YOUR PATH TO BECOMING A LION

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Consider the field of study and degree program you want to pursue at A&M-Commerce. Take some time to review our degree programs. A&M-Commerce offers over 130 different degrees as well as special programs designed to provide the support you need for success!

Request information about the degree programs that interest you.

Automatic admission to A&M-Commerce is based on 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 full admission to A&M-Commerce are based on the required high school curriculum (Foundation Plan). Entering freshmen must have successfully completed 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)

Any one of the following:

  • Rank in the top 30% of graduating class or
  • If submitting scores, use the A&M-Commerce codes 4088 (ACT) and 6188 (SAT) from encoura.org or collegeboard.org.

  • Dual credit courses are taken through your local community college that also count toward your high school diploma. In order to receive transfer credit from A&M-Commerce for dual credit courses, you must submit a school transcript from any community college or university you attended.
  • Send your school transcript via our secure document upload or request that your school transcript is sent to the Admissions office electronically or via mail in a sealed envelope to:

Texas A&M Commerce University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

A&M-Commerce accepts many College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exams for credit in selected courses.

At the time of the test, you can request to send your scores to Texas A&M University-Commerce. If you did not request to send your scores in this manner or if you just need an additional score report, please visit the AP Score Center.

Scores for exams taken in May do not arrive at A&M-Commerce until mid-July. Refer to this list of AP Exams awarded credit at A&M-Commerce.

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, TAMUC 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. TAMUC must have an official score report sent directly from IB to award credit.

View a list of IB Exams offered for credit at A&M-Commerce.

Apply today to Texas A&M University-Commerce

Send your school transcript via our secure document upload or request that your official high school transcript and transcripts for any college credit you have completed be sent to the Admissions office electronically or via mail in a sealed envelope to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

ACT or SAT test scores are optional for admission. If submitting scores, use the A&M-Commerce codes 4088 (ACT) and 6188 (SAT) from encoura.org or collegeboard.org.

Admitted for Fall 2023? Reservations for Fall ROAR (Reimagine Orientation, Advising & Registration) our new student orientation will open in January. Visit the New Student and Family Programs webpage for more details.

Your health is a priority here!

Texas Senate Bill 62 requires all students under age 22 who are entering an institution of higher education (public and private) to either receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet certain criteria to decline the vaccination 10 days before the first day of the semester.

Important facts about Bacterial Meningitis

Sign in to your myLEO account. *Note: It may take up to 48 hours before you are able to access the housing application after being accepted to the university

  • myLeo > Apps > Residential Living and Learning > Housing Application
  • In the drop-down menu, select the option that best suits your needs.
  • Once you make a selection and click save and continue, your application will appear.
  • Please make sure to check the dates on the application to ensure these are the dates you wish to live in on-campus housing. If the dates are correct, click Apply.

You do not have to complete the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) if you have met one of the following:

  • Minimum college readiness standard on the SAT or ACT
  • Obtained the minimum required score(s) on the statewide high school STAAR EOCs Algebra II and English III exams (these are optional for high schools)
  • Veteran or active military waiver (must meet specific requirements for each category)
  • Transfer exemption (declaration by another institution)
  • Prior college-level coursework

Students are responsible for providing proof of exemption and will be required to complete assessments until documentation showing state exemption is provided. For more information, please contact the Testing Center at [email protected].

More than 70% of our undergraduate students receive financial aid. Find out how you may be eligible for grants, loans and/or the Work Study Program.

International Students

College is the next big step in your academic journey!

Residents of foreign countries who wish to enter the university should apply to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions well in advance of the semester they plan to attend. Please note that an international student is any degree-seeking student holding a non-immigrant student visa.

All admission requirements are to be completed a minimum of three months prior to the beginning of the semester. In the case of extenuating circumstances, exceptions to this timeline may be considered on an individual basis.

Keep in mind that your transcripts must be evaluated by an independent credential evaluation agency before being considered for admission.

Consider the field of study and degree program you want to pursue at A&M-Commerce. Take some time to review our degree programs. A&M-Commerce offers over 100 different degrees as well as special programs designed to provide the support you need for success!

Request information about the degree programs that interest you.

Our admission counselors want to do everything they can to help you learn about A&M-Commerce and guide you through the process! Schedule an apportionment to meet with your admission counselor today!

Meet one of the following requirements to be automatically accepted into the Lion Pride.

  • Rank in the top 30% of your graduating class
  • Have a composite ACT score of 21 or better
  • Minimum combined SAT (March 2016 or later) of 1060

Use the A&M-Commerce codes 4088 (ACT) and 6188 (SAT) to submit your scores on act.org or collegeboard.org

Most colleges, including A&M-Commerce, require the completion of a recommended or distinguished high school curriculum which includes:

  • English Language Arts (4 credits)
  • Mathematics (4 credits)
  • Science (4 credits)
  • Social Studies (4 credits)
  • Language other than English (2 credits)

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 A&M-Commerce for dual credit classes, you must submit official transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions from the community college or university where you took your dual credit classes.

