« on: June 28, 2007, 11:07:47 AM »
You've definitely got a chance. If you score in the 172-178 range, many doors will be wide open, esp. since your GPA is mitigated by the time you've been away from school.
In your apps, you can mention your mother getting sick, but I'd focus on what you've done and why you want to go back. Though saving the world and helping people is a great goal, it is not going to impress admissions cmte. members--they've heard that all before. Your goals will probably be given more weight, though, by your relative maturity to the vast majority of LS applicants, so make your personal statement count.
Best of luck!