D. H2Oman wrote:MarieTC wrote: be very careful about what you say about your mental illness. It's not really going to make schools look at your GPA differently. Applying is a numbers game, and your gpa is what it is. (I think there's a significant risk that you could put off some schools, and your definitely not going to get a big bump, so I wouldn't make it anything close to the focus of your application. Way too risky)
Thank you. I want to make sure I understand--someone going from a semester and a half of withdrawals, C's and medical leaves to basically straight A's for 2+ years would not benefit from any explaining? Or would just treating it as an undisclosed illness be better? Because it really wasn't just about me suddenly "getting my act together", but going so far as to say to my parents: I'm getting treatment, you can pull all financial support or not. And since then basically a perfect record. If even the kind of "overcoming adversity" take is too tricky, let me know.