Graduate Admissions Procedures
Admission to Graduate Studies
Admission to Graduate Studies is administered by the Director of Graduate Studies. Applicants seeking admission must present the following credentials and materials indicating their ability to successfully pursue graduate level work:
- Submit a completed application for graduate admissions by visiting www.applytexas.org. Applications must be received by the deadlines indicated in the current university calendar.
- Submit the 200- to 300-word admission essay addressing academic and career goals. The essay must either accompany the electronic application for admissions or be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Remit the $45 application-processing fee either through the electronic application or at the Business Office by cash, check, money order, or credit card.
- Submit official transcript(s). Provide official copies of transcript(s) from each previously attended college or university. Transcripts must indicate the date of degree conferral for the baccalaureate and/or graduate degree and must convey good standing. Official transcripts must be delivered in sealed envelopes to the Office of Graduate Studies, or emailed by secure electronic transcripts exchange (e.g. eScrip-Safe, National Student Clearing House, Parchment, or Credentials Solutions) from participating institutions directly to email@example.com.
- If required, scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) should be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Business students may take the GMAT exam; these scores must be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by Pearson Education.
- Provide proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination for students aged 21 and under.
Beyond general requirements for admission to Graduate Studies, departments may set additional standards for admission to degree programs, subject to administrative approval. Please contact the specific graduate coordinator for additional graduate admission requirements. Contact information is available from the Office of Graduate Studies.
Transfer Students within U.S.
Applicants to A&M-Central Texas who have attempted graduate-level credit at another regionally accredited U.S. institution after attaining a bachelor’s degree will be considered transfer students. Applicants must be eligible for re-enrollment at their last attended college or university and must submit final official transcripts from each college or university attended. For students who have previously attended A&M-Central Texas, both transfer work and A&M-Central Texas work will be combined to determine a cumulative GPA. Transferred developmental and similar non-college credits will not be used to determine the required GPA for transfer admission eligibility.