Program for System Admission (PSA)

Students who completed a freshman application for the fall semester with the Office of Admissions at Texas A&M University in College Station (TAMU) by December 1 and were denied admission may be offered an opportunity to participate in the Program for System Admission (PSA).  This alternative program allows students to enroll in one of the Texas A&M University System Institutions that participate in PSA with the goal of returning to Texas A&M University in College Station after successful completion of their first year in college. 

Eligibility

  • Students must have a complete freshman application for the fall semester on file with the Office of Admissions at Texas A&M University in College Station by December 1
  • Students must meet the minimum requirements for admission to the Texas A&M System Institution they wish to attend
  • Students must respond to the PSA offer via the Applicant Information System (AIS) by May 1.  The priority deadline to accept your PSA offer is March 15.

To qualify for automatic admission via the PSA, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Choose and complete specific course requirements from one of the approved TAMU program-specific degree plans
  • Complete at least 24 transferable hours in residence at a single System Institution during the fall and spring semesters
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPR at the System Institution AND maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPR on all transferable coursework (including dual credit taken during high school).  NOTE: Engineering applicants must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA at that school AND a minimum 3.0 GPA on all other transferable coursework (including dual credit taken during high school) to guarantee admission
  • Submit all required credentials by the published deadline
  • Please note that you do not need to apply directly to Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Your application materials will be forwarded to us from TAMU when you select the PSA program. 

It is recommended that developmental course(s) and/or prerequisite course(s) be taken prior to fall enrollment. Example: Some institutions require College Algebra before enrolling in higher level math courses.

For a list of participating Colleges/Departments please visit TAMU PSA

What if the major I want is not an option in the PSA program?
The PSA was designed for students who are interested in a participating major. We never recommend using the PSA to be admitted to TAMU with the intention of switching to the major you really want. We recommend taking the coursework and making the grades for your intended major and then applying as a standard transfer student directly to your intended major. You can still attend a System Institution (or any other institution), but you will have to apply as a regular transfer and go through a competitive review process.


What if the System Institution doesn't have my intended major?
The major choice at the System Institution does not matter. All that matters is that the System Institution will allow you to take the courses you need for your intended PSA major at TAMU.

Can I start taking courses at the System Institution during the summer?
Yes, as long as you get everything set up with your System Institution. However, the PSA requires students to complete two long semesters at the System Institution to be eligible for automatic admission. Taking summer courses is also very important if you will need to complete any prerequisite courses (i.e., Math).  Please contact the Office of Admission at Texas A&M-Kingsville if you plan to start during the summer.

For more Frequently Asked Questions provided by Texas A&M in College Station, please click here

Once you have selected Texas A&M-Kingsville through PSA, please complete the following steps as soon as possible:

  • Upon graduation from high school, have your official final high school transcript sent to our Office of Admission.
  • If you have taken college or dual enrollment courses, have your official college transcripts sent to the Office of Admission.
  • Add our school code (003639) to your FAFSA application so your FAFSA results are automatically sent to our Office of Student Financial Aid.
  • Register online for Hoggie Days, our new student orientation program, at www.tamuk.edu/hoggiedays/.   
  • Apply for on-campus housing at www.tamuk.edu/housing/apply.html or the Blue & Gold Connection (www.tamuk.edu/bluegold/).

If it is necessary for you to take transitional or pre-requisite courses (some degree plans require higher level math courses) during the summer session at Texas A&M University-Kingsville prior to your automatic enrollment through the PSA, please contact the Office of Admission regarding summer admission. You are strongly encouraged to attend the May 22, 2017, Hoggie Days session.

Texas A&M-Kingsville Contacts:

For information regarding your admission status, please contact the Office of Admission at 361-593-2315 or email us at admissions@tamuk.edu.

Veronica Salas, Director of Advising and Retention, Center for Student Success, is our designated PSA Advisor.  If you have any advising questions at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, you can reach her at Veronica.Salas@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4931.

Texas A&M in College Station contacts:

For specific questions regarding your PSA-TAMU degree plan at Texas A&M University, contact Justin Permenter, Admissions Counselor, by phone at 979-458-0950 or email him at justinpermenter@tamu.edu.

Please Note

  • Check Texas Success Initiative (TSI) compliance and Math readiness at the System Institution(s) selected
  • Contact the System Institution(s) to determine if developmental and/or pre-requisite Math and/or English courses should be taken prior to the fall semester to stay on track with the chosen degree plan
  • Most degree plans require Calculus-level Math courses
  • Please visit the TAMU PSA FAQs for information on transitioning after your first year.