Many pieces make up a college application, and the essay is one of those. A college essay is a chance to tell your story in ways that your application or test scores can’t. This is an opportunity to really go deep. What’s your story? What are you passionate about? How have your experiences shaped you into who you are today? Who do you want to become? An effective college essay will answer these questions and help the person reading it get to know you more personally.

Every student’s essay will be original - that’s the point! Your essay should be unique to YOU. 

Apply Texas Essay Prompts


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


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



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

Common App Essay Prompts 

The Common App essays are limited to 650 words.

Coalition Essay Prompts