is this worth writing a GPA addendum?

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iwantT14
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is this worth writing a GPA addendum?

Postby iwantT14 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:45 pm

so pretty much during my senior year of high school my parents began fighting and it got really messy and i didnt really want to be around for that crap so i decided i was gona move out for college (the norm for my family was to live at home and attend a nearby school). abt halfway during my freshman year things started to get better and they were no longer considering a divorce and my mom convinced me to transfer to a nearby school and live at home. so after my freshman year i transferred to school closeby to my house and moved back in with my parents. my mom said me moving back home def helped their relationship. while all this was going on as u can imagine my grades took a nosedive.

my high school GPA up until this fighting started was abt a 3.6, after it started I got like straight Cs. my freshman year college gpa was a 2.7, after i moved back home and they finally calmed down with all the fighting ive had abt a 3.7 since.

the reason i bring up the high school gpa thing is to show that this isnt just me screwin around freshman year of college and that if u look at my high school transcript u can clearly see a drop in grades. so is this worth writing a gpa addendum? that 2.7 from my first year is really killing me right now and if i didnt have that in my gpa id be looking at an acceptance or two at T14 schools. so is it even worth writing an addendum for this? i know its not someone in my family passed away or anything, but for ppl that have had parents that are constantly fighting, you kno how much of a toll it can take on you.

BenJ
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Re: is this worth writing a GPA addendum?

Postby BenJ » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:09 pm

Write an addendum about it, definitely. But they will not look at your high school transcript to verify that part; only mention high school briefly if at all.

iwantT14
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Re: is this worth writing a GPA addendum?

Postby iwantT14 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:28 pm

thanks, Ben. anybody else have any insight or write a similar addendum?




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