keep in mind that mail between the United States and other countries can take as long as four weeks. Sufficient time should be allowed for processing documents. The application deadline is ninety (90) days prior to the beginning of the semester of enrollment. At that time, all required forms (listed above) must be on file with the Texas A&M University-Commerce Office Undergraduate Admissions.

New International Student Guidebook

The International Student Guidebook provides very important pre-arrival and arrival information for our new students. The OIP has compiled information for the most frequently asked questions our new international students have each semester.

Step 4. Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

More than 70% of our undergraduate students receive financial aid. Find out how you may be eligible for grants, loans and/or the Work Study Program.

Step 5. After You Have Been Accepted

New Student Orientation

All new undergraduate students are required to participate in New Student Orientation, an important, exciting (and mandatory) step in becoming a part of the A&M-Commerce family.

Reserve your spot for New Student Orientation myLEO > Apps >Freshman Orientation

All orientation sessions will be offered virtually.

There is a $100 fee. This fee does not have to be paid upfront to make a reservation. The fee will be added to your account after attending New Student Orientation. If you receive financial aid, scholarships or other financial assistance, these may be used to cover the orientation fee.

Meet your Success Team

Your Student Success Team consists of an academic advisor, a financial aid advisor and an academic concierge specific to your college who collaborate to help a group of students meet their educational goals.

  • Academic Advisor helps you to navigate registration and your degree plan.
  • Academic concierge helps you identify obstacles to your success and connect you to resources.
  • Financial aid advisor helps you navigate financial aid.

Bacterial Meningitis Requirement

Your health is a priority here!

Texas Senate Bill 62 requires all students under age 22 entering an institution of higher education (public and private) to either receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet certain criteria to decline the vaccination 10 days before the first day of the semester.

Important facts about Bacterial Meningitis

Sign Up for Housing

Sign into your myLEO account. *Note: It may take up to 48 hours before you are able to access the housing application after being accepted to the university

  • myLeo > Apps > Residential Living and Learning > Housing Application.
  • In the drop down menu, select the option that best suits your needs.
  • Once you make a selection and click save and continue, your application will appear.
  • Please make sure to check the dates on the application to ensure these are the dates you wish to live in on-campus housing. If the dates are correct, click Apply.

Sign Up for a Meal Plan

One Year Post High School Graduation

Any residential student who enrolls at TAMUC within one (1) year of high school graduation is required to have the following meal plan:

19 Exchange Plan w/$400 FLEX

If a student does not select a meal plan, the 19 Exchange Meal Plan will be automatically applied.

Two Year Post High School Graduation

Any residential student who enrolls at TAMUC within two (2) years of high school graduation is required to have one of the following meal plans.

19 Exchange Plan w/$400 FLEX
14 Meal Plan w/$400 Flex

If a student does not select a meal plan, the 14 Meal Plan w/ $400 FLEX will be automatically applied

Three or More Years Post High School Graduation

Any residential student who enrolls in TAMUC three (3) or more years post High School graduation may request one of the following meal plans.

19 Exchange Plan w/ $400 FLEX
14 Meal Plan w/ $400 FLEX
No Meal Plan

Commuter Meal Plans

Commuter $400 FLEX w/ 5 Dining Room Meals Per Week Price: $950
Commuter $400 FLEX w/ 7 Dining Room Meals Per Week Price: $1,100
Commuter $400 FLEX Price: $400

TSI (If Required)

You do not have to complete the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) if you have met one of the following:

  1. Met minimum college readiness standard on the SAT or ACT
  2. Obtained the minimum required score(s) on the statewide high school STAAR EOCs Algebra II and English III exams (these are optional for high schools)
  3. Met a veteran or active military waiver (must meet specific requirements for each category)
  4. Received exemption based on earning a prior degree
  5. Received a transfer exemption (declaration by another institution)
  6. Completed prior college-level coursework

Students are responsible for providing proof of exemption and will be considered assessment required until documentation is provided of state exemption. For more information, please contact the Testing Center at [email protected].

Apply for Scholarships

To help you pay for your degree, a variety of scholarship opportunities are available at A&M-Commerce including institutional scholarships, outside scholarships and state-funded scholarships. All scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis as funds are available, so apply as early as you can!

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OFFICIAL STEPS TO APPLY – INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER

Your PAth to Becoming a LION

Step 1. Prepare

College is the next big step in your academic journey!

Residents of foreign countries who wish to enter the university should apply to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions well in advance of the semester they plan to attend. Please note that an international student is any degree-seeking student holding a non-immigrant student visa.

All admission requirements are to be completed a minimum of three months prior to the beginning of the semester. In the case of extenuating circumstances, exceptions to this timeline may be considered on an individual basis.

Keep in mind that your transcripts must be evaluated by an independent credential evaluation agency before being considered for admission

Consider Majors and Request Information

Consider the field of study and degree program you want to pursue at A&M-Commerce. Take some time to review our degree programs. A&M-Commerce offers over 100 different degrees as well as special programs designed to provide the support you need for success!

Request information about the degree programs that interest you.

Our Admission Recruiters want to do everything they can to help you learn about A&M-Commerce and guide you through the process!

Review Admission Requirements

Meet one of the following requirements to be automatically accepted into the Lion Pride.

  • Rank in the top 30% of your graduating class
  • Have a composite ACT score of 21 or better
  • Minimum combined SAT (March 2016 or later) of 1060

Use the A&M-Commerce codes 4088 (ACT) and 6188 (SAT) to submit your scores on act.org or collegeboard.org

Most colleges, including A&M-Commerce, require the completion of a recommended or distinguished high school curriculum which includes:

  • English Language Arts (4 credits)
  • Mathematics (4 credits)
  • Science (4 credits)
  • Social Studies (4 credits)
  • Language other than English (2 credits)

Learn more about graduation requirements and how they impact A&M-Commerce admissions.

Dual Credit Classes

Dual credit classes are college courses that you have taken through your local community college that also counted toward your high school diploma. In order to receive transfer credit from A&M-Commerce for dual credit classes, you must submit official transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions from the community college or university where you took your dual credit classes.

For more information or questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 903-886-5000 or [email protected].

Advanced Placement

A&M-Commerce accepts scores on certain College Board Advanced Placement(AP) tests for credit in selected courses.

Examinations offered by the AP program are administered during late spring by high schools. Interested high school students should contact their high school counselors for information on AP courses their school offers.

AP scores should be forwarded to A&M-Commerce Student Assessment Office. The College Board code for A&M-Commerce is 6188. Scores reported from the spring AP test administration will not be received until late July.

AP Exams for Credit at Texas A&M-Commerce:


AP Course

Req. Score

TAMU-Commerce Course(s)
Sem. Cr.Hours
American Government3 or higherPSCI 23013
American History/U.S. History3 or higherHIST 1301 or 13023
Art History3 or higherART 13033
Art, Studio-2D design3 or higherART 1113
Art, Studio-3D design3 or higherART 1403
Art, Studio-Drawing3 or higherART 1103
Biology3 or higherBIO 14064
Calculus A/B3 or higherMATH 24134
Calculus B/C3MATH 24134
Calculus B/C4 or higherMATH 2413 & 1928
Chemistry3 or higherCHEM 1305/1105 & 1307/11078
Computer Science A3 or higherCSCI 126, 151 & 1529
Computer Science A/B3 or higherCSCI 126, 151, 152 & 27012
Economics-Macro3 or higherECO 23013
Economics-Micro3 or higherECO 23023
Environmental Science3 or higherENVS 13013
French3 or higherFREN 131 & 1326
French4 or higherFREN 131, 132, 231 & 23212
Introduction to Sociology3 or higherSOC 13013
Language and Composition or Literature and Composition3ENG 13013
Language and Composition or Literature and Composition4 or higherENG 1301 & 13026
Physics 13 or higherPHYS 14014
Physics 23 or higherPHYS 14024
Physics E&M4 or higherPHYS 24254
Physics Mech.4 or higherPHYS 24264
Psychology3 or higherPSYC 23013
Spanish3 or higherSPAN 131 & 1326
Spanish4 or higherSPAN 131, 132, 231, & 23212
Statistics3 or higherMATH 13243
World History3 or higherHIST 2653

For more information or questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 903-886-5000 or [email protected].

More About AP

How do I send an AP Grade Report to a college or university?

During testing, students are encouraged to choose three schools to submit their exam scores to. If additional copies are needed, please go to https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores

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How do I get involved with the AP Program?

The AP Program is open to students at high schools with AP programs who are willing to accept the challenge of a rigorous curriculum.

For more information, please contact AP Services at 609.771.7300, or toll-free in the United States and Canada at 877.274.6474.

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What is the AP Program?

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. More than thirty exams in multiple subject areas are offered. AP exams are given nationally at designated high schools during the month of May. AP exams are graded on a scale of 0-5. A score of 3 or higher is needed for credit.

