Texas A&M University Counselor Connection Update
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Texas A&M University - Admission Decisions
The extension of our admission deadline to accommodate students impacted by Hurricane Harvey slightly delayed our decision timeline but we are happy to report that all final admission decisions have been released and we are anticipating an amazing group of students on campus this fall. It was another extremely competitive admission cycle with more than 42,000 applications received by the university. We experienced an increase in the number of applicants who qualified for automatic admission - both Top 10% and Academic admits. In addition, more than 26,000 students were scored through the holistic review process. Approximately 20,000 students were offered full admission to the university.

Here’s a quick look at the alternative admission pathways offered to some of your students.

Aggie Gateway to Success (Gateway) is a summer provisional admission program that gives students a unique chance to gain full admission to the university the following fall semester. Approximately 450 students were given the opportunity to participate in Gateway.

Blinn Team Program (TEAM) is a collaborative admission program between Texas A&M University and Blinn College. Students are co-enrolled at both institutions. 1200 students were selected to be a part of TEAM.

Higher Education Center at McAllen (HECM) will host its inaugural class this fall offering majors in the fields of Agriculture, Biomedical Sciences, Engineering and Public Health. Students will begin their college career in McAllen and have the option to complete their degree at the HECM or transition to College Station through the change of major process. To date, 320 students were given this unique opportunity.

Engineering Academy at Blinn-Bryan (TEAB) provides students an opportunity to pursue their engineering degree in a co-enrollment program between Texas A&M University and Blinn College-Bryan Campus. Just over 600 students were chosen to participate in TEAB.

Engineering at Galveston (EAG) allows students to begin their engineering studies on the Texas A&M Galveston campus and to complete their engineering degree in College Station as part of the College of Engineering. This year approximately 1200 students were given an opportunity to be a part of EAG.

Program for System Admission (PSA) offers students who are denied freshman admission the opportunity to enroll in a Texas A&M system school for one year with the intention of achieving guaranteed transfer admission to Texas A&M College Station upon successful completion of the program. Approximately 11500 students were given the PSA option.

Please encourage your students to check their admission status on the Applicant Information System (AIS) via the Howdy portal at Howdy.tamu.edu. The deadline for them to accept their admission offer is May 1.

As we put the wraps on this admission cycle, we are already looking ahead to the 2018-2019 admission season.

We will begin accepting applications for Fall 2019 beginning July 1, 2018. Both the ApplyTexas and Coalition applications will be available to your students and the deadline to apply is December 1, 2018. We recommend that students fill out the application completely in lieu of submitting a resume.

New for this admission cycle, we are only requiring students to submit one essay – essay prompt A. While the optional essays will still be viewable as part of the application, only Essay A will be reviewed for admission.

We anticipate other minor changes for the admission cycle and will be sharing those at the Texas Together Counselor Updates. Please make your plans to join us. Details about the updates will be posted on the Admissions website at admissions.tamu.edu/counselors.

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