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Special Personal Circumstances
Applicants whose family or personal circumstances have impacted their academic credentials or influenced their perspective are invited to share that information with the Admissions Committee. Typically, applicants relate information about relevant family or personal circumstances either through their Personal Statement or in the Additional Information section of the Common Application.
What information might fall into the category of “relevant” family or personal circumstances?
- Anything that might have had a significant impact on your academic performance, your involvement beyond the classroom or your enrollment in school (for example: moving multiple times in recent years, a learning difference or physical handicap that has impacted your schooling or access to resources, care-giving responsibilities, hospitalization or other health-related concerns, etc.)
- A circumstance that may have a profound influence on your perspective or your experience relative to other students with whom you'll attend college. In other words, experiences will impact your engagement with others and their experience of college life.
You can learn more about resources for students at Dartmouth by following the links below: