How To Apply
Apply to the 2015 entering class online by following the link above. Submit by December 13, 2014 (Early Decision) or February 14, 2015.
Evaluations from three 9th or 10th grade teachers (math, science, and English) and from a counselor or principal are required. All evaluation forms are available by following the Apply Online link above. Submit your report cards from grades 7 – 10. Because students apply as sophomores, tenth grade reports will be incomplete.
Documents may be submitted either separately or together. Ensure that all required items are received by the TAMS Admissions Office by calling 1-800-241-TAMS (8267).
Teacher Evaluation Letters
Watch deadlines, and allow teachers at least 2 weeks to compose evaluations, which they may either fax, mail, or e-mail. With well over 36,000 university students on this campus, the mail volume is high. As a contingency against lost mail or corrupted faxes, ask teachers to retain a photocopy of your evaluations until the end of the application cycle. Please extend to teachers and counselors the courtesy of two weeks to submit evaluations. An expression of appreciation also would be appropriate.
Candidates are interviewed by invitation only. The Director of Admissions, Dr. Brent M. Jones, selects applicants for campus interviews. Non-academic questions will be explored in a non-threatening environment, as interviewers will have no access to grades, SATs, or other qualifications. Students will also take algebra diagnostic tests on Interview Day. Sample algebra questions, plus answer key, will be provided in advance to those invited to interview.
Timing of Applications
Interview Day assignments are based on the time qualified applications are received. Applications peak at deadlines, at which time processing is slowed proportionally.
Processing and Evaluation
Files are processed by the admissions administrative coordinator. Dr. Jones then evaluates files holistically, rather than by assigning pre-determined weights to file elements. A Selection Committee of academics and professionals makes admissions decisions with input from the dean and their staffs.