Transition Academic Programs

TAP Application Forms

TAP Application

This form is currently open
Select if you can answer YES to the following:

  • Is this fall semester at least your 2nd semester at TAMU?

    • If this is your first semester at Texas A&M please see the Fish Form (below).

  • Are you a student who has changed your mind about your major or career goals since you began at TAMU?

  • Are you a student who must change your major?

If your application is approved, your major will be changed to General Studies and you must attend a mandatory TAP Transition meeting.

Corps of Cadets students who are on contract should consult with Corps Scholastic Performance Specialists before completing this form to verify eligibility to switch to GEST.

Fish Form ** (Before you click the link read below)
Starting Sept. 1, 2020 this form is only available for current TAMU students whose first term is Fall 2020.

Select only if you can answer YES to the following:

  • Is fall 2020 your very first semester at Texas A&M College Station?
  • Are you a student who has changed your mind about your major or career goals since your admission?


Upon departmental review of this form, your major will be changed to General Studies (GEST) for the spring semester 2021. You will be notified when this change has been made and informed how to attend a mandatory Fish TAP Transition meeting. Gateway 2020 students do not use this form.

Corps of Cadets students who are on contract should consult with Corps Scholastic Performance Specialists before completing this form to verify eligibility to switch to GEST.

**First semester students may apply to change to GEST after the 10th class day of their first term at A&M. If your Application is approved, curriculum changes to GEST will be for the subsequent semester. In the interim, you can be advised by TAP advisors to plan for the upcoming semester.

Gateway Check-up
This form is currently open
The "Gateway Check-up" form must be completed by all 2020 Aggie Gateway to Success students who are currently in the GEST major. This form is ONLY for 2020 Gateway students who are GEST students. Gateway 2020 students are required to complete this form. Gateway students please do NOT complete any other applications on this page.

Select only if you can answer YES to all of the following:

  • Are you a Gateway student in fall 2020?

  • Are you currently a General Studies (GEST) student?

Please contact us at (979) 845-5916 or tap-gest@tamu.edu if you have questions about any of these forms.