Texas A&M University Class of 2026

I’m posting this way in advance for the purpose of hopefully reaching high school seniors who will apply to TAMU this summer for Fall 2022. There’s a lot of things you may think you know but TAMU, like other universities, is a beast of it’s own with ins and outs that may or may not make sense.

For new students and parents, use this forum for questions on anything related to the application process for TAMU. Information is key, and you can learn a lot from those that have gone before you. Not to mention, once the waiting game starts in Nov/Dec, you’ll want the support. It’s a long wait for many (some are still waiting and it’s April).

For veteran parents, use this to help those who are about to go through the process. Parents on here are the best.

I also offer a totally free service for future and current Aggies. It’s kind of my mission/passion. Hope all of us here can help those rising seniors. My site is www.aggie2aggiehelp.com

Looking forward to the busy summer and beyond.

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Hi! My son is a current junior in high school who plans to apply to A&M. Two questions…1) What is the earliest date he can submit his application? All I can find is the application deadline. 2) Can an additional SAT score be added to an application after it is submitted but before the December deadline? Or are applications reviewed as soon as they are submitted? Thank you!

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Thanks for starting this thread early.

For the stat seekers I’ll post these links early as I would think they would be most helpful before entering the process vs when you find yourself in it. I think the new data usually posts around the middle of October and will be the first set based on the admissions process (without “academic admits”).

Accountability - All Metrics This is a Texas A&M site where they lay out the data for you to sort many different ways.

AggieSurveys - Reports (Salaries and Outcomes) This lays out salaries and where the jobs were for the majors/colleges

Student Data and Reports This provides Common Data Set; Score summaries, and Enrollment Data

THECB Accountability System This site will break down the common data amongst Texas Public Colleges… Specifically Applied/Admitted/Enrolled

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[Office of Admissions | Texas A&M University - Freshman | How to Apply]
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Thank you.
Guess I didn’t look very hard. :crazy_face:

Trying to determine if he can take that end of Aug SAT (if needed).

Yes, additional test scores can be added. My son took a Sept ACT and was admitted in late Oct. He was a review candidate and I think that test helped him. Also, if a review candidate, please consider trying both the ACT and SAT, and numerous times if possible. The higher the better!

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He is a review candidate. I’m confused tho. If he submits in August, but you’re saying he can add a test score in September…when do they actually review and make a decision on his application?

Do the applications of review candidates not get looked at until after the application deadline n December?

Trying to figure out the right balance between getting it in early versus taking more time to improve those test scores.

So many questions from this anxious mama. :crazy_face:. We are new to Texas. Moved from Michigan. This is all different than how it worked for our older son who attends UM. And all very different than how it worked when I went to A&M many many years ago.

Thanks for the help everyone!

Great questions. Here’s the deal… apply aug 1st or close to it. Continue to send in scores if they increase.

For review admits, they’ll review the application at least twice. In august and September they are primarily looking at and accepting the auto admits and looking at engineering since they go through another review.

Review admits start to hear back in October but mainly it’s the high scoring students that are slam dunks.

So bottom line, don’t wait for that perfect score. And let us know if of any other questions. There will be many and all of us parents that have gone before, are happy to help!!!

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Another great way to learn about the recent admissions process is to read this years thread

Another great resource is the TxAgs Academics forum. There is someone from admissions on that forum and they also answer questions and give insight.

A&M is a super popular place now, with more students wanting to go there than there are spots.

I will be visiting Texas A&M with my S22 and D24 in early August. Both are interested in engineering and S22 may be a National Merit Semifinalist. We are OOS. Aside from the campus tour, what else should I plan (and whom should I contact). At the moment Texas A&M is likely S22’s top choice, though he has never set foot on campus, so any assistance in making this a positive experience is greatly appreciated.

What are his other interests? There’s a lot to do see. I suggest coming when school is in session to get the energy of the students and maybe fit it in on a game weekend.

The town itself has great restaurants! You don’t have to stay super close to campus to enjoy the town. Message me or go to my website aggie2aggiehelp.com and you can contact me that way. I love helping plan visits. Totally free service.

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My daughter is taking the August SAT as well because the May one is the same day as her Prom :frowning: Results usually come back in 4 weeks so by late September so the goal is that we could add that score to her application.

@Peruna1998 Uhhh, take @AggieMomhelp’s offer now!

If possible, setup a tour of Zachry Engineering Complex. Perhaps the student recreation center. Maybe a dorm tour (you’ll get lots of input as to which side of campus is best). Northgate and the Dixie Chicken if only to say you went there. It all depends on how many days you have available.

Fair warning, it is going to be HOT in August. Not sure where you’re coming from, but dress appropriately and have water with you for the tour. Also, in my opinion, the worst thing you can do is over-visit any campus. Meaning, by the end of the day(s), the student is so exhausted and info-saturated that they don’t like the place anymore.

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