Transfer of Credits from Other Institutions

1. Texas A&M International University's admission policy for transfer students requires an applicant to have official transcripts sent from all previous institutions. Credit is allowed for work completed in other institutions which are approved by the appropriate regional accrediting agency.

2. The transfer of courses from other institutions in the state of Texas to TAMIU are guided and controlled by the general provisions of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Rules and Regulations regarding transfer of credit, core curriculum and field of study courses.

3. A student who successfully completes the core curriculum of another state-assisted institution of higher education in Texas may transfer that block of courses to TAMIU. The student will receive academic credit for each of the courses transferred. A student transferring to TAMIU who has not completed the common core curriculum will be required to complete his or her common core curriculum as specified by TAMIU.

4. The approved field of study curricula as defined by the THECB has been incorporated into the appropriate bachelor degree programs at Texas A&M International University.

5. Common course numbers are intended to allow students to visualize their progression through a course of study and to make a smooth transition from one institution to the next. TAMIU publishes a brochure each year entitled "Texas A&M International University Texas Common Course Numbers Equivalency Chart and Transfer Information" which lists those freshman and sophomore level courses taught at TAMIU, the corresponding Texas Common Course Number (TCCN), and the corresponding course number at Laredo Community College (LCC).

6. TAMIU maintains a satellite office on the campus of LCC with a full-time advisor staffing that office four days of the week. All students are welcome to discuss the possibility of transfer and how courses will transfer. In addition, 2 + 2 plans are published each year as a guide for the prospective transfer student from LCC. These guides are available in the Outreach Office and in the LCC Advising Office. Similar guides are available for the programs at Southwest Texas Junior College. TAMIU also has an articulation agreement with South Texas Community College.

7. All students admitted as transfer student should make an appointment with an advisor in the Office of Admissions to review their transfer credit and how it will apply to their chosen degree program.

8. College preparatory course work in remedial math, reading and writing are not transferable do not satisfy college-level requirements at TAMIU.

9. When a course is repeated, only the last enrollment for that course will be used in computing the grade point average. The second grade will be used to determine credit earned for the course.

10. Courses that transfer but do not have exact equivalent numbers at TAMIU are listed as generic credit. At the discretion of the major department these courses may fulfill specific degree requirements. Core courses completed at other Texas public colleges and universities will satisfy core requirements at TAMIU. The transfer grade point average will be used to determine admissibility to the University and scholarship eligibility. Official cumulative grade point average is calculated only on courses taken at TAMIU.

11. The evaluation of academic semester hours and course work is the responsibility of the Office of the University Registrar unless otherwise noted.

12. Advanced Placement and Experiential Learning Policies and procedures guiding the awarding of credit by examination are published in the University Catalog in the section regarding University College. Credit is awarded through the following examination programs:

  • Advanced Placement Program of the College Board and,
  • College Level Examination Program of the College Board,

13. Credit may also be awarded for military training programs. TAMIU follows the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) as published in the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces in granting credit for military schools.

For consideration of credit from military schools, the applicant must submit the following military records:

  • Credit for Physical Education with a DD-214 and Honorable Discharge or General Discharge (under Honorable Conditions).
  • Joint Service Transcript or Community College of the Air Force transcripts.
  • College Credit for Heroes Official Evaluation.

Credit(s) will be awarded based on ACE and College Credits for Heroes recommendations and content of course.

Assessment of Equivalency

Students pursing the degree of Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences may be granted vocational/technical field credit for work experience. Approval of credit is determined by a faculty committee in their respective colleges.

Professional Certificate

Texas A&M International University permits articulation from selected professional certification and registries to baccalaureate completion programs in nursing (R.N. to B.S.N. completion program). Students admitted to the University must complete bridge or gateway requirements at the upper division level to assess prior learning and to gain eligibility for program admission. With successful completion of the designated assessment courses, the appropriate academic departments recommend the award of TAMIU credit for comparable lower division courses in the discipline. The B.S.N. program undertaking such articulation of professional certification/licensure/ registry offers all courses to which equivalent credit will be assigned (TAMIU Catalog, School of Nursing).