Students graduating in the top 25% of their high school class and completing a college preparatory high school program meet regular admission requirements.
- Students completing the Texas Foundation High School Program with Endorsement(s), the Texas Distinguished Level of Achievement Program, 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.)
- Students who meet the college preparatory high school program requirement must also meet ONE of the following:
- Rank in the top 25% of graduating class
- Have a composite ACT score of 19 or better
- Have a minimum combined SAT score of 1000 or better on the evidence-based reading and writing section plus the math section
- Have a minimum cumulative core high school GPA of 2.70 (on a 4.0 scale)*
*Core GPA includes all High School Math, English, Science, Social Studies, and foreign language courses
Note: First-time in college students applying to be admitted to the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering at Texas A&M-Kingsville are required to have certain minimum test scores to be placed in the desired engineering major. Applicants whose test scores fall below the mininum scores for full admission to the College of Engineering will be admitted to the General Engineering program in order to complete preparatory coursework.
- 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
Benchmarks Subject Score English 18 Math 22 Reading 22 Science 23 Benchmarks Subject Score ERW 480 Math 530
- 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.