With my small messenger bag in my lap and sketching supplies inside; if I decide I'm bored, I set off for my first trip to school. There was an old map above me, clinging for life as though it had a reason to stay there, to help someone find their way home. I looked around at everyone. Those angry faces were not tired faces; happy to be resting while they were riding. I see my first sign. It was red with black letters in the distance and start counting until I get to my stop; One - two- three.
The museum ma said she'd meet me by. I waited until the train stopped, stood up, and quickly hurried to the platform outside so I wouldn't get trapped and get sent to a new place.
Ma was waiting for me as she promised. Today, if I see children on the platform who look nervous about riding public transit, I like to send them a smile to let them know it will be okay. After reading both versions, you can see where version 2 has more meaning and more details to help you imagine what it was like for that little girl riding the train for the first time. For this topic, you won't find just one point that is great, but you will want to include the most important details.
Again, brainstorm and put your thoughts out there. Be ready to describe in detail particular things that were important. Most students have an identity, an interest, or a talent that defines them in an essential way. Tell us about yourself. When you first look at it, you may think that it's too vague. The request for you to tell us about yourself is also a different approach. However, careful examination shows that there are two things in this question that you should answer: And how does that discovery define who you are?
You will want to consider yourself in the group of regular students. Even though the regular students are classified in the same group, they each have a special talent, interest, or some may call it a curse that sets them apart from all the other regular students. Since you know that you have some defining trait, it doesn't define who you are completely, and you can't be who you are because of it.
A trait is an additional activity that you are capable of doing. You want to show yourself by creating an essay that will reflect on the real you. Be focused; be comprehensive. Be ready to explore the new you. It's not always easy to define yourself and learn to love it, but we have to at some point.
You are going to tell a story that you wouldn't normally tell anyone. But you will today because your life is changing. You are going to become the grown-up version of you and take your education to a whole new level.
Whether you are a redhead or you have had a hard time getting your color right, whether you are tired and overweight or skinny and healthy, you have your own defining features, and you want to portray them to your essay. You can't just turn your talent or interest on and off like a switch. If you are going to embrace the talent, you need to do it full strength.
So don't testify that you are some magical genie and when someone wants to see you get back in the bottle, you can't. You can be a part of these crucial moments by placing one foot in front of the other. Once you are there, you will then need to determine how you can best handle your talent. Is there a special way to present your talent that will make it unique? As stated with Topic A, you simply need to purpose an outline that will list your ideas by topics.
You have a ticket in your hand - Where will you go? What will you do? What will happen when you get there? Topic A and B were about your past experiences; now you have Topic C which wants you to focus on what is yet to come.
You can approach this question in two ways:. If you want to go to a chosen field of study, you will most likely be independent, have goals that you can succeed in, and so passionate about something that is important to you. There are clubs and organizations that you can join to get the most out of your skill but these are many times short-lived, and that makes them hard to depend on.
You have two choices; you can either stay put and hope that things change or you can take your ticket and run.
Often, it's easy to get bombarded with the issues that surround us in a day. It's important that you have a way to explore what you are most interested in. You are on your way to finding a great escape or section of the universe reserved just for you. You need to take your journey and ground it. If you do that, you can learn what to do at any time. You can go anywhere you want to go, be anything you want to be, and stand beside the people you love. Topic C wants to know how you feel about possibilities of the mind.
Do you have it in you to dream? There are two approaches to Topic C. If you chose Topic C, you are also going to use the imagination a little and dream. Your ticket will then be placed anywhere you want it to. You can use your ticket anywhere you want to. If you have a certain interest, don't be afraid to let the admissions officers know that you already have a plan. This shows them that you are hard driven, focused on your goals, passionate about what you believe in, and have great potential to discover the real you.
Joining clubs and activities can help you reach your goals and look better on your application, but you don't want to overcrowd your schedule so much that you can't find time to do anything. The answer to this question is yes. Your essay can shine the light on so many angles that must be considered before a student can be accepted. Your essay along with several others will be read in order to determine student's eligibility, so you want to stand out from the crowd.
How do you do that? The first thing you want to do when you are making a plan is to jot it down and elaborate. Choose the destination you want and determine the length of time it takes to enjoy your vacation and place you on the right path. These plans are also going to help you search your heart for answers.
Don't go overboard with your goals and that goes for anything. For example, if you want to be involved in politics, get involved but do so in a manner that you won't be over-stressed and short on time. At the same time, don't underachieve your goals. You can be too cautious, and when you are, you miss a lot of life that way. If you must write an essay in the Topic D category, you may feel inspired and ready to write.
Remember to brainstorm your ideas and prepare them in a neat way so you can focus on the important things. To address Topic A, you need to write one personal statement type of essay about your background for the prompt they call Topic A.
There is no stated word length, but a good range is around words. The Unofficial Guide for UT Undergraduate Admissions , on Amazon Kindle to help students quickly figure out what they need to do to game the admissions scene at the University of Texas, especially its Austin campus. What I love about this book is that Kevin was a first-gen student who graduated top of his class, and then went on to to work for their admissions department as a counselor. So he has experienced both sides of the process.
