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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Click here to view our growing list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

International Student Resources

International Student Services (ISS)

Click here to view the ISS website and learn more about immigration regulations, funding opportunities and other helpful information.

English Language Proficiency (ELP) Portal

Click here to view English Language Proficiency requirements, information and forms in the ELP Portal.

New Graduate Student Orientation

Coordinated by the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies, the New Graduate Student Orientation provides an overview of what to expect at Texas A&M University — including information on policies, procedures, resources and services on campus and in the community. You’ll meet campus leaders, administrators and fellow graduate students.

Click here for more information and to register for New Graduate Student Orientation.

Ombudsperson for Graduate Education

In conflicts, the ombudsperson remains equally open and accessible to all parties. Click here to learn more about the Ombudsperson for Graduate Education.

Registration

Register for courses through the Howdy Portal.

Click here for more information on registration requirements.

Resources for Students in Programs via Distance Education

Click here to view various resources available for students in programs via Distance Education.

Student Grievances and Appeals Procedures

Specific procedures at Texas A&M University allow undergraduate and graduate students to pursue a grievance for any of the problems, issues or concerns listed in the table found here.

Student Life

Texas A&M University and the cities of Bryan/College Station offer numerous opportunities for graduate students. Click here to learn more about living in this community, on and off campus activities, how to get involved and family/parent resources.

Campus Climate Studies

The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies facilitates an assessment of the graduate student campus climate once every three years, based on the directives of the Texas A&M University Diversity Plan (Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity, 2009) and goals identified in Vision 2020: Creating a Culture of Excellence (Vision 2020).

Click here to learn more about Graduate Student Campus Climate Studies.

Training for First-time Teaching Assistants

University-level Teaching Assistant (TA) training is a requirement at Texas A&M University. For more information, visit Teaching Assistant Institute. New TAs and/or current TAs that have not previously completed TA training with the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), should contact their department supervisor regarding the CTE Teaching Assistant Institute (TAI). Teaching Assistants’ attendance at the Teaching Assistant Institute is mandatory.

The Teaching Assistant Institute supports new Teaching Assistants in their assignments as lecturers, lab instructors, recitation leaders and course graders for their departments. This one day training program also includes ethical and legal responsibilities training (administered through the Gateway System) and provides new TAs with the opportunity to clarify, question, apply and organize knowledge comprising foundational principles in teaching and learning. For more information, please visit the CTE website.

Tuition Waivers and Payments

Many graduate assistants are eligible for a non-resident tuition waiver that allows payment of tuition at the in state rate and/or a tuition payment for resident tuition. Click here for more information on tuition waivers and payments.

Veteran Services

Veteran Services provides students with information and financial resources to attend Texas A&M University, along with support programs that promote higher education and developmental opportunities. Click here for more information on veteran services.

Workshops and Tutorials

Click here to view upcoming workshops and helpful tutorials.

Click here to view important deadlines and to subscribe to the OGAPS Calendar.

Help and Support

Often graduate students encounter challenges or problems in their academic or personal life in which they need help or support. There are many resources at Texas A&M University to assist you. If you do not find what you need here, you can contact the Graduate Student Ombuds Officer at ombuds@tamu.edu who can help direct you to the appropriate resources.

Individual Development Plan

IDP template developed by TAMU Center for Teaching Excellence in support of graduate student professional development.

Mentoring Tools

TAMU has developed a compact to facilitate the development of graduate student - faculty mentoring relationships.

Mentoring Resources Discrimination and Harassment Counseling Services

The TAMU Student Counseling Service provides a wide variety of support services, from career counseling to stress management to crisis intevention.

Department of Student Life 

The Offices of the Dean of Student Life provide a range of services and support for all students, including the following :