Texas A&M Engineering Academy at HCC

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Texas A&M Engineering Academy at HCC

Fall 2019 General Information

  • November 1, 2018 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 to future.aggie@hccs.edu  or to fax number 713-718-6884.
  • November15, 2018 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.
  • January 1, 2019 Texas A&M Engineering Academy application opens
  • Mid-March 2019 Admission decisions from Texas A&M will begin and continue on a rolling basis.
  • June 28, 2019 This is the last day to be prequalified by HCC. Any requested information for prequalification must be received by 1:00 pm.
  • June 30, 2019 Texas A&M Engineering Academy application closes.
  • July 10, 2019 All supporting credentials must be received by close of business at Texas A&M or at the regional office in Houston.
  • July 24, 2019 All final admission decisions will be released on or before this date.
  • August 1, 2019 This is the deadline for students to accept an offer of admission from Texas A&M.

Please note there is an all-day, mandatory Orientation for incoming Academy students at the Spring Branch campus in August.

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 2019.
  • 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.
    Determine if you need to take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI). If you have exempting scores from SAT/ACT, send those scores to HCC and proceed to step #6. Veterans also may be exempt. For questions, please check with Enrollment Services, an Advisor, or email student.info@hccs.edu.

  5. Take placement test – Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA).
    • Go to website www.hccs.edu/tsi. The Pre-Assessment Activity MUST be completed prior to Testing.
    • Pick up testing authorization from HCC Advising Office/Triage Desk.
    • Pay at the Business Office. Cost varies based on how many sections of the test are being taken
    • Proceed to the Testing Center with your receipt and picture ID.

  6. Take Math Placement Exam – If college ready in Math (based on exempting SAT/ACT or TSIA scores),
    • Pick up testing authorization from HCC Advising Office/Triage Desk,
    • Pay $10.00 at the Business Office, and
    • Proceed to the Testing Center with your receipt and picture ID.
    • Students must be ready for enrollment into Precalculus (MATH 2412) or higher by Fall 2019.

  7. November 1, 2018 – 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 Engineering application to future.aggie@hccs.edu or submit to fax number 713-718-6884.

  8. November 15, 2018 – 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.

  9. January 1, 2019 – Texas A&M Engineering Academy application opens.
    If prequalified, use the link provided to you and complete the Texas A&M Engineering Academy application.

  10. Mid-March 2019 – Admission decisions from Texas A&M will begin and continue on a rolling basis.

  11. June 28, 2019 – This is the last day to be prequalified by HCC. Any requested information for prequalification must be received by 1:00 pm.

  12. June 30, 2019 – Texas A&M Engineering Academy application closes.

  13. July 10, 2019 – All supporting credentials must be received by close of business at Texas A&M or at the regional office in Houston.
    Log in to the Texas A&M Applicant Information System page to confirm the necessary supporting credentials that need to be submitted. International students may have additional documents due.

  14. July 24, 2019 – All final admission decisions will be released on or before this date.

  15. August 1, 2019 – This is the deadline for students to accept an offer of admission from Texas A&M.

  16. August 2019 – 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. Assess Math Readiness. Students must be ready to enroll into Precalculus (MATH 2412) or higher by Fall 2019.

    Take Math Placement Exam – For students at College Level math (based on exempting SAT/ACT scores or TSIA):
    • Pick up testing form from HCC Advising Office/Triage Desk.
    • Pay $10.00 at the Business Office.
    • Proceed to the Testing Center with your receipt and picture ID.

  2. November 1, 2018 – This is the beginning date to apply to be prequalified by HCC. To be considered for the Academy, students may submit an HCC Engineering application to future.aggie@hccs.edu  or to fax number 713-718-6884.

  3. November 15, 2018Students 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. January 1, 2019 – 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 2019 – Admission decisions from Texas A&M will begin and continue on a rolling basis.

  6. June 28, 2019 – This is the last day to be prequalified by HCC.  Any requested information for prequalification must be received by 1:00 pm.

  7. June 30, 2019 – Texas A&M Engineering Academy application closes.

  8. July 10, 2019 – All supporting credentials must be received by close of business
    at Texas A&M or at the regional office in Houston. 
    Log in to the Texas A&M Applicant Information System page to confirm the necessary supporting credentials that need to be submitted. International students may have additional documents due.

  9. July 24, 2019 – All final admission decisions will be released on or before this date.

  10. August 1, 2019 – This is deadline to accept an offer of admission from Texas A&M.

  11. August 2019 – There is an all-day, mandatory orientation for incoming Academy students at the Spring Branch campus in August.