Sigmas! If you are interested in applying to UT, your Apply Texas Topic A isn’t the finish line! Welcome to the world of “short answer essays.” Regardless if you are top 6% or not, these essays are taken very seriously. Take out a pen and get the brainstorming process going! As you do the application, you will be asked to do these short answer prompts!
Short Answer Prompts
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
(Lopez Note on the Optional Short Answer: This is a great time to explain your choice to enter into the IB program. I highly suggest you do this essay to explain the nature of the IB program – I will also be submitting a school report to do this in a more official manner. This is a great opportunity to explain any setback that impacted your transcript as well. For example, there could have been a big financial issue in your house hold that required you to get a job and your academic performance took a hit because you couldn’t study as much as you wanted. We can discuss this more!)