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International Baccalaureate Program

The IB Diploma Program is a challenging two-year curriculum leading to assessment in six subject areas: Best Language, Second Language, Individuals and Societies, Experimental Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, and the Arts. The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is a rigorous pre-university program, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19, available worldwide through the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).

Assessment

At the end of the two-year program you will be assessed in two ways

  • Internally
    • Teachers will mark individual pieces of work produced as part of a course of study
  • Externally
    • Individual performance will be measured against stated objectives for each subject
Grading
  • Criterion based
    • Results are determined by performance against set standards, not by each student’s position in the overall rank order
  • Rank
    • The grades for each course range from 1 to 7
    • A minimum score of 4 is required to be considered for credit.
Credit

In compliance with SB111, TAMUC offers at least 24 hours of credit to all IB diploma candidates with subject exam scores of 4 or higher. Students with IB certificates or courses are evaluated on a subject by subject basis upon receipt of an IB transcript. TAMUC must have an official score report sent directly from IB to award credit.

View a list of IB Exams offered for credit at A&M-Commerce.

Step 2. Apply

All international undergraduate students applying to A&M-Commerce must complete the freshman ApplyTexas application for international students.

Undergraduate Deadlines – Fall/May 1, Spring/Oct. 1 and Summer/March 1

Use ApplyTexas.org and choose Texas A&M University-Commerce as your school of choice.

Step 3. Submit Documents

Transcripts

Please submit an official, sealed copy of your transcript from each school you previously attended so we can process your admission application. Include a transcript from all schools, including proprietary/career schools, regardless of how long it’s been since you last attended.

Dual-credit freshmen must also submit an official transcript from the institution that offered the dual-credit classes. If you are a senior in high school, please send a transcript through your junior year.

To submit a transcript to A&M-Commerce, contact your previous/current academic institution(s) and request that they mail the transcript to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

For faster delivery, you may check to see if your previous/current academic institution(s) can submit an electronic version of your transcript to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

If they offer electronic transcript service, they will provide you with further instructions about how to use this option. A&M-Commerce accepts SPEEDE, National Clearinghouse and Escript-Safe electronic transcripts.

Request Transcript Evaluation

As an international student, you must show proof of successful completion of a course of study equivalent to that required of a U.S. citizen. Your international transcript must be evaluated by an independent credential evaluation agency before we consider you for admission to A&M-Commerce. For freshman admission, high school transcripts need only be evaluated to determine U.S. high school equivalency.

FOREIGN ACADEMIC CREDENTIAL EVALUATOR RESOURCES

Dual-credit freshmen must also submit an official transcript from the institution that offered the dual-credit classes.

ACT/SAT

Use the A&M-Commerce codes 4088 (ACT) and 6188 (SAT) to submit your scores on act.org or collegeboard.org

Proof of Language Proficiency

As an applicant, you must be adequately proficient in English to pursue a course of study at the university. A score of at least 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based or 79 internet-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and an official report of these scores must be submitted to the Office Undergraduate Admissions prior to admission. Please keep in mind that Education Testing Service (ETS) will not release scores that are older than two (2) years.

Undergraduate Exemptions:

  • Students who have completed Eng 1301 and Eng 1302, at a U.S. institution, with a grade of “C” or better. Students may provide a certified older score if they have been continuously studying at a U.S. college or university.
  • Students who have successfully completed the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEP’s) advanced-level program as defined in the information provided by TIEP and who are seeking admissions to our campus.
  • Students who have completed a minimum of one year of study in a Texas public high school with the completion of English III or English IV (including Advance Placement/AP) with a grade of “B” or better.
  • Students who are citizens of Australia, New Zealand, the British Virgin Island, Jamaica, United Kingdom, Ireland, Antigua, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, St. Lucia, Wales, Bahamas, Barbados, Switzerland and Canada (excluding French-speaking Quebec). Proof of citizenship must be provided such as birth certificate or passport.
  • Students who have one of the following tests and scores:
    CAE: B or Higher
    CPE: C or Higher
    AT II E: 968 or Higher
    IELTS: Overall band 6.0 or Higher
    SAT Verbal: 500 or Higher
    ACT Verbal: 19 or Higher
  • Students who have obtained one of the following foreign high school diplomas/tests/scores:

GCE, GCSE, IGCSE: C or higher in English Language
WASC, KCSE, SSCE or equivalent national exams: C or higher in English Language IB (International Baccalaureate): Grade 4 or higher in English subject

Submit Sponsor's Statement

A Sponsor’s Statement (signed by the sponsor) with a current bank statement showing a balance of at least $28,109.00 USD must be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Sponsor’s statements and bank statements must be less than one year old at the time of application.

All educational and living expenses (including medical/repatriation insurance) are the responsibility of the student.

Sponsor’s Statement of Support for International Student

International Student Agreement Form

Important Note:

When submitting documents, please keep in mind that mail between the United States and other countries can take as long as four weeks. Sufficient time should be allowed for processing documents. The application deadline is ninety (90) days prior to the beginning of the semester of enrollment. At that time, all required forms (listed above) must be on file with the Texas A&M University-Commerce Office Undergraduate Admissions.

New International Student Guidebook

The International Student Guidebook provides very important pre-arrival and arrival information for our new students. The OIP has compiled information for the most frequently asked questions our new international students have each semester.

Step 4. Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

More than 70% of our undergraduate students receive financial aid. Find out how you may be eligible for grants, loans and/or the Work Study Program.

Step 5. After You Have Been Accepted

  • Sign up for housing
  • New student orientation
  • Send your meningitis info
  • Register for classes
  • Engage with other freshman
  • Meet your Success Team
  • Check your myLeo account for admission status, financial aid and scholarship info, registration, updates, and deadlines.

TSI (If Required)

You do not have to complete the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) if you have met one of the following:

  1. Met minimum college readiness standard on the SAT or ACT
  2. Obtained the minimum required score(s) on the statewide high school STAAR EOCs Algebra II and English III exams (these are optional for high schools)
  3. Met a veteran or active military waiver (must meet specific requirements for each category)
  4. Received exemption based on earning a prior degree
  5. Received a transfer exemption (declaration by another institution)
  6. Completed prior college-level coursework

Students are responsible for providing proof of exemption and will be considered assessment required until documentation is provided of state exemption. For more information, please contact the Testing Center at [email protected].

Apply for Scholarships

To help you pay for your degree, a variety of scholarship opportunities are available at A&M-Commerce including institutional scholarships, outside scholarships and state-funded scholarships. All scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis as funds are available, so apply as early as you can!

Obtain a Visa

After admission, the Office of International Programs (OIP) will review your documents for eligibility to receive an I-20 (F-1 visa) or DS-2019 (J-1 student). As soon as the OIP receives your admission file we will send you an email requesting some additional information and also explaining the process for issuing the I-20. We understand that you need the I-20 as quickly as possible so you can apply for the student visa, and we appreciate your patience while we review your admission and issue the I-20.

After admission, the Office of International Programs (OIP) will review your documents for eligibility to receive an I-20 (F-1 visa) or DS-2019 (J-1 student). As soon as the OIP receives your admission file we will send you an email requesting some additional information and also explaining the process for issuing the I-20. We understand that you need the I-20 as quickly as possible so you can apply for the student visa, and we appreciate your patience while we review your admission and issue the I-20.

J-1 international students are required to provide proof of financial support that equals the estimated cost for one year of study at A&M-Commerce. This requirement is based on the financial support requirements for all F-1 students. These documents are bank and sponsor statements.

How to Receive an I-20 or DS-2019Funding Requirement for Undergraduate Student

Meet Vaccination Requirements

Texas state law requires all new students 21 years of age or younger to either receive a bacterial meningitis vaccination or meet the exemption requirements prior to the first day of their first semester. Students who fail to submit their proof of vaccination and have their vaccination approved at least 10 days prior to the first day of their first semester may not be allowed to attend classes at A&M-Commerce. Please note that failure to meet this requirement (only students 21 years of age or younger) may result in serious visa status issues.

BACTERIAL MENINGITIS VACCINATION HANDOUT

Step 4. Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

More than 70% of our undergraduate students receive financial aid. Find out how you may be eligible for grants, loans and/or the Work Study Program.

Step 5. After You Have Been Accepted

New Student Orientation

All new undergraduate students are required to participate in New Student Orientation, an important, exciting (and mandatory) step in becoming a part of the A&M-Commerce family.

Reserve your spot for New Student Orientation myLEO > Apps >Freshman Orientation

All orientation sessions will be offered virtually.

There is a $100 fee. This fee does not have to be paid upfront to make a reservation. The fee will be added to your account after attending New Student Orientation. If you receive financial aid, scholarships or other financial assistance, these may be used to cover the orientation fee.

Meet your Success Team

Your Student Success Team consists of an academic advisor, a financial aid advisor and an academic concierge specific to your college who collaborate to help a group of students meet their educational goals.

