Application Process

Fall Admission              Feb. 15 to May 1
Spring Admission          Sept. 15 to Dec. 15

Applicants for the Department of Ocean Engineering should fill out the Change of Curriculum Form and submit it to either Charlie Donaway in College Station or Anna Budvitis in Galveston. Applications will be evaluated after final grades are posted for the current semester. 

Change of Major Within the College of Engineering

Students requesting a change of major from another department in the College of Engineering will be evaluated when they have the following criteria:
  • Completed at least one semester of coursework at Texas A&M
  • Completed a minimum of 10 semester credit hours of Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)1 courses that include ENGR 111, MATH 151, and PHYS 218 or their equivalents with a grade of C or better
  • Earned a CBK GPA of 2.75 or better
  • Earned a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better
  • No history of repeating, dropping, or withdrawing from courses
  • No grades less than C in any courses in their last semester of coursework

Only the “best” grade is used in computing the CBK GPA. However, CBK courses taken at Texas A&M are viewed more favorably than those taken elsewhere. Students who have repeated a CBK course or courses, regardless of the reason, are not viewed as favorably as those who passed the course(s) on the first attempt.

Change of Major Outside the College of Engineering

Students requesting a change of major from another department at Texas A&M outside of the College of Engineering will be evaluated when they have the following criteria:
  • Completed at least one semester of coursework at Texas A&M
  • Completed a minimum of 12 semester credit hours of Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)1 courses that include CHEM 107 & 117, MATH 151, and PHYS 218 or their equivalents with a grade of C or better
  • Earned a CBK GPA of 2.75 or better
  • Earned a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better
  • No history of repeating, dropping, or withdrawing from courses
  • No grades less than C in any courses in their last semester of coursework
Only the “best” grade is used in computing the CBK GPA. However, CBK courses taken at Texas A&M are viewed more favorably than those taken elsewhere. Students who have repeated a CBK course or courses, regardless of the reason, are not viewed as favorably as those who passed the course(s) on the first attempt.

 

Notes

  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 to 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 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.