Department of Chemistry

Junior and senior chemistry majors with an interest in graduate school. Preference will be given to students with backgrounds underrepresented in Chemistry, which may include ethnicity, gender, income, first-generation high-school and/or college graduate. Applicants are expected to have at least a 3.0 GPA, research experience, and 2 strong letters of recommendation from chemists. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents attending an accredited 4-year US college or university.

The Department of Chemistry will pay for round-trip domestic airline tickets to College Station, or federal mileage if you choose to drive to College Station; as well as lodging and meals during your stay.

In order to be considered you must submit before the November 14th deadline:

  • Application
  • 2 - 3 letters of recommendation (emailed directly from recommender to
  • Statement of Purpose (see FAQs below for instructions on what to include in your SoP)
  • Unofficial transcript with grades for all courses and semesters completed.
  • Resume/CV


  • Arrive in College Station
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Evening with Grad Students


  • Breakfast
  • Applying to Grad School
  • Meet with Faculty
  • Tour Facilities
  • Lunch
  • Campus tour
  • Facilities tour
  • Dinner and Evening out


  • Breakfast with Grad Students
  • Wrap-up
  • Home!

What do I include in my Personal Statement?

Your personal statement should answer the following questions:

  1. What diverse perspective do you bring to a chemistry graduate program?
  2. Why you are interested in attending graduate school
  3. Which research groups at Texas A&M interest you and why
  4. What you hope to gain from attending ChARGE
  5. What are your career goals

What is an "unofficial transcript?"

An unofficial transcript is a photo copy or PDF from your student portal of your most recent transcript. It should have grades from the most recent semester completed.

Who should ask to write my letters of recommendation?

One letter of recommendation should be from your research advisor or academic advisor. Other letters can be from an academic advisor, another chemist, professor or someone who can speak of your passion for Chemistry.

Where will I stay?

We have arranged for you to stay in a hotel near to campus. You will have a roommate.

What If I don’t get all my application materials in on time?

If there was a significant reason why you didn’t submit your application materials before the deadline please let us know.