Engineering Academy

Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at Alamo Colleges District - Northeast Lakeview College

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Engineering Brighter Futures

Get a head start on your Texas A&M engineering degree by applying for the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at the Alamo Colleges District – Northeast Lakeview College. Offered in partnership with Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering, this unique program offers students an opportunity to pursue an engineering degree while co-enrolled at Texas A&M and the Alamo Colleges District. Students are able to save money during their first two years – where they will take engineering courses taught by Texas A&M faculty at Northeast Lakeview College before transitioning to the Texas A&M campus in College Station. The Texas Workforce Commission projects a 25 percent growth in engineering jobs statewide in the next decade.

Enrollment in the Academy

The Engineering Academy at Alamo Colleges District - Northeast Lakeview College is for Alamo Colleges District students who have achieved a high school diploma or equivalent and are pre-calculus or calculus ready as determined by NLC.

Interested students must:

  1. Be able to be a full-time student at the Alamo Colleges for at least one year before transitioning to A&M.
  2. Satisfy one of the math readiness criteria to be qualified for the Engineering Academy:

      Your current college transcripts show credit for Trigonometry, Precalculus, or Calculus I with a grade of A, B or C

      If you are a current high school student and have completed an Honors Precalculus, Pre-Ap Precalculus or AP Calculus course with a grade of A, B or C.

      Have an ACT math score of at least 28 or an SAT math score of at least 640.

      Upon Department recommendation, the students will take the ALEKS PPL course designed to assess placement in Precalculus or Calculus I.   The course ends with a Placement Assessment given in person. 
      A score of 0-60 does not qualify the student for the Engineering Academy. 
      A score of 61-75 requires the student to take MATH 2412 Precalculus no later than the Summer 1 session before the cohort starts. 
      A score of 76-100 pre-qualifies the student for the Engineering Academy and grants placement in MATH 2413 Calculus I in the Fall session when the cohort starts.
  3. Fill out and submit Pre-qualification Form
  4. Secure admission to one of the colleges within the Alamo Colleges District and Complete Next Steps.
  5. Apply to Texas A&M University – A special A&M Academy application link will be emailed directly to qualified applicants after prospective students are successfully math-level pre-qualified in Step 2 above. 
    Note: New NLC students must take the SAT or ACT prior to applying to Texas A&M University.

Why the Academy?

The Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy offers students:

  • Admission to the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University-College Station from day one.
  • An opportunity to take Texas A&M engineering courses from Texas A&M faculty on the NLC campus.
  • An opportunity to join a community of Engineering Academy peers by taking math, science and engineering courses with other Engineering Academy students.
  • An opportunity to participate in student activities and organizations at both institutions to the extent possible.
  • An affordable pathway to earning a Texas A&M engineering degree.
  • Guaranteed full admission to Texas A&M upon successful completion of the two-year program.
  • An opportunity to apply for early entry into a degree-granting major within the College of Engineering at Texas A&M, if qualified.

Financial Aid Information

To receive financial aid students must:

  • Meet the financial aid eligibility requirements.
  • Apply for financial aid at NLC via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Use the NLC school code (042636) when submitting your FAFSA. For more details about this process, visit Financial Aid Steps.
  • Submit all documents requested by NLC Financial Aid and review the Financial Aid Standards of Academic Progress (SAP).
  • NLC notifies students via email once financial aid is awarded or if additional documents are required.

AlamoPROMISE does not cover the cost of courses taken from Texas A&M University-College Station.  

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