  • Academic Advisor helps you to navigate registration and your degree plan.
  • Academic concierge helps you identify obstacles to your success and connect you to resources.
  • Financial aid advisor helps you navigate financial aid.

Bacterial Meningitis Requirement

Your health is a priority here!

Texas Senate Bill 62 requires all students under age 22 entering an institution of higher education (public and private) to either receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet certain criteria to decline the vaccination 10 days before the first day of the semester.

Important facts about Bacterial Meningitis

Sign Up for Housing

Sign into your myLEO account. *Note: It may take up to 48 hours before you are able to access the housing application after being accepted to the university

  • myLeo > Apps > Residential Living and Learning > Housing Application.
  • In the drop down menu, select the option that best suits your needs.
  • Once you make a selection and click save and continue, your application will appear.
  • Please make sure to check the dates on the application to ensure these are the dates you wish to live in on-campus housing. If the dates are correct, click Apply.

Sign Up for a Meal Plan

One Year Post High School Graduation

Any residential student who enrolls at TAMUC within one (1) year of high school graduation is required to have the following meal plan:

19 Exchange Plan w/$400 FLEX

If a student does not select a meal plan, the 19 Exchange Meal Plan will be automatically applied.

Two Year Post High School Graduation

Any residential student who enrolls at TAMUC within two (2) years of high school graduation is required to have one of the following meal plans.

19 Exchange Plan w/$400 FLEX
14 Meal Plan w/$400 Flex

If a student does not select a meal plan, the 14 Meal Plan w/ $400 FLEX will be automatically applied

Three or More Years Post High School Graduation

Any residential student who enrolls in TAMUC three (3) or more years post High School graduation may request one of the following meal plans.

19 Exchange Plan w/ $400 FLEX
14 Meal Plan w/ $400 FLEX
No Meal Plan

Commuter Meal Plans

Commuter $400 FLEX w/ 5 Dining Room Meals Per Week Price: $950
Commuter $400 FLEX w/ 7 Dining Room Meals Per Week Price: $1,100
Commuter $400 FLEX Price: $400

TSI (If Required)

You do not have to complete the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) if you have met one of the following:

  1. Met minimum college readiness standard on the SAT or ACT
  2. Obtained the minimum required score(s) on the statewide high school STAAR EOCs Algebra II and English III exams (these are optional for high schools)
  3. Met a veteran or active military waiver (must meet specific requirements for each category)
  4. Received exemption based on earning a prior degree
  5. Received a transfer exemption (declaration by another institution)
  6. Completed prior college-level coursework

Students are responsible for providing proof of exemption and will be considered assessment required until documentation is provided of state exemption. For more information, please contact the Testing Center at [email protected].

Apply for Scholarships

To help you pay for your degree, a variety of scholarship opportunities are available at A&M-Commerce including institutional scholarships, outside scholarships and state-funded scholarships. All scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis as funds are available, so apply as early as you can!

The International Student Guidebook provides very important pre-arrival and arrival information for our new students. The OIP has compiled information for the most frequently asked questions our new international students have each semester.

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International Admissions – Graduate

We are so excited about your interest in Texas A&M University-Commerce!

As a member of one of the nation’s outstanding university systems, Texas A&M University-Commerce will provide you with an excellent atmosphere for academic achievement, personal growth, and leadership development. Since its beginning in 1889, the University has responded to the needs of a changing world while holding fast to its tradition of excellence in education. Mindful of this historic mission, we have a deep commitment to provide each student with a safe and quality educational environment in which each individual’s goals and aspirations may be accomplished.

Graduate International Admission Requirements

All graduate students applying to Texas A&M University-Commerce must complete the ApplyTexas application for International students.

All international students must submit official transcripts and official copies of diplomas, translated into English, from each college or university attended. The bachelor’s degree earned at a foreign institution must be equivalent to an accredited U.S. institution’s four-year degree. Official copies of all transcripts (with the school seal) and official copies of diplomas must be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies.

Graduate Language Proficiency: The applicant must be adequately proficient in English to pursue a course of study at the University. An official report of these scores must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies prior to admission.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, 79 internet based

IETLS: 6.0

Texas A&M University-Commerce English Language Institute (ELI): Overall grade of B or better

Graduate Sponsor’s Statement: All educational and living expenses (including medical/ repatriation insurance) are the responsibility of the student. A Sponsor’s Statement (signed by the sponsor), with a current bank statement showing a balance of at least $26,024.82 USD must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research. Sponsor’s Statements and bank statements must be less than one year old at the time of application. Financial support forms and information can be found online at:

http://web.tamuc.edu/academics/graduateSchool/documents/sponsorstatement1.pdf

Graduate Summary of Documents Required for Admission: When submitting documents, please keep in mind that mail between the United States and other countries can take as long as four weeks. Sufficient time should be allowed for processing documents. The application deadline is ninety (90) days prior to the beginning of the semester of enrollment. At that time, applicants must have the following on file with the Texas A&M University-Commerce Office of Graduate Studies and Research.

Texas A&M University-Commerce requires that the International graduate applicant show proof of successful completion of a course of study equivalent to that required of a U. S. citizen. Each applicant must submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research.

  1. An application for admission to Graduate Studies, available online: www.applytexas.org
  2. A $75.00 USD non-refundable application fee.
  3. Official transcripts and official copies of diplomas, translated into English, from each college or university attended. The bachelor’s degree earned at a foreign institution must be equivalent to an accredited U.S. institution’s 4-year degree,
  4. A sponsor’s statement with a current bank statement showing a balance of at least $26,024.82 in U.S. currency.
  5. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency, which is satisfied by one of the following:
    a. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 for paper-based testing (PBT) or 213 on computer-based testing (CBT) or 79 internet-based testing (IBT).
    b. A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall band.
    c. Completing all years of a Bachelor’s degree or higher degree at the U.S. regionally accredited university.
    d. Successful completion of Texas A&M University-Commerce English Language Institute (ELI) with an overall grade of B.
  6. An official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score or a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score sent by Educational Testing Service to A&M-Commerce. Some programs provide options for the GRE/GMAT score requirement. You may view the specific program admission requirements by selecting your program from the list of graduate programs.
  • Grade point average (GPA) requirements are the same as those for the appropriate degree program. Each applicant is subject to departmental approval. Individual departments may establish additional requirements for admission. International students must be admitted to a degree program in order to enroll in graduate courses unless visa classification indicates otherwise.

International students who hold an F-1 visa are not eligible for nondegree student status or provisional admission status.

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Master's and Specialist Admission Requirements – International

Below are the admission requirements for international students for the master’s and specialist programs. Some programs provide options for the GRE/GMAT scores. Each program may have additional requirements as well. You may review the specific program requirements by selecting your program of interest from our Graduate Programs list.

Admission Requirements for All Master’s/Specialist Students

  • Application
  • Application fee: $50 domestic student
  • All official transcripts:
    • bachelor’s degree, including all transcripts, used towards a bachelor’s degree
    • any master’s degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).
  • Official GRE/GMAT Scores. Some programs provide options for the GRE/GMAT score requirement. See the Graduate Programs list for details.

Additional Admission Requirements for Master’s/Specialist – International Students Only

  • Application fee: $75 US dollars (this may be paid online when you apply)
  • Bank statement from the sponsor. Must reflect a balance of at least $26,024.82 USD and must be less than 1 year old.
  • Official sponsor statement
  • English Proficiency:
    • Official TOEFL (IBT at least 79, or CBT at least 213, or PBT at least 550). Scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • IELTS (at least overall 6.00 band), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • Completed bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from the U.S. regionally accredited university, or
    • Official transcripts (from India: must include original mark sheets with a copy of the provisional certificate or diploma; submitting only a consolidated mark sheet is not sufficient). For more information on official transcripts, please click here and read FAQ question: What transcripts do I submit for my admission?

Remember – a program may have additional admissions requirements. Review the specific admissions requirements by selecting your program of interest from our Graduate Programs list.

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Graduate School Admissions Documents – International

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Steps to Apply – Graduate International Students

Submit Application

Visit ApplyTexas.org and choose Texas A&M University-Commerce as your school of choice

Submit Official Transcripts

Submit official transcripts with a copy of the provisional certificate or diploma.

Submit Documents & Test Scores

Upload your documents through your student portal, myLeo.

Request official test scores (if applicable to your program) to be sent to the Graduate School.

Apply for Funding

Apply for Scholarships and/or graduate assistantships.

Follow Up Online

Check your application status, account, scholarship info, emails and deadlines through myLeo.

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Foreign Academic Credential Evaluator Resources

The following sources may help you evaluate and transfer your international course credits.

