• Below are the current essay topics for Apply Texas Application & National Common Application.
     
    Apply Texas Essays:
     
    Essay A:
    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.
     
    Essay B:
    Most students have an identity, an interest, or a talent that defines them in an essential way.
    If you are one of these students , then 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?
     
     
    Common Application:  
    (Remember: 650 words is your limit, not your goal. Application will not accept responses shorter then 250 words) 
     

    1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.


     2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?


    3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome? 


    4. Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.


    5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others. 

    6.  Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more? 

     
     
    7. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of you own design.