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.
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.
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 official 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 institution 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 determined 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 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
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.pvamu.edu
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.