Foreign Credentials Services of America
1910 Justin Lane
Austin, TX 78757-2411
512.459.8428
Phone: (877) 553.4285
Fax: 512.459.4565
[email protected]
www.foreigncredentials.org

International Academic Credential Evaluators, Inc.
Dr. Linda Jahn, Executive Director
P. O. Box 2585
Denton, TX 76202-2585
Phone: (940) 383.7498
http://www.iacei.net/

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P. O. Box 92970
Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970
Phone: (414) 289.3400
Fax: (414) 289.3411
www.ece.org

World Education Services, Inc.
P. O. Box 745
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0745
Phone: (212) 966.6311
Fax: (212) 996.6395
www.wes.org

International Education Research
Foundation, Inc.
P O Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231
Phone: 310/258.9451
Fax: 310/397.7686
www.ierf.org

Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P O Box 9203
College Station, TX 77842-9203
Phone: 409/690.8912
Fax: 409/690.6342
www.gcevaluators.com

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
International Education Consultants
P.O. Box 248233
Coral Gables, FL 33124
Phone: 305/666.0233
Fax: 305/666.4133
www.jsilny.com

SDR Educational Consultants
Foreign Educational Equivalencies
Babel Translations
10134 Hammerly, No 192
Houston, Texas 77080
Voice Mail and Fax: 713.460.5344
http://sdreducational.org/

Undergraduate Students – Upon completion of the evaluation, please request the agency provide a copy to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429-3011

Graduate Students – Upon completion of the evaluation, please request the agency provide a copy to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Office of Graduate Studies
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429-3011

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International Transfer Student Admissions Requirements

An international student is any degree-seeking student holding a non-immigrant student visa. Residents of foreign countries who wish to apply must meet the transfer requirements stated above.

Students with less than 21 transfer hours must:

  • submit and meet SAT/ACT score requirements
  • provide proof of financial support
  • submit TOEFL scores of at least 550 (PBT) or 213 (CBT) or 79 (IBT).

Please visit our international student admissions website for additional information.

A&M-Commerce accepts scores from the SAT (math and critical reading scores only) or ACT (composite score) and you are not penalized for taking the test several times. We accept your best score for admission to the university.

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Freshman Application

Ready to apply?

Begin Your Journey at A&M-Commerce

Be sure to list Texas A&M University-Commerce as your school of choice when completing the admission application through ApplyTexas. A&M-Commerce does not charge an application fee.

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Begin Your Journey at A&M-Commerce

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Transfer of Credits from Other Institutions Course Equivalencies

Please note the following information about transfer of credits from other institutions:
  • To see a suggested sequence for the requirements of each degree program view: Texas Common Course Numbering System
  • Two sequences of American/Texas Government are taught at Texas community colleges and universities.
    • Texas Common Courses, GOVT 2305 and GOVT 2306, transfer directly as course equivalents to PSci 220 and 221, respectively.
    • Texas Common Courses, GOVT 2301 and 2302, are NOT direct course equivalents for PSci 220 and 221. However, GOVT 2301 and 2302 do transfer together as a complete sequence for PSci 220 and 221.
    • Due to the differences in course content at Texas community colleges and universities, it is strongly recommended that students complete the required courses in American/Texas government at the same institution. Students seeking to combine courses from the two sequences should use caution and be aware that only the following alternative combinations of GOVT 2301 and PSci 220/GOVT 2305 or GOVT 2301 and PSci 221/GOVT 2306 fulfill the content requirement of the state of Texas.
  • Courses taken at junior or community colleges cannot transfer as advanced hours (course numbers beginning with a 3 or 4 indicate advanced hours).
  • The applicability of transferred credit toward a degree is subject to the preparation of an advisement guide within an academic department.
  • Students must complete a minimum of sixty (60) semester hours from an upper division institution. While all credit hours presented on the sending institution’s transcripts will be evaluated and equivalent college-level courses posted to the student’s academic record, a maximum of sixty-six (66) semester credit hours from a junior or community college may be applied toward degree requirements.
  • College preparatory course work in remedial math, reading and writing are not transferable and do not satisfy college-level requirements at A&M-Commerce.
  • When a course is repeated, only the last enrollment for that course will be used in computing the grade point average. The second grade will be used to determine credit earned for the course.
  • A grade of “D” is transferable, but a minimum grade of “C” is required in all undergraduate courses in the academic major.
  • Courses that transfer but do not have exact equivalent numbers at A&M-Commerce are listed as generic credit. At the discretion of the major department, these courses may fulfill specific degree requirements.
  • Core courses completed at other Texas public colleges and universities will satisfy core requirements at A&M-Commerce.
  • The transfer grade point average will be used to determine admissibility to the University and scholarship eligibility.
  • Official cumulative grade point average is calculated only on courses taken at A&M-Commerce.
The equivalencies presented herein are accurate and complete at the time of publication. A&M-Commerce reserves the right to re-evaluate the transferability of specific courses offered by other institutions, and to amend University course and/or program offerings without prior notice. The evaluation of academic semester hours and course work is the responsibility of the Office of Transfer Admissions unless otherwise noted. Back to menu Scroll to top

Core Curriculum for Initial Transfer Students

The Texas Core Curriculum includes 42 semester hours of required coursework for all Texas undergraduate students. The Core Curriculum helps ensure that Texas undergraduate students develop essential knowledge and skills.

The Texas Core Curriculum requires students to complete:

  • Thirty-six semester hours (36 SH) of coursework from a broad variety of disciplines across eight Foundational Component Areas.
  • Six semester hours (6 SH) that meet requirements for any one of the Foundational Component Areas. Institutions are allowed to select those six hours to meet institutional priorities and mission. This six-hour element of the Texas Core Curriculum is called the Component Area Option.

Foundational Component Areas (36 SH)

  1. (010) Communication (6 SH)

Students must complete two semesters of English composition. Communication courses focus on developing ideas and expressing them clearly, considering the effect of the message, fostering understanding, and building the skills needed to communicate persuasively. Courses in communication promote the Texas state Core Objectives of critical thinking, communication, teamwork, and personal responsibility.

ENG 1301 College Reading and Writing
ENG 1302 Written Argument and Research
  1. (020) Mathematics (3 SH)

Students must complete a minimum of one college-level mathematics course. Mathematics courses focus on quantitative literacy in logic, patterns, and relationships. Courses in mathematics promote the Texas state Core Objectives of critical thinking, communication, and empirical and quantitative skills. Mathematics courses should be selected based upon completion of the appropriate prerequisites. Math courses also are often very major-specific; in other words, one size does not fit all. All students should refer to the catalog and seek the advice of a success coach or professional advisor about the appropriate math selections for their major.

MATH 142 Pre-Calculus
MATH 176 Mathematics for Business Applications II
MATH 179 Mathematics: Applications and Philosophy
MATH 192 Calculus II
MATH 1314 College Algebra
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business Applications
MATH 2413 Calculus I
  1. (030) Life and Physical Science (6 SH)

Students must complete six hours of life and physical science. Courses in this category focus on describing, explaining and predicting natural phenomena using the scientific method. Courses in the life and physical sciences promote the Texas state Core Objectives of critical thinking, communication, empirical and quantitative skills, and teamwork.

Four credit hour science courses are intended for students majoring in science, engineering or agriculture fields, as well as some within the College of Education and Human Services. These students should complete TWO four credit hour (three-hour lecture and one-hour lab) science courses. Selecting the wrong science courses can delay completion of key pre-requisites and graduation.

Three credit hour and one credit hour (labs) courses for the life and physical science component area are intended for students not majoring in science, engineering, or agriculture fields. These courses are marked with an asterisk (*) below and are either designed specifically for non-science majors or open to non-science majors. When the course is a lab, it is permissible for non-science majors to take the lab apart from the three-hour lecture. Science majors must take both a lecture and a lab if choosing from this list of courses. The same lecture and lab course may not be repeated (unless failed) in order to meet the six-hour life and physical science core requirement.

All students should seek the advice of a success coach or professional advisor when choosing science courses to meet their core curriculum requirements.

