Transfer Orientation Checklist

Transfer New Student Orientation is fun and informational, and we want it to be efficient, effortless and beneficial for transfer students so they can make the most of their on-campus experience. In an effort to help students prepare for orientation, we have created a pre-orientation student checklist.

Review Student Code of Conduct

As an accepted student to Texas A&M-Kingsville, you should review the Student Code of Conduct which does apply while you are on campus for orientation.  You’ll find our Code of Conduct in our Student Handbook (page 37).

Student Checklist

Submit Updated Transcripts

Be sure to submit your updated college transcripts so the Office of Admission can evaluate your transfer credit prior to orientation. Transcripts can be sent to the Office of Admission by mail, courier, in person or fax:

Mailing Address:
Office of Admission
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
MSC 128, 700 University Blvd
Kingsville, Texas 78363

Physical Address (Courier and In Person Deliveries):
Office of Admission
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Memorial Student Union Building Room 105
Kingsville, Texas 78363

Fax (361) 593-5509
Office (361) 593-2315

Submit Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Record

All new students are required to submit proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination. Students will not be permitted to register for classes during transfer orientation or any other time unless valid documentation is on file with the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Student Health and Wellness Office. Learn more about the law by visiting the Bacterial Meningitis Requirements page of this web site. Valid vaccination records, affidavits or certificates should be sent to Student Health and Wellness by mail, in person or by fax as soon as possible:

Mailing Address:
Student Health and Wellness
Health Care Clinic
MSC 112, 700 University Blvd
Kingsville, Texas 78363

Physical Address (In Person):
Student Health and Wellness Building
1210 Retama
Kingsville, Texas

Fax (361) 593-2006
Phone (361) 593-2904

Sign Your Financial Responsibility Agreement Online

Students are required to sign a Financial Responsibility Agreement, which will automatically appear when a student logs on to their Blue and Gold account. Students will not be able to register for courses without first agreeing to the conditions of this agreement. Once signed, the agreement will no longer appear in the student’s account.

Submit On-Campus Housing Application

Although University Housing and Residence Life representatives will be available during each transfer orientation session to answer questions and accept on-campus housing applications, students are encouraged to apply and submit their application and $150 security deposit prior to attending orientation because all transfer orientation sessions take place after the May 1st housing application deadline. Residence halls fill up quickly, so applying by the May 1st deadline ensures a student's priority residence hall and/or roommate request will be considered and that students will receive their housing assignment by the end of June.

For additional on-campus housing information or to apply, please visit the University Housing and Residence Life web site.

Cancel Aid at Previous Institution/Submit FAFSA Application 

Transfer students must cancel any aid they were receiving at any previous institution(s) before aid can be awarded from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Once aid has been canceled from previous institutions, transfer students should submit the FAFSA application to our Office of Student Financial Aid using our school code (003639).

The Office of Student Financial Aid sets priority deadlines each semester for students to apply for aid, which is January 15th for the 2019-2020 academic year for fall and November 1 for the spring.  Please keep in mind that funding is limited.  Financial aid is available and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Also, applying and submitting your FAFSA application before your transfer orientation session will allow you to take care of any additional or last minute financial aid issues while you are on campus for orientation.

To learn more about how to apply for FAFSA and for other important information regarding financial aid, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web site.

Check Blue and Gold Student Account Online Frequently

All student account information can be accessed online through the Blue and Gold Connection. Through Blue and Gold, students are able to see whether or not the Office of Admission has all necessary documents on file (transcripts, test scores, etc); if any additional information or documents are required to finalize financial aid applications; whether they have been offered or awarded any aid and/or scholarships; if there are any necessary aid, loan or scholarship agreement forms that need to be accepted and signed online; and more. Students are encouraged to check their account information frequently leading up to their orientation session to ensure all of their applications and files are complete prior to attending. All students need to log in to Blue and Gold is their student ID (K-Number) and pin (birth date in six digit format MMDDYY).

Review Intended Major and Degree Plan

All students will be advised during their transfer orientation session and have the opportunity to register for their first semester of classes. To ensure a successful and efficient advising session, students are encouraged to review the undergraduate catalog and the requirements for their intended major. Although academic advisors will help students make the best decisions for their degree plan, students should have a general idea of degree requirements and what courses they would like to take.