At its March 29, 2016 meeting, the Apply Texas Advisory Committee adopted a new set of essay prompts to be used with the Apply Texas Freshman applications for the 2017-18 academic year cycle that opens on August 1, 2016. This change will affect applications for Summer 2017- Spring 2018. We were asked to share this information now so that you help your junior class students plan and prepare.
A message with a link to the prompts has been added to the application site, https://www.applytexas.org. The new prompts are as follows: 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:
Some 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?
On the College for all Texans website, http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/apps/Publications/?PubType=s
there is a link to General Application Information for freshman applicants. The spreadsheet displays the 2016-7 academic year application instructions regarding essays for each participating university or health-related institution. (2-year colleges do not require essays.) The table can give you an idea of which institutions have required essays in the past. Final application instructions for the 2017-18 cycle will not be known and posted until late this summer.
If you have any questions, please contact the ApplyTexas help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.