Non-Science Major Life and Physical Science Courses
ASTR 1304 Astronomy of Solar System*
ASTR 1104 Astronomy of Solar System Lab*
ASTR 1303 Introduction to Stars and the Universe*
ASTR 1103 Introduction to Stars and the Universe Lab*
ASTR 260 Archaeoastronomy*
BSC 1309 Human Biology: Structure and Function*
CHEM 1305 Survey of General Chemistry*
CHEM 1105 Survey of General Chemistry Lab*
CHEM 1307 Survey of Organic and Biochemistry*
CHEM 1107 Survey of Organic and Biochemistry Lab*
ENVS 1301 Introduction to Environmental Science*
ENVS 103 Natural Disasters*
ESCI 1304 History of the Earth*
ESCI 1303 Physical Geology*
IS 1315 Integrated Science I*
IS 1317 Integrated Science II*
PHYS 131 Introduction to Musical Acoustics*
PLS 1307 Introduction to Plant Science*
PLS 1107 Introduction to Plant Science Lab*
PLS 1315 Introduction to Horticulture*
PLS 1115 Introduction to Horticulture Lab*
Science Majors Life and Physical Science Courses
ASTR 1304 Astronomy of Solar System*
ASTR 1104 Astronomy of Solar System Lab*
ASTR 1303 Introduction to Stars and the Universe*
ASTR 1103 Introduction to Stars and the Universe Lab*
ASTR 260 Archaeoastronomy*
BSC 1406 Introductory Biology I
BSC 1407 Introductory Biology II
BSC 1411 Botany
BSC 1413 Zoology
BSC 2401 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BSC 2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
CHEM 1305 Survey of General Chemistry*
CHEM 1105 Survey of General Chemistry Lab*
CHEM 1307 Survey of Organic and Biochemistry*
CHEM 1107 Survey of Organic and Biochemistry Lab*
CHEM 1411 General and Quantitative Chemistry I
CHEM 1412 General and Quantitative Chemistry II
ENVS 1401 Introduction to Environmental Science
ENVS 104 Natural Disasters
ESCI 1404 History of the Earth
ESCI 1403 Physical Geology
PHYS 1401 College Physics I
PHYS 1402 College Physics II
PHYS 2425 University Physics I
PHYS 2426 University Physics II
PLS 1307 Introduction to Plant Science*
PLS 1107 Introduction to Plant Science Lab*
PLS 1315 Introduction to Horticulture*
PLS 1115 Introduction to Horticulture Lab*
  1. (040) Literature, Philosophy, and Culture (3 SH)

Students must complete three hours of Literature, Philosophy, and Culture. Courses in this category focus on how ideas, beliefs, and other aspects of human culture affect human experience. Literature, Philosophy and Culture courses promote the Texas state Core Objectives of critical thinking, communication, social responsibility, and personal responsibility.

ENG 200 Popular Culture and Literature
ENG 202 Multi-Ethnic American Literature
ENG 2326 Introduction to Literature
ENG 2331 Literature of the Western World
HIST 264 A Nation Divided: American History
HIST 265 A World Divided: Global History
JOUR 1307 Mass Communication in Society
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 331 History of Philosophy I
PHIL 332 History of Philosophy II
PHIL 360 General Ethics
PHIL 362 Aesthetics
RTV 1335 Studies in Electronic Communications
SPC 201 Studies in Human Communication
SPA 131 Elementary Spanish I
SPA 132 Elementary Spanish II
SPA 231 Intermediate Spanish I
SPA 232 Intermediate Spanish II
  1. (050) Creative Arts (3 SH)

Students must complete three hours of coursework in Creative Arts. Courses in this category focus on the appreciation and analysis of creative artifacts and works of the human imagination. Creative Arts courses promote the Texas state Core Objectives of critical thinking, communication, social responsibility, and teamwork.

ART 1301 Art, Technology and Civilization
ART 1303 History of Art I
ART 1304 History of Art II
ENG 432 History and Aesthetics of Film
ENG 434 Literature and Film
MUS 1310 Jazz: New Orleans to Jazz/Rock
MUS 1308 Introduction to World Music Literature
THE 1310: Introduction to the Theater
  1. (060) American History (6 SH)

State law mandates six hours of American history survey. Courses in this category focus on the consideration of past events and ideas relative to the United States. Courses in this category promote the Texas state Core Objectives of critical thinking, communication, social responsibility, and personal responsibility.

HIST 1301 US History to 1877
HIST 1302 US History from 1865
  1. (070) Government/Political Science (6 SH)

State law mandates six hours of US and Texas government. Courses in this category focus on consideration of the Constitution of the United States and the constitutions of the states, with special emphasis of that of Texas. Courses in this category promote the Texas state Core Objectives of critical thinking, communication, social responsibility, and personal responsibility.

At A&M-Commerce, the two-course sequence PSCI 2301/2302 meets this requirement. Other two-course sequences are offered elsewhere. Mixing a course from other sequences into the PSCI 2301/2302 sequence can delay graduation.

All students should seek the assistance of a success coach or professional advisor when choosing political science courses to meet their core curriculum requirements.

PSCI 2301 Principles of United States and Texas Government
PSCI 2302 United States and Texas Government: Institutions and Policies
  1. (080) Social and Behavioral Science (3 SH)

Students must complete three hours of coursework in Social and Behavioral Science. Courses in this category focus on the application of empirical and scientific methods that contribute to the understanding of what makes us human. Social and Behavioral Science courses promote the Texas state Core Objectives of critical thinking, communication, empirical and quantitative skills, and social responsibility.

AEC 219 Agricultural Economics
ANTH 2351 World Cultures: Perspectives from Anthropology
ECO 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 233 The Economics of Personal Finance
HHPH 331 Nutrition
PHIL 2303 Logic
PSY 2301 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 2306 Psychology of Sexual Behavior
PSY 2315 Psychology of Adjustment
SOC 1301 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 1306 Social Problems

(090) Component Area Option (6 SH)

At A&M-Commerce the Component Area Option consists of two elements. First, all students must take one course in speech communication from the two listed below. Second, all students must complete an additional three hours corresponding to requirements of their particular degree (Degree Pathway). For instance, a student pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree must take an additional math or science course for his/her Component Area Option.

All students should seek the advice of a success coach or professional advisor when choosing political science courses to meet their core curriculum requirements.

  1. Speech Communication (3 SH)
SPC 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
SPC 1321 Business and Professional Speaking
  1. Degree Pathway (3 SH): One additional course chosen from lists below depending upon degree type:
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts (any field), Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, and Bachelor of General Studies, CHOOSE ONE of the following:
AEC 219 Agricultural Economics
ANTH 2351 World Cultures: Perspectives from Anthropology
ECO 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 233 The Economics of Personal Finance
HHPH 331 Nutrition
PHIL 2303 Logic
PSY 2301 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 2306 Psychology of Sexual Behavior
PSY 2315 Psychology of Adjustment
SOC 1301 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 1306 Social Problems
ENG 200 Popular Culture and Literature
ENG 202 Multi-Ethnic American Literature
ENG 2326 Introduction to Literature
ENG 2331 Literature of the Western World
HIST 264 A Nation Divided: American History
HIST 265 A World Divided: Global History
JOUR 1307 Mass Communication in Society
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 331 History of Philosophy I
PHIL 332 History of Philosophy II
PHIL 360 General Ethics
PHIL 362 Aesthetics
RTV 1335 Studies in Electronic Communications
SPC 201 Studies in Human Communication
SPA 131 Elementary Spanish I
SPA 132 Elementary Spanish II
SPA 231 Intermediate Spanish I
SPA 232 Intermediate Spanish II
ART 1301 Art, Technology and Civilization
ART 1303 History of Art I
ART 1304 History of Art II
ENG 432 History and Aesthetics of Film
ENG 434 Literature and Film
MUS 1310 Jazz: New Orleans to Jazz/Rock
MUS 1308 Introduction to World Music Literature
THE 1310: Introduction to the Theater
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science (any field), Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Business Administration, CHOOSE ONE of the following:
MATH 142 Pre-Calculus
MATH 176 Mathematics for Business Applications II
MATH 179 Mathematics: Applications and Philosophy
MATH 192 Calculus II
MATH 1314 College Algebra
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business Applications I
MATH 2413 Calculus I
ASTR 1304 Astronomy of Solar System*
ASTR 1104 Astronomy of Solar System Lab*
ASTR 1303 Introduction to Stars and the Universe*
ASTR 1103 Introduction to Stars and the Universe Lab*
ASTR 260 Archaeoastronomy
BSC 1406 Introductory Biology I
BSC 1407 Introductory Biology II
BSC 1309 Human Biology: Structure and Function
BSC 1411 Botany
BSC 1413 Zoology
BSC 2401 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BSC 2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
CHEM 1305 Survey of General Chemistry*
CHEM 1105 Survey of General Chemistry Lab*
CHEM 1307 Survey of Organic and Biochemistry*
CHEM 1107 Survey of Organic and Biochemistry Lab*
CHEM 1411 General and Quantitative Chemistry I
CHEM 1412 General and Quantitative Chemistry II
ENVS 1301 Introduction to Environmental Science*
ENVS 1401 Introduction to Environmental Science
ENVS 103 Natural Disasters*
ENVS 104 Natural Disasters
ESCI 1304 History of the Earth*
ESCI 1404 History of the Earth
ESCI 1303 Physical Geology*
ESCI 1403 Physical Geology
IS 1315 Integrated Science I
IS 1317 Integrated Science II
PHYS 1401 College Physics I
PHYS 1402 College Physics II
PHYS 131 Introduction to Musical Acoustics
PHYS 2425 University Physics I
PHYS 2426 University Physics II
PLS 1307 Introduction to Plant Science*
PLS 1107 Introduction to Plant Science Lab*
PLS 1315 Introduction to Horticulture*
PLS 1115 Introduction to Horticulture Lab*

* Indicates courses either designed specifically for non-science majors or open to non-science majors. When the course is a lab, it is permissible for non-science majors to take the lab apart from the three-hour lecture. Science majors must take both.

