Alternate Admission

Alternate Admission Review Process

First-year applicants who do not meet the Regular Admission Requirements will be reviewed by an Admission 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. Applicants who score below a 15 on the ACT or an 830 on the SAT are not eligible for alternate admission review.

Alternate Admission Requirements

Students admitted under Alternate Admission will be subject to the following requirements, in addition to the requirements for students accepted under general admission (Admitted Students Webpage):

  1. Attend New Student Orientation for academic advising for class registration and academic planning; introduction to the campus and campus resources, and other activities.
  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 15 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. Complete the requirements of the Academic Success Program, offered by the Center for Student Success, during the first semester.
  5. Pass the First Year Seminar during the first year.