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Welcome to Transition Academic Programs

The General Studies major is designed to accommodate students needing one or two semesters to complete course work necessary for entrance into a specific major course of study. It is very important to determine and declare your desired major as soon as possible. Our goal is to help make your transition to your desired major a smooth one.

Students in the Texas A&M Blinn TEAM Program may be allowed three or four semesters to complete TEAM requirements before they can declare a specific major course of study.

Students in the FOCUS Learning Community Program come from a variety of majors to participate in community experiences that maximize the opportunities for academic and personal success.

It is time to prepare to declare . . . .


ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS (not for Gateway 2014 students):

Students who want to change to GEST:

For all students in the GEST major: Students are only guaranteed one GEST semester. Each student can earn the ability to pre-register for a second GEST semester by posting good midterm grades. The student must meet course and grade requirements for a desired major that is realistically within reach no later than the end of the second GEST semester. Students who begin a second GEST semester will not be clear to pre-register for the following semester until they have moved into a major in one of the colleges. It is VERY important for all GEST majors to check the TAP webpage for Change of Major Requirements/deadlines/application processes for other majors BEFORE March 1.

Students in Good Academic Standing (2.0+): Students must meet with an academic advisor in Transition Academic Programs (TAP). They must identify and pursue classes for a major that is realistically within reach in the limited time a student can remain in the GEST major. They must request continued enrollment with a designated major by clicking on the appropriate button below and completing the form. They must also complete a degree plan in the Degree Planner system in howdy and have it approved by an advisor.

Students whose TAMU GPA’s are less than 2.0: Some students with small grade-point deficiencies and good mid-term grades may be allowed to change majors to GEST after they meet with an advisor.They then must request continued enrollment with a designated major by clicking on the appropriate button below and completing the form. They also must complete a degree plan in the Degree Planner system in Howdy and have it approved by an advisor.

Students who have larger deficiencies or whose midterm grades are insufficient may not change to GEST during the semester. They are encouraged to meet with a GEST/TEAM advisor to make sure they understand the requirements for changing at the end of the semester. Students whose GPA’s in May are less than 2.0 may not be admitted to GEST.


To apply (select your status):



UAC Presentation Slides

Core Curriculum requirements by catalog are available online.

Make an appointment - Please note you need to run a degree audit before you meet with an advisor.

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Programs in Transition Academic Programs are supported with funding from The Association of Former Students.
The Department of Transition Academic Programs is an Equal Opportunity Employer