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Aggie Class of 2024.. advice before you hit submit on application

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  • 4Family44Family4 10 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Thank you @Thelma2. This info is encouraging. I plan to get my essays complete and apply in the next couple of weeks.
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  • S18D20momS18D20mom 310 replies12 threadsRegistered User Member
    @BingeWatcher I think you are probably fine. My S18 is a President's Endowed Scholar. He had 1550 SAT and 34 ACT but both of his writing portions were not good scores. He is the kind of writer who needs to take his time to go through the process and edit, revise. Writing a timed essay after taking a 4-hour standardized test was not conducive to his best writing, but those writing scores didn't hurt him. He was also National Merit Commended and I think that helped him get PES along with good rank, test scores, service, and extra-curricular.
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  • 4Family44Family4 10 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Another question from a rising senior OOS applicant hoping for Mays: Does high school course rigor affect qualifying for Academic Admit? (I have a 4.0 UW GPA, 1500 SAT (750 Math, 750 RW). My high school does not allow students to take AP classes until junior year--therefore, I have completed only two AP classes. Will this affect consideration for TAMU admission? (Besides the 2 APs and one community college class, I did not take any other honors or weighted classes)
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  • 4Family44Family4 10 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Also, my school does not rank.
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  • 52AG8252AG82 425 replies1 threadsRegistered User Member
    @S18D20mom your PES kid sounds VERY similar to my incoming PES Mays daughter. Question for you-we’ve received initial email about PES banquet in September (on a Saturday morning, I think in Rudder or Reed, I can’t remember which). We had to rsvp family members attending. Husband and I plan to attend. Can you tell me about the actual event? Do they do something? Receive a certificate, or what?
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  • rosegeorosegeo 165 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    If this is the same ceremony my PES went to they receive a medal. They meet their scholarship sponsors at it if they have one. I honestly didn’t know families were invited to attend but we are out of state so wouldn’t have been able to anyway.
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  • 52AG8252AG82 425 replies1 threadsRegistered User Member
    @rosegeo yes, that’s the PES ceremony I was asking about. In an email my daughter received, it asks for parents/family members to rsvp, who will be attending. We only live 70 minutes away. Thanks for the info!
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  • Thelma2Thelma2 2562 replies48 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @4Family4 I outlined for you what it takes to academic admit. The website also states what constitutes an academic auto admit. Nothing else is considered for admissions. TAMU received 10K more applications last year than previous year. Mays was said to be full by mid October instead of mid Nov of previous cycles. http://admissions.tamu.edu/freshman/admitted
    2. Academic Admits*
    You qualify for academic admission, if you:
    rank in the top quarter of your graduating class on or before the application deadline, and meet test score minimums SAT: Total score of 1360 with at least 620 Math and 660 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW)
    ACT: Composite score of 30 with at least 27 English and 27 Math
    satisfy the State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy, and
    make sure all required documents are received by the application deadline.
    This is the last admission cycle to allow for academic admits. *Beginning with applicants for Fall 2021, academic admission will no longer be available.
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  • mjette1mjette1 6 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    We were having trouble tonight with the SRAR section. Everything saved except the GPA and class rank. Is anyone else experiencing this issue?
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  • Tam1233Tam1233 45 replies6 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    We had to get out and go back in a few times to get it to save.
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  • S18D20momS18D20mom 310 replies12 threadsRegistered User Member
    @52AG82 Congrats to your daughter! Last year the event was held at REED and there was a keynote speaker. The students had nice PES medals in their seats. They did not announce the students or call them up to recognize them, probably because there were maybe 300 PES Scholars. Following the speaker, there was a reception with appetizers and the students were to meet with their donors, but unfortunately my son's donor was not able to attend. I know that prior to the event the students had a meeting where they found out who their donors were and wrote a thank you note. Hope this is helpful.
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  • 52AG8252AG82 425 replies1 threadsRegistered User Member
    @S18D20mom super helpful info-thanks!! Congrats to your son, as well. We stumbled on the wall of PES donors several weeks ago, when buying a laptop at the MacResource Center, lower level MSC, tucked away in a corner, opposite the MacR store. I told my daughter it’ll make for a great photo op at some point.
    A medal-that’s cool!
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  • 52AG8252AG82 425 replies1 threadsRegistered User Member
    @AggieMomhelp that is so cool!! Love that your parents are so invested! Hoping my daughter’s PES donors are involved like that!
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  • chercheurchercheur 1296 replies9 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    That is so wonderful, @AggieMomhelp ! I hope these younger ones will follow your parents' example and continue to support the students and the university. What great people your parents must be!
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  • AggieMomhelpAggieMomhelp 1687 replies2 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @chercheur thank you. They consider it a privilege and they are also fortunate to live soo close! I know it would be hard for long distance sponsors. There are quite a few events.
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  • mjette1mjette1 6 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Should we project activity hours as a senior or leave it blank?
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  • 52AG8252AG82 425 replies1 threadsRegistered User Member
    @mjette1 are you talking about the A&M application? You only list things the student has done thru end of junior year (or I guess if they did something cool this summer).
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  • AggieMomhelpAggieMomhelp 1687 replies2 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    My son(class of 2022) put down senior activities that were planned. Soccer, nhs, work etc. they want to see consistently and growth in activities.
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  • Runu824Runu824 8 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    I am wandering what is my son's chance to get admission in Texas [email protected] Engineering?
    He is top 13 percentile in his class.
    SAT -1450( Math sub-score-720);
    Math 2 subject test-800
    GPA: Unweighted-3.66, weighted: 97.44(100 GPA scale)
    AP class: Chemistry, Physics 1, Physics 2 Calculus BC,Computer science A, English Language, Psychology, Human Geography, World History, US History.
    12th grade AP class: Physics C, Environmental science, Computer science principle, Government & Economics, English Literature.
    He had shadow experience and Internship in Engineering companies in summer.
    He took Orchestra class throughout the high school year, won lots of awards in local
    and state level.
    200 hr volunteer hr.
    He will apply early( before October 15th).
    I would really appreciate your response.
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