Is TAMS A Good Fit For You?
Make informed decisions about early college entry. The following guides provide assessments and resources.
- Considering the Options: A Guidebook for Investigating Early College Entrance: Student Version by Nancy M. Robinson, Ph.D. and the Davidson Institute Team for Talent Development. Contains practical considerations to help you decide if early college entry is right for you.
How do I balance my time and interests? Why would I want to curtail high school? Advantages and disadvantages of early college entry. Intellectual vs. personal readiness to advance.
- Considering the Options: Parent Version. This is the companion volume for parents and contains practical exercises to help families make decisions regarding early college entry.
What are my child’s academic strengths and struggles? Impact of early college entrance on the family. What are characteristics of successful early entrants?
- An Assessment of TAMS by Professor Julian Stanley, late Director of the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth, Johns Hopkins University.
How much do the various requirements count, e.g., SAT, teacher and counselor references, transcripts, and interviews?
No pre-determined weights are assigned to any file elements, and no formulas or computer programs are used to select students. Candidates are evaluated case-by-case and the odds of admissions cannot be estimated without reviewing the entire file. Admission will be based not only on scores and transcripts, but also on motivation, maturity, career interest, interviews, algebra tests, teacher and counselor evaluations, and behavioral record.
What if I attend a school that does not offer pre-AP or Honors classes?
Candidates should take the most challenging courses available for sophomores at their schools. Pre-AP, AP, and Honors courses are not prerequisites since they are not offered universally. Candidates from schools not offering pre-AP will not be penalized, but they must perform well in courses that are available. Students from larger schools that do offer pre-AP and enriched courses should take advantage.
Are home-schooled students admitted?
Yes, but they may require additional screening.
May I apply as a non-U.S. citizen?
Students who have Permanent Resident Cards or the I-797 Notice of Action approving permanent residency are eligible to apply. Some students with select visa types are eligible for admissions consideration provided English proficiency can be demonstrated. Inquire: email@example.com.