Future Students

Office of Admission

Your path to Texas A&M-Kingsville

A first-time in college (FTIC) student is an applicant with no college credit or whose only college credit was received prior to high school graduation (or in the summer immediately following high school graduation).

A domestic applicant is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; someone who has applied for permanent residency; or who qualifies for Texas residency based on Senate Bill 1528.

Texas A&M-Kingsville is the next big step in your academic journey! As you prepare to join us at the Javelina Nation, keep excelling in high school and get ready to submit your application.

Assured Admission. Freshmen who are admitted through assured admission must meet at least one of the following:
Rank in the top 25% of graduating class
Submit high school transcript with a minimum 2.7 GPA in core courses. Applicants are following the Foundation High School Program with at least one endorsement. Students are strongly recommended to complete one or more available endorsement(s) that include Algebra II or its equivalent as well as one science course from biology, chemistry, or physics. Students applying for top 10% automatic admission must complete the foundation curriculum with a distinguished level of achievement.
Standards for assured admission are based on the grade point average (GPA) achieved in the required high school curriculum (Foundation Plan). Assured admission freshmen must have a minimum of 2.7 GPA in the following courses in high school:
English Language Arts (4 credits)
Mathematics (3 credits)
Science (3 credits)
Social Studies (3 credits)
Language other than English (2 credits)
Composite ACT score of 19 or better or Minimum combined SAT of 1000 or better.
Use the Texas A&M-Kingsville codes 4212 (ACT) and 6822 (SAT) to submit your scores on act.org or collegeboard.org.
Individual Review. Students who do not meet the assured admission criteria can be admitted through Texas A&M-Kingsville's individual review process. This process involves a holistic review of academic achievements, extracurricular activities, community service, talents, awards, and other factors that support a student's ability to succeed at Texas A&M-Kingsville. We encourage applicants who do not meet the assured criteria to highlight their achievements on their Apply Texas application. It can take up to seven days to process regular applicants. It can take two weeks to a month to consider students in individual review based on what the applicant submits. We oftentimes request more information to make a decision.
The application for each academic year opens on July 1.
The Summer 2024 application deadline is May 24, 2024.
The Fall 2024 application deadline is August 16, 2024.
The FAFSA opens on October 1 each year. You must complete your FAFSA each academic year to continue to receive financial aid. 
The priority date for financial aid and scholarships is February 15 each year.

Use GoApplyTexas.org to make Texas A&M University-Kingsville your school of choice.


Official Transcripts. Please submit an official, sealed copy of your transcript from each school you previously attended so we can process your admission application. Include a transcript from all schools, including proprietary/career schools, regardless of how long it’s been since you last attended.
Dual-credit freshmen must submit an official transcript from the institution that offered the dual-credit classes.  Dual credit classes are college courses that you have taken through your local community college that also counted toward your high school diploma. In order to receive transfer credit from Texas A&M-Kingsville for dual credit classes, you must submit official transcripts to the Office of Admission from the community college or university where you took your dual credit classes.
To submit a transcript to Texas A&M-Kingsville, contact your previous/current academic institution(s) and request that they mail the transcript to:
Office of Admission
700 University Blvd., MSC 128
Kingsville, Texas 78363
For faster delivery, your previous/current academic institution(s) can submit an electronic version of your transcript to the Office of Admission. If they offer an electronic transcript service, they will provide you with further instructions about how to use this option. Texas A&M-Kingsville accepts SPEEDE, National Clearinghouse, and Escript-Safe electronic transcripts.

ACT or SAT test scores are optional for admission. Use the Texas A&M-Kingsville codes 4212 (ACT) and 6822 (SAT) to submit your scores on act.org or collegeboard.org.

Advanced Placement exams are accepted. Texas A&M-Kingsville accepts many College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exams for credit in selected courses. If you took AP exams for college credit, the exams and scores required for credit may be found on our website. Students should contact their high school counselors for information about AP courses their school offers as well as AP exams. Students are encouraged to submit their AP exam scores to three schools. If you selected Texas A&M-Kingsville to receive your scores, they will be sent to us by College Board. If you didn’t list Texas A&M-Kingsville, you should log into your   College Board account  and request that your AP exam scores be forwarded to Texas A&M-Kingsville.

International Baccalaureate courses are accepted. The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is a rigorous pre-university program, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19, available worldwide through the   International Baccalaureate Organization  (IBO). In compliance with SB111, Texas A&M-Kingsville offers at least 24 hours of credit to all IB diploma candidates with subject exam scores of 4 or higher. Students with IB certificates or courses are evaluated on a subject-by-subject basis upon receipt of an IB transcript. Texas A&M-Kingsville must have an official score report sent directly from IB to award credit. View a   list  of IB Exams offered for credit at Texas A&M-Kingsville.

Fee Waiver. You may request a Fee Waiver by completing this form with supporting documentation, including SAT/ACT application fee waiver request form, a letter on official letterhead (or form) from the high school counselor or school authority indicating that you participated in the free lunch program.

Apply for Financial Aid starting October 1 through fafsa.ed.gov using Texas A&M-Kingsville code 003639. Texas A&M-Kingsville uses the FAFSA to determine the best financial aid package for all students. You do not need to apply for merit scholarships, Texas A&M-Kingsville reviews each student once they are admitted for automatic awards based on their academic performance. 

More than 90% of our undergraduate students receive financial aid. You might be eligible for grants, loans, and/or the Work-Study Program.

All new First-time in college students are required to attend New Student Orientation: Hoggie Days

Proof of a Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine. All new students are required to obtain and submit proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination or exemption 10 days prior to the first day of classes through the online portal Med+Proctor. If your vaccination has expired or we do not have your vaccination in our records, please expect to receive an invitation email from Med+Proctor to submit your bacterial meningitis record. Med+Proctor is a healthcare technology company that manages the immunization verification process and is an immunization compliance software for universities/colleges. Visit the  TAMUK Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement webpage to learn about the submission process with Med+Proctor.

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Texas Success Initiatives Scores and/or Exemptions.  As a new undergraduate student, you must satisfy the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements unless you qualify for an exemption or waiver.  Please visit https://www.tamuk.edu/tsi/ for more information.

Learn the steps to apply for Financial Aid.

Log into Javelina Scholarships to discover what scholarships you may qualify for. Just log in to  https://tamuk.scholarshipuniverse.com/ using your JNET username and password, answer a few questions, and you’ll be matched with departmental scholarship opportunities tailored just for you.

Upon formal request to Texas A&M University-Kingsville, by phone or email, applicants who are denied admission and wish to appeal will be sent to the Admission Committee for review. In addition to the formal request 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 (Math, Science, English, and Social Studies)

You may take courses at a community college and apply as a transfer. Transfers need at least a 2.0 GPA from the transfer colleges they attended. 


If you are a 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 you are a Texas resident based on Senate Bill 1528, please must submit the Senate Bill 1528 affidavit prior to enrollment.

Uniform Admission Policy

Texas Private High School Certification Form 1 (for students who did NOT complete IPC prior to 2010-2011)

Texas Private High School Certification Form 2 (for students who completed IPC prior to 2010-2011)  

Texas Private High School Certification Form 3 (for students graduating under the Foundation High School Program in 2014-2015 or later)