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.
"I play water polo here. When I was looking at schools, I wanted to find a school that was small, I wanted to participate in athletics, and I wanted to find a school that had my major, which is occupational therapy. I only looked into a couple of schools. Since I’m from Chicago, I wanted to try something new. I wanted to come out and just experience something, and if I didn’t like it, I could always go home. Since freshman year, I’ve really enjoyed it, and I’m glad I’m here. I like the connections with the faculty. The professors are very personable; they’re always there for you if you ever need anything. And I just love the balance between academics and sports.
I feel like being involved is really huge here. I feel like that’s how you create a lot of your bonds and your lifelong friendships. I feel like the professors here know how to approach every student individually. Obviously the professors are there for your academics, but I feel like as soon as you step foot into Utica College, I feel like they’re also here helping you grow as an individual. I feel like I’ve matured and become a better communicator and a better listener.
Something that has really helped me is the Utica College library. The librarians are so helpful. We have math centers and writing centers. Academic Support is really helpful too. There’s tutoring if you ever need help. I have accommodations here with like extra time on my tests. I take my tests at different locations. I feel like they’ve really helped me with my academics in general. I’m going strong. I start graduate school for occupational therapy next year.
I feel grad school will be beneficial because it will be more OT-based. But I feel my undergraduate experience has given me a real strong foundation. All of the classes have definitely helped me, but now when I go into my graduate program next year, I feel like all those classes are going to come together and I’ll be able to use them and see what I learned.
In high school, I did get good grades, but I wouldn’t say I was the smartest person, per se. When I came here, and when I started to work harder and harder, I discovered how to really believe in myself and the abilities that I have. Sometimes I question myself about how I got this far, but in the end I know the answer. I do have the capabilities inside of me. That’s something that really shocked me."