Application Details

Texas Tech University
Special Instructions
Fall 2020

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The deadline to submit essays for this application is July 1, 2019

admissions application essay topics

Texas A&M University has optional essays. The essays below labeled "optional" are not required to complete your application but you may complete them if you choose.

  • Topic A: optional (no essay on file)

    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.

    Enter Topic A
  • Topic B: optional (no essay on file)

    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.

    Enter Topic B
  • Topic C: optional (no essay on file)

    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.

    Enter Topic C

Admissions Application Essay Submission Instructions

You have two options for submitting your essays.

  1. Submit your essay online.

    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. Electronic submission of essay with the application is preferred. If you are unable to provide your essay through ApplyTexas, you will have the opportunity to upload it via our Applicant Information System once you have applied.