Should I put a self-diagnosed mental illness in the additional comment section? My mom doesn't believe in mental illness that's why I haven't been to a psychologist. I have good grades. My GPA is a 3.7UW. I take AP classes (11 total). Which is also the reason why mom doesn't believe something is wrong. I'm asking because...
1. I believe my grades would be better if I didn't suffer from depression. I'm capable of being a straight- A student. I have a lot of potential. I'm usually a quick learner, but these past couple of years I lost motivation in the classroom. I don't take in the information until later when I feel like it. Which means I'm sometimes left behind or I might miss something that was said that was important.
2. As soon as I get out of school, I want to go home. I dont want to do anything for the rest of the day. I dont complete my homework until late at night or in the morning right before school. Which comes to the main problem..... My ECs are EXTREMELY weak. I only been in two clubs and have a couple of community service hours. My mom isn't the type to make me do stuff. She doesn't like pressuring me. I was appreciative of that at first, but now I'm not.
Neither of my parents been to college and I'm an URM.
Should I include my mental illness on my app and apply to UNC- Chapel Hill and Wake Forest? My ACT scores are mediocre for those schools, but I did receive AP Scholar w/ Distinction. ( I know that don't mean much though) Or should I leave that info off, and apply to other colleges that aren't top-tier. As you probably can tell, I procrastinated with college apps. I don't like procrastinating and I always feel bad afterwords, but it's my lack of motivation. Now, I have about a month left. I just did the basic info. stuff. I want to get my apps done before Christmas break.
I want to double major in Political Science and Economics, and eventually go to law school.
Also: How do I go about asking my teachers for recs? If I don't really have a resume...
Thanks in advance.
Sorry if this is messy, it just that my mind wonders a lot and it's hard for me to get my thoughts together. I probably spent about an hour typing and editing this.