We take every aspect of your personal profile into consideration when calculating your admissions chances.
Please use the space below to provide any further information about your academic background not covered by the questions above. Some examples are as follows:
Any overlapping courses that do not fit into the categories above
Dates for any future ACT, SAT or TOEFL exams that you are registered to take
Other brief comments about the application that you would like the Admission Committee to consider during your application review
For homeschooled applicants: Any GED and/or SAT Subject Tests taken to fulfill a portion of your freshman admission requirement
If your comments exceed the 500-character limit below, please email an additional statement to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Achievements, Awards and Accolades:
With test scores being optional, a personal statement and list of achievements, awards and accolades will help to strengthen your application when it is reviewed by the Admissions Committee. If you would like to tell us more about yourself, please do so here. Your personal statement could answer one of the following example questions: Why do you want to attend UH Mānoa? How does UH Mānoa fit into your career goals?
The essay demonstrates your ability to write clearly and concisely on a selected topic and helps you distinguish yourself in your own voice. What do you want the readers of your application to know about you apart from courses, grades, and test scores? Choose the option that best helps you answer that question and write an essay of no more than 650 words, using the prompt to inspire and structure your response. Remember: 650 words is your limit, not your goal. Use the full range if you need it, but don‘t feel obligated to do so.
Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?
Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you‘ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.