ADMISSIONS INFORMATION & REQUIREMENTS
Admission to Prairie View A&M University is open
to qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, religion,
gender, national origin or educationally unrelated handicaps.
Academic Preparation and motivation to succeed are major criteria
for admission to the University.
English - 4 credits
Mathematics - 4 credits (Algebra I and above)
Science - 3 credits (Physical Science, Biology and Chemistry)
Social Studies - 4 credits (World History - 1, World Geography -1, U.S. History - 1, U.S. Government- 1/2
Economics - 1/2 )
Foreign Language - 2 credits in a single language
Computer Science - 1 credit
Automatic Unconditional Admission
Graduate in the top 10% of high school graduating class in Texas in one of the two school years preceding the academic year
for which applicant is applying for admission
(TEC 51.803) as determined by high school GPA
Regular Unconditional Admission
Granted to a limited number of applicants who do not meet the unconditional admission requirements.
A student transferring from community/junior college or another university with 15 transferable semester credit hours will be admitted with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better from the last institution attended and oficial transcripts of all work completed at other institutions. Transfer applicants who have earned fewer than 15 semester credit hours must satisfy the regular requirements for freshman admission (See Freshman Admission). A student on academic probation or suspension from another institution is not in good academic standing and is not eligible for admission.
Students who have previously attended Prairie View A&M University and do not enroll for courses during one or more semesters, but who wish to return, must submit an application for admission and pay an application processing fee. If a student has attended any other instution while away from Prairie View A&M University, the student will be classified as a former student. Transfer credits will be evaluated and applied as appropriate.
A transient student is one who is currently enrolled in another college or university,is in good standing, and desires admission to Prairie View A&M University for a limited period, usually one semester or summer term. Admission as a transient student is determinded after the completed application has been reviewed and approved and the application processing fee has been paid.
All International students must comply with INS rules and regulations. Undergraduate international students must complete the application and pay the non-refundable $50.00 application processing fee in U.S currency. All International student must submit the following in addition to the above listed items:
1. Evidence of ability to finance education - affidavit of support
2. Evidence of ability to speak, write and comprehend written and oral English language. All students must present a score of 500 on the TOEFL.
Evaluation of foreign transcripts
- Applicants must submit official transcripts for all high school
and college work completed up to the time of expected enrollment.
An evaluation of all foreign college transcripts must be completed
by: Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., P.O. Box 92870, Milwaukee,
WI 53202-0970, (414) 289-3400.
Eligibility for admission is determined by evaluation of the completed application and supporting documents.
1. Application for admission, (complete all parts of the ApplyTexas Application except the essay). Submit the $25.00 non-refundable application fee.
2. An official final transcript from the most recent high school, General Educational Development program (GED), or all previous colleges attended.
3. Test scores (SAT1/ACT) and any State mandated test that is required for high school exit or college entrance.
Undergraduate Admissions: Summer- April 1, Fall- June 1, Spring- November 1
International Admissions: Summer- March 1, Fall -May 1, Spring -October 1
University College (Freshman Housing)** Summer- NA, Fall - July 1, Spring -December -1
University Village (Upperclassmen Housing)** Summer- NA, Fall -July 1, Spring - December 1
Financial Aid: Summer: March 1, Fall - March 1, Spring - November 1
Scholarship: Summer - N/A, Fall - March 1, Spring -November 1
(FAFSA Code: 003630)
**Assignments are on a first-come, first-served basis and are not guaranteed until the signing of the lease by all parties
Applicants who do not enroll for the semester for
which they are admitted, must contact the Office of Undergraduate
Admissions to update their admission before enrolling in any future
For additional information contact the:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Prairie View A&M University
P.O. Box 519, Mail Stop 1009
Prairie View, Texas 77446-1009
Phone: 936- 261-1000
E-Mail: Admissions@pvamu.edu Website:
Texas Higher Education Assessment (Formally known as TASP) All students entering any Texas public institution for the first time are required by law to take the THEA test prior to taking college-level courses unless they qualify for THEA exemption. For specific information, please contact the Office of Testing, tracking, Assessment and Evaluation at Prairie View.
Major Level/ Code
College of Agriculture & Human Sciences AH
Human Nutrition & Food HUNF
Family & Community
School of Architecture AR
Architecture ARCH Construction Science CONS
College of Arts and Sciences AS
Applied Music-Clarinet MUCL
Applied Music-Euphonium MUEU
Applied Music-Flute MUFL
Applied Music - Percussion MUPE
Applied Music-Piano MUPI
Applied Music-Saxophone MUSX
Applied Music-Trombone MUTB
Applied Music Trumpet MUTP
Applied Music-Voice MUVO
Medical Technology BIMT
Social Work SOWK
Political Science POSC
College of Business BU
Mgmt. Information Systems MISY
College of Education ED
Human Performance HUPF
Industrial Technology INDT
College of Engineering EN
Chemical Engineering CHEG
Civil Engineering CVEG
Computer Aided Drafting
& Design CADD
Computer Science CPSC
Electrical Engineering ELEG
Industrial Technology INDT
Mechanical Engineering MCEG
College of Nursing NU
School of Juvenile Justice & Psychology CRJS
Undecided Major UNDC