Conflicting Information on TMDSAS and AMCAS for TAMS Students

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I went to the Texas Academy of Math and Science, which is a 2 year program where you live on campus and go to University of North Texas with other juniors in high school. At the end of these 2 years, you will complete high school requirements and earn 2 years of college credit.

The big question is, how do I classify these classes in AMCAS since this isn't really a typical dual credit program? You actually have to apply to the program. I received an email from TMDSAS to put them as "Regular Classes" [Fresh and Soph]. However, per the AMCAS instructions, it looks like these courses are classified as "High School Classes". Anybody else applied from TAMS or been in this situation? I'm mainly confused about how to put this in for AMCAS.
 

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Call them and ask. I actually had to call them several times to ask about things I didn't understand and once even just to get an idea of when I was going to be verified. I know that this makes me sound like a bigger tool then Captain Hammer, but I found it really was worth the 30 minutes on hold to have a correct answer that was for sure.
 

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Definitely a good idea to call, but if you are getting college credits on a college transcript, these are almost certainly classified as college and not high school courses.
 
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hey! i also went to tams and am applying this cycle. I was told to list tams as freshman/sophomore year, but I was wondering how much you thought that helped or hurt you? with tams, it lowered my overall GPA by around 0.1 and my BPCM gpa around 0.2 :/
 
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hey! i also went to tams and am applying this cycle. I was told to list tams as freshman/sophomore year, but I was wondering how much you thought that helped or hurt you? with tams, it lowered my overall GPA by around 0.1 and my BPCM gpa around 0.2 :/
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I did, I just couldn't find any other thread about TAMS specifically.
 

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hey! i also went to tams and am applying this cycle. I was told to list tams as freshman/sophomore year, but I was wondering how much you thought that helped or hurt you? with tams, it lowered my overall GPA by around 0.1 and my BPCM gpa around 0.2 :/

Well, the original poster (OP) is a resident now so it could not have hurt that much.
 
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