Well, it’s that time of year again for Aggieland Saturday, our campus-wide Open House for prospective students to tour campus, tour dorms, meet with the colleges (majors), speak to an admissions advisor, speak to current students, and attend special presentations put on academic departments. This year, as tradition, Aggieland Saturday is the second Saturday in February…Saturday, February 10, 2018. (And yes, I know that it is an ACT testing day, so this would be good for students not taking the ACT.)
We have 2 options for attending Aggieland Saturday:
Option 1: As we did last year, I will be offering an opportunity for students to ride with me to Aggieland Saturday on a chartered bus as part of the Parent Program. We only have room for 25 students and their parent. Here are the details:
- The Office of Admissions asks the student be a Junior in the Top 10% or Top 25% w/ promising test scores.
- The student must bring 1 parent.
- Meals will be provided for this group of students and their parents.
- The cost of the trip is FREE. Students and their parents will just need to meet us at the Tyler Rose Garden Center Parking Lot at 5:30am the morning of February 10, 2017 to board the charter bus.
- Students will be required to take the bus down and back with us this year.
- Students can register for this opportunity at http://tx.ag/ETXAgSat18
Option 2: If this does not work for students and their parents, due to distance to Tyler or whatever, they are welcome to attend Aggieland Saturday on their own. However, we will not provide meals for them if they opt to drive themselves down. Students and parents wanting to just go on their own can register here: https://admissions.tamu.edu/agsat
I will have a PDF Flyer for you to distribute to your Juniors by the end of the week.
Last year, we received great feedback about the trip, so I highly recommend it if you have some prospective Aggies!
If you or students have any questions, let me know.
Thanks and Gig’em,
Derek J. Nido ‘11 | Regional Advisor II- East Texas
Office of Admissions, Division of Academic Affairs | Texas A&M University
Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Prospective Student Center