Application Details

Texas A&M University
Special Instructions
Freshman Admissions
Fall 2011

Application Sections and Pages

save your admissions essays

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admissions application essay topics

These essays will be sent to BOTH the admissions and financial aid (scholarship) offices of Texas A&M University.

All applicants must complete and save all required essays. These must be submitted electronically via if you are applying for scholarship. Once your application is submitted, these essay(s) will be sent to both the admissions office (if required or optional at that university) and the scholarship office at the university to which you are applying. Use the links below to save all required essay(s) online before submitting your application.

  • Topic A: REQUIRED (saved)

    Write an essay in which you tell us about someone who has made an impact on your life and explain how and why this person is important to you.

    Edit Topic A
  • Topic B: REQUIRED (saved)

    Choose an issue of importance to you—the issue could be personal, school related, local, political, or international in scope—and write an essay in which you explain the significance of that issue to yourself, your family, your community, or your generation.

    Edit Topic B
  • Topic C: optional (unsaved)

    There may be personal information that you want considered as part of your admissions application. Write an essay describing that information. You might include exceptional hardships, challenges, or opportunities that have shaped or impacted your abilities or academic credentials, personal responsibilities, exceptional achievements or talents, educational goals, or ways in which you might contribute to an institution committed to creating a diverse learning environment.

    Save Topic C

university wide scholarship essay topics

Based on your selections in the Available Scholarships section of this application, you are required to complete the following essay(s). Please use the link(s) below to submit your scholarship-specific essay(s) (a new window will open when you click on a link)

This institution does not ask for university wide scholarship essays for this application type and semester.

major specific scholarship essay topics

The following essay(s) are required for the specific departmental or major-related scholarship consideration. The essay(s) listed below are required based on your selection on major in your application for admission. Please click on the link(s) below to submit your major-specific essay(s) (a new window will open when you click on a link)

This institution does not ask for major specific scholarship essays for this application type and semester.

Admissions Application Essay Submission Instructions

You have two options for submitting your essays.

  1. Submit your essay online (preferred).

    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.

  2. Type your essay(s) and mail to:
    Texas A&M University
    P.O. Box 30014
    College Station, TX   77842-3014

    If you are mailing in a paper copy of your essay(s), please put your full name, date of birth and the ApplyTexas application ID at the top of each page. Unless otherwise specified, your essay should be typed and no longer then one page (8 1/2" x 11").