I’m no expert on this, but I can give you resources for more information. As far as I know, choosing Corps lifestyle has no bearing on admissions, as you have to be accepted to A&M before you can join the Corps. However, as far as general admissions info, I can tell you a little. Info on review admits can be found here from the official site.
Some students who are reviewed are not accepted to Texas A&M are invited to join the Blinn TEAM program, which means they are co-enrolled at both the community college Blinn, and Texas A&M. These students can live on the A&M campus and attend classes both places. My current roommate is on Blinn TEAM and she likes it! She says it’s a good way to take some of the basic classes away from A&M (where they’re easier and cheaper!) but still be an Aggie!
There is another option, called the Gateway program, but I am less familiar with it. More info can be found here. Basically, this involves taking summer courses to prove that they can perform well academically.
Both of these options mean you can still be in the Corps! Check out this brochure for specific information on what to do to join the Corps with these various options.
If you have any questions about these things, call a TAMU representative for the BEST information, or if you just want an Ag’s perspective, I can ask for Blinn TEAM and Gateway students to share their experiences. I wish you the best of luck in admissions decisions and hope to see you around campus!