Posted: 6/25/20

TAMIU Waives ACT, SAT Score Requirements For Fall '20, '21 Applicants


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Prospective Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) students applying and enrolling this Fall 2020 or next Fall 2021 now have one less item to submit during their application process. 

Due to COVID-19, scores for both the SAT and ACT exams are being waived for all incoming high school students. While these entrance exam scores are waived, automatic admission to TAMIU is only guaranteed to students graduating in the top 40 percent of their class. (Please note, this waiver opportunity has been extended to 2022 and 2023 entering freshmen.  Details available here. )

Students who are not in the top 40 percent of their class and have never taken either the SAT or ACT are encouraged to reach out to the University’s Office of Recruitment and School Relations. Contact them directly at 956.326.2270 or via email at enroll@tamiu.edu.

“Waiving the SAT and ACT requirement because of test site closures allows prospective students the opportunity to be reviewed for admissions using additional criteria, such as TSI (Texas Success Initiative). It also allows us the opportunity, as an institution, to quickly adapt and efficiently provide our prospective students with alternative opportunities for admissions,” explained Jessica Treviño, director of Recruitment and School Relations.

Prospective students are still required to submit their admissions application through ApplyTexas.org, their high school transcript(s) and any additional necessary documentation. 

For more information, contact Treviño at 956.326.2270, email enroll@tamiu.edu or visit https://www.tamiu.edu/prospect/.  

Registration for Fall 2020 is now underway.  An online catalog containing a list of all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs is at http://catalog.tamiu.edu

TAMIU ranks 5th in the nation among the 100 Most Affordable Public Schools with the Highest Return on Investment (ROI), according to ranking authority Great Value Colleges. U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 Edition of its popular Best Colleges guide ranks TAMIU as the second highest-ranked Texas public university in its Best Regional Universities West category and the highest-ranked regional campus of the Texas A&M University System.

As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TAMIU’s campus is closed only to the general public. Entry to campus continues for students, faculty, staff and those having legitimate reasons to be on campus. Online and virtual services at the University continue, practicing all CDC Guidelines on gathering, masking and social distancing and with most staff working remotely.  Office hours are subject to change and it is recommended that phone or email contact be made first to determine the office’s schedule of operation.   An online directory is here.

The University’s dedicated COVID-19 website is updated regularly and includes information on office schedules and services, an expansive FAQ, quick links, student resources, official information resources and much more.