If you want to get in, the first thing to look at is the acceptance rate. This tells you how competitive the school is and how serious their requirements are.
The acceptance rate at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi is 84%. For every 100 applicants, 84 are admitted.
This means the school is lightly selective. The school will have their expected requirements for GPA and SAT/ACT scores. If you meet their requirements, you're almost certain to get an offer of admission. But if you don't meet Texas A&M - Corpus Christi's requirements, you'll be one of the unlucky few people who gets rejected.
Many schools specify a minimum GPA requirement, but this is often just the bare minimum to submit an application without immediately getting rejected.
The GPA requirement that really matters is the GPA you need for a real chance of getting in. For this, we look at the school's average GPA for its current students.
The average GPA at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi is 3.25.
(Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA.
With a GPA of 3.25, Texas A&M - Corpus Christi accepts below-average students. It's OK to be a B-average student, with some A's mixed in. It'd be best to avoid C's and D's, since application readers might doubt whether you can handle the stress of college academics.
Each school has different requirements for standardized testing. Most schools require the SAT or ACT, and many also require SAT subject tests.
You must take either the SAT or ACT to submit an application to Texas A&M - Corpus Christi. More importantly, you need to do well to have a strong application.
Texas A&M - Corpus Christi SAT Requirements
Many schools say they have no SAT score cutoff, but the truth is that there is a hidden SAT requirement. This is based on the school's average score.
Average SAT: 1050 (Old: 1431)
The average SAT score composite at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi is a 1050 on the 1600 SAT scale.
On the old 2400 SAT, this corresponds to an average SAT score of 1431.
This score makes Texas A&M - Corpus Christi Competitive for SAT test scores.
Texas A&M - Corpus Christi SAT Score Analysis (New 1600 SAT)
The 25th percentile New SAT score is 950, and the 75th percentile New SAT score is 1140. In other words, a 950 on the New SAT places you below average, while a 1140 will move you up to above average.
Here's the breakdown of new SAT scores by section:
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Texas A&M - Corpus Christi SAT Score Analysis (Old 2400 SAT)
The 25th percentile Old SAT score is 1280, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 1580. In other words, a 1280 on the Old SAT places you below average, while a 1580 puts you well above average.
Here's the breakdown of old SAT scores by section:
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SAT Score Choice Policy
The Score Choice policy at your school is an important part of your testing strategy.
Texas A&M - Corpus Christi ACT Requirements
Just like for the SAT, Texas A&M - Corpus Christi likely doesn't have a hard ACT cutoff, but if you score too low, your application will get tossed in the trash.
Average ACT: 20
The average ACT score at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi is 20. This score makes Texas A&M - Corpus Christi Moderately Competitive for ACT scores.
The 25th percentile ACT score is 18, and the 75th percentile ACT score is 23.
ACT Score Sending Policy
If you're taking the ACT as opposed to the SAT, you have a huge advantage in how you send scores, and this dramatically affects your testing strategy.
Here it is: when you send ACT scores to colleges, you have absolute control over which tests you send. You could take 10 tests, and only send your highest one. This is unlike the SAT, where many schools require you to send all your tests ever taken.
This means that you have more chances than you think to improve your ACT score. To try to aim for the school's ACT requirement of 18 and above, you should try to take the ACT as many times as you can. When you have the final score that you're happy with, you can then send only that score to all your schools.
ACT Superscore Policy
By and large, most colleges do not superscore the ACT. (Superscore means that the school takes your best section scores from all the test dates you submit, and then combines them into the best possible composite score). Thus, most schools will just take your highest ACT score from a single sitting.
We weren't able to find the school's exact ACT policy, which most likely means that it does not Superscore. Regardless, you can choose your single best ACT score to send in to Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, so you should prep until you reach our recommended target ACT score of 18.
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SAT/ACT Writing Section Requirements
Both the SAT and ACT have a Writing section that includes an essay.
Texas A&M - Corpus Christi considers the SAT/ACT Writing section optional and may not include it as part of their admissions consideration. You don't need to worry too much about Writing for this school, but other schools you're applying to may require it.
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Schools vary in their SAT subject test requirements. Typically, selective schools tend to require them, while most schools in the country do not.
We did not find information that Texas A&M - Corpus Christi requires SAT subject tests, and so most likely it does not. At least 6 months before applying, you should still doublecheck just to make sure, so you have enough time to take the test.
Regular transfer admission requirements
If you wish to successfully transfer to A&M-Corpus Christi, you must meet the following requirements:
|Grade Point Average (GPA)|
A cumulative 2.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
Must have 24+ credit hours and be eligible to return to your previous institution
Note: The cumulative GPA includes all work attempted, excluding remedial, high school, or duplicate courses.
What if I don't meet regular transfer admission requirements?
If you don't meet regular admission requirements, you may still be considered for admission under our Provisional Admission Procedure. Click here to learn more.
Other things to keep in mind when you apply:
- You cannot disregard your college record and apply for admission as a freshman.
- You cannot transfer any remedial or duplicate college credits.
- Repeated courses are calculated within the GPA according to the standards and rules of the granting institution.
- A&M-Corpus Christi requires its students to have 6 credit hours in one foreign language or American Sign Language (ASL) in order to graduate.
Note: This requirement may be fulfilled with 2 credits in one foreign language or ASL from high school. If you met this requirement in high school, you must submit an official high school transcript to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions.