Pre-Registration To Do List
Complete your Admission File
If you haven't already, be sure your admission file is complete with updated transcripts and test scores. Students who do not have both on file will not be able to register for orientation. If you're a first-time college freshman, be sure to request that your final high school transcript be sent to our Office of Admission prior to our August 1 deadline. To check if the Office of Admission has all required documents on file, log in to Blue and Gold.
Freshmen who have not yet taken the SAT or ACT have the option to take the ACT-Residual, which is an acceptable alternative to the National ACT for students who plan to attend Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The scores from the ACT-Residual are acceptable for admission only at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and the exam is offered on our campus. Students interested in this alternative are encouraged to visit our ACT-Residual website for testing dates and additional information.
Update Contact Information
When registration opens, your orientation invitation packet will be sent to the mailing address you have listed in your Blue and Gold account. To ensure you receive your orientation packet as well as other important information regarding your admission, we encourage you to log in to Blue and Gold and check that your mailing address is correct. If you live at one address and receive your mail at another such as a PO Box, please be sure to list the address where you receive your mail as your mailing address.
You will also receive information about orientation and registration via the e-mail address we have on file for you, so we encourage you to make sure that address is also updated in Blue and Gold. Information will be sent to the e-mail address that is checked as your preferred address in your account.
Obtain and Submit Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Record
All new students are required to submit proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination to the TAMUK Student Health and Wellness office prior to attending orientation. Students who do not submit valid proof of the vaccination will not be able to attend orientation or register for classes. Please review our Bacterial Meningitis Requirements page for more detailed information.
Apply For Financial Aid
Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid as soon as possible by completing the FAFSA online. Be sure to include our school code on your application, which is 003639.
Students who meet our university's Financial Aid office priority deadline (March 31 for Fall/Spring, May 1 for Summer) will be considered first for aid, and they will have a greater opportunity of receiving the best possible award package. First-time college freshmen who are graduating in the top 10 percent of their class or who qualify for the Texas Grant must complete and submit their FAFSA no later than March 15.
Transfer students need to cancel their aid at their former institution as soon as they know they will be transferring to our university, and they need to include our school code (003639) on their FAFSA. Award packages cannot be finalized for students whose aid has not been canceled at a previous institution.
Our Admission and Financial Aid offices are holding FAFSA workshops throughout February to help students complete their FAFSA. Please see our FAFSA workshop page for additional information. Finalizing your financial aid application prior to orientation will allow you to have a better idea as to how much aid you will receive, as well as allow you to ask any questions or complete any paperwork during orientation
Check Student Account Frequently
Student account information can be accessed online through Blue and Gold. Students should check their account regularly to ensure all required documents are submitted and that additional information is not needed for financial aid or admission.
This page was last updated on: March 24, 2014