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Now that you've been accepted, it's important that you do the following:

1. Accept our offer of admission. 

Here's a checklist from the Office of Admissions with information on what you need to do.

2. Register for your New Student Conference. 

Your New Student Conference (NSC) is a mandatory introduction to Texas A&M University and the College of Engineering. Learn more and register for your NSC at the Texas A&M 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.  

You can take up to five practice tests before you take the exam at your NSC, and we can't stress enough how important this step is. Visit our Math Placement Exam (MPE) page for more information on what to expect on the test and a link to the practice test. 

5. Purchase an approved 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? There will be vendors demonstrating approved devices at your NSC. Visit our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) page for more info. 

6. 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 University 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 governmental photo identification to pick up your Aggie Card.

Pro tip: Log into the Howdy Portal engineering channel to view your New Student Packet information and to see sample class schedules.

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