Aggie Direct Alternative J.D. Admission Program

Aggie DirectThe AGGIE DIRECT alternative admissions program allows a limited number* of Texas A&M University graduates to enter Texas A&M School of Law without taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

In order to qualify for this program, the following criteria must be met:

  • you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at Texas A&M University or graduated no earlier than twelve months prior to the proposed date of matriculation at the law school; and
  • scored at or above the 85th percentile on the ACT or SAT**;  and
  • achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above through six semesters of academic work.

*American Bar Association (ABA) ​Standard 503-3 allows up to 10% of the entering law school class to be admitted through this program.

**In accordance with Texas A&M University undergraduate admission policy, the highest composite or total ACT or SAT score from a single test date will be considered.

Application Process

Applicants who wish to be considered for the AGGIE DIRECT alternative admissions program must complete the following steps:

Step 1.  Express Your Intent to Apply

  • Contact Assistant Dean Terence L. Cook, tcook@law.tamu.edu, to express your interest in the program and request a preliminary review of your eligibility.

Step 2.  Submit Your Official ACT and/or SAT Score Report(s)

  • Arrange to have an official ACT and/or SAT score report(s) sent directly to Texas A&M School of Law Admissions Office. Reportable ACT and/or SAT scores must be dated no more than 5 years prior to the proposed date of matriculation at the law school.

    Mailing Address
    Texas A&M University School of Law
    Office of Admissions
    1515 Commerce St. | Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Step 3.  Sign Up for the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Credential Assembly Service (CAS) at LSAC.org

LSAC serves as a central clearinghouse for applicants applying to law school. CAS streamlines the process by allowing applicants to have supporting documents collected and summarized into a single comprehensive report to be shared with Texas A&M School of Law. Please make arrangements to have the following documents sent directly to LSAC: 

  • all post-secondary transcripts
  • two letters of recommendation (LORs).  

Step 4.  Complete the Texas A&M School of Law Electronic Application

  • use your LSAC account to access and complete our electronic application   
  • upload your personal statement
  • upload your résumé
  • read all statements and notices and affix your electronic signature

Step 5.  Receive Acknowledgment of Your Completed Application

Once your electronic application has been received, the Texas A&M School of Law Admissions Office will request an official copy of your CAS report from LSAC and notify you once your application is complete and ready for the review process. 

Important Notice 

The AGGIE DIRECT alternative admissions program is highly competitive. At minimum, applicants must satisfy all academic criteria. However, simply meeting the requirements of eligibility does not guarantee admission. Applicants that do not receive an offer of admission through the AGGIE DIRECT program are eligible to pursue admission through the traditional admission process. 

Texas A&M School of Law reserves the right to request any additional information necessary to verify the accuracy of submitted materials and to evaluate an applicant’s aptitude for legal study as well as potential for success on the bar examination and in other professional endeavors.

Questions?

Texas A&M University Office of Professional School Advising, located in the Career Center on the second floor of the John J. Koldus Building (209 Koldus), serves as an excellent resource for pre-law students. Visit the website at opsa.tamu.edu to view upcoming events or call 979-847-8938 to schedule an appointment. 

Questions regarding the AGGIE DIRECT alternative admissions program should be directed to Assistant Dean Terence L. Cook, Texas A&M School of Law, at tcook@law.tamu.edu or 817-212-40​40.