Texas A&M University-Commerce will honor core curriculum courses from other Texas public institutions and apply those toward completion of the A&M-Commerce core curriculum.

Whether students are transferring or starting and finishing with A&M-Commerce, completion of the core curriculum is a graduation requirement. Students should seek the help of their success coach or professional advisor in selecting appropriate courses to meet these requirements.

For information on Texas Common Course Numbering System visit the website at: https://www.tccns.org/

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Transfer Guides

Find the transfer guide for your previous college or university listed below.

Arlington Baptist College

Austin Community College

Baptist University of the Americas

Cisco College

Collin County Community College District

College of Biblical Studies

Dallas County Community College District

Eastfield College of the Dallas County Community College District

Grayson County College

Hallmark College

Hill College

Navarro College

Northeast Texas Community College

Paris Junior College

Parker College

Remington College

Trinity Valley Community College

Tyler Junior College

University of North Texas (Crosstown Air Force ROTC)

Uplift Education

Woodrow Wilson High School

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Dual (Concurrent) Graduate Degrees Program

A&M-Commerce’s dual (concurrent) graduate degrees option enables students to earn two graduate degrees with significant savings in time and cost. Students may pursue dual master’s/specialist degree programs with the approval of the department head and graduate dean. Students in any dual master’s/specialist degrees must be admitted to each participating degree and must meet all the requirements for each degree.

Some courses may be used jointly provided such courses are not more than 6 years old at the time the master’s/specialist degrees are conferred. The number of courses permitted to be shared between the two degrees is as follows:

  1. For 30-semester-hour degrees, no more than 9 approved hours.
  2. For 36-semester-hour degrees, no more than 12 approved hours.
  3. For the 62-semester-hour MFA, no more than 20 approved hours.
  4. A thesis cannot be shared between the two graduate degrees.
  5. A 595 Research Literature and Techniques course can only be shared between the two graduate degrees with department and Graduate School approval.
  6. All remaining courses applied to satisfy the requirements for the two graduate degrees must be A&M-Commerce courses.

The dual master’s/specialist degrees will be subject to the general regulations governing master’s/specialist degrees except as stated above.

Students who wish to pursue dual master’s/specialist degrees must apply for admission to each program.

Contact your Graduate Services Coordinator for additional information.

Students interested in pursuing a dual program with a master’s/specialist degree and a doctoral degree should contact the Doctoral Degree Coordinator.

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Foreign Academic Credential Evaluators

Please contact one of the following agencies for an evaluation of your academic transcript.

FOREIGN CREDENTIALS SERVICES OF AMERICA

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC CREDENTIAL EVALUATORS, INC.

EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIAL EVALUATORS, INC.

WORLD EDUCATION SERVICES, INC.

SDR EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS

Upon completion of your evaluation, please ask the agency to provide a copy to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429-3011

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Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement

Your health is a priority here!

Texas Senate Bill 62 requires all students under age 22 entering an institution of higher education (public and private) to either receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet certain criteria to decline the vaccination 10 days before the first day of the semester.

Important facts about Bacterial Meningitis

Vaccination FAQs

How will I know if a vaccination requirement applies to me?

You are NOT required to submit proof of the Bacterial Meningitis vaccine if you:

  • Are taking only online courses. Online students under the age of 22 will need to work with their advisers to complete the Online Classes Form that must be submitted to the Undergraduate Admissions office.
  • Are 22 years old or older by the first class day of the semester

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Where do I submit my forms or vaccination records?

You will not submit your forms or vaccination records to A&M-Commerce. Once you’ve created your Magnus Health account, you can click the upload button within your Magnus account and submit medical records digitally if they are in a pdf or jpg format.

Your Magnus account also offers a form that you can print and take with you to your vaccination appointment. The form can be filled out by the doctor’s office, and then you can upload the form to your Magnus account.

Detailed instructions on how to submit the required documentation are available via a 60-second, introductory video that plays when you log in to your account. If you need additional assistance, please contact Magnus Health’s customer service.

For instructions on how to create a Magnus Health account, see “Getting started with Student Health Tracker” below.

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When do I need to complete the meningitis vaccination requirement?

You must have received the bacterial meningitis vaccine within the past five years and at least 10 days prior to the first day of classes in the semester for which you are beginning at A&M-Commerce.

New students will be allowed to register for their New Student Orientation session but will NOT be allowed to register for classes if the bacterial meningitis vaccination requirement has not been met by their orientation session date.

Admissions Semester10 Days Prior Date1st day of Classes Date
Winter Mini 2021December 04, 2020December 14, 2020
Spring 2021January 01, 2021January 11, 2021
May Mini 2021May 1, 2021May 10, 2021
Summer 1 2021May 21, 2021May 31, 2021
Summer 2 2021July 02, 2021July 12, 2021
Aug. Mini 2021Aug. 03, 2021Aug. 13, 2021
Fall 2021Aug. 20, 2021Aug. 30, 2021

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Modification of – Where can I get the meningitis vaccinations?

Check with your local healthcare provider. This vaccination may be covered by your insurance provider.

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What are my options if I wish to decline the meningitis vaccination?

You must obtain a waiver, signed by a physician who is duly registered and licensed to practice medicine in the United States, stating that, in the physician’s opinion, the required vaccination for bacterial meningitis would be injurious to your health and well-being.

(Or)

You must sign and submit a Notarized Affidavit stating that you decline the required vaccination for bacterial meningitis for reasons of conscience, including religious belief. Additional information can be found at College Vaccine Requirements.

You will also receive instructions on how to request affidavit forms from the Texas Department of State Health Services once you’ve created your Magnus Health account in your myLEO. The original affidavit document must be mailed to Magnus Health.

Students wishing to use the waiver program must still activate their Magnus Health account to access the forms and link to the waiver option.

To learn more about your options, please visit the Magnus Health Help Desk.

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Modification of – What meningitis vaccination do I need?

There are only three types of meningitis vaccinations approved in Sec. 51.9192 of the Education Code and S21.613 of the TAC when the vaccination was required:

  • Menomune (MPSV4)
  • Menactra (MCV4 or Men ACWY)
  • Menveo (MCV4 or MEN ACWY)

At this time, the MenB vaccination will be accepted to meet the vaccination requirement. You should consult a physician or medical practitioner to determine the optimum vaccination protocol for your needs. It is important to note that vaccinations for MenACWY and MenB are not interchangeable. MenB vaccines do not provide protection for MenACWY strains and MenACWY vaccines do not provide protection for MenB strains.

  • Trumenba (MenB)
  • Bexsero (MenB)
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How do I create a Magnus Health account?

A&M-Commerce uses the services of Magnus Health to collect, review and securely store all student documents pertaining to the meningitis vaccine. All first-time and former students must register through Magnus Health’s SMR to ensure that the course registration process is not delayed.

Please follow the instructions below to complete your Magnus Health account:

1. Log into myLEO to enter the Student Portal. You will need your CWID number and password.
2. Click on the myLEO link at the top of the page to enter the Self-Service page.
3. Click on the Verify Meningitis Shot Requirement link found on the Main Menu.
4. You will automatically be directed to Magnus Health’s SMR account page.
5. Your myLEO account is linked to your Magnus Health account through a single sign-on; therefore, you do not need to create an additional username and password.
6. You will be asked to verify your personal information.
7. You will pay a one-time $12.50 processing fee, payable to Magnus Health SMR (debit or credit card required).
8. You will then be guided through the rest of the verification process through Magnus Health.
9. You can access Magnus Health’s SMR by logging into your myLEO account at any time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an application submission deadline?

Texas A&M University-Commerce practices an open enrollment. Most programs do not have a deadline. Some programs do have deadlines and the deadlines are listed on the specific program area web pages. Below are the general application deadlines for international applicants:

  • To be considered for spring, the deadline is Oct. 1
  • To be considered for summer, the deadline is Feb. 15
  • To be considered for fall, the deadline is May 15
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Can I transfer dual credit classes?

Dual credit classes are college courses that you have taken through your local community college that also counted toward your high school diploma. In order to receive transfer credit from A&M-Commerce for dual credit classes, you must submit official transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions from the community college or university where you took your dual credit classes.

For more information or questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 903.886.5000 or [email protected].

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What happens if I do not meet the admissions requirements?

Applicants who do not meet automatic admission requirements based on ranking and/or SAT/ACT scores will be reviewed by the university’s Admissions Appeal Committee. To be reviewed by the Admissions Appeal Committee, the applicant must submit the appeal form (provided with initial notification of initial denial). The Admissions Appeal Committee will not consider any appeal without receipt of the appeal form. In addition, the applicant must submit an Educational Goals Statement. In this statement, the applicant must explain his/her education goals at Texas A&M University-Commerce by answering the following three questions in paragraph form (250-500 words maximum):

  1. What are your career goals and what degree programs do you intend to pursue?
  2. What motivates you or why did you choose this career goal/degree plan?
  3. What experience(s) and academic strengths will help you achieve these goals?

