Applying as a freshman

To be considered for freshman admission, you must meet certain requirements and submit the following items to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions by the posted deadline.

 Spring deadline: December 1
Summer deadline: May 1
Fall deadline: July 1


ApplyTexas U.S. Freshman Application for Admission

$40 application fee
  • Note: For applications submitted after the priority deadline for the semester of intended enrollment, the application fee is $50.
  • This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • If paying by check, make check payable to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; include your (student's) full name and last 4-digits of your (student's) Social Security Number in the memo section.
  • Some students may be eligible for a fee waiver.

Official high school transcript or GED scores

  • An official transcript bears the original signature of a school official and/or an official school seal.
  • Your transcript must indicate you are completing a college preparatory curriculum.
  • If you are still in high school: Your transcript must indicate grades and course work taken at least through your junior year, your class rank, and confirm the courses that will be taken through your senior year.
  • If you have graduated: Your transcript must include your date of graduation, class rank, and grades for all courses taken.
SAT or ACT scores
*Optional for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021
  • TEST OPTIONAL: Submission of standardized test scores will be optional for first-time freshman applicants.  Instead, we will utilize the combination of the student’s high school class rank and GPA.  Students may still submit SAT and/or ACT test scores for admission; this will not give the student any advantage or disadvantage. 
  • SAT testing code number: 0366; request SAT scores online
  • ACT testing code number: 4045; request ACT scores online
  • Learn how we use your test scores to evaluate your application here.
Additional items 
(if applicable)
  • College transcript(s)
    • You must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Military transcript(s)
    • Some of the courses you took while serving in the military may be applicable to certain degree plans. Click here to learn how to obtain your military transcript.
  • Core Residency Questionnaire (Texas Residency)
    • Some students may be eligible for in-state tuition. Click here to learn more about our residency requirements.
  • Proof of credit awarded by examination
    • Submit proof of credit earned through Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD), or other examinations.
  • High School Course Certification Form
    • Your high school counselor or other school official must submit this form if you have not completed the Recommended or Distinguished pre-college curriculum. Please see our Admissions Requirements page for more information.
Optional items
  • Though not required, you can submit any of the following items to supplement your application for admission:
    • Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Resume
    • Essay
    • Personal statement
    • Special circumstances

Please submit all necessary documentation and items to:

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Office of Recruitment and Admissions
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5774
Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5774

Your application for admission will be processed once the Office of Recruitment and Admissions receives all required items.

Application deadlines