Admission information for every Texas Public University, plus some private and two-year schools. Application for Texas colleges and Universities.

Going to school out of state? Get information and apply through common application.

Letters of Recommendation

Public universities do not require letters of recommendation, however they can be beneficial to a student's application. Private universities almost always require letters of recommendation.
It's important to get a recommendation writer who is from Junior or Senior year of high school. Students should have 3 recommendation writers: a math or science teacher, an English or Social Studies teacher, and a counselor.  


All Texas colleges and universities have different application requirements, including the essays. Some require essays, some list them as optional, while others use a combination of required and optional essays. Several schools use the essays to determine scholarship awards, honors program eligibility, or admission to specific majors. 

For Example: Texas A&M University - College Station now ONLY accepts essay Topic A. 

Check the College's admissions website for requirements.

Essay Topics

  • 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?