Can this be used as a sort of “why UF” question?
No I think it is more extenuating circumstances or something unique the Adcoms really need to know.
One of my students last year used to explain that some of her classes looked a little different the year prior because she had a concussion and had to change them
I think that an applicant should use every available space on the application to make their case. For my kids, I made sure that somewhere in their application, they made it clear that UF was their first choice and if accepted, they would be on campus in the Fall.
I had the same question. They allow 250 words. Is it not permissible to use it as a “why UF?” question?