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does early action increase my chances to attend texas A&M

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does early action increase my chances to attend texas A&M

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No, because Texas A&M does not have Early Action.

They have rolling admissions therefore you can apply now until Oct 15 for Spring 2021 term or no until Dec.1 for Fall 2021 term.

Whether you apply now or Oct.15 doesn't matter since they review application as they get them.

Since 2/3rd of applicants get admitted, unless you don't meet the minimum requirements, you shouldn't have difficulty getting in.

Good luck on your college admissions journey.

Engineering has an early decision @CameronBameron
early action my bad
I see that they offer Fall EA only for Engineering which is 10/15. Well, you didn't indicate that you were applying to Engineering in your question. Again, with a 67% acceptance rate, unless you don't meet the min. requirements, I don't see what benefit applying 10/15 vs. 12/1 would give you except the peace of mind that you got in.
The thing is a 60 percent applying rate is good but there are 36,000 students applying and 11,000 get rejected. Those are big numbers. My GPA is on the lower side but on collegevine it says I met all the requirements and still puts me on a 1-7 percent Long reach school. I am afraid because I have a 2.8 GPA with 14 honors and IB classes, and 1380, and excellent extra circulars. Does this meet the min requirement?
That is my unweighted btw
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The reason CV has TAMU as a long reach must be because of your GPA. Their average weighted GPA is like 3.7, and in my opinion, an applicant who applies to the Engineering School at any university typically has the highest GPAs so you might be competing with applicants who have 3.8-3.9 avg. GPAS. The rest of your stats look good. So you should figure out what will make you a compelling applicant if you don't have the grades. And definitely think about other EA college alternatives as well. Best.
Look at Common Data Set to see what TAMU cares about in section c
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So at a school with a mid to high 60% admit rate EA will kinda only help if you are statistically not a top applicant. If you are a mid tier applicant there isn’t much if any boost its the lower tier that has the biggest boost. But as about 7/10 get in as Cameron said it’s largely peace of mind but there is no big if any downside to applying EA besides less time to write essays and make your application.

Hope this helps and please comment if you need clarification as I’d be happy to help clarify!

The thing is a 60 percent applying rate is good but there are 36,000 students applying and 11,000 get rejected. Those are big numbers. My GPA is on the lower side but on collegevine it says I met all the requirements and still puts me on a 1-7 percent Long reach school. I am afraid because I have a 2.8 GPA with 14 honors and IB classes, and 1380, and excellent extra circulars. Does this meet the min requirement?
Yeh on a lower end of GPA it’s a decent idea personally I’d say you have a better shot than what CV says but EA is a good idea regardless