For more information or questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 903-886-5000 or [email protected].

A&M-Commerce accepts scores on certain College Board Advanced Placement(AP) tests for credit in selected courses.

Examinations offered by the AP program are administered during late spring by high schools. Interested high school students should contact their high school counselors for information on AP courses their school offers.

AP scores should be forwarded to A&M-Commerce Student Assessment Office. The College Board code for A&M-Commerce is 6188. Scores reported from the spring AP test administration will not be received until late July.

AP Exams for Credit at Texas A&M-Commerce:


AP Course

Req. Score

TAMU-Commerce Course(s)
Sem. Cr.Hours
American Government3 or higherPSCI 23013
American History/U.S. History3 or higherHIST 1301 or 13023
Art History3 or higherART 13033
Art, Studio-2D design3 or higherART 1113
Art, Studio-3D design3 or higherART 1403
Art, Studio-Drawing3 or higherART 1103
Biology3 or higherBIO 14064
Calculus A/B3 or higherMATH 24134
Calculus B/C3MATH 24134
Calculus B/C4 or higherMATH 2413 & 1928
Chemistry3 or higherCHEM 1305/1105 & 1307/11078
Computer Science A3 or higherCSCI 126, 151 & 1529
Computer Science A/B3 or higherCSCI 126, 151, 152 & 27012
Economics-Macro3 or higherECO 23013
Economics-Micro3 or higherECO 23023
Environmental Science3 or higherENVS 13013
French3 or higherFREN 131 & 1326
French4 or higherFREN 131, 132, 231 & 23212
Introduction to Sociology3 or higherSOC 13013
Language and Composition or Literature and Composition3ENG 13013
Language and Composition or Literature and Composition4 or higherENG 1301 & 13026
Physics 13 or higherPHYS 14014
Physics 23 or higherPHYS 14024
Physics E&M4 or higherPHYS 24254
Physics Mech.4 or higherPHYS 24264
Psychology3 or higherPSYC 23013
Spanish3 or higherSPAN 131 & 1326
Spanish4 or higherSPAN 131, 132, 231, & 23212
Statistics3 or higherMATH 13243
World History3 or higherHIST 2653

For more information or questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 903-886-5000 or [email protected].

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, TAMUC 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. TAMUC must have an official score report sent directly from IB to award credit.

View a list of IB Exams offered for credit at A&M-Commerce.

All international undergraduate students applying to A&M-Commerce must complete the freshman ApplyTexas application for international students.

Undergraduate Deadlines – Fall/May 1, Spring/Oct. 1 and Summer/March 1

Use ApplyTexas and choose Texas A&M University-Commerce as your school of choice.

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 also submit an official transcript from the institution that offered the dual-credit classes. If you are a senior in high school, please send a transcript through your junior year.

To submit a transcript to A&M-Commerce, contact your previous/current academic institution(s) and request that they mail the transcript to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

For faster delivery, you may check to see if your previous/current academic institution(s) can submit an electronic version of your transcript to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

If they offer electronic transcript service, they will provide you with further instructions about how to use this option. A&M-Commerce accepts SPEEDE, National Clearinghouse and Escript-Safe electronic transcripts.

As an international student, you must show proof of successful completion of a course of study equivalent to that required of a U.S. citizen. Your international transcript must be evaluated by an independent credential evaluation agency before we consider you for admission to A&M-Commerce. For freshman admission, high school transcripts need only be evaluated to determine U.S. high school equivalency.

Please contact one of the following agencies for an evaluation of your academic transcript.

FOREIGN CREDENTIALS SERVICES OF AMERICA

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC CREDENTIAL EVALUATORS, INC.

EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIAL EVALUATORS, INC.

WORLD EDUCATION SERVICES, INC.

SDR EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS

Upon completion of your evaluation, please ask the agency to provide a copy to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429-3011

Dual-credit freshmen must also submit an official transcript from the institution that offered the dual-credit classes.

ACT or SAT test scores are optional for admission. Use the A&M-Commerce codes 4088 (ACT) and 6188 (SAT) to submit your scores on act.org or collegeboard.org

As an applicant, you must be adequately proficient in English to pursue a course of study at the university. A score of at least 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based or 79 internet-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and an official report of these scores must be submitted to the Office Undergraduate Admissions prior to admission. Please keep in mind that Education Testing Service (ETS) will not release scores that are older than two (2) years.

