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Now that you've been accepted to the College of Engineering, it's important that you do the following:

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 more information, visit the Office of Admissions’ Admitted Student website and check out their list of Admitted Student Resources.

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 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.  

For students admitted to General Engineering: 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.

During the on-campus housing application process, consider joining a Living Learning Community (LLC). Our Engineering Village @ The Commons LLC gives first-year engineering students the opportunity to live in a collaborative and dynamic environment, surrounded by their peers.

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. Upload your photo by the Friday before your NSC. Your Aggie Card will be produced and ready for pick up at your NSC. 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