Topic A - Average length is a page to a page and a half. Additional essays will not be reviewed.
Essay Submission Instructions
We prefer you submit your essay as part of the application; however, you may upload it in HOWDY under the "Applicant" tab.
2. FEES & WAIVERS
$75 APPLICATION FEE (nonrefundable/subject to change)
We prefer you pay through the ApplyTexas or Coalition application. However, you may make credit card payment by phone (979) 458-5155 or send a check by mail or complete the Alternate Payment Form.
FEE WAIVER: Tuition fee waivers will be awarded based on answers from your application.
Instructions | Samples
3. OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT
Your official high school transcript is required and must include the following elements:
Transcript Submission Instructions
The best way to submit your official high school transcript is through TREx (available only to Texas high schools). Alternatively, you may upload a copy to HOWDY under the "Applicant" tab or send a paper copy to this mailing address.
**Faxed, emailed, or third party transcripts (i.e. Parchment, eSCRIP-SAFE, or Naviance) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Home-Schooled Students & Non-Ranking High Schools
Home-schooled students must submit a complete, official signed transcript. A rank will be assigned based on SAT or ACT scores. Official test scores must be received before a rank can be assigned.
Students at non-ranking high schools will be assigned a class rank based on reported GPA.
Non-ranking high schools may provide a class rank for students in the top 10%. No other rankings will be considered.
4. OFFICIAL SAT or ACT SCORES
- You must send your scores through the testing agency.
- Your highest total score from a single test date will be considered for admission.
- SAT and ACT scores expire after 5 years.
Letters of recommendation
Once submitted, you will not be able to see your letters of recommendation. We will only review the first two letters we receive.
You may upload letters of recommendation to HOWDY under the "Applicant" tab or send a paper copy to this mailing address.
Resumes should only be used if you run out of space on the application.
You may upload a copy to HOWDY under the "Applicant" tab or send a paper copy to this mailing address.
High School Curriculum Requirement (Texas private high schools only)
Students who do not meet the State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy (UAP) must provide Exemption Form 3.
Students who need to submit Exemption Form 3 can upload a copy to HOWDY under the "Applicant" tab or send a paper copy to this mailing address.
Permanent Resident Card or I-551
Students who are not U.S. citizens but are permanent residents (or have applied for permanent residency) need to provide a copy of the card.
Students can upload a copy of their residency card to HOWDY under the "Applicant" tab or send a paper copy to this mailing address.
Intent to Become a Permanent Resident
If you intend to become a permanent resident, you can complete form Affidavit of Intent to Become a Permanent Resident (Senate Bill 1528 Affidavit)
Students can upload a copy of Affidavit of Intent to HOWDY under the "Applicant" tab or send a paper copy to this mailing address.