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Texas A&M University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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Texas A&M University -Corpus Christi offers 44 undergraduate and 40 graduate degree programs through its seven schools and colleges. Amongst the degrees offered are certificate, associate, bachelor, masters, and doctoral degrees in various popular fields like accounting, computer science and engineering, to name a few. Its unparalleled MBA program is a coveted choice among International candidates which makes the institute a prestigious name in the US Education System.

the Fall intake of 2018, a total of 9,053 undergraduate applications were received for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi admissions. All the applicants were offered admissions at an acceptance rate of around 87%, where 26% of them got enrolled. This reflects that the institute is a lightly competitive university to get into provided that the student has an impressive GPA and a decent overall profile.

Some of the salient points to be noted when seeking admission at the institute are as listed below.

  • The institute opens applications for admissions in the 3 intakes of Fall, Summer and Spring.
  • The application deadlines for international graduate students vary per program.
  • Candidates must deposit a nonrefundable fee of 75 and 70 USD when applying for undergraduate and graduate courses, respectively.
  • The scholarship application deadline for international undergraduates is May 1.
  • A different application is required for scholarship and it is available at the university website where a resume and a 500-word essay are required.
  • Applicants who graduated in the top 25% of their high school class and completed the university's pre-college curriculum, will be granted automatic admission without minimum SAT or ACT score requirements.


Application PortalOnline portal at ApplyTexas
Application FeeUndergraduate: 75 USD
Graduate: 70 USD
Acceptance rate:87%
Mode of PaymentMasterCard, VISA, American Express, Discover, Check or Money order
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall, Spring, and Summer
Work ExperienceRequired for only a few graduate programs
Financial aidPrivate loans, grants, graduate assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships are available

Admission Deadlines

The university provides a plethora of courses for international students and offers admissions to them in several intakes during the year. The priority deadlines for some of the programs are listed below.


FallJuly 1
SpringDecember 1
SummerMay 1


DeadlinesInternational MBANurse educator (MSN)AccountingComputer ScienceGeospatial Systems Engineering, M.S.
FallMay 1May 15Not offeredJune 15August 1
SpringSeptember 1November 15Not offeredDecember 8November 1
SummerMay 15
June 15 (summer II)
May 15Summer I: April 28
Summer II: May 15
Not offered

International Student Admissions

Texas A&M University -Corpus Christi classifies an applicant who is not a permanent citizen of the United States or who is not a citizen of the United States or who holds a non-traditional visa type as an international applicant. Visa types that qualify applicants as international students include F-1/F-22: student visa, J-1/J-2: exchange visitor visa, and the H-4/H1-B: specialty occupation visa.

The requirements that an international candidate must meet include the following.

How to apply?

Application portal: Undergraduate and graduate applicants: ApplyTexas application

Application fee: International Undergraduate: 75 USD, graduate applicants: 70-100 USD

Basic Admission requirements: To be considered eligible for the university admissions as international students, these requirements must be met:

  • A completed application
  • International Transcript Evaluation Report
  • Official U.S. college transcripts (if applicable) and all academic transcripts (Once evaluated, these transcripts are to be sent directly from the agencies to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi.)
  • Verification of financial support
  • Copy of Current Visa
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report or International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Proof of permanent residence (if applicable)

Post acceptance requirements:

  • Proof of Health insurance
  • Affidavit of support –I-20 form (completed in U.S. currencies only)
  • Immunizations and health requirements
  • Proof of Meningitis vaccination
  • Tuberculosis screening

English Proficiency Test Scores

International students are required to prove a certain level of their competencies in speaking, listening, writing, and reading the English language. These tests include the TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent minimum scores for which are as compiled below.

TestMinimum requirement
TOEFL paper550
TOEFL internet79-80

However, there are few exceptions to these language requirements. They are for applicants who have:

  • Completed a bachelor's degree at a U.S. or Canadian institution of higher education
  • Completed two years of education taught at a U.S. or Canadian high school or college
  • A minimum SAT critical reading score of 600
  • A minimum ACT English score of 27
  • An applicant who can make available other compelling evidence of English proficiency to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions of the institute

Visa Process for International Students

After enrolment, the International Student Services Coordinator generates an I-20 for admitted students. To get the I-20 and other immigration documents, applicants are to access the official website. Students are then to complete the 1-901 Fee Form and pay the 200 USD SEVIS fee.

