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What are "special circumstances"?

MaybeCO2010

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    I am writing my supplemental application and there is this one question/statement. "Describe any special circumstances which you feel might aid the Committee on Admissions in evaluating your application".
    What the hell does this mean? I have NO IDEA! Is this where I beg them to accept me? Do I defend something here? What is it for????? :confused:
     

    gablet

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      MaybeCO2010 said:
      I am writing my supplemental application and there is this one question/statement. "Describe any special circumstances which you feel might aid the Committee on Admissions in evaluating your application".
      What the hell does this mean? I have NO IDEA! Is this where I beg them to accept me? Do I defend something here? What is it for????? :confused:

      Just a guess - I don't remember this when I applied last year. Maybe it has to do with someone who had a bad semester (family issues, etc) and it affected their grades (lowered their GPA).
       

      ndearwater

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        If you're talking about the NOVA supplemental, I remember that question. I wrote about 3 sentences explaining why I had a low GPA one particular semester. I tried to give good reasons without sounding like I was just making excuses.
        If you don't have special circumstances, don't put any. :) Good luck! :luck:
         
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