Application Details

The University of Texas at Dallas
Special Instructions
International Freshman Admissions
Fall 2017

THIS IS A SAMPLE APPLICATION
Return to the home page to log in and submit an official application online.

essays

admissions application essay topics

  • Topic A: REQUIRED (saved)

    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.

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  • Topic B: REQUIRED (saved)

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

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  • Topic C: optional (unsaved)

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

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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:
    The University of Texas at Dallas
    Office of Enrollment Services, HH10
    800 West Campbell Road
    Richardson, TX   75080-3021

    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").