I am currently a junior in high school. Texas A&M is my dream school. I was just wondering if anyone would be willing to give me any feedback based on some of my stats. (@Thelma2, I have seen you on a lot of these forums and I would love to hear your opinion if you are willing.)
I am currently in the top 15% of my class (I do not remember my exact ranking but I think it is around 125/804 or something like that). However, by the end of this year, my ranking should improve a bit due to my grades.
I was sick with the flu the day of the district-wide SAT administration, and all the other ones I have been signing up for have been cancelled due to COVID-19. I am on the priority list for the August one, and am signed up for the July ACT as well. I know that it will be hard to estimate my chances without my test scores, but I have been practicing a lot for my SAT and I have always had good scores on my PSAT (ranking in 85th-97th percentiles).
Academics (by the end of my high school career):
-7 Pre-International Baccalaureate courses (I received A’s in all of them with the exceptions of physics and chemistry. I also am no longer in the IB program because the school would not let me take any Advanced Science courses such as Anatomy while in this program)
-3 AP courses, 5 Pre-AP courses with a majority of A’s, maybe one or two high B’s thrown in there
-6 Dual Credit courses (2 of those being over the summer), have received very high A’s in all of them so far
-3 Advanced Science courses
-National Honor Society
-National English Honor Society
-Spanish National Honor Society
-Junior Guild (treasurer leadership position for the past 2 years)
-Girlscouts (have earned my bronze and silver award, and am hoping to get my gold if able this summer)
-Part time job (got the job the first week of October 2019, and am planning on keeping it until college)
-I also plan on doing a lot of baby/pet sitting throughout the summer and next year
I have a ton of volunteer hours due to my participation in organizations that require them. I have also volunteered for some events such as the MS150 and Wreaths Across America. I also plan on spending a lot of my Saturday mornings next year volunteering at an animal shelter that I used to frequently volunteer at).
I attended the recent Howdy day and was informed that double majoring in General Biology and Genetics is the best option for me (I want to be a geneticist, and one of the reasons I love Texas A&M so much is because they actually have a genetics major).
I am so sorry for all of the reading, I am just currently feeling as if there is no way that I will be able to get into this school, especially since they are no longer doing Academic Automatic Admissions. Any and all opinions are appreciated. Thank you.