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.
Corresponding with Transition Academic Programs Only TAMU e-mail addresses can be used
during any exchange or discussion of students’ grades, admission or other private information. Please
only use your official TAMU e-mail account when engaging in an on-line academic discussion that includes
your personal information. TAMU staff and faculty will only send and accept student-originated email
when its source is TAMU. Do not rely on monitoring your TAMU e-mail from any mobile device. Regularly
check your TAMU e-mail via a University-based computer terminal.
It is time to prepare to declare . . . .
Students CHANGING TO GEST: Any student who hopes to move into Transition Academic Programs from a major in a college must submit a Request to
Continue in GEST form.
FOR ALL STUDENTS ALREADY POSTED IN THE GEST MAJOR FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER: Students are only
guaranteed one GEST semester. They may earn the ability to pre-register for a second GEST semester based upon
the official midterm grades that are posted for their classes. They must meet course and grade requirements
for a desired major that is realistically within reach, given the maximum of two GEST semesters. 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 most of the majors on campus.
DO NOT SUBMIT EITHER A REQUEST TO CHANGE MAJORS TO GEST UNTIL OFFICIAL FINAL GRADES ARE VISIBLE IN
HOWDY.TAMU.EDU ON DECEMBER 23. WE WILL BEGIN REVIEWING THOSE ON JANUARY 6.
LINKS TO TWO FORMS: When you click on a button below, you will then be directed to one of
two forms. One is for students in good academic standing (CUMULATIVE TAMU GPA 2.0+) and
one for those who are not in good academic standing (CUMULATIVE TAMU GPA < 2.0).
Core Curriculum requirements by catalog are available online.
Make an appointment - Please note you need to run a
degree evaluation before you meet with an advisor.