Redundant info between PS and GPA addendum?

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Redundant info between PS and GPA addendum?

Post by Hununu » Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:07 am

Is it okay to repeat (very succinctly) basic info from my PS in my GPA addendum?

My PS focuses, in part, on an extremely disruptive life event (a parent arrested, held without bond for months, eventually charges dropped and freed) and how I dealt with it and helped my family cope through it.

The same event (and later consequences from it) caused a dip in my UGPA when I was in school. I want to repeat the very basic facts at the start of my GPA addendum, rather than relying on adcoms to remember details from my PS. Is that okay? Or is even minimal redundancy across docs frowned upon?

Thank you for any guidance!

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Re: Redundant info between PS and GPA addendum?

Post by cavalier1138 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:04 am

It's fine if you just give a brief recital of the facts. Just be aware that GPA addenda rarely have any effect on your application.

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Re: Redundant info between PS and GPA addendum?

Post by Hununu » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:52 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:04 am
It's fine if you just give a brief recital of the facts. Just be aware that GPA addenda rarely have any effect on your application.
Thank you for responding.

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