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TAMU Application NMF Question

barca2018barca2018 22 replies5 postsRegistered User Junior Member
DS20 is applying for TAMU engineering for Fall 2020. DS is trying to apply early being out of state. The application has a question: Are you a National Merit Semifinalist?Based on his PSAT and SAT, DS will be a semifinalist but will be notified in September. I hear the engineering slots at TAMU get filled up quickly. Does anyone have any thoughts how to get around this and still be able to apply early?
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  • BingeWatcherBingeWatcher 822 replies7 postsRegistered User Member
    I don't know the answer to your question. I am cheering your son on. NMF would give him instate tuition.
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  • Eeyore123Eeyore123 1321 replies19 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited July 14
    The EA deadline for engineering is Oct 15th. I would just get everything ready and then hit submit when you get the NMSF confirmation. I don't think applying before Oct 15th helps.
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  • barca2018barca2018 22 replies5 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    @bingewatcher Thanks
    @Eeyore123 Thanks. My understanding was that if you apply early at A&M you find out a lot sooner. May be it is different for engineering.
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  • SybyllaSybylla 3562 replies40 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited July 14
    Engineering admission is holistic, early acceptance to the school is irrelevant if engineering is the only desired major. Go to the TAMU subforum (if you can find it in this new hell).
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  • chercheurchercheur 1296 replies9 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited July 14
    Congrats to you and your son! It sounds like you know he's above the predicted cut off score. I would go ahead and select YES. They know the kids aren't officially notified until a certain date. They will be able to verify his status when results are released.

    Edited to add: Letters of recommendation are optional for admission; however, being NM will put him in the running for some scholarships which do require 2 letters of recommendation. Those can be submitted after the application, but I would definitely get 2 letters uploaded through Howdy shortly after he applies.
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  • chercheurchercheur 1296 replies9 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited July 14
    Go to the TAMU subforum (if you can find it in this new hell).

    @Sybylla You're on it, LOL! :smiley:
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  • TXRunningMomTXRunningMom 289 replies16 postsRegistered User Member
    @barca2018 , definitely check yes and submit your application early for engineering! I had the same question last year with my daughter; I'm not sure why they have it on there like that since no one knows officially until September! TAMU has an awesome program for NMF!
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