What are my chances?

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  1. Jarhead1775

    Jarhead1775 Member

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    I'm very interested in attending a Senior Military College (most interested in VMI, TAMU) and wanted to post my "stats" to see what my chances are. If you could take a few minutes to reply, it would be more than helpful.

    ACADEMICS:
    After Freshman and Sophomore years, GPA - 3.34 (scored 3.667 in first quarter of Junior year)

    Taking all enriched classes (4.5 scale) and 1 AP class (United States History)

    Awarded recognition as a Rotary Scholar during Sophomore year

    Honor Roll

    Scored a 161 on PSAT (predicted SAT score: 1500 lowest, 1820 highest)

    I plan on taking AP Literature and AP Government my Senior year

    ATHLETICS:
    3 years of football (plan to play senior year as well) 1 year of Freshman, 1 of JV, and 1 of Varsity

    I plan on doing Track and Field this upcoming spring

    OTHER ACTIVITIES:
    Culture Club member

    Link Crew Leader

    A Capella Choir

    Show Choir


    Thank you so much in advance!

    -Eli
     
  2. Lawman32RPD

    Lawman32RPD Member

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    If you are looking at TAMU I’m sure you’ve gone to the website. http://corps.tamu.edu/. There are backdoors to TAMU as well, including the BLINN Team and TAMU Galveston. You can talk to Corps members by e-mailing them or calling them, see http://corps.tamu.edu/contact-us ; this includes links to the ROTC detachments, the Corps itself, and related units. In the “Connect” tab you can find a link to e-mail questions to Corps members (students) as well as Corps staff (paid staff members, principally retired service members). I also send you a private message. Regardless of whether or not you are "contracted" (scholarship) TAMU Cadets from out of state pay in-state tuition. If you can, you should consider visiting TAMU. At the website you'll see various options for visiting, including spending the night programs. Most of the other SMCs offer similar programs. No one school is right for everyone. There are significant differences, and some simularities, between the various SMCs. At VMI 96% of the instructors hold terminal degrees in their field of speciality, and most of your classes will be small - there is no hiding there. At TAMU you'll be recognizable (you'll wear your uniform) and though there are around 2,100 cadets at TAMU, there are about 50,000 students (graduate and undergraduate) which means you can "hide" a bit more. It also means your classes as a freshman will likely be quite large. A big school like Virginia Tech or TAMU offers a lot of economies of scale in terms of student activities; a smaller school like VMI or The Citadel offers more up close and personal attention. As I understand it, at VMI your class year (brother Rats) is a bigger deal than the "unit" you are with; at TAMU units are a bigger deal. You have to get into TAMU to join the Corps there. There is a higher percetnage of out of state students in the Corps at TAMU than the general TAMU population, but neither is high. That means it is harder for parents to visit or for you to get away on the weekend - not a good thing or a bad thing, but just a 'thing' you need to be aware of. Good luck.
     
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    Wow thank you both very much! Yes, I have searched the TAMU Corps website up and down and will be visiting in the near future. Thanks again.
     

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