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TAP Application

Students who started at A&M (College Station, Galveston, McAllen) in Spring 2024 should complete the "Fish Form" below.

The TAP Application form is for students who have already attended Texas A&M University for at least one semester and are attempting to change their major. If accepted to Transition Academic Programs, your major will be changed to General Studies (GEST) for the upcoming semester.

Students must have a visit with a TAP Advisor to discuss their change of major plan prior to completing the form.

This is not the appeal form. Current General Studies (GEST) students asking for an extension can gain access to the appeal form after meeting with a TAP advisor.

TAP Application

What happens after you submit the TAP Application

If your application is approved, your major will be changed to General Studies and you must view the mandatory TAP Overview Presentation.

Eligibility

Select this form if you can answer YES to the following:

  • Is this spring semester at least your 2nd semester at Texas A&M?
  • Are you a student who has changed your mind about your major or career goals since you began at Texas A&M?
  • Are you a student who must change your major?

Special Considerations

Special considerations apply to students in the following situations:

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

Fall '24 Fish Form Opens September 5th 2024

The Fish Form is only for students who start at Texas A&M in Fall '24. If you started at Texas A&M prior to this you must use the TAP Application (above). Newly admitted AGGIE GATEWAY to SUCCESS 2024 students are already in the GEST major and should not use either form.

Fish Form

If Fall 2024 is your first term at Texas A&M (College Station, Galveston or McAllen) use this form to request to switch to the GEST Temporary major. All others must use the TAP App (above).

This form is only available for current TAMU students on the College Station, Galveston or McAllen campuses whose first term (freshman or transfer) is Fall 2024. Your major will be changed for your second term (Spring 202). This form opens September 5th and is available until the last business day before the next semester begins.

Do not complete this form unless you are sure you do not want to stay in your current major. A major change cannot be reversed by our department.

Call or email to cancel your application if you decide not to come to the General Studies (GEST) major or if you get into another major and no longer want us to consider your application.

All interested students are encouraged to visit with TAP Advisors prior to completing the form.

Fish Form

What happens after you submit the Fish Form?

Fish Forms are reviewed and processed within 2-5 business days of submission. Upon departmental approval of this form, your major will be changed to General Studies (GEST) College Station for the upcoming semester. A major change cannot be reversed by our department.

You will be notified  via email when this change has been made and informed about how to complete the mandatory TAP Overview Presentation.

If your application is approved, your major will be changed to General Studies for your second term. In the interim, you can be advised by TAP advisors to plan for the upcoming semester.

Eligibility

Select this form if you can answer YES to the following:

  • Is Fall 2024 your very first semester at Texas A&M College Station, Galveston or McAllen?
  • Are you a Fall 2024 first semester student who has changed your mind about your major or career goals since your admission?

Special Considerations

Special considerations apply to students in the following situations:

Galveston first semester students please note: The GEST major is only for students intending to get to a College Station campus major. You should expect to take classes on the College Station campus. If you plan to complete a your degree on the Galveston campus please reach out the the General Academics (GACD) major on that campus to discuss your Galveston campus opportunities.

McAllen first semester students please note: The McAllen campus is only equipped to teach all classes for a limited number of majors. You may have to take some classes for your new intended major on the CS campus.

Aggie Gateway to Success students do not use this form. You are already in the General Studies major.

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.