Undergraduate Exemptions:

  • Students who have completed Eng 1301 and Eng 1302, at a U.S. institution, with a grade of “C” or better. Students may provide a certified older score if they have been continuously studying at a U.S. college or university.
  • Students who have successfully completed the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEP’s) advanced-level program as defined in the information provided by TIEP and who are seeking admissions to our campus.
  • Students who have completed a minimum of one year of study in a Texas public high school with the completion of English III or English IV (including Advance Placement/AP) with a grade of “B” or better.
  • Students who are citizens of American Samoa, Ghana, Anguilla, Gibraltar, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Australia, Guyana, Bahamas, Ireland, Barbados, Jamaica, Belize, Liberia, Bermuda, New Zealand, British Virgin Islands, Nigeria, Canada (except Quebec), Saint Kitts and Nevis, Cayman Islands, Saint Lucia, Dominica, Trinidad/Tobago, Federated States of Micronesia, Turks and Caicos Islands, Gambia, and United Kingdom. Proof of citizenship must be provided such as birth certificate or passport.
  • Students who have one of the following tests and scores:
    CAE: B or Higher
    CPE: C or Higher
    AT II E: 968 or Higher
    IELTS: Overall band 6.0 or Higher
    SAT Verbal: 500 or Higher
    ACT Verbal: 19 or Higher
  • Students who have obtained one of the following foreign high school diplomas/tests/scores:

GCE, GCSE, IGCSE: C or higher in English Language
WASC, KCSE, SSCE or equivalent national exams: C or higher in English Language IB (International Baccalaureate): Grade 4 or higher in English subject

A Sponsor’s Statement (signed by the sponsor) with a current bank statement showing a balance of at least $28,109.00 USD must be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Sponsor’s statements and bank statements must be less than one year old at the time of application.

All educational and living expenses (including medical/repatriation insurance) are the responsibility of the student.

Sponsor’s Statement of Support for International Student

Important Note:

When submitting documents, please keep in mind that mail between the United States and other countries can take as long as four weeks. Sufficient time should be allowed for processing documents. The application deadline is ninety (90) days prior to the beginning of the semester of enrollment. At that time, all required forms (listed above) must be on file with the Texas A&M University-Commerce Office Undergraduate Admissions.

New International Student Guidebook

The International Student Guidebook provides very important pre-arrival and arrival information for our new students. The OIP has compiled information for the most frequently asked questions our new international students have each semester.

More than 70% of our undergraduate students receive financial aid. Find out how you may be eligible for scholarships or the Work Study Program.

All new undergraduate students are required to participate in New Student Orientation, an important, exciting (and mandatory) step in becoming a part of the A&M-Commerce family. Reserve your spot for New Student Orientation by logging into your student Applicant Portal. We look forward to meeting you on campus! Go Lions!

Your Student Success Team consists of an academic advisor, a financial aid advisor and an academic concierge specific to your college who collaborate to help a group of students meet their educational goals.

  • Academic Advisor helps you to navigate registration and your degree plan.
  • Academic concierge helps you identify obstacles to your success and connect you to resources.
  • Financial aid advisor helps you navigate financial aid.

Your health is a priority here!

Texas Senate Bill 62 requires all students under age 22 entering an institution of higher education (public and private) to either receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet certain criteria to decline the vaccination 10 days before the first day of the semester.

Important facts about Bacterial Meningitis

Sign into your myLEO account. *Note: It may take up to 48 hours before you are able to access the housing application after being accepted to the university

  • myLeo > Apps > Residential Living and Learning > Housing Application.
  • In the drop down menu, select the option that best suits your needs.
  • Once you make a selection and click save and continue, your application will appear.
  • Please make sure to check the dates on the application to ensure these are the dates you wish to live in on-campus housing. If the dates are correct, click Apply.

Any residential student who enrolls at TAMUC within one (1) year of high school graduation is required to have the following meal plan:

19 Exchange Plan w/$400 FLEX

If a student does not select a meal plan, the 19 Exchange Meal Plan will be automatically applied.

Any residential student who enrolls at TAMUC within two (2) years of high school graduation is required to have one of the following meal plans.

19 Exchange Plan w/$400 FLEX
14 Meal Plan w/$400 Flex

If a student does not select a meal plan, the 14 Meal Plan w/ $400 FLEX will be automatically applied

Any residential student who enrolls in TAMUC three (3) or more years post High School graduation may request one of the following meal plans.

19 Exchange Plan w/ $400 FLEX
14 Meal Plan w/ $400 FLEX
No Meal Plan

Commuter $400 FLEX w/ 5 Dining Room Meals Per Week Price: $950
Commuter $400 FLEX w/ 7 Dining Room Meals Per Week Price: $1,100
Commuter $400 FLEX Price: $400

You do not have to complete the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) if you have met one of the following:

  1. Met minimum college readiness standard on the SAT or ACT
  2. Obtained the minimum required score(s) on the statewide high school STAAR EOCs Algebra II and English III exams (these are optional for high schools)
  3. Met a veteran or active military waiver (must meet specific requirements for each category)
  4. Received exemption based on earning a prior degree
  5. Received a transfer exemption (declaration by another institution)
  6. Completed prior college-level coursework

Students are responsible for providing proof of exemption and will be considered assessment required until documentation is provided of state exemption. For more information, please contact the Testing Center at [email protected].

To help you pay for your degree, a variety of scholarship opportunities are available, including institutional scholarships, outside scholarships and state-funded scholarships. You do not need to apply for institutional scholarships but you should apply for outside scholarships. All scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis as funds are available, so apply to TAMUC and for scholarships as early as you can!

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