Deferred Action

Important Update Regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Please be aware that the Department of Homeland Security has released information regarding the Rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Any Texas A&M University student who is not a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident is considered to be an international student.

Some international students are eligible for the 36-Month Provision, which allows them to be considered a resident for tuition purposes only. See below for more information.

36 Month Provision

The Texas A&M University Office of the Registrar determines residency for tuition purposes.  Some international students may be eligible for residency based upon the 36-Month Provision, which allows residency through high school graduation in Texas.

To establish residency through high school graduation, a person must:

  • Graduate from a high school in Texas or receive a GED in Texas; and
  • Physically reside in Texas for the 36 consecutive months immediately prior to high school graduation; and
  • Physically reside in Texas for the 12 consecutive months immediately prior to the census date of the semester in which the student enrolls in a Texas public college or university
  • Submit a copy of the Affidavit of Intent which is available at the Office of the Registrar's web page.

For more information regarding residency for in-state tuition, please visit,-Policies-Procedures/State-Policies/Residency.

For more information regarding how to establish residency for in-state tuition purposes, please visit,-Policies-Procedures/State-Policies/Residency/Establishing-Residency.   

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals September 5, 2017
USCIS has updated their webpage regarding the rescission of DACA.  "DHS will provide a limited, six-month window during which it will consider certain requests for DACA and applications for work authorization, under specific parameters."
According to the law, you must register with the Selective Services if you are:
  • A male
  • Between the ages of 18 and 25
  • Living in the United States
You must register with Selective Service within 30 days of your 18th birthday.

For more information regarding Selective Services, Click here
Living and Community Information (ISS)
ISS would like to help keep you informed about the Bryan/College Station community. For more information, visit the link above.
Fish Camp 
Fish Camp is a four-day orientation program that welcomes the Freshman class to Texas A&M each year with the purpose of giving you an opportunity to have fun, make friends, and learn more about life at Texas A&M! There are seven sessions of Fish Camp, which all take place during the month of August.??Students interested in attending should register through the Fish Camp website at
New Student Conference 
To help you get started, the New Student Conference (NSC) is a two-day orientation program required of all new undergraduate students. In order to accept your offer of admission from Texas A&M, you must register for an NSC. To learn more, select the link above.
ISS Orientation/Check-in

All international students must complete the ISS Online Orientation upon admission into Texas A&M University.  Additionally, all international students are required to attend the International Student Check-In with ISS.