Join Us for Fall 2013!
By the numbers, 71 percent of freshman applicants are admitted to West Texas A&M University. Your chances are excellent and we want you to make plans to attend this next year.
We will work with you to make the application process as smooth as possible. There are some items we'll need, but in short we will admit applicants that meet the three conditions below:
- Obtain a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA).
- Meet one of the following class rank and ACT/SAT requirements:
*ACT Composite Score and SAT Critical Reading + Math Score. We do not currently require the writing section of the SAT for Admission's purposes; all class percentages that contain decimal points will be rounded up to the next percentile (e.g. 10.1% is equivalent to 11%.)
|Class Rank and ACT/SAT* Score |
Top 10% with no minimum ACT/SAT score
11%-25% with 18 ACT or 860 SAT
26%-50% with 19 ACT or 900 SAT
51%-75% with 20 ACT or 940 SAT
76%-100% with 21 ACT or 980 SAT
Important: Students who do not meet the class rank + ACT/SAT requirements will be reviewed for admission on a competitive, individual basis, with weighted consideration of class rank and standardized test scores (ACT or SAT.) We encourage all students to apply for admission.
- Complete (or have a projected completion) of the recommended Texas high school curriculum* or similar college preparatory program. This includes:
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Exceptions to requirement #3:
- Students who do not meet the recommended Texas high school curriculum may qualify for admission by satisfying the College Readiness Benchmarks on the ACT or SAT assessment: minimum scores of 18 English, 21 Reading, 22 Mathematics, and 24 Science on the ACT, or 1500 out of 2400 (to include the writing section) on the SAT.
- Students from Texas public high schools that did not offer the recommended Texas high school curriculum or who have only completed a portion because not all the courses were available or other circumstances (and who have not satisfied the College Readiness Benchmarks) may complete HB 3826 Exemption Form below.
- Students from out of state, private schools, or home schools who have not completed the recommended Texas high school curriculum (and who have not satisfied the College Readiness Benchmarks) may complete HB 3826 Exemption Form below.
Exemptions from the Policy
To claim an exemption from the Policy, students must submit one of the two exemption forms completed by the high school counselor or other school official, in addition to all other required credentials. The forms below can be printed and submitted via the instructions on the form.
HB 3826 Exemption Form
Once your application has been reviewed, you will receive a letter notifying you of your admission status about ten days after your application file is complete.
Other Important Information
Arrange for official transcripts to be sent from your high school (as well as any colleges or universities that you may have received credit from). Simply contact the school(s) and request for official transcripts to be mailed to:
Office of Admissions
West Texas A&M University
Canyon, Texas 79016
Unofficial documents may be faxed to 806-651-5285
- The ACT School Code is 4250 and the SAT School Code is 6938.
- Texas residents attending public schools will also be required to have taken and passed all sections of the TAKS test.
Students have the right to appeal the University’s admission decision. An appeal to reconsider an admissions decision may or may not change the decision. There are generally two reasons that a decision will be changed: (1) extenuating circumstances that were previously undisclosed, or (2) if the academic record changed significantly from the information on file. Information about the appeal process.
Students that apply for campus housing prior to the May 1 priority date will receive their room assignment no later than June 15. The online housing application.
Phone: 1-800-99-WTAMU or 806-651-2020
Office of Admissions
WTAMU Box 60907
Online: information request form