Texas College & University Essay Prompts for 2021-2022

September 29, 2020

Use a plain–text editor such as Microsoft WordPad to write and SAVE your essay(s). At the time you submit your admissions application, you will have the choice to SUBMIT all saved essays with your application, or to submit each essay individually later. If you choose to submit your essays later, come back to this page by logging in to your account and selecting the "My Essays" tab.

If you are submitting your essay online, it must be no longer than 120 eighty-character lines of text (including spaces and blank lines). ApplyTexas recommends that you keep your essay to between 500 and 750 words in length. We have provided a word counter below to help you keep track.

If more than one institution to which you apply requires the same essay, you will need to submit the essay for each application that requires it in order for it to be sent to multiple institutions.

The deadline to submit essays for this application is February 1, 2021

  • Topic A: optional (no essay on file)

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

Enter Topic A

  • Topic B: optional (no essay on file)

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

Enter Topic B

  • Topic C: optional (no essay on file)

You've got a ticket in your hand -- Where will you go? What will you do? What will happen when you get there?

Enter Topic C

You have two options for submitting your essays.

  1. Submit your essay online.

Use a plain–text editor such as Microsoft WordPad to write and SAVE your essay(s). At the time you submit your admissions application, you will have the choice to SUBMIT all saved essays with your application, or to submit each essay individually later. If you choose to submit your essays later, come back to this page by logging in to your account and selecting the "My Essays" tab.

You will need your user name and password to access your account, so keep track of them.

If you are submitting your essay online, it must be no longer than 120 eighty-character lines of text (including spaces and blank lines).

If more than one institution to which you apply requires the same essay, you will need to submit the essay for each applicable application in order for it to be sent to multiple institutions.

  • You may submit your essay either through ApplyTexas or through the Baylor University student portal available within 24 hours of application submission. Essays must be received by the application deadline.
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