General Engineering 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 a 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 - Fall 2016

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

First Semester at Texas A&M University - Spring 2017

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


Students who are not in a major after the second opportunity will work closely with a general engineering advisor to enter into a major. Students who do not meet ETAM eligibility requirements and required coursework after their fourth semester at Texas A&M University will be dismissed from the General Engineering program. 

All deadlines are by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on the date specified.

Automatic Admits

  • The entry-to-a-major process includes automatic admission to the first choice major for students with a 3.5 cumulative GPA 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.
  • 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 cumulative GPA 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

General engineering students are required to complete at least the following courses at Texas A&M University with a minimum grade of C or higher:

  • Engineering: Two engineering courses from the following list – ENGR 111, ENGR 112
    • For students who start in ENGR 289, the requirement is one additional engineering course from the list.
  • Science: Two science courses from the following list – PHYS 218, PHYS 208, PHYS 222, CHEM 107/117 or CHEM 101/111, CHEM 102/112. 
  • Math: Two math courses from the following list – MATH 151, 152, 251, 253, 304, 308; CSCE 222 (Discrete Math)
    • For students who start in ENGR 289 or MATH 150, the requirement is one additional math course from the above list.