Admissions and Aid
By student enrollment, we are one of the largest departments in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, with approximately 850 students, 40 faculty and post-doctoral researchers, professional service staff and five emeriti faculty. Our size doesn’t stop us from providing an inclusive, people-first environment in which our students can grow and learn. Our students receive world-class education that they can apply to a diverse array of career fields after graduation. From innovative classroom learning spaces to professional development opportunities like internships and faculty-led research projects, we teach our students to be critical thinkers and set them up to succeed in an increasingly competitive job market.
In the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences we have aligned our academic advising to better support students during their time at Texas A&M University. We have assembled a diverse and knowledgeable advisor community dedicated to providing our students with high-quality academic advising services. If you are a current student and have questions about your coursework, degree program or progress toward graduation, we encourage you to reach out to one of the advisors in AGLS Advising Center 2.
Undergraduate Student Admissions
Interested students must submit their application, along with required materials through ApplyTexas or The Coalition. A full list of program requirements can be found on each degree program page. Interested in applying? Reach out to one of our friendly and helpful undergraduate recruiting coordinators to set up an appointment. For general inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Danielle HarrisAssistant Dean for Student Success email@example.com
Dr. Danielle Harris oversees recruitment efforts for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Elisa Jones-MartinezRecruiting Coordinator
Elisa works with prospective students in the San Antonio area and surrounding counties.
Transfer Student Admissions
If you’re looking to transfer into one of our competitive programs from another university or community college, please refer to the following requirements and visit admissions.tamu.edu/apply/transfer for information on how to apply. In order to qualify for transfer, you must have the following by the deadlines listed below:
As a transfer applicant, you are required to complete Essay A as part of the application. Please address the following questions in your essay:
- Why do you want this degree?
- How will this degree help you meet your career goals?
- Offer an explanation of excessive (three or more) grades of D, F Q, N/G and/or Ws, if applicable.
With the cost of higher education on the rise, we continues to provide students with affordable and accessible pathways to a college degree. To help us meet our land-grant mission, we are excited to announce new transfer partnerships with Blinn College and South Texas College. After completing an approved Associate of Science degree at one of these institutions, eligible students can seamlessly transfer into ALED or AGCJ. Students wanting to transfer into ASGSC need to speak with an academic advisor before they begin the transfer application. More information about these transfer partnerships can be found on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences website.
Contact our transfer admissions team
Reid StavinohaSenior Academic Advisor
Reid Stavinoha is a Senior Academic Advisor in Advising Center 2, serving incoming transfer students in the College.
Change of Major
If you plan to change majors, you must make a request to the academic college, department, or major you want to transfer into by submitting a change of major request form. It is essential to review the requirements before submitting a change of major request. Those requirements can be found on the Change of Major form specific to your degree. You can find application deadlines and Change of Major Forms for our College on the Texas A&M Undergraduate Studies website.
Graduate Student Admissions
Interested graduate students must submit their application, along with required materials through the Texas A&M University GraduateCAS. A full list of program requirements can be found on each degree program page. We also encourage you to reach out to the program coordinators for more information.
Students who were previously enrolled in a degree-granting program at Texas A&M and did not complete their program of study can apply for readmission to the university. For more information on readmission to Texas A&M University, visit admissions.tamu.edu/apply/readmit.
- Must select AGCJ, AGSC, or ALED as first choice major.
- Must be within university academic thresholds based on classification.
- Must be away from TAMU for 1 full academic year if TAMU GPA is < 2.0.
- Must have at minimum a 2.5 GPA on coursework since leaving TAMU.
- Must have completed all University Core Curriculum.
- Must discuss interest in your intended major in the essay. For ALED please also discuss your desired minor(s).
- Application will not be considered unless applicant has met with an advisor prior to application.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Students at Texas A&M get a world-class education at a reasonable cost—and graduate with far less college-related debt than their peers at other universities. We award over $*** in scholarships annually to undergraduate students in the Department of Agricultural Economics and support graduate students through assistantships and fellowships, travel and research grants. This funding is made possible by donors and supporters of the department including former students, family and friends, former faculty and industry sponsors.
Graduate Student Funding Opportunities
We understand that graduate education is an investment and one we don’t take lightly. Our department and Texas A&M University offer competitive assistantships and fellowships to help alleviate the cost of higher education and make attending graduate school more affordable. Check with the Graduate and Professional School for details on opportunities available across the university.
Graduate Fellowships and Assistantships
The department offers graduate fellowships and teaching and research assistantships. These are are available on a competitive basis to qualified individuals. Students interested in applying for an assistantship must submit a separate application from their graduate admissions application.