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Month March 2013

New Essay Topics for ApplyTexas 2013-2014

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ApplyTexas Essay Prompts A, B and C (applicable to FR, TR and other app types)  Slated to replace current ApplyTexas essay choices A, B and C.  For inclusion in ApplyTexas applications for the 2014 cycle (opening 8/1/13)

 Essay A:

Describe a setting in which you have collaborated or interacted with people whose experiences and/or beliefs differ from yours.  Address your initial feelings, and how those feelings were or were not changed by this experience.

Essay B:

Describe a circumstance, obstacle or conflict in your life, and the skills and resources you used to resolve it.  Did it change you?  If so, how? 

Essay C:

Considering your lifetime goals, discuss how your current and future academic and extra-curricular activities might help you achieve your goals.

Perspective on Student Debt

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 and  of The Atlantic  supply an interesting take on the state of student debt as well as the value of a college education.  While “the cost of college has spiked 150 percent since 1995, compared with a 50 percent increase in the cost of other goods and services” and “outstanding student loans soared to nearly $1 trillion—a 300 percent jump since 2003” is the student debt level really a national crisis?  [read more]