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 Apply Texas Essays

Apply Texas Essay

The Apply Texas essays are Texas’ alternative to the Common Application and Coalition Applications. These three essays demonstrate an applicant’s ability to communicate their personality and passions. Apply Texas has a maximum word count of approximately 1500 words for each essay, but I suggest to applicants that they keep these three essays to a manageable 650 words each.

The Process:

  • Via telephone we discuss the Apply Texas essay prompt A. Here I learn who the applicant is inside and outside school. We talk about their life experiences, searching for what makes them exceptional. Once we discover their answer, I guide them through the creation of a structure for the essay, which the applicant will then use to write a first draft.
  • Once I receive the first draft, we discuss what works and what doesn’t. The applicant uses our notes and suggestions to create a second draft.
  • Next up is another review. This is where we point out mistakes or errors in the text.
  • We then repeat this process for the next two prompts.

Essay A:
Tell us your story. What unique opportunities or challenges have you experienced throughout your high school career that have shaped who you are today?

Essay B:
Most students have an identity, an interest, or a talent that defines them in an essential way. Tell us about yourself.

Essay C:
You’ve got a ticket in your hand—Where will you go? What will you do? What will happen when you get there?

Apply Texas essays are fun to brainstorm, especially Essay C. If an applicant does these correctly, A and B could easily be used as a Common Application essay for another school outside of Texas. The Apply Texas essays are 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 lightly.



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