National scholars

National Scholar Experience

Dates
Feb. 19 (all majors)
Mar. 26 (engineering only)

Eligibility
We invite students to participate in National Scholar Experience who have been recognized as a National Merit Semifinalist and/or National Hispanic Scholar and have been admitted to Texas A&M University. If you did not receive an invitation to attend this program, please contact the National Scholar office at nationalscholar@tamu.edu.

Schedule
Below is a tentative schedule for the event on each date. The schedule may be slightly modified depending on the program date. A final schedule will be sent to you at least one week prior to the date you have registered to attend.

February 19, 2018 (all majors)

8:30 - 9:30 am Check-In, Breakfast, Resource Fair
9:30 - 9:45 am Welcome
10 - 11:30 am Students attend class / Parents attend presentations: Academic Success Center; Scholarships & Financial Aid
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Lunch with current students
1 - 2:30 pm College/Department Sessions
3 - 4 pm Dessert Social with current students
3:30 - 4:30 pm Optional campus tour
4 - 4:45 pm Optional Northside dorm tour or Southside dorm tour
5 - 6 pm Optional campus tour

March 26, 2018 (engineering only)

8 - 9 am Optional Southside dorm tour
8:30 - 9:30 am Check-In, Breakfast, Resource Fair
9:30 - 9:45 am Welcome
10 - 11:30 am Students attend class / Parents attend presentations: Academic Success Center; Scholarships & Financial Aid
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Lunch with current students
12:30 - 1:30 pm Engineering Department Fair
1:30 - 3:30 pm Department sessions
3 - 4 pm Dessert Social with current students
4 - 5 pm Optional campus tour

 
Parking
Please park in the University Center Garage (UCG), located at the corner of Houston St and Joe Routt Blvd (next door to Kyle Field and attached to the Koldus building).  If the garage is full for some reason we would recommend parking in Cain Garage which is located next to the Memorial Student Center (MSC).  We will be able to validate your parking.  Please bring in the ticket that you pull at the entry gate of the garage to check-in.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a school excuse note available the day of the program?
Yes, we will have school excuse notes printed on TAMU letterhead and available for pick up at check-in.

What is suggested to wear while attending NSE?
Comfortable clothing and shoes, preferably tennis shoes as you will be walking around campus.  This program will continue rain or shine, please check the weather beforehand.

What information do I need to provide at check-in?
Students will need to provide two forms for the program. 
Liability Form
Rules and Regulations Form

These forms will also be provided to you via email prior to attending and collected at check-in.

Can I attend NSE by myself?
Yes, if you are 18 or older. If you are under the age of 18, you are required to have a legal parent/guardian attend the program with you.

Can I bring a guest?
Yes! However, due to the space availability of the program we ask that participants bring no more than one adult guest to NSE so that we can allow more spaces for admitted National Scholars to attend.