On April 2nd College Readiness supported 47 students from North Houston Early College HS and Eastwood Academy on a visit to Texas A&M University (College Station).
The group included admitted seniors who were able to tour campus and visit with financial aid to finalize their award package information as well as top 10th and 11th graders who were interested in Texas A&M as a college option and are potentially qualified for automatic admissions due to their ranks at the top of their class.
The campus tour included information about top programs at the university, details about the Corps of Cadets, and the many traditions that are an integral part of the Aggie experience. After eating lunch in the Memorial Student Center and getting to interact with some current A&M students, the students were able to tour the three dorm options for students who live on campus – including learning about the Living-Learning Communities and the social and academic support resources that are located across the campus as part of residential life.
We were even able to meet up with two NHECHS Alumni who are currently Aggies!
One student on the trip noted that they were really impressed by the “sense of community” and how friendly the students on campus were to everyone. Other students mentioned they liked that the campus was located “away from home – but not so far that I can’t come home on the weekend” and that “it’s a big school – but it doesn’t feel overwhelming.” Almost everyone on the trip agreed that they would most likely be applying to TAMU and were considering it as an option for college, including one senior from NHECHS who wasn’t sure about becoming an Aggie, but after visiting campus stated she “could really see myself being a student here.”