Applying to Texas A&M University
By Aaron Rose
To be admitted to Texas A&M University, you must have taken:
4 Years of English
4 Years of Math(Algebra 1&2, Geometry, and a fourth course)
4 Years of Science (Two must come from Biology 1, Chemistry 1, or Physics 1)
2 years of the same foreign language.
Class Rank is important, too:
Automatic Admission to top 10%, of graduating class
Top 25% admitted with reading and math SAT score of 1300, composite ACT score of 30 with a 27 in English and Math
The application fee is $75 and you can call (979) 845-1060 for information.
The annual cost for tuition and fees(based on 15 semester hours) is $9,006, with $1,246 estimated for supplies.
Housing on-campus costs around $2,958 and you can contact the housing office at
979.845.4744 ext. 4745
Scholarships and AP Tests
One scholarship opportunity is the National Merit Scholarship, given to students who take the PSAT, qualify as National Merit Scholar Finalists, and select Texas A&M as their first choice institution. This award is $40,000 paid out over four years.
To contact the scholarship office, call: 979-845-3982
The AP credit policy varies according to class, while generally a score of 3 will merit 3 semester hours while a score of four or five will merit 6.
The credit transfer policy works on a review basis, with credits from larger colleges accepted more easily than those from smaller schools.
To arrange a campus visit, register for one at www.tamu.edu
Letters of recommendation are not required for application, but may still be sent.