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Postby brinicolec » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:21 pm

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Re: Mood disorder addendum?

Postby maraschino » Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:47 pm

I have a similar story, interested to hear the responses you get.

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Re: Mood disorder addendum?

Postby brinicolec » Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:32 am

maraschino wrote:I have a similar story, interested to hear the responses you get.


Unfortunately, looks like no one has any insight on this one :?

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Re: Mood disorder addendum?

Postby Sweetneers » Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:42 am

I think provided that you can show it will not affect your in law school, I don't see very many reasons to not include one. Of course, you'll have to avoid all of the standard advice: don't sound whiny, keep it short, stick to the facts, etc., but to me, it sounds like a legitimate medical situation that I think would help to explain your GPA. With that said, don't expect miracles.

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Re: Mood disorder addendum?

Postby HankBashir » Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:51 am

I was in a similar spot, but I ended up taking time off for my mental health issues. I only disclosed when schools asked me in the app if I took more than a semester off and why. I'm pretty sure I wrote about it in very vague, but accurate, terms. I didn't fully disclose because I was worried about it affecting my chances of admission, and I didn't receive disability accommodations during law school.

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Re: Mood disorder addendum?

Postby brinicolec » Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:04 am

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Re: Mood disorder addendum?

Postby HankBashir » Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:25 am

brinicolec wrote:
HankBashir wrote:I was in a similar spot, but I ended up taking time off for my mental health issues. I only disclosed when schools asked me in the app if I took more than a semester off and why. I'm pretty sure I wrote about it in very vague, but accurate, terms. I didn't fully disclose because I was worried about it affecting my chances of admission, and I didn't receive disability accommodations during law school.


I also wouldn't be going for disability accommodations. I've always avoided doing so. So would you recommend vaguely explaining or not saying anything? I understand it's a bit different since you took time off but I suppose my concern is that since I DIDN'T take any time off, my GPA took a little bit of a hit for it and I'm wondering if I should be explaining that to adcomm.


It might be worth getting into detail because you've had a negative grade trend (I had the opposite). I would also reiterate at the end that you've taken measures to deal with it and it won't severely effect you academically.



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