Class of 2020

The ETAM process utilizes a priority method that is designed to place students in the highest rank major possible based upon student performance and capacity. For the case in which student determines their highest rank major offer is not a good match, students have the option to pursue a change of curriculum to a different major within the College of Engineering or Texas A&M University.

Students must apply to three majors with the option to select up to five majors. Majors must be ranked in order of preference. Students are strongly encouraged to apply during their first opportunity.

All majors are open for applications during each entry-to-a-major cycle.

Application Timeline

First Semester at Texas A&M University at Galveston - Fall 2016

Application Term Open Closed Decisions Released
Fall 2017 - Second and Final Opportunity 31 October 2017 1 December 2017 11 January 2018

Engineering at Galveston students who are not in a major after their second opportunity will work closely with a general engineering advisor to enter into a major. 

Automatic Admits

  • The entry-to-a-major process includes automatic admission to the first choice major for students with a 3.5 CGPA after the first two semesters for the first opportunity application process only.
  • Students are required to have completed two engineering courses, two science courses, and two math courses (one of which must be at least Math 151), all with a grade of C or higher. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Student eligibility will be based upon at least two semesters of course work at Texas A&M University at Galveston.
  • Students are eligible based upon courses completed by the end of the semester in which the application is submitted (e.g., for students who submit an application during the spring semester, the eligibility is based upon the courses completed at the end of the spring semester).
  • Students must be in good academic standing (e.g., requires a CGPA of at least 2.0) and not be on academic probation at the end of the semester during which the application is submitted (e.g., requires the term GPA of at least 2.0).

Required Coursework

Engineering at Galveston students are required to complete at least the following courses with a minimum grade of C or higher:

  • Engineering: Two engineering courses – ENGR 111, ENGR 112.
  • Science: Two science courses from the following list – PHYS 218, PHYS 208, CHEM 107/117 or CHEM 101/111, CHEM 102/112. 
  • Math: Two math courses from the following list – MATH 151, 152, 251, 308
    • For students who start in MATH 150, the requirement is one additional math course from the above list.