Incoming first-year students not required to submit SAT/ACT scores at A&M-San Antonio

By University Communication

Thursday, 08 27 2020

New criteria to help students during the pandemic

SAN ANTONIO – Beginning this fall, students applying to Texas A&M University-San Antonio for the Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters will not be required to submit SAT or ACT test scores for admission consideration. The new policy will provide an opportunity for students who may have been  prevented from completing the SAT or ACT standardized tests due to cancellations related to COVID-19.

Applicants for first-year or first-year transfer admission who meet at least a 2.75 GPA will not be required to submit test scores to the Office of Admissions for  admissions consideration. However, if a student has scores and wishes to submit them, the Office of Admissions will accept and process the scores as part of the student’s application.

“Making this temporary adjustment for our future students is the right thing to do. Considering the fact that COVID-19 has presented many challenges, we wanted to help students reach their dreams, and changing this was just one of the ways we could do so,” said Brandy McLelland, vice president for enrollment management at 
A&M-San Antonio. “Our admissions process looks at a student holistically, including transcripts, to determine academic excellence and determination.”

Students wishing to apply to A&M-San Antonio will still be required to complete the application at and submit all high school and college transcripts, and they may be required to pay the $15 application fee. For automatic admission, new first-time students and first-year students transferring with less than 30 credit hours must meet the following criteria:

Top 25% No score required No score required
GPA =>3.25 No score required No score required
GPA =>2.75 No score required No score required
No Minimum 1020/1100 or higher 22 or higher

*Must complete a recommended or advanced/distinguished high school program, score greater than 4,000 on the English End-of-Course STAAR assessment and earn a grade B or higher in Algebra II.

This new policy is not applicable for transfer students. Transfer students who have at least 30 credit hours are not required to submit SAT/ACT test scores as part of the admissions process. Transfer students must have a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and must be able to return to any previously attended institutions.

To learn more about admission to A&M-San Antonio, please visit or call the A&M-San Antonio Welcome Center at (210) 784-1300.

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Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Established as a stand-alone university in 2009, Texas A&M University-San Antonio is a comprehensive four-year public university that reflects the culturally diverse, heritage-rich community it serves. Situated on nearly 700 acres in south San Antonio, A&M-San Antonio is a Military Embracing™ institution offering 29  undergraduate degrees and 14 graduate degrees to over 6,700 students. The University is home to the Henry G. Cisneros Institute for Emerging Leaders and the Cyber Engineering Technology/Cyber Security Research Center. A&M-San Antonio holds the Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Military Times ranks the University No. 35 in the nation for “Best for Vets: Colleges.” Visit for more information. #onamission