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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.

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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
  • Meet all general transfer requirements (PSA Transfer Form, transcripts, deadline dates, etc.) for admission to Texas A&M University
  • PSA students who do not complete the requirements for automatic admission to Texas A&M University - College Station can apply for admission as a regular transfer student
  • Students not interested in one of the majors under the PSA can still be admitted to a Texas A&M University System institution and apply for admission as a regular transfer student to Texas A&M University - College Station

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

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.