Program for System Admission (PSA)

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PSA Algorithm

To be a PSA student at A&M-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC), you must:

  1. Accept the PSA offer in AIS.
  2. Select A&M-Corpus Christi from the list of available system schools.
  3. Submit the offer by May 1st.

College Station will send your application to TAMU-CC. You DO NOT have to apply here on your own. If you did apply here on your own before you were offered PSA, you will still have to follow the steps above if you want to be a PSA student at TAMU-CC. 

 

Question: Was A&M Corpus Christi in the list of available system schools?

Yes, go to the next question.                                   No, Watch video or Read transcript

 

For questions about your admission status, contact admissions at (361) 825-2624 or go here.

 

Question: Is your College Station major a PSA choice? Watch video or Read transcript to find out.

Yes, go to the next question.                                    No, Watch video or Read transcript

 

Question: As a PSA student, where do I "fit-in" at A&M-Corpus Christi and what will my major be here? Watch video or Read transcript

 

Question: Are you college ready in Math? Watch video or Read transcript to find out.

Yes, go to the next question.                                    No, Watch video or Read transcript

 

Question: Is MATH 1324 and MATH 1325 required on your PSA plan?

Yes, Watch video or Read transcript            No, go to the next question.

 

Question: Is MATH 2413 and MATH 2414 required on your PSA plan?

Yes, Watch video or Read transcript             No, go to the next question.

 

Question: What are the common requirements on all PSA plans? Watch video or Read transcript

 

Question: Are there any special requirements on certain plans? Watch video or Read transcript

                    Note: The Visualization plan is no longer an option for the 2019-2020 cohort.

 

Question: Are you planning on pursuing any of the following PSA plans?

BA or BS Anthropology
BA Communication
BA English
BA or BS Telecommunications Media Studies
BA University Studies-Journalism

If so, Watch video or Read transcript

 

Question: Does Foreign Language I & II appear in the Required Coursework on your PSA plan?

Yes, Watch video or Read transcript             No, go to the next question.

 

Question: Will my Dual or AP credit count? Watch video or Read transcript

 

Question: Will my Dual or AP credit count for the required 24 credits? Watch video or Read transcript

 

Question: What AP Test and Score do I need to get credit for a class on my PSA plan? Watch video or Read transcript

 

Question: How can I tell if a college class I’ve already taken will count on my PSA plan or transfer to College Station? There are two methods you can use to determine this:

  1. Transfer Equivalency Method - Watch video or Read transcript
  2. TCCN Method - Watch video or Read transcript

Question: What classes can I take at TAMU-CC that will fulfill the categories on my PSA plan that do not list specific classes? For example: 

 

Go here to get this list. 

 

Question: Can I change my PSA major while at A&M Corpus Christi? Watch video or Read transcript

 

Question: Can I stay at A&M Corpus Christi? Watch video or Read transcript

 

Question: What are the percentages of TAMU-CC PSA students that get accepted to College Station through PSA, stay at TAMU-CC, or go elsewhere? Watch video or Read transcript

 

Question: What are the graduation rates of PSA students who choose to stay at A&M-Corpus Christi? How does this compare to the Non-PSA population? Watch video or Read transcript

You can read the full graduation report here.

 

Question: Is there a handy checklist of all I need to do as an incoming student at TAMU-CC?

Yes, go here

PSA Spring Class Scheduling Procedures

 Follow these steps to make your spring schedule and register.

  1. CLEAR YOUR HOLDS! Nothing is worse than trying to register only to find out you can't because you have a hold. To find and clear your holds, watch video or read transcript.
  2. Get a copy of your PSA plan if you don’t already have it. As a PSA student, don’t ever look at Degree Planner! This will only confuse and mislead you. While at TAMU-CC, your PSA plan is your degree plan. Go here to get it. Under the heading “Participating College/Departments at Texas A&M University” click on the college your major is located. Click on the catalog year for your plan. Print a copy. Here is a video or transcript showing these steps.
  3. Determine what classes you already have credit for, watch video or read transcript.

Now it’s time to make your spring schedule. Your schedule must meet the following criteria:

-You must schedule the rest of your classes listed in the “Required Coursework” on your PSA plan.

-Make sure you will have at least 24-hours (fall and spring combined) at TAMU-CC. Any college credit will count for these hours. They do not have to appear on your PSA plan.

For categories on your PSA plan that don’t list specific classes, click this link to see what you can take at TAMU-CC that will fulfill these categories.

    4. Schedule a Learning Community. Watch video or read transcript.   
    5. Schedule Freestanding Classes. Watch video or read transcript.
    6. Determine what day you register. Remember, register as early as possible (ie. midnight) on your day                    to have the best chance of getting the classes you want. Watch video or read transcript.
    7. Register for classes. Watch video or read transcript.

Once registration is over, I will go through all PSA schedules and make sure everyone is in the correct classes. If there are any problems, I will notify you. If you change your schedule after I have reviewed it, please notify me. Failure to do so could result in taking the wrong classes and not qualifying for PSA.

Here is the link for appointments:
https://tamuccadvising_anchor.timetap.com/

Scope of my Duties

As the PSA advisor, I want to help you any way I can. However, below is a list of areas I am not an expert in. If you have any questions regarding these areas, I would prefer you contact them directly. They can give you the best information.

For questions about your Admission Status, contact admissions at (361) 825-2624 or go here.
For questions about Orientation (Islander Launch) go here.
For questions about your Financial Aid, call (361) 825-2338 or go here.
For questions about Scholarships, call (361) 825-3703 or go here.
For questions about On-Campus Housing, call (361) 825-4663 or go here.
For questions about Bacterial Meningitis, call admissions or go here.
For questions about TSI, call (361) 825-2977 or go here.
For questions about the PSA re-application procedures, call (979) 458-0950 or go here.

Visit our TAMU-CC Facebook here:

https://www.facebook.com/psa.psa.37669528

My Contact Information

Bill Coari
Academic Advisor III
Anchor Team
University College
Faculty Center 141
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
(361) 825-3787
william.coari@tamucc.edu