• Alternative Pathways to Selected Four Year Universities


    The following schools have some form of acceptable pre-arranged programs available to prospective students.  If you have any questions or would like further information or assistance regarding any of these programs please call the school at the phone number provided.


    Texas A&M University – 979-845-1060


    If TAMU is unable to offer full admission, the student may be offered the following options:

    TAMU Blinn Team: Students co-enrolled at TAMU and Blinn College with most of the same privileges of a full-time TAMU student.    http://blinnteam.tamu.edu/default.aspx

    Engineering Academy at Blinn:  provides students, who were not offered admission to the Dwight Look College of Engineering due to limited capacity. This is an opportunity to pursue their engineering degree in a dual enrollment program between TAMU and Blinn.  http://engineering.tamu.edu/easa/areas/academics/teab/about

    Aggie Gateway to Success (AGS): AGS is a provisional admission program at TAMU administered through TAMU Transition Academic Programs.  AGS students are given a chance to gain full admission by taking summer courses and proving how well they can do academically.    https://tap.tamu.edu/gateway/

    Program for System Admission (PSA):  Participants enroll in one of selected TAMU’s system schools to complete 24 hours of coursework in one year, then guaranteed admission to TAMU College Station thereafter.  http://admissions.tamu.edu/PSA

    Other Options:

    Program for Transfer Admission (PTA):  offers prospective transfer students an opportunity to be automatically admitted to TAMU.  PTA designed for students attending Texas community colleges and offers more than 65 degree plans.  Upon successful completion of the coursework outlined by the degree plan and additional requirements of the program, participants are eligible for automatic admission to TAMU.  http://admissions.tamu.edu/PTA

    Traditional Transfer Admission to TAMU in a later semester:  Students of any community college or university can apply for admission to TAMU as a transfer student.  Be sure to review and follow transfer courses outlined on the TAMU web to ensure that your Junior College courses will transfer with full credit to TAMU. For example: http://admissions.tamu.edu/transfer/majors



    Texas Tech University – 806-742-2011


    Texas Transfer Acceleration Program: (TTAP)

    A partnership between TTU and South Plains College.  Students live on TTU campus while enrolled in South Plains College classes which are taught in TTU classrooms.  www.ttap.ttu.edu


    UT Austin: 512-471-3434

    Coordinated Admission Program (CAP)

    Some Texas residents who are not admitted to UT Austin as first-time freshmen seek participation in the Coordinated Admission Program (CAP) as an option.  Participants enroll in another authorized UT System university during their freshman year and then transfer to UT Austin after they successfully complete the CAP Requirements.  If you receive an offer to participate in CAP, you must complete and submit the agreement by the deadline.  http://bealonghorn.utexas.edu/cap/admission


    Baylor University – 254-710-1011

    Baylor Bound:  

    A collaboration between Baylor University and McLennan Community College.  Participating students engage with faculty and staff from both schools as they begin their collegiate academic career at McLennan and ultimately complete their degree at Baylor.  Once students complete their first year at McLennan, they are eligible to apply for transfer admission into Baylor.  http://www.baylor.edu/admissions/index.php?id=865177


    Texas Wesleyan University – 817-531-4444


    Texas Wesleyan to offer free tuition, streamline transfer process for Tarrant County College students who qualify based on academic achievement and financial need.