Texas A&M University-Kingsville

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Freshmen Admission

Freshmen applicants may obtain automatic admission to the University by meeting the Regular Admission Requirements listed below. Those applicants who do not meet the automatic admission standards listed below will be evaluated using a holistic approach that incorporates an individualized and qualitative assessment to ensure that reviews are based on a wide range of criteria within the context of an applicant's life experiences, including classroom performance, to leadership skills and community service.  Refer to the Alternative Admission Review Process.

 REGULAR ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Students graduating in the top 10% of their high school class and completing a college preparatory high school program meet regular admission requirements.   Top 10% students must also submit ACT or SAT scores to complete their admission file for course placement purposes.  
  2. Students completing the State of Texas Distinguished High School Program, the International Baccalaureate High School Program or a high school program of equivalent rigor meet regular admission requirements.  These students must also submit ACT or SAT scores to complete their admission file for course placement purposes.
  3. Students completing the State of Texas Recommended High School Program or an equivalent college preparatory program must meet the following criteria.

Recommended High School Program 

(The following scores are valid through Summer 2013 only.)

Class rank

SAT Composite Score*

ACT Composite Score

Top Quarter

No minimum;
must still submit test scores

No minimum;
must still submit test scores

2nd Quarter

790

16

3rd Quarter

870

18

4th Quarter

950

20

*The SAT scores reflected in the table above include only the combination of the Critical Reading and Math Sections. They do not include the scores for the writing section of the SAT.

Recommended High School Program 

(The following scores are required beginning with Fall 2013.)

Class rank

SAT Composite Score*

ACT Composite Score

Top Quarter

No minimum;
must still submit test scores

No minimum;
must still submit test scores

2nd Quarter

790

16

3rd Quarter

910

19

4th Quarter

1030

22

*The SAT scores reflected in the table above include only the combination of the Critical Reading and Math Sections. They do not include the scores for the writing section of the SAT.

 4.Students who do not complete a college preparatory high school program may also gain regular admission if they satisfy the ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks on the ACT assessment, or earn a score of at least a 1,500 on the SAT assessment which does include the writing component.

* Non-accredited High School, Home School, and GED Students
Students who attended a non-accredited high school or home school and those who received a GED may be admitted by scoring a minimum of 1550 on the SAT (including the writing component) or by meeting the College Readiness Benchmarks on the ACT Assessment. These students must also submit proof of their enrollment via our Home School Supplement or GED certificate of completion.

ALTERNATE ADMISSION REVIEW PROCESS
Applicants who do not meet the Regular Admission Requirements outlined above will automatically be reviewed by the Undergraduate Admissions Committee using a holistic review that includes the applicant’s rank in class, standardized entrance test scores, performance in specific high school courses, extracurricular activities, community service, talents and awards, leadership skills, employment, and other factors that support a student’s ability to succeed at the university.

Upon request, applicants who are denied admission and wish to appeal will be sent to the Admission Committee for review.  To be eligible for appeal, applicants must submit the following items prior to being sent to the Committee:

  1. Personal Statement or Letter of Appeal
  2. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation from Core Subject teachers

ALTERNATE ADMISSION CONDITIONS:
Students admitted under Alternate Admission will be subject to the following conditions:

1. Required to attend a new student orientation program for new students.

2. Required to meet with a Academic Advisor in the Center for Student Success to complete a Learning Contract which will include course recommendations for both fall and spring semesters.  Other course enhancement activities such as Supplemental Instruction sessions and tutoring sessions may be required.

3. Register for no more than 14 semester credit hours of course work at A&M-Kingsville during both the fall and spring semesters earning a GPA of 2.0 or above which will result in achieving the academic status of "Good Standing" with the university.

4. Required to enroll and pass UNIV 1101/02, freshman success seminar, during fall and spring semesters.  Students that do not pass UNIV1101/02 or other courses in which the student enrolled during the semester will have to schedule a meeting with their Academic Advisor to reevaluate their academic records.  A request to be readmitted to the university must be submitted to the Center for Student Success.

5. Required to meet with an assigned Center for Student Success Academic Advisor a minimum of twice during the fall and spring semesters.

This page was last updated on: February 28, 2013