UT Austin updates! Time to start writing essays 🙂
Essay Topic for Summer/Fall 2021 Applications — Applying in August
Tell us your story. What unique opportunities or challenges have you experienced throughout your high school career that have shaped who you are today? = this, in most cases, can be your Common App essay!
All applicants must also submit three required short answers and may submit one optional short answer responding to prompts in your admissions application. Answers are limited to no more than 40 lines, or about 250–300 words, typically the length of one paragraph.
Required Short Answer 1: Why are you interested in the major you indicated as your first-choice major?
Required Short Answer 2: Leadership can be demonstrated in many ways. Please share how you have demonstrated leadership in either your school, job, community, and/or within your family responsibilities.
Required Short Answer 3: Please share how you believe your experiences, perspectives, and/or talents have shaped your ability to contribute to and enrich the learning environment at UT Austin, both in and out of the classroom.
Optional Short Answer: Please share background on events or special circumstances that may have impacted your high school academic performance.
Essays are so important, especially for schools that require as many at UT does. If you are or you know a junior who would benefit from our guidance and who might want to work with one of our two essay experts (both Harvard grads who teach writing) contact us to schedule a free, 30-minute consultation call.
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