depression and voluntary withdrawal?

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red95
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depression and voluntary withdrawal?

Postby red95 » Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:50 pm

I've seen various advice regarding depression, mostly that it's better not to mention it and risk raising unnecessary alarm bells if you've long since recovered from it.

I withdrew for a semester to deal with depression during UG (it was voluntary though). I'm not sure how much detail I will need to provide when I talk about the interruption in studies? Is it ok to just refer to it as a medical issue that I've recovered from? Or do they ask to see records whenever they see a withdrawal?

Has anyone else had to withdraw for one reason or another during UG? Did the law schools ask for any records about it when you applied?

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Re: depression and voluntary withdrawal?

Postby PhilippeStandingOnIt » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:20 pm

red95 wrote:I've seen various advice regarding depression, mostly that it's better not to mention it and risk raising unnecessary alarm bells if you've long since recovered from it.

I withdrew for a semester to deal with depression during UG (it was voluntary though). I'm not sure how much detail I will need to provide when I talk about the interruption in studies? Is it ok to just refer to it as a medical issue that I've recovered from? Or do they ask to see records whenever they see a withdrawal?

Has anyone else had to withdraw for one reason or another during UG? Did the law schools ask for any records about it when you applied?


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