How do I apply for admissions to Texas A&M University?
All students must submit a Texas Common Application along with official transcripts, required test scores and the appropriate application fee. This application can be submitted online at the Admission Web page or you may visit the office location at:
General Services Complex
Office of Admissions and Records
750 Agronomy Rd., Suite 1610
College Station, TX 77843
Additional admission materials may be required for your specific program of interest, please contact the undergraduate advisor for additional information.
What is a NEO e-mail account?
All admitted students are required to set up a NEO e-mail account through the Texas A&M University NEO server. Students will need to activate the account by using the assigned University Identification Number (UIN). Once activated, you will be able to receive valuable information, such as tuition billing, deadlines dates, and instructor contact with class information. This NEO ID will also be your login for course registration, tuition payments and checking degree status. As this email account will be the only email communication from the Department, it is very important that students make a habit of checking this e-mail account daily.
Where can I find out what courses will be offered for a given semester?
Class schedules can be viewed online at http://howdy.tamu.edu/. Summer and Fall schedules are usually available by mid-March; spring schedules are usually available by mid-October.
What courses can I take at my community college?
Many core curriculum courses are available at community colleges. Students may view the Texas Common Course Numbering System which indicates the courses that are transferable equivalents to Texas A&M courses, please go to http://www.tccns.org/. When in doubt, always ask an advisor.
I would like to be certified to teach. How do I Change my major?
The Department of Educational Psychology offers two undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in either Special Education or Bilingual Education. Under the special education degree plan a student can be certified PK-12 Special Education, PK-6 General Education and English as a Second Language (ESL). Under the bilingual education degree plan a student can be certified PK-6 Bilingual Generalist. To change your major, a minimum of 2.5 GPR is required.
What happens if I do not maintain a 2.5 GPR?
If you fall below the minimum 2.5 GPR requirement, you may be placed on scholastic probation or risk being dismissed from the EPSY department and asked to change your major to another department. If you are able to bring your GPR back to the minimum 2.5, you may apply for readmission to the EPSY department.
What are Mandatory Individual Advising Sessions?
Each semester, you are required to meet with the EPSY undergraduate advisor, Christy Porter. We will discuss course planning and any questions or concerns you may have. This is your time to ask questions! You are blocked from pre-registration until you have met with the advisor; during the meeting, your registration block will be removed.
How do I make an appointment?
You may schedule an appointment by calling 979.862.4345 or by emailing Christy Porter at email@example.com.
What is "upper level", what are the requirements and how do I apply?
To register for 300- and 400-level education courses, you must be formally admitted to Teacher Education (TEED) or upper level. This is not the same as junior status, and is not automatic. You must meet criteria outlined in the application process. (PLACE THE LINK TO BOTH PROGRAM'S APPLICATION.) Upon admission, you will be accessed a one-time $200 admittance fee.
How do I drop (Q-drop) a class?
Students may drop courses via web registration through the 5th class day of a fall or spring semester, or through the 4th class day of a summer term. After the open add/drop period, you must complete a Q-drop form and obtain an advisor's signature. The form will be processed by our office. It is your responsibility to check http://howdy.tamu.edu/ to verify that the schedule changes have been made. A student is allowed three q-drops.
I am eligible for freshman grade exclusion. How do I get the courses excluded?
A fully admitted, currently enrolled Texas A&M undergraduate student who is "first time in college" may elect to exclude from his/her undergraduate degree and cumulative GPR calculation grades of D, F, or U. You will need to complete the first year grade exclusion form and bring it to our office. For more information, including a GPR calculator, please visit The Registrar's website on this policy.