If I haven't received a decision by now does it mean I am getting denied?
No; due to the increasing number of students who qualify for automatic admission to Texas A&M, we must closely monitor our class size to determine how many students from holistic review may be admitted and when. The goal is for all students applying for the fall semester to receive a decision by the end of March.
Can I send new information to help with the decision making process?
Yes; Texas A&M will only consider documents that were received by the admission deadline. This includes updated transcripts reflecting a new class rank.
Should I change my major? Will that give me a better chance of being admitted?
No; choice of major is not considered when making the admission decision to the University. Most majors are determined on a first come, first served basis. There are several colleges at Texas A&M with additional admissions criteria and enrollment limits; therefore, admission to your major is not guaranteed.
I applied in August but AIS says my credentials are still being reviewed, does this mean there is a problem?
No; students will remain "in review" until an admission decision is made. The goal is for all students applying for the fall semester to receive a decision by the end of March.
What if I have an offer to another university but I really want to go to Texas A&M?
It is always a good idea to have a back-up plan. Most universities require students to accept their admission offer by May 1st. Students are highly encouraged to submit the necessary documents to accept admission at another institution should they not gain admission to Texas A&M.
The following essay topics are valid for The Coalition Application ONLY.
Essay A - Required
Tell a story from your life, describing an experience that either demonstrates your character or helped to shape it.
Essay B - Required
Describe a time when you made a meaningful contribution to others in which the greater good was your focus. Discuss the challenges and rewards of making your contribution.
Essay C - Optional
Submit an essay on a topic of your choice. The essay should be personal and utilized as a tool to share your story with the Admissions Committee.