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Howard University 2020-21 Supplemental Essay Prompt Guide

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Howard University 2020-21 Application Essay Question Explanation

The Requirements:  1 essay of 250 words

Supplemental Essay Type(s):  Activity

Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. (250 words)

Activity essays like this one are quite common and really are as straightforward as they seem. The most difficult part is usually selecting the activity you want to talk about. So, we return to our favorite mantra: tell the admissions department at Howard something they couldn’t glean from anywhere else in your application. If you wrote your personal statement about your time managing the most popular taqueria in your town you should focus, this time, on a different activity or work experience that reveals a new aspect of your personality, character, drive, etc. This can be a great opportunity to highlight your leadership skills and any accolades you may have received as a result of participating in a particular activity. Did you win any awards? Receive any promotions? Make any significant connections? No matter what you choose, it should probably be something you’ve been involved in for a while, so you can demonstrate your growth to admissions!

Howard also has one additional essay (max 750 words) in which the prompt changes depending on which academic program you are planning on pursue. Just remember to do your research, use your narrative voice, and present your most unique self to admissions!


Please note: the information below relates to last year's essay prompts. We are going to update this guide with the prompts for 2021-22 as soon as they become available. Check back soon!
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