Assured Admission

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.

Requirements

  1. Students completing the Texas Distinguished Level of Achievement Program, the Texas Foundation High School Program with Endorsement(s), the Texas Recommended High School Program, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, or a high school program of equivalent rigor must meet the following criteria. (For information about transfer credit granted for IB Diploma holders, see the Transfer Credit section of this catalog.)

    Class Rank and Required Test Scores
    Class Rank Old SAT Score (prior to March 2016) New SAT Total (March 2016 and after) ACT Composite Score
    Top 10% No minimum required but must submit test scores No minimum required but must submit test scores No minimum required but must submit test scores
    11-25% 740 830 15
    26-50% 830 910 17
    51-75% 950 1030 20
    76-100% 1070 1140 23
    Note: First-time in college students desiring to be admitted to the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering at Texas A&M-Kingsville, are required to have a minimum composite score of 21 on the ACT (with a minimum mathematics score of 22), a 970 on the old SAT (with a minimum mathematics score of 530) or a 1050 on the new SAT (with a minimum math score of 560). Applicants whose test scores fall below the minimum scores for full admission to the College of Engineering but have an 18 or above on the ACT (with a mathematics score of 19 or above), an 810 or above on the old SAT (with a mathematics score of 500 or above) or an 890 on the new SAT (with a minimum math score of 530) will be admitted to the Pre-Engineering (PPEN) program in order to complete preparatory coursework. Students who do not meet either of these requirements will be admitted to the Alternate Pre-Engineering (APEN) program.
  2. 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 satisfy the College Readiness Benchmark on the SAT assessment.
    ACT College Readiness Benchmarks
    Subject Score
    English 18
    Math 22
    Reading 22
    Science 22
    ​​SAT College Readiness Benchmarks
    Subject Score
    ERW 480
    Math 480
    Nonaccredited High School, Home School, and GED Students
    Students who attended a nonaccredited high school or home school and those who received a GED may be admitted by scoring a minimum of 1550 on the old SAT (including the writing component), by meeting the College Readiness Benchmarks on the ACT Assessment, or satisfy the College Readiness Benchmarks on the new SAT assessment.