For additional information on how to appeal the admissions decision, please email [email protected].

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What is conditional admission?

Conditional admission to a graduate degree program means that all documents have been submitted for admission, but the applicant does not meet all requirements for full admission. This could be a low overall grade point average, not meeting departmental requirements, or lack of background for the chosen graduate program. Conditional admission status will change to full admission upon completing 12 graduate hours at Texas A&M University-Commerce with at least a 3.00 overall graduate grade point average. If an overall 3.00 graduate grade point average is not achieved, then the conditional admission status will change to academic suspension.

Conditional admission is not available for doctoral admission. Students who have completed graduate hours at A&M-Commerce must have an overall graduate GPA of at least a 3.00 in order to gain admission to a degree program. Financial Aid is available for conditional admission status.

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Modification of – How do I defer my application?

To defer your application to a future term, fill out the deferral request form and submit the form to the Graduate School with the additional required documents. You may defer your admissions for up to one year. After one year, you must submit a new application, all additional required documents and be reconsidered for admissions by your academic area.

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What is provisional admission?

Provisional admission means that the applicant’s bachelor’s degree has been conferred, but the applicant has not submitted all admission documents or test scores to A&M-Commerce, but the applicant is allowed to attend for one semester while pending the submission of all documents and/or scores. Provisional admission is not available for all degree programs and is not available to doctoral and international students. Financial Aid is available for full admission and conditional admission status only.

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Is there an application fee, and how do I pay the fee?

Yes, the Domestic students application fee is $50.00 and the international students application fee is $75.00 USD. Please pay your application fee at the time you submit your application through ApplyTexas application. If you did not pay at the time you submitted your application, you may pay online through myLeo. Application fees are not refundable.

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I am interested in educator/teacher certification. How do I apply?

Texas A&M University-Commerce has two tracks leading to Texas teacher certification and both are uniquely designed for those who have previously earned their Bachelor’s degree and now seek to make a career transition into the teaching profession.

The first track is an Alternative Certification Program which is a non-degree seeking program for those wishing to obtain a Texas teacher certification without obtaining a Master’s degree.

The second track is a Post-Baccalaureate Alternative Certification Program designed for those wishing to pursue a Master’s degree and obtain a Texas teacher certification.

If you are seeking educator certification, you need to apply to the Graduate School through Apply Texas, pay your graduate application fee, and submit your documentation. Also, contact the Educator Certification Office and complete the Educator Certification application, submit any additional required documentation, including the educator certification fee.

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I want a second master’s, what do I need to do? (Domestic)

Domestic Students: Go to www.applytexas.org and submit a new application and application fee. Upon processing your new application, we will reuse your transcripts and tests scores from your previous application; however, each program has its own discipline-specific admission requirements and may require additional or different documents. Please check your myLeo application checklist for any new required documents that you need to submit.


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I am an International student and have been admitted, when do I receive my I-20?

The Office of International Programs (OIP) is responsible for processing your I-20. You should be contacted by the OIP within three (3) business days of receiving your admissions letter from the Graduate School. After you have completed the OIP requested process, an I-20 is usually issued within 7 to 10 business days. Please watch your email for important information. If you plan to change your visa status from H1B/H4 to F1, please be aware it may affect your tuition status and the documents required for admission. For more information, please contact the International Student Services Office at [email protected] or 903.886.5097.

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Can I apply previously completed courses to my second master’s/specialist degree?

Subject to the approval of the department head and graduate dean, students holding master’s/specialist degrees from a regionally accredited graduate institution in the United States may apply certain courses that were a part of a previously earned graduate degree toward a second master’s/specialist degree, provided such courses are not more than 6 years old at the time the second master’s degree is conferred.

The number of courses to be permitted will be as follows:

  1. For 30-semester-hour degrees, no more than 9 approved hours.
  2. For 36-semester-hour degrees, no more than 12 approved hours.
  3. For the 62-semester-hour MFA, no more than 20 approved hours.
  4. A thesis completed for a previous degree cannot be used for a second master’s/specialist degree.
  5. A 595 Research Literature and Techniques course can only be used for a second master’s/specialist degree with department and Graduate School approval.
  6. All remaining courses applied to satisfy the requirements for the second master’s/specialist degree must be A&M-Commerce courses.

The second master’s/specialist degree will be subject to the general regulations governing master’s degrees except as stated above.

After a degree is awarded, courses taken before the degree was awarded (regardless of whether the course is applied to the degree) cannot be repeated and the grade point average cannot be recalculated.

Students who wish to pursue a second master’s/specialist degree must apply for admission to the second master’s/specialist degree.

Contact your Graduate Services Coordinator or additional information.

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Do you accept Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses?

Yes! A&M-Commerce accepts scores on certain College Board Advanced Placement (AP) tests for credit in selected courses.

Examinations offered by the AP program are administered during late spring by high schools. Interested high school students should contact their high school counselors for information on AP courses their school offers.

AP scores should be forwarded to A&M-Commerce Student Assessment Office. The College Board code for A&M-Commerce is 6188. Scores reported from the spring AP test administration will not be received until late July.

For a complete list of AP courses and scores required for credit, please visit the website.

For more information or questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 903.886.5000 or [email protected].

AP Exams for Credit at Texas A&M-Commerce:


AP Course

Req. Score

Texas A&M University-Commerce Course(s)
Sem. Cr.Hours
American Government3 or higherPSCI 23013
American History/U.S. History3 or higherHIST 1301 or 13023
Art History3 or higherART 13033
Art, Studio-2D design3 or higherART 1113
Art, Studio-3D design3 or higherART 1403
Art, Studio-Drawing3 or higherART 1103
Biology3 or higherBIO 14064
Calculus A/B3 or higherMATH 24134
Calculus B/C3MATH 24134
Calculus B/C4 or higherMATH 2413 & 1928
Chemistry3 or higherCHEM 1305/1105 & 1307/11078
Computer Science A3 or higherCSCI 126, 151 & 1529
Computer Science A/B3 or higherCSCI 126, 151, 152 & 27012
Economics-Macro3 or higherECO 23013
Economics-Micro3 or higherECO 23023
Environmental Science3 or higherENVS 13013
French3 or higherFREN 131 & 1326
French4 or higherFREN 131, 132, 231 & 23212
Introduction to Sociology3 or higherSOC 13013
Language and Composition or Literature and Composition3ENG 13013
Language and Composition or Literature and Composition4 or higherENG 1301 & 13026
Physics 13 or higherPHYS 14014
Physics 23 or higherPHYS 14024
Physics E&M4 or higherPHYS 24254
Physics Mech.4 or higherPHYS 24264
Psychology3 or higherPSYC 23013
Spanish3 or higherSPAN 131 & 1326
Spanish4 or higherSPAN 131, 132, 231, & 23212
Statistics3 or higherMATH 13243
World History3 or higherHIST 2653

For more information or questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 903.886.5000 or [email protected].

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Modification of – How do I check my application status?

You can track your application status within myLEO. Below are instructions to access your application status:

  1. Login to myLeo.
  2. Select check application status.
  3. On the next screen, select your application (if you have applied before, you will see more than one application).
    1. Your document(s) have been received and processed if a date appears next to the document(s).
    2. A document without a date listed has not been received or processed.

Your checklist is updated as documents are received and processed. Most documents (including transcripts and test scores) are posted within 48 hours of receipt.

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What is the 12-hour rule for nondegree students?

Students may only use 12 graduate semester hours taken in a non-degree status for a master’s, specialist or doctoral degree. The graduate school strongly advises you to gain admission to a degree program before completing 12 graduate hours.

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How do I apply if I only want to take courses to transfer to my current institution?

Apply as a non-degree seeking graduate student through Apply Texas, pay the application fee, and submit your official bachelor’s transcript. Non-degree students may take as many courses as they wish but only 12 graduate hours successfully completed in a non-degree status may be applied towards a graduate degree program at A&M-Commerce. Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid or graduate assistant-ships. International students are not eligible for non-degree status.

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What do the different graduate admission statuses mean?

The Graduate School offers various opportunities for graduate admissions. Below are the types of admissions and links to program-specific information.

Each program/area of study may require additional documents or have different admissions deadlines, so please contact one of the Graduate Services Coordinators for more information.

Admission Statuses:

  • Master’s & specialist degree programs offer full, conditional and provisional admission.
  • Doctoral programs offer full admission.
  • Educator certification, graduate certificates and non-degree programs offer provisional admission and non-degree admission.
  • International students (F1 or J1 visa holders) are eligible for full and conditional admissions only.

Full Admission Status

Full admission is available to applicants seeking a degree program with a complete admission application packet and who meet all Graduate School and departmental requirements.

Conditional Admission Status

Conditional admission is available to applicants with a complete admission application packet but who do not qualify for full admission.

