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Undergraduate Admissions

Second Bachelor's Degree


Definition

An applicant who has a degree and wishes to apply for further study at the undergraduate level or to pursue a second bachelor’s degree.

Application Dates

  • The application for each academic year opens July 1.
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, the application deadline is the first day of class each term

Required application materials 

  • Online application
    • Students seeking a second bachelor's degree must submit a completed application through ApplyTexas (www.applytexas.org) using the Transfer Undergraduate Application.
  • Application fee
    • $25 application fee. Credit card payments via ApplyTexas are preferred. Checks and money orders made payable to Texas A&M-Kingsville are accepted. 
  • Official College Transcript(s) from all colleges attended. Must be mailed in a sealed school envelope or submitted electronically from each institution attended.
    • College work from one institution posted on the transcript of another institution will not be accepted. Faxed or emailed copies will not be accepted. (Official high school transcript not required). 
  • Proof of degree earned.
  • If permanent resident, you must submit a copy of both sides of the permanent resident card or I-485 by the application deadline. If the application is in process please provide a copy of I-797. 
  • If Texas resident based on SB 1528, must submit the SB 1528 affidavit prior to enrollment. 

Admission Requirements

Completed applications are based on the following:

  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on all college coursework attempted;
  • be in good standing with most recent institution attended; and,
  • information presented in the application.

NOTE: To be accepted into the College of Engineering, the overall grade point average from all college work must be 2.5/4.0 or greater.

  • Grades for all transferable courses are used in the computation of the GPA.
    • This average is calculated on all transferred college-level work the applicant has undertaken, whether passed or failed.
    • Plus and minus grade designations are not used; C+ is computed as a C, B+ is computed as a B, etc.
    • Grades from transitional (developmental) courses are not included

NOTE: Admission as a post-bachelor student to the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSDO)program at Texas A&M-Kingsville requires approval by the department. The department may require additional items prior to making a decision. It is recommended that applicants to this program contact the program prior to submitting an application. For details on the program for leveling courses, please see the CSDO Leveling Program.

Additional Information

  • Not all prior coursework will be articulated for students seeking a second bachelor's degree.
  • Post-Bachelor students are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor shortly after their admission decision is processed to start a degree plan and to make sure that they get registered for the most appropriate courses for their major.
  • A minimum of 36 semester hours of 3000 and/or 4000 level coursework is required for all bachelor degrees.
  • A minimum of 24 of the last 30 course hours MUST be completed in residence at Texas A&M University-Kingsville to qualify for a Bachelor's degree.