Texas A & M University-Commerce

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2600 South Neal
Commerce, Texas 75428
BAAS/BGS: 903.886.5155
BAAS-OL: 903.468.3320

Texas A&M-Commerce has forged a history of helping students like you realize dreams and pursue career goals. As a nontraditional transfer student, you will find resources and inspiration you need to create your own legacy at A&M-Commerce. As a member of one of the nation’s outstanding university systems, we will provide you with an excellent atmosphere for academic achievement, personal growth and leadership development. Since our beginning, we have responded to the unique needs of a changing world while holding fast to a tradition of excellence in education. Mindful of this historic mission, we have a deep commitment to provide each student with a quality educational environment where their goals and aspirations are accomplished.

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Transfer Information

Degree Completion Programs: Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS), Bachelor of General Studies (BGS), Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science-Organizational Leadership (BAAS-OL)
Average Tuition and Fees: BAAS/BGS: http://www.tamuc.edu/admissions/tuitionCosts/default.aspx
BAAS-OL: http://www.tamuc.edu/admissions/oneStopShop/undergraduateAdmissions
Associate Degree Required: An associate degree is not required.
Technical/ vocational Course Credit Accepted: BAAS/BGS: Credit may be obtained through accredited tech ed programs. Accredited AAS courses may be accepted if applicable to your plan and you've received the degree. Other vo-tech courses are accepted when recommended by the appropriate department head.

BAAS-OL: A&M-Commerce offers a fully accredited degree program that is flexible and provides a personal educational experience for a diverse community of life-long learners. Inspired by the challenges facing working adults, the BAAS in Organizational Leadership degree is a competency-based program that prepares innovative leaders for employment in an increasingly technological and global society. This program provides opportunities for you to receive credit for what you know and can do, allows you to accelerate completion of your degree, and because it is fully online, you are able to plan your study schedule around the rest of your day to complete the coursework.
Credit For Experience: BAAS/BGS: Credit can be granted for educational experiences such as in-service training. Limited credit may be considered for military-technical courses. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for credit evaluations.

BAAS-OL: There are several opportunities for students to demonstrate prior learning and earn college credit for their military service (ACE), work experience, professional training, licenses, certifications, and by exam through the College Level Exam Program ® (CLEP)

Students who have military training and/or professional training and certifications/licenses should consider contracting with Excelsior College's OneTranscript® service to have prior learning and courses transcripted into one consolidated transcript document. Information about Excelsior College's OneTranscript® service can be found at:

Students who have work experience, volunteer service, training, and/or open-source learning may want to consider creating their learning portfolios to earn college credit for what they already know and have learned. CAEL provides an informational video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyWNNXgeGOE&feature=youtu.be. More information on this opportunity can be found on CAEL's website at: http://www.learningcounts.org/

Students may earn credit by exam in select subject areas. The College-Level Examination Program® or CLEP provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. By receiving a satisfactory score, students can earn from 3 to 12 college credits toward a college degree for each CLEP exam taken, depending on the exam subject and the policy of the college or university. Students wanting to take advantage of the opportunity to earn credit by exam can do so through the Texas A&M University-Commerce testing center or through UExcel® at a Pearson VUE location.
Delivery Method: BAAS/BGS: Online, Face to Face or Hybrid options.
BAAS-OL: Online Only
Minimum Grade: There is a 2.0 GPA minimum requirement on all transfer credit work.
Credits (Min/Max): BAAS/BGS: Students can also transfer up to 85 hours to A&M-Commerce from approved/accredited institutions which may could leave you with just 36 online semester hours from A&M-Commerce to receive your BAAS degree.
BAAS-OL: Students can transfer up to 90 hours to A&M-Commerce from approved/accredited institutions which may leave you with just 30 semester hours to complete from A&M-Commerce for the major in Organizational Leadership.
Transfer Policy Document: TRANSFER Policy Texas AM-Commerce.pdf
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Application Deadlines*

Fall Priority / Final

March 1 / August 1

Spring Priority / Final

November 1 / December 1

Summer Priority

April 1

Summer I Final

May 1

Summer II Final

June 1

* BAAS-OL: This program is on a 7-week term rotation. Please contact the Organizational Leadership program office for application deadlines at 903-468-3320.

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Application Requirements

Minimum GPA: A minimum 2.0 GPA on all transfer credit work attempted is required.
Official Transcripts: Official transcripts from all universities or community colleges previously attended are required.
SAT Scores: SAT or ACT test scores are not required if the student has been out of high school for more than 5 years.
Letters of Recommendation: Letters of Recommendation are not needed for initial application review.
Essay: No essay is required
Application Fee: An Enrollment Fee of $60 is charged to a student's account the first semester they register for classes at Texas A&M-Commerce.
Interview: No interview is required for admissions
apply online: www.applytexas.org/adappc/gen/c_start.WBX
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Scholarships and Financial Aid

BAAS/BGS Transfer students can be considered for two types of transfer scholarships, which include General and Phi Theta Kappa. Students will be eligible to apply for federal financial aid by completing the FAFSA.

BAAS-OL transfer students are not eligible for transfer scholarship awards. Students will be eligible to apply for federal financial aid by completing the FAFSA.