How to Apply

Whether you’re a high school senior, attending another institution, or a college graduate, applying to university programs can be stressful. We’re here to help! Below is a guide for applying to any of our undergraduate or graduate programs as an in-state, out-of-state or international student. See the admission catalog for information about prospective student centers and important application deadlines.

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Incoming Freshmen Applicants

Incoming freshmen must submit their application for the fall semester through ApplyTexas or Common App by December 1. The application you choose will not affect your admission decision. All other required documents will be accepted through December 15. 

For information about applying as an international student, see our international student guide.

For more information about undergraduate admissions, view the freshmen Office of Admissions guide.

Undergraduate Transfer Applicants

Applicants who previously attended another college or university must submit their application through ApplyTexas or  Common App. The application and required documents for the spring semester are due October 15. The application for the summer and fall semesters are due March 1.

Applicants for dance and performance studies must have at least a 2.75 GPA, and applicants for visualization must have a 3.0. They must have a minimum of 24 hours of graded, transferable coursework to be considered for transfer admission. For more information about transfer admissions, view the transfer Office of Admissions checklist.

Dance transfer course sheets

Performance studies transfer course sheets

Visualization transfer course sheets

Change of Major Applicants

Current undergraduate students at Texas A&M University may apply to change their major to one within the School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts. To change your major, you must meet the necessary requirements and receive approval from the academic major you wish to transfer into.

For questions regarding change of major into the BS in Dance Science major or the BA in Performance Studies major, please email our academic adviser Kelley Hartnett at

For questions regarding change of major into the BS in Visualization major, please email our academic adviser Ashley Schmitt at

Graduate Applicants

Applicants for our graduate programs apply online through Texas A&M GradCas.

Each graduate program in the School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts has unique requirements and deadlines for its admissions process. For more information about graduate admissions, view the graduate Office of Admissions checklist, our graduate admissions guide, or program-specific requirements: