TAMS Eligibility

  1. Must be a U.S. citizen and Texas resident. Non-residents must have Permanent Resident cards, or furnish copy of your I-797 Notice of Action approving permanent residency. Some students with select visa types are eligible provided English proficiency can be demonstrated.
  2. Must be a high school sophomore. In rare cases, competitive ninth-graders may be considered, but sophomores retain priority.
  3. Submit a sophomore SAT score consisting of critical reading, writing, and math sections (not a Subject Test). Any test taken after November 7, 2015 (early decision) or January 23, 2016 (regular decision) will not meet our deadlines. Test dates and registration deadlines are found on the College Board website. The highest composite score from a single test administration will count if candidates take multiple SATs. Designate SAT code 6481 for UNT receipt. (Note, the redesigned or new SAT will not be in effect until our deadlines have passed.)
  4. Evaluations from 9th or 10th grade math, science, and English teachers, and from a counselor or principal are required on forms provided. Request teacher and counselor evaluations at least two weeks in advance, with appropriate expressions of appreciation.
  5. Official transcripts (i.e., report cards/ grade reports/ course records) are required for grades 7 through 10. Tenth grade transcripts will necessarily be incomplete.
  6. Complete Geometry, Algebra I, and Algebra II by the end of the sophomore year. At least one official Algebra II grade report must be submitted with the application.

Selected applicants will be invited for interviews. Admission favors applicants whose grades, scores, and evaluations suggest students are thriving in rigorous sophomore or higher level math and science classes and extracurricular activities. The availability of school options is taken into consideration.

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