Academy Partnerships: Alamo Colleges District, Austin Community College, Blinn-Brenham, Blinn-Bryan, Dallas County Community College, Houston Community College, Texas Southmost College

The entry-to-a-major (ETAM) process utilizes a priority method that is designed to place students in the highest rank major possible based upon student performance and each major’s capacity.

Students must apply to three majors with the option to apply to a fourth and fifth major. Majors must be ranked in order of preference. Students are strongly encouraged to apply during the semester they plan to successfully complete MATH 2414 (MATH 152), PHYS 2425 or PHYS 2325 (PHYS 206), and ENGR 216 with a C or better.

In the interest of academic success, students who receive ETAM prior to completion of the two-year Academy program are required to complete the calculus sequence (MATH 2413, MATH 2414, and MATH 2415) for their admitted major at the Academy two-year institution prior to transitioning full time into the major at TAMU.

Students who receive entry-to-a-major may choose to remain co-enrolled for the remainder of the two year Academy program without forfeiting their admission to that major.  

View the ETAM Eligibility Requirements

Application Timeline

Students have three opportunities to enter a major, starting with the spring semester of their first year, but no later than the spring semester in which they are completing their two-year co-enrollment program.   

First Semester co-enrolled at Texas A&M University and Teo-Year Institution - Fall 2018

Application Term Semester Enrolled Open Closed Decisions Released
Spring 2019 2nd April 1, 2019 April 30, 2019 June 2019
Fall 2019 3rd November 2019 December 2019 January 2020
Spring 2020 4th April 2020 May 2020 June 2020