  • This conditional status could be because of a low bachelor’s degree GPA (below 2.75 for most programs/3.00 for business programs) or other departmental requirements.
  • After completing 12 graduate hours, a conditional student must have an overall graduate grade point average of 3.00 or higher.
  • Failure to achieve the minimum 3.0 GPA after completing 12 graduate hours will result in suspension of the student from further graduate study in any degree program for 3 years.

Provisional Admission Status

Provisional admission is offered to students to enroll for one semester (the initial semester of enrollment in the Graduate School) with any of the following deficiencies:

  • An official bachelor’s transcript from a regionally accredited institution is not on file
  • An official GRE or GMAT score is not on file
  • One or more departmental requirements are incomplete

Students admitted provisionally must be sure their missing documents are received by the Office of Graduate Studies and all requirements are complete before the end of the first semester of enrollment so the Graduate School can continue the admission consideration process.

Completion of the application packet and all requirements on time is the student’s responsibility. Students whose files are not complete during the semester of provisional enrollment will not be permitted to re-enroll or early register until the necessary documentation is received and admission is granted.

Financial Aid and Graduate Assistantships are not available while in provisional status.

International Students (F1 or J1 visa holders) are eligible for full and conditional admissions only.

Non-degree Complete Status

Non-degree complete status is offered to students who have submitted all admission documents and met all admission requirements for a graduate certificate, educator certification, and personal, professional and career development.

Please Note:

  • Doctoral programs accept full admission only.
  • Financial aid is available for full and conditional admission status only.
  • International Students (F1 or J1 visa holders) are eligible for full and conditional admissions only.

Information for Out-of-State Students in Online Programs

A&M-Commerce is currently not authorized by the state of Massachusetts to provide instruction to individuals who reside in the state of Massachusetts while pursuing a degree with A&M-Commerce.

All documents submitted to the Graduate School for admission consideration become the property of the Graduate School. Documents cannot be returned. If your previous university only issues one transcript, please contact the Graduate School ([email protected]) or your Graduate Coordinator for help.

Note: Each program/area of study may have additional admission requirements or may require additional documents.

Please review the following areas for additional information:

Graduate School Admissions Documents

Doctoral Admissions Requirements

Master’s and Specialist Admissions Requirements

Graduate Certificate Admissions Requirements

Educator/Teacher Certification Admissions Requirements

Non-degree Admissions Requirements

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What transcripts do I submit for my admission?

Please request an official transcript be sent to the Graduate School, Texas A&M University-University, PO Box 3011, Commerce, TX& 75429-3011, from all institutions you have attended, including all undergraduate and graduate coursework.

International students should submit official transcripts, which should include original or university-attested individual marksheets along with a copy of the diploma or provisional certificate and an official consolidated marksheet. Consolidated marksheets are not accepted on their own, a complete official transcript must include individual marksheets. If the marksheets are copies, they must have an original university stamp (in color). Marksheets must be attested by the university that the student attended and where the degree was awarded. Marksheets cannot be accepted if notarized or attested by anyone other than the university that issued the transcripts. Transcripts cannot be submitted by email.

Degrees must be equivalent to a four-year bachelor’s degree issued by a regionally accredited university in the United States. If you do not hold a 4-year degree and wish to know if we will consider your degree before applying, please contact Vicky Turner for help ([email protected]).

All transcripts for degrees from universities in China or Nigeria must be sent directly to A&M-Commerce from the university attended or government body that issues verified official transcripts. Nigerian applicants must also submit a WES evaluation of their transcripts. We accept the basic course-by-course WES or ICAP WES.

Upon evaluation of each degree-awarded transcript, if the determination of equivalency cannot be made, the Graduate School may require an evaluation be included in the admission consideration documents and added to the student’s application requirements/documents checklist in their myLeo.

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How do I change from non-degree or certification status to a graduate degree program?

A student wishing to change status from non-degree student status to a degree program must file a new application for admission to the Graduate School and satisfy all admission requirements for the specific degree program. No more than 12 graduate credit hours taken in non-degree status may be applied toward a master’s or a doctoral degree. Individual departments will make the final determination on how many semester credit hours (up to 18) a student may transfer from certification status to a master’s degree program. All students should consult with the degree granting program concerning specific departmental transfer criteria.

Graduate Admissions – General Information

A&M-Commerce Graduate Programs.

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How do I change my major?

As a master’s or specialist student, you may request to change your major if you are in good standing with the university (minimum 3.00 overall graduate GPA) and you meet admission requirements for the new program. You may submit a change of major form at any time but if you wish to start the next semester in the new major, you must submit your change of major form and all required documents for the new program no later than 4 weeks (30 days) prior to the first class day of that semester.

A change of major request does not guarantee admission into the new program.

To complete this process please complete the online Change of Major form.

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What is full admission?

Full admission to a graduate degree program (doctoral, master’s or specialist)
means that all requirements for admission have been met and the applicant has been accepted by the department and the Graduate School. Full admission is not the same as admission to candidacy to a graduate program. Students who have completed graduate hours at A&M-Commerce must have an overall graduate GPA of at least a 3.00 in order to gain admission to a degree program. Financial Aid is available for full admission status.

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Do international students qualify for conditional admissions?

Yes. Conditional admission applies to students with complete application packets who do not meet department admissions requirement for full admissions. International students are not eligible for provisional status.

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I want a second master’s as an international student, what do I need to do?

International Students: Go to www.applytexas.org and submit a new application and application fee. Upon processing your new application, we will reuse your transcripts and tests scores from your previous application; however, each graduate program has its own discipline-specific admission requirements and may require additional or different documents so you will need to check your myLeo application checklist for any new required documents and submit them. In addition to other documents, you will need to submit new bank and sponsor statements dated no older than 6 months.

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I am interested in principal certification or superintendent certification. How do I apply?

You may apply for principal or superintendent certification if you are admitted to the master’s of educational administration program or already hold a master’s degree.

You need to apply through Apply Texas principal or superintendent certification, submit your application fee, and bachelor’s and master’s transcripts to the Graduate School. Also, contact the Educator Certification Office (903.886.5183) and the Educational Leadership Department (903.886.5520) and submit any additional required documentation for the principal certification.

If you are applying for superintendent certification through a cohort, you need to apply as superintendent certification through Apply Texas, submit your bachelor’s and master’s transcripts, and pay the graduate application fee to the Graduate School. Also, contact the Educational Leadership Department (903.886.5515) for further assistance.

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Will my documents be returned?

No, all documents submitted to the Graduate School for admission consideration become the property of the Graduate School. Documents cannot be returned. If a document is evaluated as unofficial or unacceptable, the document will not be kept and will be shredded. If your previous university only issues one transcript, please contact the Graduate School ([email protected]) or your Graduate Coordinator for help.

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What is the process now that I have submitted my application? (International)

  1. Any test requirement options will be updated on the student checklist after official transcripts are reviewed and processed. Monitor your myLeo application checklist to see when we receive and post your documents. If you have sent documents but do not see posted, please email your coordinator so we can check the status of your document.
  2. GRE/GMAT and TOEFL/IELTS scores must be sent directly to the University by the testing agency. It takes approximately 15 days from the time the scores are ordered for them to be received and posted.
  3. Once all required documents have been reviewed and posted to your checklist, your file will be forwarded to your academic area for review. The department has up to 2 weeks to respond with their admissions recommendation so please allow time for the decision to appear in your myLeo. You will also receive an official admission decision letter by email.
  4. If admitted, your documents will be forwarded to the Office of International Programs for your I-20 to be issued. You will receive an email from the OIP explaining the process of issuing your I-20 as well as other important information. For information regarding the I-20 process, please visit the OIP website.
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What is the process now that I have submitted my application? (Domestic)

The Admissions Application Consideration Process for Domestic Students:

  1. Any test requirement options will be updated on the student checklist after official transcripts are reviewed and processed. Monitor your myLeo application checklist to see when we receive and post your documents. If you have sent documents but do not see posted, please email your coordinator so we can check the status of your document.
  2. GRE/GMAT scores must be sent directly to the University by the testing agency. It takes approximately 15 days from the time the scores are ordered for them to be received and posted.
  3. Once all required documents have been reviewed and posted to your checklist, your file will be forwarded to your academic area for review. The department has up to 2 weeks to respond with their admissions recommendation so please allow time for the decision to appear in your myLeo. You will also receive an official admission decision letter by email.
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Modification of – How do I apply for Graduate School?

Applying is easy. Simply complete the Apply Texas application.

We review applications every morning. Once processed, you will receive an email with your student ID (CWID) and password. You can then access your myLEO account and view your application status.

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Contact Information – International Students

Ms. Pamela Wright
International Student Admissions Processor
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Texas A&M University-Commerce
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429-3011
903.886.5000
903.468.8685 (fax)
[email protected]

Ms. Titilola Adewale
Director of International Student Services
Texas A&M University-Commerce
PO Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429
903.468.6041
903.468.3200 (fax)
T[email protected]

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