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TAMU- 2024 After you've been accepted... questions and answers

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  • 2020Outlook2020Outlook 17 replies0 threads Junior Member
    In Phase II of the Housing Application, what is the "Roommate Selection Opt-In"? It comes right after the "Lifestyle Questions". I thought the student filled out the Lifestyle Questions, and then somehow had a chance to match up to a roommate early in Spring.
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  • bargainshopper75bargainshopper75 50 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @2020Outlook
    Roommate Selection Opt-In would enable other students to search the student’s profile in Roommate Finder and link up as roommates. Not everyone may want to participate in Roommate Finder, so have the option of opting out.
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  • 2020Outlook2020Outlook 17 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Thank you. So, if he is filling out the Lifestyle Questions, and trying to find a compatible roommate, he would want to Opt-In? That is what you are saying?
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  • bargainshopper75bargainshopper75 50 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @2020Outlook
    Yes, he should Opt-In if wanting to find a roommate
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  • probablygoing2CSprobablygoing2CS 1 replies0 threads New Member
    Hi. I just found out I got into engineering a few days ago. I haven't started on my scholarships app but I'm wondering how long I should make the individual questions they ask such as "Why major in computer science?" "Why TAMU?" etc
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  • bargainshopper75bargainshopper75 50 replies0 threads Junior Member
    I just joined the Facebook page “Texas A&M Class of 2024 - Parents Only.” Come join!! (search, and then answer a couple questions for Admins to approve request to join).
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  • chmakachmaka 4 replies0 threads New Member
    edited November 16
    This is an Aggie Mom question...

    I am in an area that does not have an Aggie Moms club. I have sent the interest form, but haven't gotten any information yet about "being adopted." I have a friend who said she is pretty sure that "adopted aggies" can't participate in the Scholarship applications within the club or anything like that. What is the advantage of joining a club as an Adopted mom if students aren't really thought of as full members? Has anyone been adopted? What was your experience?
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  • 2020Outlook2020Outlook 17 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Does anyone know if it is important to complete Phase II of housing at the exact time it opens? I believe Phase I got my son is place, "in line". Phase II opens one day this week precisely at 4:27 PM. He isn't available until late in the evening that day. I didn't think Phase II mattered so much, but that time is so precise, I'm not sure?
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  • bargainshopper75bargainshopper75 50 replies0 threads Junior Member
    edited November 16
    @2020Outlook
    It’s not important to immediately complete Phase 2 when it opens. In fact, I’m not really sure why they assign specific opening time-slots... maybe just to stagger people making updates in the system? Anyway, the entries just need to be done sometime before Phase 3 / March when Roommate Finder opens.
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  • 2020Outlook2020Outlook 17 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Thank you very much! Seems strange to have it down to the minute, but I didn't think it mattered.
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  • AggieMomhelpAggieMomhelp 1972 replies3 threads Senior Member
    Correct. Only phase 1 matters for time slot to select room.
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  • kmacrnakmacrna 36 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Questions regarding NSC... My son has been accepted to Engineering which he is ecstatic about! But have been waiting on doing a formal acceptance because we are hoping for some scholarship money which is an important determining factor for us. I am worried if he doesn't sign up for his NSC now his options may be substantially limited by the time he has any firm information regarding scholarship. By signing up for NSC, is it binding? And is there a deposit? If so, is it refundable? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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  • SybyllaSybylla 3969 replies50 threads Senior Member
    edited November 18
    Signing up for NSC commits you to the cost of NSC, but you can always cancel, but you wont get a refund. NSC is seen as acceptance to TAMU, but it is not binding. Are you OOS? Are you NMF? What are you hoping to end up paying?
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  • kmacrnakmacrna 36 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Thank you @Sybylla. DS is an in-state/auto-admit. He is a commended national merit, not finalist. We are just hoping for anything and will need to compare to other schools total costs to attend.
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  • SybyllaSybylla 3969 replies50 threads Senior Member
    So you need it to cost the almost nothing it would cost you at say UTD, TT, maybe UH, Alabama etc?
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  • kmacrnakmacrna 36 replies0 threads Junior Member
    I'm not understanding your question and why you are asking it actually. Costs are very personal and we are just evaluating all options.
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  • UpstateSCmomUpstateSCmom 35 replies0 threads Junior Member
    My daughter got an email last week that she was admitted. Unfortunately not into her 1st choice. Apparently her 1st choice had already filled up. We are OOS and were not aware that applying early was that crucial. She did not apply until Nov. 3rd was admitted within a few days. If she requests to change her major, will that take it back to not admitted? And excuse my ignorance, what are we supposed to do next? Should we do something about housing before she accepts the admission? She has no idea if she wants to go and start in a different major.
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  • SybyllaSybylla 3969 replies50 threads Senior Member
    What is her first choice? IMO there is zero point in pursuing any OOS school that flat out won't admit you to the major. It looks like you already have USC? I wouldn't look back.
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  • UpstateSCmomUpstateSCmom 35 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Sybylla wrote: »
    What is her first choice? IMO there is zero point in pursuing any OOS school that flat out won't admit you to the major. It looks like you already have USC? I wouldn't look back.

    Her first choice was Viz in the school of Architecture (did not choose a 2nd choice in Arch however). Her 2nd choice was Journalism, same major she did get admitted to at USC. My hubby is an A&M Alumni and my kid lived in College Station until right before High School, so there is a a certain nostalgia related to A&M. She would only go to A&M if she got money to waive OOS and had a chance to transfer into Viz. USC is the better school for Journalism IMO.
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  • AggieMomhelpAggieMomhelp 1972 replies3 threads Senior Member
    Nsc isn’t binding until you go to nsc. Even then you aren’t contracted. You can withdraw/drop before school starts. No worries. Nsc is probably non refundable but I can’t remember for sure.

    Getting scholarship Money is tough at tamu. Not sure why, but it is.

    And most schools I would think would want you to apply as soon as possible. Nothing good comes from waiting especially if you are auto or academic admit. Several majors are extremely competitive and thus fill up quick. Viz is unfortunately one of those. If she changes her major now she is still accepted to the university. It is not based on major.
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