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Program for System Admission (PSA)

The Program for System Admission (PSA) is offered by Texas A&M to incoming Freshman who were denied admission to TAMU as a pathway for admission to TAMU-College Station after successful completion of their first year in college at one of Texas A&M University's System Institutions.

Texas A&M and Tarleton Traditions Request Information

Eligibility for PSA

  • Must have a completed freshman application on file with the Office of Admissions & Records at Texas A&M University - College Station for the given fall semester by their deadline.
  • Must meet the minimum requirements for admission to the Texas A&M Institution they wish to attend.
  • Minimum of a 20 on the ACT Math or 530 a on the new SAT Math; If Tarleton is not listed in the TAMU AIS portal as a selection for PSA, full requirements have not been met. In order for a PSA student to be successful, these requirements are not waived.

What You Need to Apply

Students eligible for the PSA will be notified by Texas A&M University - College Station and directed to the Applicant Information System (AIS). Students must respond appropriately.

Once Tarleton State University receives the application, transcripts and scores from Texas A&M - College Station, it will take 5-10 business days to process the PSA file depending on the volume received. Please check your email that you provided to Texas A&M on your original application for admission as this will be the email that Tarleton will use for communication.

For questions about your Tarleton application, please use the contacts below.

For questions regarding the AIS, please access the "Contact Us" button on the Texas A&M University - College Station AIS site.

For Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the Texas A&M University PSA site.

PSA Admission Requirements

  • Candidate must choose and complete specific course requirements from one of the approved Texas A&M University - College Station program specific degree plans
  • Complete at least 24 transferable hours in residency at a single Texas A&M University System Institution after high school graduation and by the end of the spring semester of their first year of college
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average and a minimum 3.0 GPA for all courses attempted from the approved Texas A&M University - College Station program specific degree plan
  • Submit the transfer application along with all the required documents by the March 1 deadline

Engineering applicants must maintain a 3.25 system institution GPA and a 3.0 overall to guarantee admission.

PSA Questions and Videos

Please see our videos below, which cover a broad range of topics and may assist in answering some frequently asked questions regarding the Program for System Admissions (PSA). You can navigate between the different videos and topics by selecting the question below, which will take you to the corresponding video for that topic.

What is the Program for System Admission (PSA)?

What Are the PSA Requirements?

I Have Received my PSA Offer From Texas A&M, What Now?

I Have Selected Tarleton and My PSA Major, What Now?

What If I Want to Stay at Tarleton or Withdraw My Application to Tarleton?

What Happens Once I've Completed All of the Requirements?

What If PSA is Not for Me?

 Am I College Ready in Math?

If your PSA major requires Math 2413 or Phys 1401, please be sure to review the “Am I College Ready in Math?” video. Students who select PSA majors requiring these courses MUST have taken a college-level prerequisite course prior to starting their fall semester with us or tested out of the requirement through CLEP or CLMPE. This means that courses taken in high school  will not count. If you have a major that requires Math 2413 or Phys 1401, or if you have any questions as to how to satisfy this prerequisite requirement, please contact your PSA Advisor at PSAAdvising@Tarleton.edu as soon as possible. Students who do not satisfy the prerequisite requirement for the PSA majors requiring Math 2413 and/or Phys 1401 prior to the start of fall classes will have to opt-out of the Program for System Admission (PSA) or change their PSA major to a major that does not require a prerequisite.  

Are There Any Special Requirements on Certain Plans?

Are There Tarleton Specific Requirements I will Need to be Aware of?

Will my Dual or AP Credit Count?

How Can I Tell if a College Class I Have Already Taken Will Count on my PSA Degree Plan or Transfer to College Station?

Does Tarleton State University Need to Offer my College Station PSA Major?

Can I Change My PSA Major While at Tarleton State University?

Can I Stay at Tarleton?

This information was last updated in January, 2019. Please contact TAMU at 979-845-1060 or admissions@tamu.edu, or email the PSA Advisor or PSA Coordinator at Tarleton for the most up-to-date information.

PSA and RELLIS Campus

Program for System Admission (PSA) students must take PSA-related courses established by Texas A&M University (TAMU) – all first year courses at RELLIS are offered by Blinn College; therefore, RELLIS is not a participating system institution in PSA.

No first-year courses will be offered by the System institutions at RELLIS.

A student in the PSA program would have to study at the institution’s home campus or other site at which that institution offers first-year courses.