Texas A&M Engineering Academy at HCC

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Texas A&M Engineering Academy at HCC

‌General Information for Fall 2021 Cohort

  • November 2, 2020, HCC will begin receiving Applications for Prequalification. To be considered for the Academy, students must be currently enrolled or have an application on file with HCC. Students new to HCC should apply to HCC via www.applytexas.org AND submit an HCC Engineering Application for Prequalification either online or to future.aggie@hccs.edu.
  • November 16, 2020, Notification of prequalification from HCC will begin and continue on a rolling basis. If prequalified, a link will be provided to submit an application to Texas A&M for their review.
  • December 1, 2020, Texas A&M Engineering Academy application opens.
  • Mid-March 2021, Admission decisions from Texas A&M will begin and continue on a rolling basis.
  • April 1, 2021, This is the Texas A&M priority deadline. Application packets completed with Texas A&M will be given priority for review and admission decisions.
  • June 25, 2021, This is the last day to be prequalified by HCC. Any requested information for prequalification must be received by 3:00 pm Central Standard TIme.
  • June 30, 2021, Texas A&M Engineering Academy application closes.
  • July 23, 2021, All final admission decisions will be released on or before this date.
  • July 30, 2021, This is the deadline for students to accept an offer of admission from Texas A&M.
  • August 2021, Attend an all-day, mandatory Orientation for incoming Academy students at the Spring Branch campus.

 

For more details on the Academy, please go to http://engineering.tamu.edu/academies/hcc.

Characteristics that make a student a good candidate for the Academy: 

  • Student is ready for Calculus I (MATH 2413) and Chemistry II (CHEM 1412). A student currently enrolled in Trigonometry (MATH 1316) or higher may apply. A student must be ready for Precalculus (MATH 2412) in Fall 2021.
  • Student has a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher.  GPA will include repeat courses.
  • Student with a cumulative GPA lower than 2.5 will not be prequalified.
  • Student must have at least one year of cohort classes and core classes remaining to take at HCC in this cohort program.
  • Student has a flexible schedule for cohort classes, which are defined as math, science, and engineering. Cohort classes are taught at the Spring Branch campus at various times.
  • Student is committed to a rigorous academic schedule including at least one math, one science, and one engineering course each long semester.
  • Student does not have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Student is not a former Texas A&M student.

WHY the Academy?
The Texas Workforce Commission projects that there will be a 25% growth in engineering jobs in the next seven years. In response to this anticipated growth and the increased demand for Aggie Engineers, the Texas A&M College of Engineering has created the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at Houston Community College. The program provides talented students the opportunity to pursue their engineering degree in a co-enrollment program, between Houston Community College and Texas A&M University, supported by Chevron.

Some benefits of the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at HCC include:

  • Gain optional early entry to an engineering major at Texas A&M.
  • Take engineering courses (taught by TAMU faculty) previously reserved only for students admitted to the Texas A&M College of Engineering.
  • Take your math, science, and engineering courses with the same students at the Spring Branch campus and develop a community of engineering academic peers.
  • Enroll in high-quality courses offered by HCC with smaller faculty-student ratios.
  • Take advantage of an economical pathway to Texas A&M University.
  • Gain a strong application into a degree granting major within the Texas A&M College of Engineering.
  • Gain an academic advantage by participating in the program, earning Texas A&M Engineering course credits, and successfully completing all program requirements.

Where do I start if I am NOT an HCC student?

  1. Apply for Admission to HCC at www.applytexas.org.
    Watch for an email from HCC with your student ID and additional information.
    Follow the steps in the email including sending high school and college/dual credit transcripts to HCC.

  2. Submit Proof of Meningitis Immunization.
    Students under the age of 22 must submit a meningitis immunization record that is fewer than five years old from the date of enrollment.

  3. Apply for Financial Aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov. HCC’s School Code is 010422.

  4. Assess college readiness.
    To determine if testing is needed, please submit your Application for Prequalification, either online or to future.aggie@hccs.edu. If testing is required to continue this process, instructions will be sent via email.

  5. November 2, 2020 – This is the beginning date to apply to be prequalified by HCC.
    To be considered for the Academy, students must be enrolled or have an application on file with HCC. Students new to HCC should apply to HCC via www.applytexas.org AND submit an HCC Application for Prequalification online or to future.aggie@hccs.edu.

  6. November 16, 2020 – Students will begin receiving notification of prequalification from HCC. Notifications will continue on a rolling basis. If prequalified, a link will be provided to submit an application to Texas A&M.

  7. December 1, 2020 – Texas A&M Engineering Academy application opens.
    If prequalified, use the link provided to you and complete the Texas A&M Engineering Academy application.

  8. Mid-March 2021 – Admission decisions from Texas A&M will begin and continue on a rolling basis.

  9. April 1, 2021 - This is the Texas A&M priority deadline.
    Application packets completed with Texas A&M will be given priority for review and admission decisions.

  10. June 25, 2021 – This is the last day to be prequalified by HCC.
    Any requested information for prequalification must be received by close of business, 3:00 pm Central Standard Time.

  11. June 30, 2021 – Texas A&M Engineering Academy application closes.

  12. July 23, 2021 – All final admission decisions will be released on or before this date.

  13. July 30, 2021 – This is the deadline for students to accept an offer of admission from Texas A&M.

  14. August 2021 – Attend an all-day, mandatory Orientation for incoming Academy students at the Spring Branch campus.

 

Where do I start if I am a CURRENT HCC student?

  1. November 2, 2020 – This is the beginning date to apply to be prequalified by HCC. To be considered for the Academy, students may submit an HCC Application for Prequalification online or to future.aggie@hccs.edu.

  2. Assess Math Readiness. 
    Students must be ready to enroll into Precalculus (MATH 2412) or higher by Fall 2021. If testing is required to continue the application process, instructions will be sent via email.

  3. November 16, 2020 – Students will begin receiving notification of prequalification from HCC. Notifications will continue on a rolling basis. If prequalified, a link will be provided to submit an application to Texas A&M.

  4. December 1, 2020 – Texas A&M Engineering Academy application opens. If prequalified, use the link provided to you and complete the Texas A&M Engineering Admission Application.

  5. Mid-March 2021 – Admission decisions from Texas A&M will begin and continue on a rolling basis.

  6. April 1, 2021 – This is the Texas A&M priority deadline. Application packets completed with Texas A&M will be given priority for review and admission decisions.

  7. June 25, 2021 – This is the last day to be prequalified by HCC.  Any requested information for prequalification must be received by 3:00 pm Central Standard Time.

  8. June 30, 2021 – Texas A&M Engineering Academy application closes.

  9. July 23, 2021 – All final admission decisions will be released on or before this date.

  10. July 30, 2021 – This is the deadline to accept an offer of admission from Texas A&M.

  11. August 2021 – Attend an all-day, mandatory Orientation for incoming Academy students at the Spring Branch campus.