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Prospective Freshman Applicants

(Current High School/GED Students)

Freshman applicants are students who have applied or will apply to join Texas A&M University and have no previous college credit or whose only college credit was received prior to high school graduation (dual-credit/AP/IB).

Want to Apply?

Beginning fall 2013, freshman students may apply directly into University Studies – Global Arts, Planning, Design & Construction (USAR). You will be required to submit additional requirements (extra essay) when you apply, but you should be provided with those requirements when you submit your application. The USAR degree requires 2 minors, but those will be officially determined at your New Student Conference.  

Application Recommendations

In addition to the extra essay, we highly encourage applicants to utilize Essay Topic C in the Texas Common Application to discuss your interest in University Studies – Global Arts, Planning, Design & Construction (USAR). In the essay, discuss what 2 minors you would like to pursue, your intended career path, how this major will help you, etc.

How to Apply

You must submit your application to Texas A&M University through the TAMU Office of Admissions. They handle the receiving and processing of all application materials. All questions concerning application deadlines, application requirements, and if your application materials have been received need to be directed to the Office of Admissions.

Helpful Resources

Texas A&M University Office of Admissions Website 

Aggie Bound

Visit Aggieland

Prospective Student Centers (Texas)

Applicant Information System (AIS)

Financial Aid

New Student Conferences

Minors Offered at TAMU

Example University Studies Architecture Degree Plan