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<span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="color: black;">Family responsibilities come in many forms and can be permanent or temporary. They are different from chores in that you are meeting an important need for your family as opposed to simply lending a hand. Examples might include engaging in the following several hours every week:</span></span><br> 
<ul><li><span style="font-size: 14.6667px;">Caring for your children</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 14.6667px;">Supervising a younger sibling</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="color: black;">Regularly assisting a grandparent or older adult relative </span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="color: black;">Routinely taking care of household tasks like cooking, cleaning, and running errands</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="color: black;">Working to provide family income</span></span></li></ul>
<br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="color: black;">For admission officers, understanding these responsibilities is essential to understanding who you are as a person. Knowing more about your responsibilities at home also helps them put your academic and extracurricular record into context. In understanding your grades, for example, it’s important for admission officers to know that time-consuming family responsibilities may have significantly reduced your time to focus on academic work.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="color: black;">In addition to listing your family responsibilities in the Activities section, you may also wish to share more details in your personal essay or the Additional Information section. Admission officers will value anything you share on this topic, and they will treat your personal story with respect and confidentiality.</span></span><br> 

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