Engineering students in the Engineering Academy program:
Texas A&M will calculate the CGPA at each institution based on
the courses taken by the student at that institution. Grades for all
transferable courses earned at each institution will be used in the
computation of the CGPA for that institution including failing and
incomplete grades and repeated courses.
Note that any transferable credits earned through institutions other
than El Centro College or Texas A&M prior to entry into the program
will count toward the El Centro credit requirement only; grades received
for these credits will not count toward the El Centro CGPA requirement.
Once a student has entered the program, all credits must be earned at
Texas A&M and El Centro if they are to be used to satisfy program
completion requirements. Any Credit by Examination received through
Texas A&M before the start of the program will count toward the El
Centro credit requirement.
An engineering student removed from the Engineering Academy program
for either academic or disciplinary reasons will not be allowed to
continue enrollment nor be guaranteed admission to Texas A&M.
Continued enrollment at El Centro College will be at the discretion of
El Centro College officials.
Entry-to-a-Major: The primary pathway to a
degree-granting major in the College of Engineering is the
entry-to-a-major process. Engineering students in the Engineering
Academy program are strongly encouraged to apply to a degree-granting
major as early as possible upon meeting the following two eligibility
Students who complete the required coursework and earn a 3.5 CGPA or
higher at each institution are guaranteed entry to the first choice
engineering major at the end of their first year. Detailed information
can be found on the Engineering Academy Entry-to-a-Major website.
Upon entry to a degree-granting major in the College of Engineering,
an engineering student in the Engineering Academy program may choose to
remain co-enrolled at El Centro College until the completion of the
two-year program or decide to attend Texas A&M University full time
and use reverse articulation to complete the two-year degree.
Engineering students remaining at the two-year institutions after being
granted entry to a major will be advised by the advisor in the
degree-granting major as well as the Engineering Academy advisor.
Program Completion: Engineering students in the
Engineering Academy program who do not meet the entry-to-a-major
application requirements can still secure full admission to Texas
A&M by satisfying program completion requirements. In particular,
students must meet the following requirements by the end of the first
summer session following the second year of enrollment in the
Engineering Academy program:
Upon successful completion, students can apply for a change of
curriculum into a degree-granting major at Texas A&M. Advisors for
the Engineering Academy program will help engineering students identify
majors in or outside the College of Engineering that are suitable for
their academic goals and CGPA competitiveness.
Transfer Admission: Engineering students in the
Engineering Academy program that seek admission to a major outside the
College of Engineering prior to program completion may elect to submit a
transfer application and go through a competitive review process.
Detailed information can be found on the Office of Admissions website.