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Undergraduate Admissions

The Texas A&M University Higher Education Center at McAllen (HECM) is an industry-leading institution committed to supporting the educational needs of Texans with top-tier educational programs. Students at the HECM will fulfill individual career goals, enhance continued economic development of the Rio Grande Valley and reinforce one of the hardest working job markets in the country. 

All students seeking admission to the HECM will complete the application for Texas A&M University. Students applying to majors that are offered both in College Station and McAllen may select McAllen as their preferred location on their application.

When Can I Apply? 

Fall 2024 — HECM
August 1, 2023 – March 1, 2024

Spring 2024 — College Station & HECM
August 1, 2023 – October 15, 2023

Early Action Engineering Deadline*
October 15 
*Click here for more details.

Apply as a freshman.
A freshman applicant is a current high school student (with or without college credit) or a high school graduate with no college credit earned after high school graduation. 

Apply as a transfer applicant.
A transfer applicant is a student who has graduated high school and has enrolled in a post-secondary institution (with or without credit earned) during a fall or spring semester. 

Questions about Admissions? Please Contact:
Rio Grande Valley Prospective Student Center
500 N Jackson Rd, Suite A-7
Pharr, TX 78577
(956) 683-8647


Schedule a Visit

We welcome visitors all throughout the year. Whether you're a prospective family, a high school, or any group that is interested in learning more about The Higher Education Center at McAllen, we welcome you. Visitors will receive a brief presentation and a tour of our campus.  If you are interested in scheduling a visit, please click here or schedule by phone at (956) 271-1307.