Next Steps

Once you're admitted to Texas A&M Engineering at Galveston, this is what you need to do:

Plan to attend the Engineering at Galveston Preview Day on March 2, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. RSVP here

1. Register for a New Student Conference

Accept your offer of admission to Texas A&M by registering for a mandatory New Student Conference (NSC). See detailed NSC information here.

Using your NetID, sign on to howdy.tamu.edu, select the Applicant Tab and enter the Applicant Information System (AIS). Once in AIS, follow the instructions for registering for a conference. The fee for a conference is $100 and is nonrefundable. No waivers are offered; however, if you have utilized an application fee waiver for your Engineering at Galveston application for admission, you qualify for an NSC fee deferral, which means the fee will be added to your tuition bill. This payment option will appear online during NSC registration allowing you to register without making payment.

If you DO NOT register for an NSC in AIS by the deadline we will assume that you have declined your offer of admission and cancel it. Please note, accepting your financial aid package or registering for on-campus housing does NOT mean that you have accepted your offer of admission. Those processes are independent from NSC Registration.

 Fee Questions: 979-458-5155  |  Registration Questions: 979-845-1060

 2. Apply for On-Campus Housing

Students at Texas A&M at Galveston are required to live on campus until the age of 21. Housing assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend submitting your housing application as soon as possible. You may apply for housing here.

Living on campus is more than just a place to lay your head at night. It is a community where students can be a part of the unique student body and establish life-long friendships, all while balancing the demands of college life. Besides the convenience of walking to class, studies show that students living on campus are, on average, more likely to maintain a higher GPA, be more involved and graduate on time.

Housing Questions: 409-740-4445

 3. Take the Math Placement Exam

What is the Math Placement Exam? 

The Math Placement Exam (MPE) is a multiple-choice, online examination that helps your advisor determine which mathematics course you should take to ensure academic success in your major. This exam does not result in college credit. All students are required to take the MPE by May 20, 2017.

To take the MPE, log into Howdy at howdy.tamu.edu and go to the Applicant Tab and follow the instructions for the Math Placement Exam. Use the online review material available to help you prepare for this 90-minute exam. Be prepared to spend the full 90 minutes taking the exam. If you experience any technical difficulties, please contact the Department of Mathematics at mathassessment@math.tamu.edu. 

Math Placement Exam Questions: 979-862-4306 (Mathematics Department) 

4. Submit your Bacterial Meningitis Immunization Record at least Two Weeks Before Your NSC

Two weeks prior to your NSC, upload evidence of bacterial meningitis vaccination. The immunization record may not be more than five years old. Notarized Affidavits to Decline Vaccination must be mailed to: 

Office of Admissions, Texas A&M University, P.O. Box 30014, College Station, TX 77842-3014. 

TEC 51.9192 (amended by SB 62) requires all students under age 22 entering an institution of higher education to provide current proof of vaccination against bacterial meningitis (an immunization given within 5 years of the date of intended enrollment) or meet certain requirements for declining such a vaccination. Declining the vaccination requires completing an original Texas Department of State Health Services Vaccine Exemption Affidavit form that can only be provided by the TDSHS office and takes a significant amount of time to obtain. Newly admitted students who have not provided documentation will have a meningitis deficiency hold placed on their account. The hold will be removed once the appropriate immunization documentation has been provided to Texas A&M. The meningitis deficiency hold will prevent you from checking in to your NSC and registering for classes, so it is imperative you fulfill this requirement prior to arriving at your NSC. For more information about this requirement, please visit here.

5. Purchase a Device for the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Requirement

The college requires students to purchase a computer to complement the course instruction. Additional details about the approved devices can be found here.

6. Complete the Texas Success Initiative
Pre-Assessment Activity and TSI Assessment Test

Exemptions will be noted in AIS. All students who are not exempt must first complete the mandatory Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) and then take the TSI Assessment Test before attending an NSC. Non-exempt students will be blocked from registering for all classes during the NSC until the TSI PAA has been completed, the TSI Assessment Test has been taken and scores are on file at Engineering at Galveston. In order to have your scores on file, you must order a transcript with your test scores and have it mailed to the office of Admissions. Students needing TSI will know by checking AIS.

7. Plan to Send a Final High School Transcript when Available 

We know your final official high school transcript may not be available by the time you attend your conference. If it is not, plan to send it as soon as it is available. If we do not receive your final official transcript, you will not be able to register for subsequent semesters. Uploaded, faxed and emailed transcripts are NOT considered official final transcripts. Please submit your final transcript from your school via TREx—the electronic transcript service offered by the State of Texas, or you may mail your final transcripts to:  TAMU — Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 30014, College Station, Texas 77843-3014.