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Essay Prompts 15 Result(s)

Personal Story Essay

Required

Tell us your story. What unique opportunities or challenges have you experienced throughout your high school career that have shaped who you are today?

Why Major? Essay

Required

Why are you interested in the major you indicated as your first-choice major?

Leadership Essay

Required

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.

Experiences Essay

Required

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 Special Circumstances Essay

Not Required

Please share background on events or special circumstances that may have impacted your high school academic performance.

UT Austin Canfield Business Honors Business News Essay

Required

Discuss a single piece of business news in the last year that has affected your view on the need for a high-quality business education, and tell us why this has affected or reinforced your desire for a business education. You do not need to go into detail about this piece of business news — a quick reference to the event will suffice. It can be something that occurred in your community, in the U.S., or internationally. Spend the majority of your response on how this event affected your views.

250 words

UT Austin School of Human Ecology Honors Program's Why Honors? Essay

Required

Briefly describe why you have chosen to apply to the School of Human Ecology Honors Program, specifically Nutritional Sciences or Human Development and Family Sciences Honors.

250 words

UT Austin Liberal Arts Honors Program's Intelligence + Character Essay

Required

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education." Explain why both are of equal importance, and in what ways will a Liberal Arts Honors interdisciplinary education help you grow in these areas?

250 words

UT Austin Moody Honors College's Power Essay

Required

It has been said that knowledge is power, but it could also be said that communication is power. Discuss an example from history, current events, a book or film, or from your own life that supports this perspective.

250 words

UT Austin Natural Sciences Honors Program's Why This Community? Essay

Required

How will you benefit from participation in this community?

350 words

UT Austin Natural Sciences Honors' Contribution Essay

Required

How will you contribute to this community?

350 words

UT Austin Plan II Honors Program's Societal Problem Essay

Required

What do you see as the largest problem facing society today? What do you see as the negative effects of this problem and how would an interdisciplinary education in Plan II Honors give you tools to begin to solve this challenge to the greater good?

250 words

UT Austin Plan II Honors' Insight Essay

Required

Help us get to know you better. Please write five sentences (numbered 1–5) that give us some insight into you, your life, your interests and your experiences. There are no right answers — feel free to be creative and think outside the box.

5 sentences

UT Austin Texas Honors CSB's Goals and Experiences Essay

Required

Texas CSB is an innovative dual degree program looking for students who are dedicated to both computer science and business. Why do you see this as a powerful combination of skills for your career goals? What have you done in high school to prepare you for computer science and business course work?

500 words

UT Austin Turing Scholars' Relevant Activities Essay

Required

Describe your significant activities, employment, and achievements, particularly those relevant to the study of computer science. Also describe your educational and career goals.

500 words

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