My son is a sophomore in H.S. He is becoming more and more interested in A&M for college and joining the corps. He is now thinking mainly Navy. The only NROTC school (OU) in Oklahoma is a huge rival to our family's main alma mater (OSU), so son says, "no way am I going to OU, mom!" Thus, we are facing out-of-state schools only. My concerns over A&M are related to admissions. we live in RURAL Oklahoma, meaning his class size is 13. I have checked out the required classwork for admissions to TAMU and our school is likely to be short about two classes - meaning, we don't even offer them at all (a fourth science and HS world geography). DS is ranked #1 in class with a 4.0, which he can most likely sustain until he graduates knowing the upcoming classes, teachers and ds's personality. He is FFA, CAP, basketball, track, cross country, class president, church leader, yadda yadda. so his specs are fairly strong I'd say, but without a 30 on ACT for automatic admit, how hard is it going to be to get in A&M?? forgot to mention that my father (his grandfather) is a TAMU alum, will this help? we are prepared to pay some for his college in case he cannot get it all paid for out of state, but right now I'm most concerned about getting admitted!!! we plan to attend JCAP this fall when he is a junior. your thoughts 'O great board??