Math/Stat Bootcamp Calendar– The Math/Stat Bootcamp begins in August each year prior to the start of Fall semester. It is hosted by the ECON department and is required for all incoming Ph.D. students to attend. This Calendar also includes information on:
- Center of Teaching Excellence Training on becoming a TA-All Incoming Ph.D. Students are required to attend
- Departmental Orientation- MANDATORY for ALL incoming Graduate Students (MAB, MS and Ph.D)
- Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) Orientation-Recommended for all new Graduate Students to help you navigate your way into Grad School
Teaching Assistant Training for 2017 Fall Semester- Required for All new incoming Ph.D. (Mandatory for all new Funded Ph.D./MS Students). This training offers valuable information on becoming a TA while at Texas A&M University. It is required for all newly funded Ph.D. and MS students that will be working with Undergraduate Students, it is recommended for all incoming Ph.D. students who would like the opportunity to be funded in the future.
Math Camp – Ph.D. students are encouraged to take this Departmental on-line math camp that is offered as a non-credit course during the summer preceding the start of the PhD program
Departmental Graduate Handbook – (All new graduate students need to read)
Office of Graduate and Professional Studies-Student Life – Texas A&M University and the cities of Bryan/College Station offer numerous opportunities for graduate students. Use the following links to learn more about living in this community, on and off campus activities, how to get involved and family/parent resources.
ELPE Requirements – (Required for all International Students) – All international graduate students whose native language is not English must fulfill an English proficiency requirement through either English Proficiency Verification or English Proficiency Certification. This proficiency requirement should be met early in a student’s program, and it must be completed before scheduling either the final examination for the master’s degree or the preliminary examination for the doctoral degree.
The two levels of English Proficiency Status for a graduate student are English Proficiency Verified and English Proficiency Certified. English Proficiency Certification is required by the State of Texas before a graduate student is eligible to serve as a Graduate Assistant-Teaching or any other position considered to be a teaching position (e.g., instructor, lecturer, etc.). All other students must be either English Proficiency Verified or English Proficiency Certified.
Students who have not fulfilled the requirements for English Proficiency Verification or English Proficiency Certification will note a hold on their student account for course registration. For further information on how to fulfill ELPE Requirements, Please visit the OGAPS website.
The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies is pleased to announce that we have created four customized bus routes for students that will be taking the English Language Proficiency Examination. Click Here for Bus Routes. Buses will run starting as early as 6:55 AM and will drop students off at the General Services Complex (GSC) where the exam will be administered. Once the tests are complete, the buses will pick everyone up from the General Services Complex at 1:00 PM. We would like to encourage graduate international students who do not have cars or have any other means of transportation to use the buses for the following test dates: August 19, 2017 and August 27, 2017.
International Students-You’re admitted, Now what?– Useful information for all incoming International students on what to do now that you are admitted into Texas A&M University to help process your Immigration Paperwork.