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General Information About Aggie Gateway to Success (AGS)

Who We Are

Aggie Gateway to Success (aka Gateway or AGS) is a provisional admission program at Texas A&M University that is administered through Texas A&M University Transition Academic Programs. Gateway students are given a unique chance to gain full admission by taking summer courses and proving how well they can do academically. Gateway students will attend Texas A&M Summer Session II (5-week summer session). All Gateway students are admitted into the University as General Studies (GEST) majors. During the program, they will complete 2 standard core curriculum courses (3 credit hours each) 1 Academic Success Center class and 1 Gateway Learning Community course assigned by Transition Academic Programs advising staff.


Gateway students are required to stay on campus in designated residence halls during the Summer. Fall housing is not guaranteed. Continuing students are encouraged to seek on-campus Fall housing and to take advantage of a Living Learning Community at Texas A&M. Furthermore, Gateway students are supported by a group of academic mentors who are a part of the AGS staff. These mentors are undergraduate students at Texas A&M University who have previously completed the AGS program. In addition to attending their summer session courses, Gateway students will go through various programs and presentations that focus on different skill sets to help them succeed academically.

The Result

Gateway students who successfully complete the AGS program experience a smooth transition from high school to Aggieland. The students get acquainted to the culture here at Texas A&M University while developing academically as college students by earning credit hours. Most Gateway students find that they are already well-adjusted when the rest of the freshmen class joins them for the Fall semester.