Apply Texas Essays
The Apply Texas essays are Texas’ alternative to the Common Application and Coalition Applications. The three essays demonstrate an applicant’s ability to communicate their personality and passions. Grades, test scores, and class ranking aren’t enough for admissions officers. In their own words, applicants show who they truly are through their life experiences.
- Via telephone or video chat, we will discuss the Apply Texas essay prompt “A.” We will discuss who the applicant is inside and outside school, talk about their life experiences, and search for what makes them exceptional. Once we discover their story, we teach them how to create a structure for the essay, which the applicant will then use to write a first draft.
- When we receive the first drafts, we will discuss what works and what doesn’t. The applicant uses our notes and suggestions to create another draft.
- Next up is one more review of the draft. This is where we point out mistakes or errors in the text.
- Then, we repeat the process for the next prompts.
The Apply Texas essays are fun, interesting prompts that really get to the heart of who the applicant is. The University of Texas schools place special importance on their essays so they should NOT be taken for granted. Although the word counts are not specific, we suggest that each essay not exceed 650 words.
What was the environment in which you were raised? Describe your family, home, neighborhood, or community, and explain how it has shaped you as a person.
Most students have an identity, an interest, or a talent that defines them in an essential way. Tell us about yourself.
You’ve got a ticket in your hand—Where will you go? What will you do? What will happen when you get there?
of our students were accepted to their first-choice school!
“The entire process went so smoothly. You’ll definitely be hearing from us next year with our younger daughter.”
—Susan H, Dallas, Texas