When the SEVIS fee is paid, students will take the payment receipt, official letter of admission to their I-20 to the U.S. Embassy located in their country. Issuance of the F1 visa to study in the USA will be done which will enable the student to enter the United States

Admitted international students are required to provide and submit directly to the University Health Center, documentations from a U.S. health care provider of a negative TB skin test (Mantoux tuberculin test), or negative chest X-ray. More so, a chest x-ray is required of students with a history of positive TB skin tests. A skin test is also required even if a student possesses a BCG (Bacille Calmette-Guerin) vaccine. Students in nursing, the clinical laboratory science track in biomedical sciences, and education programs must meet specific immunization requirements.

To be able to register for classes, students are expected to be covered by the Texas A&M University System's student health insurance plan, otherwise, show proof of equivalent insurance coverage.


  • Applicants who are non-United States citizens but are considered Permanent Residents may be required to provide a copy of a Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551) to prove their legal status.
  • International applicants must submit proof of meningitis vaccination or a booster at least 10 days before the resumption of the first day of class for the intended term of enrollment

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi: Undergraduate Applicants

The institute offers undergraduate admissions into Accounting, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Geology, Economics, and Psychology. All applications must be done online as no paper application is accepted.

Application portal: Online application at the official webpage

Application fee: Non-refundable and non-transferable fee of 75 USD

Application documents:

  • International Transcript Evaluation Report
  • Official high school transcripts
  • SAT or ACT scores (SAT code: 0366, ACT code: 4045)
  • TOEFL or IELTS test scores
  • Transfer Report Form (for transferring freshmen)
  • Official U.S. college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Affidavit of Support

Optional documents:

  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Essay
  • Personal statement
  • Special circumstances

Applicants to departments such as education programs, nursing, and the clinical laboratory science facet of biomedical sciences must meet specific immunization requirements. Moreover, International freshmen are required to submit all required items and documents to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Office of Recruitment and Admissions, 6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5774, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5774, USA.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi: Graduate applicants

Texas A&M University -Corpus Christi offers graduate admissions into Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Nursing, Geospatial Systems Engineering, and Public Administration for international candidates seeking to study in the USA. Graduate application selectively requires tests such as GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, PCAT, TOEFL, and/or IELTS.

Application portal: All graduate applications are done through the Apply Texas Application

Application fee: 70-100 USD

Graduate requirements:

  • Resumes
  •  Essays
  •  Writing samples
  • Letter(s) Of Recommendation
  • International Transcript Evaluation Report
  • Official U.S. college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Official transcripts showing all undergraduate and graduate coursework taken at any accredited college or university attended
  • Program-specific requirements like a nursing license for nursing programs.

Below are some requirements for admission into some popular degree programs at the organization. [xxvi] [xxvii] [xxviii] [xxix] [xxx]

RequirementsInternational MBANurse Educator (MSN)AccountingComputer scienceGeospatial Systems Engineering
Application Fee (Non-refundable) in USD7070707070
EssayRequired (Minimum of 500 words)RequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
GMAT/GREGMAT or GRE requiredNot requiredGMAT or GRE requiredGRE requiredGRE required
Work ExperienceNot requiredRequired if availableNot requiredNot requiredNot required
CV/resumeRequiredRequiredTexas A&MRequiredRequiredNot required
RecommendationsNot requiredThree recommendationTwo letters of recommendationNot requiredTwo letters of recommendations
InterviewsNot required

To gain automatic admission into the university without minimum SAT or ACT score requirements, applicants must graduate in the top 25% of their high school class and complete the required pre-college curriculum. Nevertheless, they are still required to submit official scores on one of the tests to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions. The admission decisions for freshmen can be as regular, conditional admission or denial. Nevertheless, students can still apply as transfer students or reapply for a future term.

After admission, freshmen are subject to the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) and Islander Launch to determine course selections and the International Student Services Coordinator generates an I-20 for them so they can process their Visa documents.

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