Feb 22, 2014

THE Decision......

Thursday night I was preparing to go to College Station the next morning very early to tour housing and figure out where Taylor is going to live so I decided to check his AIS page to see if his decision was there and low and behold it WAS!  I was so nervous.....we had prepared ourselves that he would probably not get in but we were hopeful anyway.  Doesn't hurt to stay positive!
So I prayed and clicked on it and I read this.......

Thank you for your interest in Texas A&M University. This year's applicant pool is very competitive, and the number of high achieving, admissible applicants for Fall 2014 freshman admission exceeds the number of students we can accommodate in our freshman class. While we are unable to offer you full admission at this time, we are pleased to offer you the following option:
  • Participation in Texas A&M's Program for System Admission (PSA). Texas A&M will guarantee admission to students who successfully complete their first year of college (fall and spring semesters) at a participating Texas A&M University System institution and satisfy all PSA requirements. Applicants are pre-qualified for admission to a system school; therefore, not all students will be eligible for admission at all system schools. The schools for which you qualify for admission are displayed below. This program is limited to specific majors and requires that applicants complete at least 24 transferable hours with a minimum 3.0 GPR in courses noted in the program-specific degree plans. For more information about PSA, visit visit http://admissions.tamu.edu/PSA. To be considered for participation in PSA, submit your request below by May 1, 2014.

While is wasn't exactly what we were hoping for I was proud of him for working hard on his essays and for having a good resume.  And I was glad it wasn't a flat out NO.  Just a "work hard one year and you are IN!"

He has decided to try to work hard by going to Blinn and trying to get in next year that way instead of going to the ones they would require.  We went Friday and toured a few different housing options and decided on one that is a dorm type setting for his first year.  It is in the heart of College Station and within walking distance to almost anything he will need.  They say he wouldn't even have to take his truck!  

I am excited for him and sad for me all at the same time!  BUT.....I know that this is the beginning of a huge change for my boy!  He will be starting his adult hood with graduating high school, then college, a career, then marriage and one day a family!  How exciting to see!

 May my son be strong and courageous and not fear or be in dread, for it is You, Lord, our God, who goes with him. You will never leave him or forsake him (Deuteronomy 31:6)

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