« on: December 01, 2004, 11:27:41 AM »
On the University of Miami's application there is a question that says:
"Answers to the following are strictly voluntary. However, we consider favorably the fact that an applicant has overcome obstacles. Please explain any such situation (English not your native language, discrimination, economic hardship, severe medical condition, etc.) that you would like the Committee to consider."
Luckily I have not endured any hardships that have adversely affected me. The college says it looks favorably on applicants that have overcome obstacles. Would this, inversely, mean that it looks unfavorably on applicants that do not answer this question? Please advise.