A&M's Junior Cadet Accessions Program and applying as an out-of-state student?

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  1. Syko

    Syko New Member

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    I am very interested in enrolling in A&M but I am a Ohio resident; giving me a huge disadvantage in applications. I was discussing this issue with my SASI (I am a sophmore going on junior and AFJROTC cadet) an he told me about JCAP and how attending the program will qualify me for in state tuition at A&M if I enrolled as well as give me better chance of getting accepted. My issue with this camp is the transportation as I would have to fly there due to living on the other side of the country. Does JCAP have any opportunity to help with transportation there and is it really that important to help me get accepted into A&M? My high school is very competitive and I have (last time it was recorded and ranked) a GPA of 3.77, I take all advanced classes and next year I am taking two honors and one AP class, I am decorated within my AFJROTC unit and have held numerous leadership positions, I have over a hundred hours of community service (many of which are military related such as volunteering at my local VA hospital and volunteering at the Air Force marathon), and my SASI is an Aggie and a very, very decorated retired Air Force pilot who can write me a very good recommendation letter for anything I want.
     
  2. BlindROTC

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    Are you talking about Texas A&M? For out-of-state residents, admission is automatic if they rank in the top 25% of their class and also have a high enough SAT or ACT test score. For SAT, it has to be 1300 CR+M, with 600 minimum for each of critical reading and math. For ACT, it has to be 30, with at least 27 each in math and English. Those could change by the time you apply, but if you meet those criteria, admission is automatic. And then once you join the Corps of Cadets, in-state tuition waiver is near-automatic.

    This is only to address your comment about "huge disadvantage in applications"; in fact, you don't have a huge disadvantage. With a 3.77 GPA now, the automatic academic admission should be within reach.

    I don't know anything about JCAP or your other questions.
     
  3. Packer

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    BlindROTC gives you good advice on getting in. Top 25% and good SAT/ACT scores guarantees you admission.

    I am not aware of any financial assistance for travel to JCAP. It is a good program that gives you a little insight into the Corp of Cadets but it is really a recruiting program. If you attend JCAP you will receive a small scholarship ($1000-$1500). Texas A&M grants instate tuition to anyone that competes with Texas residents for a scholarship and earns one worth at least $1000 so that is how JCAP gets you instate tuition. I am pretty sure that even if you don't go to JCAP if you are admitted and join the Corps they will find a scholarship to give you to allow you to receive instate tuition. About a year ago they told us there was not a single out of state member of the CoC that was paying non-resident tuition. Good luck, keep getting good grades and do well on your SAT/ACT.
     
  4. Syko

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    So really even without JCAP I am looking really good for admission and if I join the Corps (which obviously I am) then I will get in state tuition. I figured it would be more difficult than that.
     

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