Context in admissions

<p>Do colleges consider factors such as child abuse, having to take care of a sick relative or two, and going through a parent's imprisonment and court proceedings when establishing the context of student's transcript?</p>

<p>you can talk about any unusual circumstances in the additional information part. Or you can tell your counselor to talk about it if you want.</p>

<p>Oh ok. But it is considered?</p>

<p>It's considered within reason. Doing very well despite adversity would be a big plus for most colleges. Adversity won't cause colleges to overlook horrible grades for fear you 'd lack the skills to pass 4-yr college courses.</p>

<p>definitely.</p>

<p>Right. Thanks you guys.</p>

<p>I am pretty sure it is. Some adversity (caring for a sick relative) may even prove beneficial in your essays.</p>

<p>Thank you.</p>