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Denied admission

Jenni20Jenni20 3 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 5 New Member
edited November 2008 in Texas A&M University
I had planned to transfer to TAMU for the Spring '09 term, but I just received a rejection letter and I don't understand why. I have a 3.6 GPA, have been on the deans list for two semesters, and am in good academic standings with my current University (which is an A&M branch). In high school I had good act and sat scores and was tenth in my class, but they didn't let me in then either. I tried to call for an explanation but there is never anyone available to take my call. Any idea?
edited November 2008
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  • sinornithoidessinornithoides 8 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 11 New Member
    Did you follow transfer classes on TAMU's degree tracks? I spoke with an advisor last week and she told me that if you have not completed certain courses on the degree track they will NOT consider you for admission. If you have any W, WF, or I on your transcript that could really hurt your chances for admission. If that is not the case that is just baffling.

    Also, you said you were tenth in your class in high school and they still denied your acceptance? They is very odd because A&M accepts most students from high school that are in the top 10% of their class.
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  • mcalvelloxxmcalvelloxx 231 replies19 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 250 Junior Member
    Jenni20, I hate when a college rejects a good student. Admissions can be so unfair!

    Now I'm scared. I will end up with a 3.66 by the time I apply for spring admission. I actually have a W in my transcript.

    sinornithoides, is one W really that bad? I dropped my class algebra class because I decided to take math for non math/science majors. Is that a good reason?

    Jenni20, have you consider applying to UT?
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  • Jenni20Jenni20 3 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Out of my 49 hours at my current university, going on 66, I have only dropped one course and received an X for it and that was because I realized that I didn't need that course. With my letter they sent me a list of all my transferrable courses and it looked like the majority of them would transfer over. So I guess I'm still just really confused. I'm actually kind of mad because I have a friend who went to Blinn College and she automatically gets accepted because of that, and no offence, but her scores and GPA are not as good as mine. Sorry to rant, but I just think they owe me an explanation.
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  • JHB619JHB619 366 replies14 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 380 Member
    Well, there's always OU. LOL
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  • mcalvelloxxmcalvelloxx 231 replies19 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 250 Junior Member
    "Well, there's always OU. LOL"
    OMG I'm laughing so hard!!
    ___

    Yeah apparently A&M likes people who go to Blinn.
    Crap, now I'm thinking that I won't get in since I go to Austin CC :(

    Jenni20, what are your plans now?
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  • sinornithoidessinornithoides 8 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 11 New Member
    Blinn College has a program that if you go there for two years and have a 3.0 GPA or higher you are automatically admitted into TAMU. I can only imagine that many transfer students are coming from Blinn, making it harder for transfer students at any other colleges to get accepted.

    Honestly Jenni20 you should try to transfer over to UT-Austin instead.
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  • Jenni20Jenni20 3 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Thanks for the advice everyone. I had actually not considered UT until now, unfortunately its to late to apply for the spring 09 term, and I'm afraid that if I wait til next fall I will already have to many hours built up to transfer. I am actually still waiting on a reply from Baylor and hoping its not the same fate considering that both schools have a lot of the same standards.
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  • bandnerd91321bandnerd91321 381 replies15 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 396 Member
    Being 10th in your graduating class you were probably top 10%, so you were an auto admit. What's up with that?
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  • zanerdude09zanerdude09 126 replies13 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 139 Junior Member
    Call and find out WHY!! Better yet, go visit.
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  • Jenni20Jenni20 3 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Ok, so finally someone called me back and apparently they didn't let me in because as a biology major, I was missing 3 hours of chemisty. So now I'm aggrivated that because I was short three hours they didn't let me in. I am also double majoring with Psychology and I didn't have enough upper level math class so thats also why. Sorry but I think thats stupid.
    And in regards to the tenth in my class, it was a small class, only about 60 people so that doesn't put me in the top ten percent, but still I felt like my ACT and SAT scores were strong enough then that it shouldn't have mattered. But I'm over it. I got into Baylor and maybe eventually will transfer to UT. But I'm through trying to get into A&M.
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  • bandnerd91321bandnerd91321 381 replies15 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 396 Member
    You better check with UT admissions as well. I am sure transfer requirements are comparable and those missing classes are probably needed there, too.
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  • rfwcphs1rfwcphs1 201 replies35 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 236 Junior Member
    As far as the top 10% rule goes. Just like UT-Austin the top 10% rule eliminates a huge number of applicants from the pool. Because the colleges HAVE to accept top 10% that only leaves a small number of spots open for non top 10%'ers. So if you weren't there or your school doesn't rank you have to be STELLAR, to set yourself apart, at both TAMU and UT. So if your SATs were "ok" that could have been something keeping you from being accepted in the first place. I know you, Jenni20, probably already know this being from Texas but I just wanted to let OOS students know too. I'm really sorry about your denial, that just seems unfair. But I agree with everyone else check UT because there might be a chance you could be CAPPED and later transfer.
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  • hookem168hookem168 3022 replies184 discussions- Posts: 3,206 Senior Member
    ^ jenni, that comment about you not being an official "top 10%er" because of your small class size is just not true. I currently attend a small private school in Austin with a graduating class of less than 40 students. The top 10% rule still applies for us...I'm valedictorian; I would know. I've been told frequently by A&M, UT-Austin, etc., that I'm in automatically. Anyway, it was definitely not the size of your class that makes you not top 10%. Maybe your school wasn't accredited or something :(
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  • rfwcphs1rfwcphs1 201 replies35 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 236 Junior Member
    Well technically if she is not 1,2,3,4,5, or 6 in her class of 60 students, she isn't in the official top 10%. Therefore the top 10% rule doesn't apply, she isn't auto-accepted. And "definitely not the size of your class that makes you not top 10%" how is that true? Class size and rank are the factors that calculate percentages.
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  • hookem168hookem168 3022 replies184 discussions- Posts: 3,206 Senior Member
    ohhhhhhhh gotcha. I thought she was saying that "since her class size was very small, the Texas law about top 10% doesn't apply" or something. Well, yeah, obviously if she was below 6th, she wasn't top 10%.
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