<p>So I already basically asked the same question on the transfer forum, but I didn't really get applicable answers since most art schools don't use the common app.
I originally enrolled in Dickinson college (small LAC) but did very poorly my first semester due because my mom was sick, and getting worse. She died at the beginning of my second semester, which I withdrew from. I also ended up withdrawing from my third attempted semester. Now I'm at my local cc and so far have a 4.0. (hoping to keep it that way lol). I'm planning on applying to several art schools for illustration for Fall 2011.
I was just wondering where on the app I could explain the situation with my first 1 1/2 years of college. or if they would even care? And if there is nowhere on the apps than should i just send and extra letter?</p>