Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View, Texas

Application Procedures


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.

Types of Undergraduate Admission

Honors Admission

  1. Official high School transcript to include at a minimum the following:

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

  1. A high school GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  2. SAT1 score of 1200 (Combined Criticial Reading/Verbal & Math) or an ACT score of 27
  3. Passage of any state-mandated examination used as a high school exit examination

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

  1. Official high school transcript or GED
  2. Passage of any state mandated examination used as a high school exit examination
  3. High school grade point average that is equal to or greater than a "C+" (2.5 on a 4.0 scale)
  4. SAT1 score of 820 (Combined Critical Reading/Verbal & Math) or an ACT score of 17

Conditional Admission

Granted to a limited number of applicants who do not meet the unconditional admission requirements.

  1. Official high School transcript or GED
  2. Passage of any state mandated examination used as high school exit examination
  3. High school grade point average that is equal to or greater than 2.50 on a 4.00 scale
  4. SAT1 miminum score 710 (Combined Critical Reading/Verbal & Math) or an ACT miminum score of 15

Transfer Admissions

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.

Former Students

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.

Transient Students:

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.

International Students:

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 semester.

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 

FAX: 936-857-2699

E-Mail: 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

Agriculture AGRI

Human Nutrition & Food HUNF

Family & Community Service FMCS

School of Architecture AR

Architecture ARCH Construction Science CONS

College of Arts and Sciences AS

Music MUSC

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

Drama DRAM

Biology BIOL

Medical Technology BIMT

Chemistry CHEM

Communications COMM

Social Work SOWK

Sociology SOCG

Spanish SPAN

English ENGL

Mathematics MATH

Physics PHYS

History HIST

Political Science POSC

College of Business BU

Mgmt. Information Systems MISY

Accounting ACCT

Finance FINA

Management MGMT

Marketing MRKT

College of Education ED

Health HLTH

Interdisciplinary CIID

Human Performance HUPF

Industrial Technology INDT

College of Engineering EN

Chemical Engineering CHEG

Civil Engineering CVEG

Computer Aided Drafting

& Design CADD

Computer Engineering

Technology CPET

Computer Science CPSC

Electrical Engineering ELEG

Electrical Engineering

Technology ELET

Industrial Technology INDT

Mechanical Engineering MCEG

College of Nursing NU

Nursing-Pre-Clinical PNUR

Nursing-Clinical NURS

School of Juvenile Justice & Psychology  CRJS

Criminal  Justice


Undecided Major UNDC


Revised 07 June 2007