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Students listen to their professor at Texas A&M University's Galveston campus.
Engineering students listen to their professor speak at Texas A&M University's Galveston campus.

Students on the Galveston campus experience the benefits of being part of a top ranked engineering program while enjoying living on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Texas, in the heart of the nation’s maritime region. Students who begin their studies in Galveston have the option to stay in Galveston and earn their four-year Texas A&M engineering degree in a certain number of B.S. degree programs, or they can transition to our McAllen or College Station campuses through the Entry to a Major process.

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Now that  you've been accepted into the Engineering at Galveston program, here's what you need to do next: 

1. Accept your offer of admission. 

You can do that by registering for a New Student Conference (NSC) – the sooner, the better. The pre-enrollment checklist available in the Applicant Information System takes you through the process step-by-step. For a preview, check out the pre-enrollment checklist for engineering at Galveston.

2. Prepare for your New Student Conference.

Your NSC is a mandatory introduction to Texas A&M University and the College of Engineering. During the NSC, you will meet our General Engineering academic advisors and register for your first semester of classes. Learn more at the Texas A&M University at Galveston NSC page.

3. Apply for financial aid.

Don't forget to apply for financial aid and explore all scholarship opportunities.

4. Practice, practice, practice for your Math Placement Exam.

Prior to attending your NSC, you’ll take the Math Placement Exam (MPE) that will determine which math course you are placed in for your first semester. We can't stress enough how important this is. The MPE will test your knowledge of algebra, trigonometry, logarithms, exponentials, etc. While the MPE does not test your calculus knowledge, you should take it seriously and prepare for the MPE well ahead of your scheduled test date (i.e., review material, self-study and take practice exams). Scoring 22 or higher on the MPE and demonstrating readiness to enroll in Calculus I (MATH 151) during your first semester in the College of Engineering is the first step toward earning your engineering degree within a four-year period. Visit our MPE page for more information about what to expect on the test, how to register for a test date and a link to the practice test. 

5. Apply for on-campus housing.

Reserve your housing by visiting Campus Living & Learning and completing the housing application. Also, consider joining a Living Learning Community (LLC). Our Engineering LLC gives first-year engineering students the opportunity to live in a collaborative and dynamic environment surrounded by their peers. Note: All Galveston students are required to live in on-campus housing, as space is available. Exceptions may be made in some circumstances. For more information, visit Housing Policies and Procedures.

6. Bring your own device. 

Just like approved textbooks are required for learning, it's important that you purchase a computer that is optimized for the software you'll use as an engineering student. Not sure which device you want to use yet? Check out a list of recommended devices on our Bring Your Own Device page.

7. Upload a photo for your student ID.

All engineering students are required to upload a photo via the online photo submission to have their Aggie Card (the official Texas A&M ID card) produced. Once you upload your photo and receive a confirmation email, you can pick up your Aggie Card at the Student Business Services payment booth located in the Main Building, Rm. 104 C. You will need to provide photo identification to pick up your Aggie Card.

8. Take a selfie. You got in!

Tag us @TAMUEngineering on Instagram so we can celebrate with you. 

9. Still have questions about your offer of admission for engineering?

Register to attend one of our Admitted Student Virtual Sessions or email us at

Engineering at Galveston Resources

We can't wait to see you in Galveston! Explore our Engineering at Galveston site for more information about our program.

From student organizations to club sports and more, this is your Galveston support guide!