I pretty sure that I qualify as a disadvantaged applicant but I'm not sure how much personal info to give. I don't want to whine or tell my life like a sob story cuz its not. Here's my life: Parents divorced violently at 8. Bounced from relative to relative because mom had no money. Father re- enters life and gets joint custody so every week we had to change living environments. Father beats oldest sister puts her in hospital. End of joint custody. Oldest sister gets involved with drugs/violence. Sent to juvie then group home then gone. Middle sister goes to juvie, gets pregnant, drops out. Mother declared unfit by Child Protective Services when I was fifteen. I ran away rather than enter the system and graduated high school while living on streets. Because of all the drama and chaos I didn't do very well in high school, barely graduated. I never took a science class until I attended CC (then fell in love with medicine). The first standerdized test I ever took was the MCAT. I know all of this put me at an academic disadvantage, but i don't know how to explain all this in the 1/4 page they provide and what I should put in. Any suggestions?