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should i mention my personal situation on the add. section?

yipyip0901yipyip0901 Registered User Posts: 1,072 Senior Member
edited October 2009 in College Admissions
If my father doesnt live with us due to his job, and my mom SOMETIMES also has to stay in other country for some reason, is it worth to mention it on this section? (so it means that my siblings and I take care of ourselves)
should i say:
Father is not staying in New York.
Mother is staying in other country for a while every year.
Post edited by yipyip0901 on

Replies to: should i mention my personal situation on the add. section?

  • TowardToward Registered User Posts: 231 Junior Member
    I would definitely mention it, if you think the situation had an impact on your life.

    You might want to put it in more of an essay form, but that's just my opinion.
  • yipyip0901yipyip0901 Registered User Posts: 1,072 Senior Member
    so i have to write a mini-essay on this section?
  • TowardToward Registered User Posts: 231 Junior Member
    Not if you don't want to. But it would be much more revealing than anything as simple as what you posted here. It makes me say, "So what?"

    even if you don't make it into an essay, I would definitely add details and impact.
    (if it had / has no impact on your life, there's no need to mention it.)
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