Several factors are considered in the admission decision for transfer students from universities other than Texas A&M University. These include but are not limited to:

  1. Number of students currently enrolled in the department
  2. Projected number of admitted first-year students who will enroll in the department for the semester under review
  3. Projected number of admitted transfer students who will enroll in the department for the semester under review
  4. Number of transfer applicants under review
  5. Academic record of those transfer applicants under review

    With respect to factor five, the department favorably views those students with a proven record of excellence in math, science and engineering. Students who have:
  • Completed a minimum of 12 semester credit hours of Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)1 courses that are equivalent to MATH 151 (or higher), PHYS 218 and CHEM 107 & 117 with a grade of B or better
  • Earned a CBK GPA of 3.00 or better
  • Earned a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better
  • No history of repeating, dropping or withdrawing from courses
  • No grades less than C in any course in their last semester of coursework

How to Apply

  1. Visit ApplyTexas and create a profile.
  2. Select: “Texas A&M University at College Station”
  3. Select major: “Ocean Engineering”
  4. In the lab tab “Custom Questions”, select OCEN preferred campus: College Station, Galveston, or No Preference


  1. CBK courses include: CHEM 107 & 117, ENGR 111, ENGR 112, MATH 151, MATH 152, PHYS 218, PHYS 208 and ENGL 104.
  2. The department reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant who has been assigned a sanction due to academic misconduct.
  3. Students who are accepted are generally placed on “provisional” status for a minimum of one semester. Provisional students must meet a set of requirements to remain in the department. These requirements, as defined by the department, may include but are not limited to: the number of hours taken per semester, restrictions on dropping courses, specific courses that must be taken in designated semesters, minimum grades in specific courses and minimum overall GPA.
  4. The provisions of this policy do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, between any applicant, student, faculty or staff member of the Department of Ocean Engineering or Texas A&M. This policy is for informational purposes only and should not be interpreted as a guarantee of admission if all provisions are met. The department reserves the right to change or alter any statement herein without prior notice.