Click to see new requirements: All advice on how to strategize for Prompt A still applies perfectly. Incoming freshmen no longer need to write essays for Prompts B and C; instead they need to write the new 3 short answer essays refer to ApplyTexas web site for details. New Essay Requirements for UT. Are you planning on applying to any of the 14 University of Texas institutions, including the most popular in Austin, Texas? If you have graduated college, you will also be asked to indicate the percentage of your living expenses provided by family, spouse, employment or other sources.
You will indicate whether you are currently under charge or have you ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, or have you ever received a felony or misdemeanor deferred adjudication. After the date of submission of your TMDSAS application, if you are charged, convicted of, plead guilty, or no contest to a felony or misdemeanor crime, you must inform TMDSAS as well as the admissions office of each medical school to which you have applied.
You must notify TMDSAS and each medical school within ten 10 business days of the occurrence of the criminal charge or conviction. Failure to do so is grounds for rejection of your application, withdrawal of any offer of acceptance, dismissal after enrollment, or rescission of any degrees granted. Enter part of the high school name and then click [Search] to search for your high school. Keep in mind that the less you type in the [High School Name] field, the more results you will get back.
Try just entering words that are unique to your high school's name. From the search results, click on [Add School] next to the correct listing — doing so will pre-populate the following information:.
If your high school was not found, you will need to add the school manually in the designated [High School Information] fields. Next, enter graduation month, graduation year, class size and class rank, if applicable, in the designated fields. GED For applicants who have received their GED certificate, please list the city, zip code, country and state where the certificate was awarded. Enter the graduation month and graduation year the certificate was received.
Enter the graduation month and graduation year. You will be able to add new schools. You must also enter information about ALL schools you plan on attending between now and the completion of Summer If you will be taking coursework in the future, you should list your end date as that future term.
For example, if you will be taking courses through Spring , your attendance dates would be: Fall - Spring List each school once - even if there was a break in attendance. For example, if you attended Houston Community College in the summer of and , you would list the school once with attendance dates as: Summer — Summer You do not need to list a foreign college if it was part of an official study abroad program and the coursework appears on the transcript of the sponsoring US college or university.
Spring grades or winter grades if on a quarter system must be reported on your application before you can submit your application. If you did not take Spring coursework, you can submit as early as May 1st. Failure to list all colleges and universities may delay processing of your application and may be considered a violation of your application certification statement.
Click on the [Add College or University] button. Enter the country, state and a distinctive part of the college or university name and a list of matching institutions will appear.
Keep in mind that the less you type in the [College Name] field, the more results you will get back. Try just entering words that are unique to your college name.
Click the [Search] button to obtain your search results. Select the correct institution and click [Select] to add the school to your list of Colleges Attended. This will fill in the required [Institution Information] fields for the college listing. If your college was not found in the search, you will need to add the college manually. Enter attendance dates and degree information. Majors and minors are listed alphabetically. Next, indicate if you were enrolled in an honors program at this school.
Click [Add College Attended] on the bottom left corner of the screen. Continue to enter additional colleges and universities attended by clicking on the [Add College or University] link. Once you have entered all schools, check the box that states: Click the checkbox if you have no more colleges to enter at this time.
Your colleges will not be saved to the database until you have checked this box and clicked [Save] or [Save and Continue]. First, you will be asked if you were ever admitted to any undergraduate public institution under the Texas Academic Fresh Start provision.
Next, you will indicate your primary undergraduate college. Primary College is the college or university from which you received or will receive your bachelor's degree. If no degree is planned, select the school at which you earned the majority of your credit. Lastly, you will be asked if you want to release your information to the Health Professions Advisor at this school.
Checking [Yes] permits your advisor to view your application as well as upload your health professions committee packet. TMDSAS strongly encourages you to give permission to release selected information about the status of your application to your health professions advisor. However, your application will not be adversely impacted if you do not agree to have your information released to your health professions advisor. You will be able to add new terms attended. Summer , Fall , Spring To add a term, click on [Add Term] button next to the institution for which you wish to add a term.
From the drop-down menu, select the year, term and whether or not the credits are reported in semester or quarter hours. Click [Add This Term] to save. The terms listed in this section must match the attendance dates in the [Colleges Attended] section. You cannot add terms that go beyond the attendance dates entered in the [Colleges Attended] section.
This includes, but is not limited to:. It is helpful if you enter courses in the same order in which they are listed on your official transcript. Visit the Course Listings Page for your school s to verify that you've correctly coded your prescribed courses. If you are unsure what courses you will be taking, add a placeholder course so that you can enter the courses you have registered to take at a later date e.
All courses that appear on your official transcript s and for which a grade and credit was ever assigned will be included in the TMDSAS GPA calculations, even if they are not included in the GPA calculations of the transcript-issuing school. TMDSAS verifies your self-reported courses against your official transcript s and will report any discrepancies to your selected institutions.
TMDSAS will contact you and return your application for corrections or explanations if it identifies a significant number of course discrepancies or omissions.
