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Admission Options

Welcome, our hope for this page is to provide you with possible options for gaining eligibility for admission to West Texas A&M University.  You have shown potential to be a great student and hope the options below will assist you in acheiving your academic goals.

Denied Admission

Students may be denied for various reasons, many of which can be addressed by the student and changed or adjusted.  Once there is a change to your academic record, your file will be reviewed again for admission eligibility.  Students have many avenues to pursue higher education at West Texas A&M University.  Our desire is to help you achieve that goal.

 

Low ACT/SAT

Students denied because of a low test score have options for improving their score.  We recommend the following:

  1. Retake the National ACT/SAT as soon as possible.  We suggest each student invest time in a study guide or online resource to prepare and improve their chances of increasing the exam score.
    • West Texas A&M University does offer students the opportunity to take a Residual ACT exam on campus if a national exam is not available.  For information about this exam and available dates and times, please contact Educational Services at 806.651.2341.
        
  2. Students may also choose to attend a community college and obtain 12 hours of transferable credit with a 2.0 GPA and reapply to WTAMU as a transfer student.

 

Not passing all portions of TAKS

Students denied for not passing all portions of TAKS should explore the following options:

Prior to high school graduation:

  1. Contact your high school counselor for options to retake the section(s) not meeting minimum passing standards for the State of Texas.  Retake the exam and submit any improvements over previous scores to the Office of Admissions.

After high school graduation:

  1. Attend a community college and obtain 12 hours of transferable credit with a 2.0 GPA and reapply to WTAMU as a transfer student.

 

Low GPA

Students denied for reasons of having a low GPA are encouraged to pursue the following options:

Prior to high school graduation:

  1. Contact high school counselor and teachers about what additional opportunities may be available to boost your GPA.

After high school gradutaion:

  1. Attend a community college and obtain 12 hours of transferable credit with a 2.0 GPA and reapply to WTAMU as a transfer student.

 The grid below offers another look at the available options:

Reason for Denial

Prior to high school graduation After high school graduation
Low ACT/SAT score

Retake the exam after 30 days from the previous test date.

We suggest each student invest time in a study guide or online resource to prepare and improve chances of increasing exam score.

WTAMU offers students the opportunity to take Residual ACT exam during scheduled testing days throughout the year. For information about these dates and times, please contact Educational Services at 806.651.2341.
 

Attend a community college and obtain 12 hours of transferable credit with a 2.0 GPA and reapply to WTAMU as a transfer student.
Not passing all portions of TAKS Contact your high school counselor for options to retake the section(s) not meeting minimum passing standards for the State of Texas. Retake the exam and submit any improvements over previous scores to the Office of Admissions. Attend a community college and obtain 12 hours of transferable credit with a 2.0 GPA and reapply to WTAMU as a transfer student.
Low GPA Contact high school counselor and teachers about what additional opportunities may be available to boost your GPA. Attend a community college and obtain 12 hours of transferable credit with a 2.0 GPA and reapply to WTAMU as a transfer student.

Extenuating circumstances

Students may have provided scores or academic criteria below minimum stardards due to unforseen or unavoidable situations.  If you feel you have a situation that can be considered extenuating or believe there is additional information the university should be aware of when processing your admissions file, you have the option to appeal your admissions decision.  An appeal to reconsider an admissions decision may or may not change the decision. There are generally two reasons that a decision will be changed: (1) extenuating circumstances that were previously undisclosed, or (2) if the academic record changed significantly from the information on file.  Information about the appeal process.


Contact Us

We always have time to assist our future Buffs and encourage you to contact your admissions counselor to discuss your academic record and the many options you have for becoming a BUFF.  We are here to help you through this process.

Office of Admissions

Email: admissions@wtamu.edu

Phone: 1-800-99-WTAMU or 806-651-2020

Fax: 806-651-5285

Mailing Address:
Office of Admissions
WTAMU Box 60907
Canyon, TX 79016-0001

Online: information request form

 

 

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