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TAMS Class of 2021 Prospective Applicants Thread

TAMS2021HopefulTAMS2021Hopeful 9 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 12 New Member
edited April 2018 in Prep School Chances
Hello guys! As the title indicates, this thread is focused on any prospective applicant to the Class of 2021 at the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science. Feel free to post your thoughts, comments, tips, advice, expierences, etc. to help out future applicants.
UNT's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science is the nation's first early college entrance residential program for gifted high school students. Online applications and forms for the Class of 2021 open on July 31st, 2018 on the website. To be considered for admission, a prospective applicant must:

- Complete and submit the online application (Deadlines are December 9th for Early Decision applicants, February 10th for Regular Decision Applicants),

- Take and send sophomore SAT math and verbal scores (Only Official College Board scores will be considered),

- Submit English, Math, and Science teacher evaluations,

- Submit a counselor or principal evaluation,

- Submit a residency questionnaire,

- Submit copies of report cards from 7th and 8th grades, and

- Submit official high school transcripts from all high schools attended
This is also a “chance me” thread and I would like to share my stats with you guys on CC so you guys can judge my academic expierence so far and give me tips for maximizing my chances of getting accepted to TAMS. As you may have already guessed, I am a freshman who goes to a high school in Texas. Plus my grades are very bad compared to most people who apply. So, here goes:

* 7th and 8th grade report cards - I went to two different middle schools in two different school districts in Texas, and still have to get the report cards from my old school. Anyway, I had only two Bs out of all my classes; everything else was an A.
*High School Transcript - Haven’t gotten mine yet (I will get my mid-year transcript when I go to my high school as I am at the freshman center right now), but here are my classes so far and my selected classes for next year (including grades from semester 1):
- HGAP (89)
- PAP Art 1 (92)
- PAP Biology (88)
- PAP Geometry (76)
- PAP Spanish 2 (86)
- PAP English 1 (85)
- Medical Terminology (92)
- Intramural Tennis Fall/Spring (100)
Sophomore Year:
- WHAP
- AP Biology
- PAP Chemistry
- PAP English 2
- PAP Spanish 3
- PAP Algebra 2
- PAP Principles of Health Science

*All Extracurricular Activities (7-Present)
- UIL Calculator Skills (7)
- UIL Science (7, 8, 9)
- UIL Spelling (8)
- UIL Mathematics (8)
- Builder’s Club (7, 8)
- Academic Team (7, 8)
- Tennis Team (8)

*Awards/Honors (7-Present)
- A/B Honor Roll (7)
- School Spelling Bee Winner (7)
- UIL Spelling Academic Excellence (8)
- Fall Team Tennis Tournament Medal (8)

So, considering my stats, what are my chances of getting accepted next year? What should I improve on, what is good, bad, etc. Thanks for reading this long post and have a good day
edited April 2018
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  • creartivitycreartivity 10 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Hello! I'm also a prospective TAMS applicant for 2021. Some things that I think you should focus on are your grades. Although they aren't terrible, I think that it would better if they were higher, especially the math grade. If you show improvement in your grades during 10th grade, I think TAMS will see that and appreciate it. This also increases your chance of acceptance! Make sure to study hard for the SAT as that is also very important. Good luck! I hope we both get accepted (fingers crossed)! I'll put my stats up later when I find my report card.
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  • creartivitycreartivity 10 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 10 New Member
  • TAMS2021HopefulTAMS2021Hopeful 9 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 12 New Member
    Hi @creartivity! I’m sorry I couldn’t reply sooner this summers been really hectic for me! Nice to see someone else who will be applying! I’m going to study really hard and make sure I get all As this upcoming school year. Hopefully TAMS will appreciate that... Also I have been prepping for the SAT 2-3 hours everyday since June 2 and I’ve been getting 1400s, once a low 1300. Thank you for replying as well!
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  • NecesitoAyudaNecesitoAyuda 6 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 8 New Member
    Where do I submit my SAT Math Level 2 test scores?
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  • itachasukeitachasuke 80 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 85 Junior Member
    @NecesitoAyuda
    Sorry for the late response; I’m not sure you’re supposed to submit SAT Subject Test scores. You should contact admissions regarding this.
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  • ViveLaChinaViveLaChina 9 replies6 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 15 Junior Member
    So, what if I never received my middle school education in US? What should I submit then?
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  • itachasukeitachasuke 80 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 85 Junior Member
    Hi @ViveLaChina
    If you never went to a middle school here in the US, then I urge you to contact [email protected] immediately.
    I had a similar problem in that I went to 2 different middle schools in Texas and the online portal was only accepting one report card submission. I contacted the aforementioned email, however, and they worked it out with me. So contact them ASAP so they can give you further instruction.

    Hope this helps!
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  • wierdsharkwierdshark 12 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 14 New Member
    Anyone else get their interview invite. Proud to say that I did
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  • itachasukeitachasuke 80 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 85 Junior Member
    Got mine at 8:13 AM today
    https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/prep-school-chances/2117577-tams-interview-day.html#latest

    Feel free to post thoughts, opinions, etc here.
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  • Sterber1Sterber1 11 replies4 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 15 Junior Member
    edited March 1
    I was wait listed for early decision 02/27/2019. Anyone know if decision will come within a couple of weeks or is it in May?
    Please current TAMS students if you were waitlisted early decision -chime in.
    edited March 1
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  • Sterber1Sterber1 11 replies4 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 15 Junior Member
    Was anyone else waitlisted decision?
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  • creartivitycreartivity 10 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 10 New Member
    i got in! got the email last wednesday
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  • wierdsharkwierdshark 12 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 14 New Member
    anyone know where to pay the 200 dollars if u were accepted. Do u have to send the vaccination forms first
    ?
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  • PiPatelPiPatel 2 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2 New Member
    ya same here... Don't know how to pay tho...kind of worried so if anyone's got a clue, please tell!
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  • hotchilly_11hotchilly_11 1 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2 New Member
    is anyone still having issues?
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  • PiPatelPiPatel 2 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2 New Member
    yup, an email came on Thursday saying that we should be able to pay on my.unt.edu by Friday night... but nothing's showed up yet
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