Failure to properly enter all course information and to make corrections as requested may result in processing delays and may jeopardize your chances for admission. Indicate your academic status for each course you enter. Refer to the table below for definitions. Includes graduate level course work not applied to a graduate degree. Do not enter the section number. If the course name is abbreviated on the transcript, you may enter the abbreviation or the full name. Below are the subject areas and courses which qualify for each.
Please select course classifications based on the primary content of the course. For courses that are not listed, use your judgment — TMDSAS will make a final decision in determining the correct course area during processing.
If narrative evaluations are used in your system in lieu of grades, list "Pass" if pass credit was awarded. Copies of narrative evaluations will be forwarded to your designated colleges. Some institutions grant credits as course units. If your grades are reported in credits or units, you will need to convert them to either semester or quarter hours. The back of your transcript should have the conversion. If not, contact your Registrar for the conversion.
You can continue to add courses for the selected term by clicking [Add Another Course for this Term]. Once you have entered all courses for the selected term, click on the [Done for this Term] button. This will return you to the main [College Coursework] page so you can select the next term to enter coursework for. When you have finished adding all courses for all terms listed, click on the [Save] button.
Then click the [Continue to Next Section] button to continue with the application. Individuals in the US Armed Services frequently receive credit for special courses that they have taken while in service. TMDSAS does not consider these courses to be college courses and they should not be added to the application.
These courses are considered post-secondary, but do not appear on a college transcript. In other situations, information about these courses may be posted to your Joint Services Transcript. Copies or faxes are not accepted. You are strongly encouraged to utilize these forms.
TMDSAS recommends that you also obtain a personal copy of each transcript for your records to help you properly complete the [College Coursework] section of your application. Check the status of your transcripts regularly by logging into your application and viewing the [Status] page. You can find a list of institutions they serve on their website. DO NOT list the foreign institution.
US institutions with campuses overseas are also considered US colleges for which transcripts are required and all coursework must be listed. Foreign coursework does not count towards meeting the 90 hour requirement nor does it count towards meeting the prerequisite coursework.
TMDSAS also encourages international applicants to submit a copy of any evaluation of international coursework that has been completed by an official credential evaluation service.
TMDSAS will forward a photocopy of your international transcript and evaluation to your designated medical schools. You will be able to add planned enrollment. Indicate if you plan to take any future coursework between the time of application and Summer You will indicate the college, term and year for all future coursework.
You will still need to list the terms in the [Terms Attended] section and list the actual planned coursework in the [College Coursework] section. These sections are independent of one another. You will answer questions concerning your education history as well as disciplinary action. Below are the questions:. Upon acceptance you may be required to provide verification of any conduct or disciplinary action taken against you while enrolled at any previously attended institutions.
You are required to inform the Admissions Office of each medical school to which you apply as well as TMDSAS if you become the subject of an institutional action or become sanctioned by a State Licensure Board after the date of original application submission.
This communication must be in writing and must occur within ten 10 business days of the occurrence of the institutional action. If you have activities that fit into more than one of the categories below, you should list the activity in each category. We recommend that you list activities in multiple categories if they fit the criteria in more than one category.
Keep in mind that your [Chronology of Activities] will be automatically built from the information you enter in all other sections of the application. List academic honors, awards and other recognitions received since beginning college to the present. Indicate the Award Title, date received, city, country, state and a brief description of the award.
Click on [Submit] to save the record. List non-academic honors, awards and other recognitions received since beginning college to the present. List any leadership roles or positions of responsibility held since beginning college to the present. Indicate the Role Title, start date, end date, city, country, state and a brief description of the position. List all jobs paid work experience held since graduating from high school to the present, including military service.
Indicate the employer, job title, when the job was held, start date, end date, city, hours worked per week, country, state and a brief description of the job. List any significant research activities paid or volunteer you have participated in since beginning college to the present. Include any publications submitted as well as published , abstracts and posters. Indicate the Research Activity Name, start date, end date, city, approximate hours worked per week, total cumulative hours, country, state and a brief description of the research.
List any healthcare related community service, volunteer, employment OR shadowing experience you have participated in since beginning college to the present.
How to apply as a freshman at Texas A&M University. Search for: FRESHMAN. How to Apply; How to be Admitted; High School Courses ESSAY Topic A - Average length is a page to a page and a half. Additional essays will not be reviewed. All students applying to Texas A&M University are expected to follow the Aggie Code of Honor which states.
How to Write the Texas A&M University Essays Sully’s toe before an exam, or basking under the Century Tree in the aftermath, this article will guide you through the Texas A&M essay prompts while also offering some writing tips that should be useful no matter where you decide to apply.
Texas A&M University Supplemental Essay Prompt Guide Please note: the information below relates to last year's essay prompts. We are going to update this guide with the prompts for as soon as they become available. ApplyTexas Essay What was the environment you were raised in? Describe your family, home, neighborhood, or community, and explain how it has shaped you as a person.
Texas A&M University Quick Links Go. Four Year University Information - Texas A&M University Essay requirements also vary, depending on application type, major and university. You may look up essay requirements in your saved application using the "Submit an essay" option. Any essay requirements (required and optional) will appear. These Texas A&M college application essays were written by students accepted at Texas A&M. All of our sample college essays include the question prompt and the year written. Please use these sample admission essays responsibly.