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Health issues

daveintakedaveintake Registered User Posts: 5 New Member

I am currently a junior in highschool, I had a brain surgery done a while back summer before freshman year, and it has effected my ability to always be in school as i have alot of symptoms related to my surgery. End of Freshman year I was diagnosed with another AVM. Its just alot of stress on me cause there were days where i would wake up and forget where I am and who I am, yet this is now cured towards the end of my sophomore year of highschool. I am worried as my highschool gpa is at a 2.2 right now but this year as a junior I got 3.1. It is very hard to wake up in the morning without these symptoms. Now im just really worried and feel like I have no chance to even go to my state school Rutgers. Is there anyway college admissions officers can see my story before judging me on my gpa? as I've been symptom free for 3 months and looking to dramatically increase my gpa junior year. Please help me on this issue as i really dont want to go to CC

Replies to: Health issues

  • Erin's DadErin's Dad Super Moderator Posts: 36,443 Super Moderator
    Increasing your GPA in your Junior year and Senior first semester will be the best things you can do to offset any perceived issues. Keep it up and good luck.
  • LindagafLindagaf Registered User Posts: 9,282 Senior Member
    This absolutely needs to be explained in your guidance counselors recommendation. Don't attempt to explain it yourself. If for some reason your Gc won't address the issue in the rec, I would submit a supplementary rec from someone who knows you very well, perhaps your doctor, who can shed light. And yes, work hard to get your grades up next year. Best of luck to you.
  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 24,534 Forum Champion
    The first order of business is to get and remain healthy. That is most important. Other than that I agree that it should be explained by a third party, preferably in the guidance counselor recommendation. Good advice in post right above this.
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