My family(brothers, sisters, mom and dad; I'm not married yet) has recently had some serious problems. I feel I should stay here this coming year to be with them. I just finished up here at the local community college this summer and had been planning to go away to a four year school here in VA to finish my undergrad years. That school was the only one I applied to, so if I don't go there I will have to sit out at least one semester. Will sitting out a semester(and possibly all of this year) be looked down upon by adcoms? I'm already a little older than the traditional college sophmore(I'm 24 in Jan). I am determined to finish college and then med school(hopefully), so I am not afraid that if I sit out a year, I'll never go back. I'm feeling a lot of pressure to go away to school because I don't want to do anything to minimize my chances, but I'm just not sure that school is where I should be this coming year. Well, I know this has rambled a bit, so thanks for reading it and thank you for any advice you can give me.