What does 'unusual family circumstances' mean?

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deebo12
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What does 'unusual family circumstances' mean?

Postby deebo12 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:33 pm

Some schools mention this as a factor in their consideration of applicants. What sort of circumstances matter enough to bear mentioning? Can you add something without appearing whiny?

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bk1
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Re: What does 'unusual family circumstances' mean?

Postby bk1 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:52 pm

Death, serious illness, extreme financial difficulty, etc (assuming they had a severe effect on you).

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BrianGriffintheDog
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Re: What does 'unusual family circumstances' mean?

Postby BrianGriffintheDog » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:24 pm

i.e. absent parent(s), abusive parents, poor

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Re: What does 'unusual family circumstances' mean?

Postby Patriot1208 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:48 pm

I'd expect that if you have to ask if it's whiny, it's whiny.

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Re: What does 'unusual family circumstances' mean?

Postby Verity » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:53 pm

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