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What are my chances at Texas A&M!?!?!

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  • Coreyt99Coreyt99 15 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 17 New Member
    @AGmomx2 @aggie88 I've heard Eagle Scouts get priority application status is this true?
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  • AGmomx2AGmomx2 1254 replies18 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,272 Senior Member
    No,not true.
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  • Coreyt99Coreyt99 15 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 17 New Member
    Will it help me at all? @AGmomx2
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  • gogogogobruinsgogogogobruins 216 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 216 Junior Member
    Eagle scout would help just like any other EC. As for being in the Corps, I believe it does matter bc it shows hat you are interested in school. If you're not an academic admit, your interest level does matter.
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  • Coreyt99Coreyt99 15 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 17 New Member
    @gogogogobruins Fors my major help any? I plan to major in Agribusiness
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  • Coreyt99Coreyt99 15 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 17 New Member
    Will*
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  • gogogogobruinsgogogogobruins 216 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 216 Junior Member
    Though they say that majors don't matter, I think it is helpful if your major doesn't fill up quickly. So yeas, it's better for non-engineers and non-business. Agri-biz in Mays? Mays get filled up fast.
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  • Coreyt99Coreyt99 15 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 17 New Member
    Agribusiness is in The college of Ag but it partners w Mays.
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  • AGmomx2AGmomx2 1254 replies18 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,272 Senior Member
    It counts as EC for review -- but no, you're not singled out for a fast track admit. You need to meet the scores for that to happen. It is pretty cut & dry. Other eagle scouts have not gotten full admits in the past (I've been on here & other sites for a long time ), so no don't count on it to trump your lack in scores or other short comings. It is a great achievement( congratulations!), but not one you can be smug about that it will be your golden ticket.

    Reading this post, are you trying to avoid re-taking and studying for the exams? If you're trying to justify that you will get in without any additional work... chances are slim ( you would be a review admit: 14% chance, work on your scores and you could move that to 100%). You have time before applications are due, take advantage of your opportunity - 1020 is quite a distance from 1360, but even if you just get closer you will improve your chances significantly AND improve your basic skills in math & english in particular which will be needed for success - you will need two calculus courses & writing skills to make it thru an AG-Bus degree.
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  • JpgranierJpgranier 1087 replies125 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,212 Senior Member
    Tips:

    1. Apply within the first two weeks applications open. A&M is first come first serve for majors.
    2. Retake the SAT. Your goal should be above the average SAT of at LEAST a 1240.

    Don't let A&M's acceptance rate in the upper 60% fool you. Only about 43% of applicants get into the main campus, half of those being auto admits.

    If you have an open mind to Blinn Team, your chances would be pretty good with an SAT in the upper 1200 range.
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  • gogogogobruinsgogogogobruins 216 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 216 Junior Member
    There's engineering at Galveston and McAllen too which let you transfer after 1 year if you do well.
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  • RMNiMiTzRMNiMiTz 785 replies23 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 808 Member
    @Jpgranier
    Apply within the first two weeks applications open. A&M is first come first serve for majors.

    I heard a guy just say that this was recently changed last year so now everyone has to compete. Here is what he said
    A) not true - new this year. Previously, only competed for the last 15% of slots,.Prior to that, 100% first come first served. ALL of these types of admits are still current students at TAMU...lots of changes in recent years. Most students don't keep up with the new admission policies.

    B) yes, academic admits compete with all admits for engineering -- holistic review for ALL engineering majors. Admitted to university first, then compete for engineering college, then after some courses at TAMU apply to specific major.

    Not sure which one of you is right
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  • AGmomx2AGmomx2 1254 replies18 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,272 Senior Member
    Admission here is rolling to major EXCEPT for the college of engineering which is competitive. So both statements are correct (one answers the Engineering applicant, the other is everyone else).
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  • Coreyt99Coreyt99 15 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 17 New Member
    So if I improve my sat scores to above a 1200 what are my chances then?
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  • RMNiMiTzRMNiMiTz 785 replies23 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 808 Member
    edited March 2017
    @AGmomx2
    Admission here is rolling to major EXCEPT for the college of engineering which is competitive. So both statements are correct (one answers the Engineering applicant, the other is everyone else).

    :/ that sucks

    Might be time for me to start looking at other potential majors in case I don't get in for engineering.

    @Coreyt99

    Even if you got your SAT above a 1200, you would still be a review admit, which wouldn't be good.
    edited March 2017
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