The University of Miami supplemental essay for 2022-23 is inspired by a bird and a hurricane. It’s a reminder that Florida is a land of beauty and extreme weather.
it’s a short essay — 250 words — and there’s only one difficulty you might encounter. If you’ve written your Common App essay around the same topic of overcoming hardship, you’ll have to dig deeper or change your tune. Here goes, from their website:
If applying for Spring or Fall 2023, you will be required to submit a supplemental essay of 250 words or less in response to the following prompt.
The University of Miami’s official mascot is the ibis. Folklore maintains that the native marsh bird is the last to take shelter before a hurricane hits and the first to emerge once the storm passes, making it an apt symbol of courage and resilience.
Considering your ability to control your own motivation and behavior, how have past experiences helped build your courage and resilience to persist in the face of academic and life challenges so that, once these storms pass, you can emerge in continued pursuit of your goals?
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