University of Texas - Austin (TX)

University of Texas -  Austin (TX)

Common Application

Regular Decision: Dec. 1, 2016

Essay Questions:

All applicants must submit an essay responding to Topic A, along with a second essay addressing topic B, C, D, N, S or W.

Topic S, used to detail special circumstances you want considered as part of your admissions application, may be submitted as a second essay, or as a third essay if you are required to submit an essay in response to Topic D, N or W due to the major you selected. You may also submit it as a third essay at your discretion.

Topic A

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.

Topic B

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

Topic C

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

Topic D

Personal interaction with objects, images and spaces can be so powerful as to change the way one thinks about particular issues or topics. For your intended area of study (architecture, art history, design, studio art, visual art studies/art education), describe an experience where instruction in that area or your personal interaction with an object, image or space effected this type of change in your thinking. What did you do to act upon your new thinking and what have you done to prepare yourself for further study in this area?

Topic N

Considering nursing as your first-choice major, discuss how your current and future academic activities, extracurricular pursuits and life experiences will help you achieve your goals.

Topic S

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.

Topic W

Discuss the reasons you chose social work as your first-choice major and how a social work degree from UT Austin will prepare you for the future.

Documents Required:
  • $ 75 application fee ($90 for international applicants)
  • Secondary School Report and transcript 
  • Official score reports from the SAT or ACT 
  • Official score reports of TOEFL 
  • Optional Documents:
    • Resume
    • Letters of Recommendation
    • Essay C
Other Information:
Address: The University of Texas at Austin
               Office of Admissions
               P.O. Box 8058
               Austin, TX78713-8058

Phone: 512-475-7387
Fax: 512-475-7478
Application Info:

SAT/TOEFL Code: 6882
ACT Code: 4240