Am I on track for acceptance to Texas A&M University?

Discussion in 'Publicly and Privately Funded Military Colleges' started by ajwilliams96, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. ajwilliams96

    ajwilliams96 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2011
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    Am I on track for acceptance to Texas A&M University with NROTC looking at my first two years of high school?

    Freshman Year

    Academics

    - Two Honors Courses (Honors Chemistry and Honors Geometry)
    - Two Electives (Multimedia Design and Concert Band)
    - Maximum Number of Credits
    - Honors Community Service (50+ Community Service Hours)
    - GPA - 2.957

    School Sports

    - None

    Student Government

    - Elected Ninth Grade Class Council Officer

    Extracurricular

    - Volunteer at the Children's Section of the Local Library
    - Judge in the Lower School Science Fair
    - Performed in the School Spring Drama Production
    - Member of Church Youth Group
    - Host at an School Information Session
    - Wrote and Acted for the School Drama Festival
    - Member of the Chess Team
    - Summer Volunteer at a Hospital

    Sophomore Year (so far)

    Academics

    - Two Honors Courses (Honors Biology and Honors Algebra II)
    - One AP Course (AP World History)
    - Two Electives (Introduction to Computer Science and Concert Band)
    - Maximum Number of Credits
    - Honors Community Service (50+ Community Service Hours)
    - GPA - 3.25 (as of the end of last quarter)
    - PSAT - 184 (without prior preparation)

    School Sports

    - Junior Varsity Cross Country
    - Junior Varsity Swimming
    - Junior Varsity Tennis

    Student Government

    - Elected Tenth Grade Class Council Officer
    - Elected Student Council Secretary (Highest Student Council Position Available to a Sophomore)

    Extracurricular

    - Volunteering at the Children's Section of the Local Library
    - Performed in the Fall and Spring Drama Productions
    - Member of the Technical Crews for the Fall and Spring Drama Productions
    - Member of Church Youth Group
    - Founding Member of a Junior State of America chapter (Offered the position of Director of Debate for next year)
    - Model United Nations Delegate
    - Wrote and Acted for the School Drama Festival
    - Staff Writer for the School Newspaper
    - Member of the Community Service Board
    - Member of the Future Business Leaders of America chapter
    - Founding Officer of the 40 Hour Famine Chapter
    - Member of the Chess Club
    - Host at School Open Houses
    - Vice President of the Sports Writing Club
     
  2. Lawman32RPD

    Lawman32RPD Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2011
    Messages:
    254
    Likes Received:
    115
    That is a question best discussed with the TAMU admissions office and with the Corps Center staff. If you haven't done so already it might be a good idea to talk to Corps staff directly, see http://corps.tamu.edu/. You can also access the site at www.tamu.edu and go the Corps tab. There are a lot of "academic admits" to TAMU and a great deal will depend on your class rank and/or standardized test scores (SAT's and ACT's). You might also want to consider some "Plan B's". One can be the Blinn Team. If offered Blinn but not full acceptance, consider taking it. You live in the Corps dorms, do the Corps stuff, and take some courses at Blinn and some at TAMU. You are full fledged member of the Corps and have essentially all of the benefits of full TAMU acceptance. If you do well at Blinn you transfer over to TAMU full time in a few semesters. You can also apply to TAMU/Galveston. If you do the Corps there for year and have a 2.5 you can come over to TAMU at BCS (Bryan College Station). You'll do a semester as Fish in one of the squadrons and you can either then stay in that squadron or go to a different unit. Explore all of your options and other schools, discuss it with your parents to see what works for ya'll financially, and make the most of the opportunities that you have. Again, because TAMU is so big and because of the academic admits, test scores and GPA's are important. Start with the PSAT and consider SAT or ACT review courses or self study programs if you find you might need some assistance in that regard. Best wishes and good luck.
     
  3. ajwilliams96

    ajwilliams96 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2011
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    ... Bump...
     

Share This Page