AP, SAT, ACT, and Other Information for Incoming Freshmen

Advanced Placements Program (AP)

Texas A&M University accepts scores on certain College Board Advanced Placement tests for credit in selected courses.  Up to three semesters of credit in a subject area may be awarded.  Interested students should contact their high school counselors for information on registration and test sites.   Students should refer to the current Undergraduate Catalog to determine which courses apply to their degree programs.  Scores reported from the spring AP test administration will not be received until late July.  The College Board Code for Texas A&M is 6003.
Students will need to accept AP credit to have it applied to their transcript for course credit. Credit may now be accepted under the "My Record" tab in the students Howdy portal. 

Honors Credit is no longer awarded for Advanced Placement Exams.

Residual ACT Tests

Any student who is interested in attending TAMU and who has not yet taken the ACT+, or who needs to take it again for admission purposes in the Spring, is eligible to take the residual version of the nationally administered ACT+. Scores from the institutional version will be considered equivalent to national scores by TAMU admissions.
The price for an ACT is $120 and non-refundable.
Upcoming ACT dates:
For more information on the Residual ACT: TAMU is no longer administering the on campus SAT.


The SAT II Subject Tests are administered by various high schools and colleges on national test dates.  To register for a national test date, students should obtain registration bulletin from their high school counselors.


International Baccalaureate Diploma 
Texas A&M University, in compliance with SB 111, will grant at least 24 semester credit hours of course-specific college credit in subject-appropriate areas on all International Baccalaureate (IB) exam scores of 4 or above as long as the incoming freshman has earned an IB Diploma. While some course credit will be awarded regardless of a student’s IB Diploma status, some course credit at Texas A&M University may be subject to the successful completion of the IB Diploma.

Entering freshman students for the 2008-09 academic year should submit their International Baccalaureate transcript toTexas A&M University, score recipient code: 01355, for review. Students should contact Testing Services regarding their eligibility for course credit. Students should work with an Academic Advisor to determine the use of the IB credits in their individual degree plan and the impact accepting the credit may have upon tuition rebate eligibility, tuition charges for excessive total hours, and preparedness for sequential course work based on IB test scores. Students will need to contact Testing Services in order to accept or deny the credit earned via IB tests.

Texas A&M University will notify IB applicants of their eligibility to receive credit by posting information on this website and by establishing links to other web pages that are relevant to applicant students.

The evaluation of IB courses in order to identify the appropriate course credit is continuing and will be posted as it becomes available.