General Information

Applicant Information System and the Howdy Web Portal

The Applicant Information System (AIS) has been created to take you through the admissions process, the application, admission decision and accepting your offer via registering for an NSC. Howdy is a “one-stop shop” for your student information and university resources. Howdy provides helpful information, such as guidance in applying for financial aid, locating housing, class registration information, payment deadlines and more. Check Howdy regularly for important announcements, news and event information.

Howdy Web Portal

Howdy Portal Questions/Problems: 979.845.8300 or helpdesk@tamu.edu

Activate Your Texas A&M Email Account

Once you have registered for your NSC, a Texas A&M email account is created for you. Your email address will be your NETID@tamu.edu. This email address will be used for all official school correspondence. It is important to activate this account and check it regularly. Activate your account at google.tamu.edu.

Apply for Financial Aid

Scholarships & Financial Aid would like to assist you in finding financial resources for your education. We understand that choosing a college/university is a tough decision. Financial aid can be one of the most influential factors affecting this decision, but before you decide, let us help by providing a financial aid package that best meets your financial needs. Click here to learn more. 

In order to be eligible for financial assistance, you must first submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by clicking here. The FAFSA is used to award grants, loans and work-study programs. There is no cost to submit the FAFSA, and it must be renewed every year. Although there is no deadline for submitting the FAFSA, we recommend Fall admits complete the 2017–2018 FAFSA by March 15, 2017. 

The FAFSA school code for Texas A&M at Galveston is 003632. Once we have received your information, you will be able to check your status and your financial aid options at howdy.tamu.edu. Click on the My Finances Tab, and enter the Scholarships & Financial Aid Portal.

International students may qualify for financial aid depending on their visa status. More information can be found at here

Veterans, or dependents of veterans, who plan to utilize military benefits should contact Veteran Services. For information, click here

Incoming Freshman Scholarships

Scholarships & Financial Aid offers academic scholarships for incoming freshmen. Students apply for university-level scholarships by submitting the scholarship module along with the ApplyTexas Admissions Application. 

In the scholarship competition, a student’s test score is only one of many components considered in the review process. Consideration is given to academic achievement in a college preparatory curriculum within the context of a student’s academic environment. Additional factors for selection include, but are not limited to, leadership, community service, special talents, first-generation* college status and academic achievement under difficult circumstances. Some scholarships also have a financial need component.

* Neither biological nor stepparent has a bachelor’s degree.

Academic Calendars

Texas A&M at Galveston Academic Calendar mirrors the Texas A&M University (College Station) Calendar, with minor changes.