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What are my chances of admittance?

crhs193crhs193 Posts: 10Registered User New Member
edited November 2012 in Texas A&M University
My GPA is not stellar, and I am just outside the top 25% of my class, but my test scores are pretty good, so I was wondering how likely I am to be offered admission into TAMU.

GPA: Weighted: 3.91 (My school doesn't calculate unweighted)
Class Rank: 193/697 (27.7% [disqualifies me for auto-admit unfortunately])
SAT Scores: 730 Reading, 740 Math, 760 Writing, 2230/2400
ACT Scores: 36 English, 35 Math, 34 Reading, 36 Science, 35 Composite
I am also a 2013 National Merit semifinalist

I am an immigrant from Asia, if that matters at all, but a Texas resident for several years.

My first choice major is Political Science, second choice is economics.

Since my GPA isn't high enough for auto-admit, how likely am I to be accepted?
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Replies to: What are my chances of admittance?

  • crhs193crhs193 Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    I should also mention that by the end of Senior year I will have taken 11 AP courses.
  • HilloHillo Posts: 168Registered User Junior Member
    You'll be FINE.

    I think the reason why I got my supposedly-full major (A&M informed someone that it was full) was because I was a Semifinalist.

    Did you move here before your sophomore year?

    Great scores by the way!
  • crhs193crhs193 Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    Thank you! I actually attended half of fifth grade and all of Junior High and High school in the same district in Texas, so I've been here almost 8 years now. I was kinda hoping that the test scores would balance out the low GPA. I was kind of worried because GPA/Class Rank seems like a huge factor in admissions decisions.
  • Aggie84Aggie84 Posts: 132Registered User Junior Member
    Have you called the NMF counselor's at A&M? They can be reached by calling admissios and asking for that specific individual. Let them know of your interest in A&M. They can be quite helpful and might cut through some of the application red tape. Good luck.
  • MikeWozowskiMikeWozowski Posts: 3,240Registered User Senior Member
    how can you be an NMSF and not even top 25%???
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