Application Details

Texas Tech University
Special Instructions
Readmission
Fall 2017

THIS IS A SAMPLE APPLICATION
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admissions application essay topics

  • Topic A: optional (unsaved)

    The statement of purpose will provide an opportunity to explain any extenuating circumstances that you feel could add value to your application. You may also want to explain unique aspects of your academic background or valued experiences you may have had that relate to your academic discipline. The statement of purpose is not meant to be a listing of accomplishments in high school or a record of your participation in school-related activities. Rather, this is your opportunity to address the admissions committee directly and to let us know more about you as an individual, in a manner that your transcripts and other application information cannot convey.

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  • Topic B: optional (unsaved)

    If you are applying as a former student and were suspended for academic reasons, describe briefly any actions you have taken to improve your academic abilities and describe why you should be readmitted. If you are applying as a nondegree seeking or postbaccalaureate applicant, briefly describe the goals you wish to accomplish if admitted, including the courses you would like to enroll in.

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  • Topic C: optional (unsaved)

    Considering your lifetime goals, discuss how your current and future academic and extra-curricular activities might help you achieve your goals.

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Admissions Application Essay Submission Instructions

You have three options for submitting your essays.

  1. Submit your essay online (preferred).

    Use a text editor such as WordPad to write and save your essay(s). When you are ready to submit your essay, you can return to this page and use the essay topic links above to access the essay submission pages or you can submit your essay via the My Essays tab in your account.

    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 Tech University
    Box 45005
    Lubbock, TX   79409-5005

    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").

  3. E-mail the essay(s) to: admissions@ttu.edu

    Instructions for submitting your essay(s) via e–mail:

    • Use this e–mail address only for the essay(s).
    • If more than one essay has to be submitted, use a separate e–mail.
    • The e–mailed essay must be in text embedded in the body of the letter. No attachments should be sent!
    • The subject line of the e–mail must be your Application ID and type of essay, separated by a space. For type of essay, use "A" for Topic A, "B" for Topic B, "C" for Topic C, "D" for Topic D and "E" for Topic E.
      For example:
      • to submit Topic A for application ID 1110, the subject of your email must be 865 A
      • to submit Topic B, the subject of your email must be 865 B
      • to submit Topic C, the subject of your email must be 865 C
      • to submit Topic D, the subject of your email must be 865 D
      • to submit Topic E, the subject of your email must be 865 E
    • Use a text editor such as WordPad to write and SAVE your essay(s). When you are ready to submit your essay(s), use "copy and paste" to copy your essays to the text area of your e–mail body. Unless otherwise specified, your essay should be typed and be no longer then one page (8 1/2" x 11").