Texas A&M Engineering Academy at TCC

Texas A&M Engineering-logoWhat is the Texas A&M Engineering Academy?

The Engineering Academy at TCC offers you the chance to earn a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Texas A&M University College of Engineering by enrolling at TCC and Texas A&M at the same time.

You are co-enrolled at both schools as you work toward your degree.

Why is it a good opportunity?

  • Choose from 22 Texas A&M engineering degree programs, including computer science
  • Enter a high-demand career field with potential for salary growth
  • Save money by taking foundational courses at TCC
  • Take math and science courses at TCC where the smaller student-faculty ratio allows you to connect more closely with your professors
  • Participate in student activities and organizations at both institutions.

See Texas A&M Engineering Academy: Benefits to learn more.

How does it work?

You are co-enrolled at TCC and Texas A&M for the program.

  1. Start at a TCC Campus

    Take your math, science, and core curriculum courses at any TCC campus.

    Plus, take an engineering course taught by Texas A&M faculty each semester at the TCC South campus.

  2. Finish at the Texas A&M Campus

    Transition as a full-time student to Texas A&M University after 1 to 2 years at TCC.

    Finish your engineering degree in College Station, Texas.

    Want to know more? See Engineering Academy Terms and Conditions: Requirements and Additional Details

Concerned about the move from TCC to Texas A&M?

Learn about Texas A&M resources that can help you: Engineering Academy Transition FAQ

Am I eligible?

Math Requirements

You must meet the Pre-Calculus or Calculus I readiness requirements with any of the following:

Exam Scores

If you are a First-Time-in-College-Student:

  • Submit your SAT Math Score (600 or higher) or ACT Math Score (25 or higher) and take the ALEKS PPL Assessment, TCC’s math placement test, to be considered ready for Pre-Calculus or Calculus I
College Credit
  • Provide your current college transcript(s) to show credit for Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, or Calculus I with a grade of A, B, or C
Standardized Exams (Prior Learning Assessment)
  • Submit your Advanced Placement (AP) or College Level Exam Program (CLEP) math scores

Other Requirements

You must:

  • Be a first-time, full-time, or continuing education student
  • Have earned a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Be TSI-ready in Reading and Writing
  • Not be a current or former Texas A&M student
  • Not already have a bachelor’s degree

For details, see Securing Your Admission: Eligibility

How much does it cost?

TCC and Texas A&M handle your tuition and fees separately.

TCC will bill you based on the number of credit hours you take at TCC.

Texas A&M will also bill you based on the number of credit hours you take at Texas A&M.

How do I apply?

  1. Apply to TCC
  2. Become a TCC student
  3. Submit the Texas A&M Engineering Academy Prequalification Form
  4. Fill out the Texas A&M application after you are prequalified
  5. Submit your application and supporting documents by the deadline: June 15, 2023

For details, see Texas A&M Engineering Academy:



South Campus

Tamesha Hilliard-Daniels
Director of Academic Affairs

Updated June 07, 2023