Admission for First-Year Students

A first-year student is an applicant who has graduated, or will soon graduate, from a Texas public high school accredited by the Texas Education Agency or a Texas non-public school accredited by the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission or who has completed home schooling or who has received a GED. A first-year student has not enrolled in another college or university after graduating from high school or earning a GED. (Dual enrollment credit is not considered in this determination.)

First-year applicants may obtain automatic admission to the University by meeting the Regular Admission Requirements. Those applicants who do not meet one of the three automatic admission standards listed below may be considered under the Alternative Admission policy. Refer to the Alternate Admission Review Process.

First-Year Student Admission Requirements

(Students with less than 12 college hours after high school)

(Documents 1-3 below comprise a complete admission application; include #4 if courses were taken for college credit prior to admission to Texas A&M University-Kingsville.)

  1. Submit a completed application for admission, including the $25 application fee by the stated deadline. The ApplyTexas Application is available online at
  2. Request that an official high school transcript showing at least six completed semesters be sent directly to the Office of Admission, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, MSC 128, Kingsville, TX 78363. Upon graduation from high school, a student must request a final high school transcript showing date of graduation and rank in the class be sent to the Office of Admission, Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
  3. Notify the testing center to send official copies of ACT or SAT scores directly to the Office of Admission, Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Use ACT code 4212 or SAT code 6822.
  4. Students attending colleges or universities while still in high school or prior to enrolling at Texas A&M University-Kingsville must request official college transcripts be sent directly to the Office of Admission, Texas A&M University-Kingsville from each college/university attended.

IMPORTANT:  Your application will not be reviewed for a decision until your application fee or waiver documentation has been received and processed.

Note: Applicants from Puerto Rico, where Spanish is the primary language, are required to submit a TOEFL or equivalent. See the Proof of English Proficiency section in this catalog.

Note: The process to become a U.S. Permanent Resident does not involve English proficiency training or verification. Therefore, U.S. Permanent Residents who were educated outside the U.S., are required to meet our English proficiency requirements, unless they were educated in one of the following countries:

American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Federated States of Micronesia, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the United Kingdom (all).