Admission Guidelines

  • Evaluation for admission into the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering is handled differently for each category, as described below.
  • Students who have ever been assigned a sanction due to academic or behavioral misconduct at any institution of higher education will not be admitted into the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering.
  • Students classified as "Readmit" or "Post-Baccalaureate" for admissions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  Decisions will be made generally following criteria similar to those for students transferring from institutions outside TAMU.

Incoming Freshman Students

The admission process for incoming freshmen students is handled by the University's Office of Admissions and Records (OAR). Prospective incoming freshmen will apply for admission into the College of Engineering and enter as a General Engineering major. Students may then apply for entry into our major between their second and fourth semester.

Please see our How to Apply checklist for step by step guidance on the admission process.

Entry to a Major Applicants

Click here for information regarding the entry to a major process.

Change of Major Applicants


  1. A cumulative TAMU GPA of 3.0 or higher 
  2. Complete a minimum of two math and two science courses with a C or better, preferably at TAMU, which apply to the degree plan (Options listed in order of department preference: PHYS 218, PHYS 208, CHEM 107/117, MATH 151, MATH 152, MATH 251)

Applicants will not be considered for admission unless each of the above requirements has been completed by the end of the semester they submit an application.

Additional Option

Meet in person with an ECEN academic advisor. Set up an appointment here. Please be advised that during add/drop week and preregistration we do not schedule appointments; however, we do offer walk-ins on a first come-first served basis. During those times you are advised to contact (979) 845-7441 to confirm walk-in advising times.

Time frame for applications

Summer applications open online each March

Fall applications open online each June

Spring applications open online each October

Deadline for full consideration will be the last day of classes per the Academic Calendar.

Applications received after the deadline cannot be guaranteed full consideration. Decisions are made after a review of final grades at the end of each semester. Applicants will be contacted via email at their TAMU email address.

Please be advised you may not make changes to the application, once you submit your application. All applicants will receive a copy of their application via email as receipt we received it.


Click here for the Fall 2018 Change of Major Application

Our department looks for the following from qualified applicants:

  • the applicant’s performance in advanced math and science courses, and
  • individual grades for all courses listed must be a minimum of a “B” for the applicant to be considered.

* Visit Transfer Equivalency Information to check coursework you are completing at other institutions.

Transfer Students from Institutions Outside Texas A&M University (TAMU)



  • MATH 151 – Calculus I (4 credits)
  • MATH 152 – Calculus II (4 credits)
  • PHYS 218 – Mechanics (4 credits)
  • PHYS 208 – Electricity & Optics (4 credits)


  • MATH 251 – Calculus III (3 credits)
  • CHEM 107/117 – Chemistry for Engineers (This is a combination of Fundamentals of CHEM I & II – 8 credits)

How to Apply:

Visit University’s Office of Admissions and Records(OAR) website for more information on the transfer admission process, deadlines, transfer course sheet guidelines, etc. or contact Admissions Customer Service at:

General Services Complex
750 Agronomy Road, Suite 1601
College Station, TX 77843-0200
(979) 845-1060