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TAMU- 2024 After you've been accepted... questions and answers

AggieMomhelpAggieMomhelp 1973 replies3 threads Senior Member
edited October 8 in Texas A&M University
Howdy Future Ags & Ag Parents. I wanted to start a new thread for after the acceptance and what to expect or questions about the process, etc. This will free up the Class of 2024 page so those still waiting can ask other questions. Ask away, give advice and hang on tight. It's going to be a busy 7 or 8 months before NSC dates, Housing, travel, sports passes, parking passes, Fish Camp, Impact, etc. etc. etc. So much to learn.
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  • BBmom53BBmom53 11 replies1 threads New Member
    I have a question about Phase 2 for housing that starts on Thursday. Where exactly do we go for this? It is in the housing portal I assume, but I don't see a link?
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  • AggieMomhelpAggieMomhelp 1973 replies3 threads Senior Member
    Yes, it’s a continuation of the housing app. In years past, we did it all at once up until roommate matching. So the menu up too should open on your time slot and allow you to move through the process.

    If anyone has current info after doing this, please let us know. This is all new this year for phase 2
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  • abcollege?456abcollege?456 5 replies0 threads New Member
    Phase 2 is not a time required allotment correct? As in we can go in at anytime to fill out the Phase 2 after tomorrow and it will not effect dorm chances? Also, this is way ahead but when does Fish camp registration open?
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  • AggieMomhelpAggieMomhelp 1973 replies3 threads Senior Member
    Correct, time stamp is based on completion of Phase 1 only. And fish camp opens in the spring (around April I think).
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  • Flea68Flea68 17 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Does my DD need to accept her admission before moving on to phase 2? She is still trying to decide where she would like to go. Do you recommend accepting and registering for NSC even though there is a chance she might decline on May 1st?
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  • AggieMomhelpAggieMomhelp 1973 replies3 threads Senior Member
    You don't need to accept or do anything until you decide for sure or have a good idea she will attend tamu. NSC dates can get scarce starting in January when many holistic review students are accepted. By registering for NSC, you're basically saying, "yes, I accept" but you are not legally bound. Phase 2 is irrelevant for time stamping for priority selection time. So no rush on that.
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  • TexasAggie99TexasAggie99 57 replies5 threads Junior Member
    Is Phase 2 where they put their interests for the roommate finder? My son told me to do it when it opens since he will be at school but I don’t want to have to write details that might be used to match him with a roommate. Does anyone know what Phase 2 will consist of? His opens tomorrow.
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  • AggieMomhelpAggieMomhelp 1973 replies3 threads Senior Member
    He should do it when he gets home. There's no rush.
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  • TexasMTDadTexasMTDad 158 replies0 threads Junior Member
    anyone have the link to Phase 2? I can't find it on Howdy.

    TIA.
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  • AggieMomhelpAggieMomhelp 1973 replies3 threads Senior Member
    It should't be a link per se. Go to housing portal on Howdy and continue housing application. They next screens should open up if your time slot is open.
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  • DadWithQuestionsDadWithQuestions 13 replies0 threads New Member
    Hi! My son just registered for NSC and completed housing phase 1, so exciting! I wanted to find out my info regarding FISH camp, is there a place where I could read about it? Thanks!
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  • AggieMomhelpAggieMomhelp 1973 replies3 threads Senior Member
    @DadWithQuestions dates haven’t been released yet. I think they come out in spring. You can google fish camp tamu. They have some info there!
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  • DadWithQuestionsDadWithQuestions 13 replies0 threads New Member
    Great! Found the site. Thanks!
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  • CoastalMom88CoastalMom88 1 replies0 threads New Member
    My son has been admitted, but still waiting on acceptance into the engineering program. It still says “Engineering review”.

    Since he was admitted in mid-September, he has improved his scores on the ACT & SAT (tests taken in mid Sept and early Oct). He requested that the scores be sent directly to A&M when he signed up for the tests. Is there anything else he needs to do to make sure the engineering department has his improved scores?
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  • AggieMomhelpAggieMomhelp 1973 replies3 threads Senior Member
    @CoastalMom88 no, but I would check his updated scores are received on howdy/ais.

    The engineering dept doesn’t review for admissions. It’s all done in admissions. I thought the same thing but was corrected last year by a person in each dept.
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  • BramblerBrambler 8 replies0 threads New Member
    We could use some insight on the experience of girls in engineering: dorm life, LLC advantages/disadvantages - especially engineering, OOS challenges in adjusting to campus life, etc. She toured but in the Summer so there weren't many people on campus to get that "feel." Loves the new engineering complex but we didn't get a chance to see the dorms or inside any buildings, really, except engineering. Not a huge sports fan but follows SEC football because mom, dad, and brother are big fans. Might be interested in Greek life, will definitely want to participate in some sort of major-related EC and probably something service-oriented. Great kid but sometimes has trouble finding "her people" socially. She has talked to a current student and an alum but doesn't really know anyone there so she will somewhat be starting from scratch. Because of a scholarship program she is competing in as a finalist, she may have to make a decision about her willingness to commit to A & M if she gets into engineering (like an ED app) as early as next week. Any and all advice welcome! Thanks!
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  • icedmachiatoicedmachiato 54 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Thanks for creating the thread. My son's file was completed a few days ago. He applied to ME. I'm wondering if his numbers are competitive: 1400/3.7/4.3 with good amount of extracurricular activities.
    Thanks.
    My son has been admitted, but still waiting on acceptance into the engineering program. It still says “Engineering review”.

    Since he was admitted in mid-September, he has improved his scores on the ACT & SAT (tests taken in mid Sept and early Oct). He requested that the scores be sent directly to A&M when he signed up for the tests. Is there anything else he needs to do to make sure the engineering department has his improved scores?

    Do you mind if I ask about his old SAT? My son's file was completed a few days ago and it went into Engineering Review.

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  • AggieMomhelpAggieMomhelp 1973 replies3 threads Senior Member
    @brambler let me think on this and get back to you on Monday. In the meantime, just know shes going to find her peeps.
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  • captusicacaptusica 34 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Can I get some advice for on campus housing for OOS Engineering boy, outgoing, but still in need of guidance and a motivated, nice community. Phase 2 for him is Nov. 12th and don't know what to chose. LLC Engineering? Is there Honors Engineering housing? What would be the best option for OOS freshman boy?
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  • AggieMomhelpAggieMomhelp 1973 replies3 threads Senior Member
    I don’t think there is honors housing just for engineering. LLC is great especially for engineering. Having suite mates in the commons (the eng llc) is a good option. He should definitely do fish camp or impact camp. That’ll give him a good base before howdy week starts. Fish camp groups do things during the first month or so of school so they have a place to belong. It’s really nice.
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