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Depression in high school and its impact on college admission
Hi I am a parent. My daughters is a sophomore and has been diagnosed with depression by two doctors. Her school is aware of it too and are in touch with her doctor. She is on medication. Her grades are fallen badly as a result.
I have seen a huge improvement in her. She is definitely getting better with meds and therapy , however now she's better enough to 'start caring' about her grades and that's stressing her out and I'm worried it will become a vicious cycle.
My question is : how does this affect her college admissions ? As we have a medical reason for her bad grades , can we disclose the reason in the additional info box ? Is writing about her struggle and overcoming it , something she can work around in her essay ? Do colleges discriminate or are leery of accepting students who've have this struggle in the past?
There is a definite reason for her bad grades which has been diagnosed by professionals and the school is also aware of it. What are the steps I can take to make sure her future does not suffer as a result ?
Please help me. Thanks !