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Chance me for the texas a&m engineering academy!

currenteaglecurrenteagle 25 replies1 threads Junior Member
edited June 18 in Texas A&M University
I was just prequalified and finished the official application for the program. I'm doing the one at HCC.
SAT scores: math:500 english: 590
TSI scores: math: 367 reading: exempt
Math placement score: Precalculus ready
No extra curricular
1 AP class (Computer Science A)
GPA: 3.1961
edited June 18
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  • kbbealekbbeale 30 replies0 threads Junior Member
    All their prequalified emails must have come out today! My son was prequalified through Alamo Community in San Antonio. Hopefully the answers from TAMU come quickly. This has been a process!!!
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  • currenteaglecurrenteagle 25 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Is it just me or is the engineering academy program not very well known? when I mentioned it to three advisors at HCC in december, they didn't know what I was talking about. I also mentioned it to my friends who wanted to do TAMU engineering and they had no idea about it either. In fact, I only found out about it cause I stumbled on it while searching about how to transfer to TAMU.
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  • currenteaglecurrenteagle 25 replies1 threads Junior Member
    bumping, my app is currently under review. is it possible for me to get in the program?
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  • EngDad2024EngDad2024 7 replies0 threads New Member
    My son was told by A&M admissions that decisions would be released in April.
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  • currenteaglecurrenteagle 25 replies1 threads Junior Member
    bump
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  • EngDad2024EngDad2024 7 replies0 threads New Member
    Hang in there, decisions are coming out.

    The wait was so long, but my son received his acceptance a little over a week ago. He had applied very early (mid January) to the Brenham academy, after applying to A&M in August. (He was offered PSA in February or March.)

    So fingers crossed your offer could come soon.
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  • currenteaglecurrenteagle 25 replies1 threads Junior Member
    bumping. I'm a little worried. I thought my admission was secured but there's a small possibility that I might not get in due to my SAT scores and no extracurriculars....
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  • kbbealekbbeale 30 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Your SAT is right in line with my sons. He has a number of school-related ECs, and some volunteer hours. 4 year HS engineering student, all AP classes, he's in PreAP Pre Cal now. we're still waiting....

    I had him call TAMU admissions the other day. They said they have until the END OF JULY to give answers for Engineering Academy students. Thats just not acceptable. As much as we want the Academy for him, we're going to have to look elsewhere, we just cant wait until the end of July to move on to another school - how could anyone get into a dorm with 3 weeks till school starts?

    Last ditch effort, *Im* calling the school in San Antonio next week to talk to the lady that works with these kids and TAMU. I just don't see how it is possible they can put these kids off that long.
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  • currenteaglecurrenteagle 25 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Our decisions should come out around the same time since our application was sent to review on the same day (3/20?) but yeah it seems like in all of the academies, the admission process is slow. I applied for prequalification in december and received it in march. I think we will get it next in may, hopefully next week.Somebody in here said you receive a decision 4-8 weeks after it goes to review. Here's the calendar from HCC website


    January 1, 2020, Texas A&M Engineering Academy application opens

    Mid-March 2020, Admission decisions from Texas A&M will begin and continue on a rolling basis.

    June 26, 2020, This is the last day to be prequalified by HCC. Any requested information for prequalification must be received by close of business, 5:00 pm Central Standard Time.

    June 30, 2020, Texas A&M Engineering Academy application closes.

    July 10, 2020, All supporting credentials must be received by close of business at Texas A&M or at the regional office in Houston.
    July 24, 2020, All final admission decisions will be released on or before this date.

    July 31, 2020, This is the deadline for students to accept an offer of admission from Texas A&M.


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  • ilovetamuilovetamu 5 replies2 threads New Member
    @EngDad2024 If you don't mind me asking, what were his SAT/ACT scores and how was his course rigor? I'm applying for the Brenham academy as well and am trying to gauge how competitive it is to get a spot. I was offered PSA as well through A&M.
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  • currenteaglecurrenteagle 25 replies1 threads Junior Member
    also I would like to add that I do remember them asking on the official app what math classes above Algebra II that I took and I said statistics and pre-calculus (I'm currently taking both at the same time) so I think that could factor in my math readiness.
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  • EngDad2024EngDad2024 7 replies0 threads New Member
    @ilovetamu
    My son had an ACT composite score of 30, and a math sub score of 30. He is taking AP Calculus AB this year.
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  • somehighschoolgirlsomehighschoolgirl 32 replies0 threads Junior Member
    I got accepted to the one through HHC in April
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  • currenteaglecurrenteagle 25 replies1 threads Junior Member
    got an email from the program specialist saying that wait time is up to 8 weeks for an admission decision. it's been 7 weeks and 4 days since my app was sent into review. so hopefully I get a decision this week? I doubt it though...
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  • MomOfTeens77MomOfTeens77 76 replies1 threads Junior Member
    EngDad2024 wrote: »
    @ilovetamu
    My son had an ACT composite score of 30, and a math sub score of 30. He is taking AP Calculus AB this year.

    EngDad2024, your son was not accepted to CS A&M with ACT scores like that? That's a little scary. Pretty high score on ACT. Congratulations on his acceptance to Academy. That's great!
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  • currenteaglecurrenteagle 25 replies1 threads Junior Member
    EngDad2024 wrote: »
    @ilovetamu
    My son had an ACT composite score of 30, and a math sub score of 30. He is taking AP Calculus AB this year.

    EngDad2024, your son was not accepted to CS A&M with ACT scores like that? That's a little scary. Pretty high score on ACT. Congratulations on his acceptance to Academy. That's great!

    that's what I was thinking too, maybe he wasnt rejected but just decided to go to the academy? I hear of a lot of academic excellent kids rejecting their offers at universities and going to CC instead. I hope that's the case because if not then I fear for all of the future classes trying to apply....
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  • currenteaglecurrenteagle 25 replies1 threads Junior Member
    I feel like I'm going to get rejected.... I don't know why I didnt just retake the SATs... I thought my admission to the academy would be secured since I am considered pre-calculus ready.
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  • EngDad2024EngDad2024 7 replies0 threads New Member
    He was offered PSA. Unfortunately he wasn't very motivated the 1st 3 semesters of high school and then was unable to get his class rank out of the hole by the end of his junior year. But he is determined to make the most of his academy opportunity.
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  • currenteaglecurrenteagle 25 replies1 threads Junior Member
    so I was denied :( is there a way for me to appeal? I cant believe this...
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  • currenteaglecurrenteagle 25 replies1 threads Junior Member
    edited May 28
    Honestly, even though I'm kind of sad. There is some good to this. I now have my sights set on transferring to University of Houston.
    -I wont have to worry about ETAM
    -more diverse
    -will easily get into computer science
    -i can choose my schedule instead of having the engineering academy advisor choose my classes for me.
    -The fastest way to get to spring branch (the campus required for academy students) is 30 minutes (and thats without traffic) and also that route has a toll. Now that I think about it, there would have been no way I could do good with that
    -UH wont see my horrible SAT score


    though I'm kind of sad that I won't get to experience the aggie bond. Everyone seems really nice over there.But this application process has made me into a better person. I will not let this stop me from working hard and making past me proud. Best wishes to everyone. wish me luck!! university of houston here I come!!!!
    edited May 28
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