<p>I'm applying for graduate school and I'm working on my supplemental application. </p>
Describe any special circumstances that you feel might aid the Committee on Admissions in evaluating your application.</p>
<p>During college I was an all A and B student. During one semester I got an A, B, C, and F.
I was taking Organic Chem, Physics with Calculus, Genetics, and Civic Engagement.
During that semester my mom was going through a crazy separation from an abusive husband, who was threating and stalking her, as well as threatening me. That, plus her being forced to move in with me, working full time, and that course load...I was destined for failure. Retook the organic, which I failed, the following semester, got a B+, and grades were great after. </p>
<p>Is it taboo to mention this during this question? I feel like I owe an explanation considering it's an obvious outlier.</p>