So here's my situation:
During my junior year, I got really sick and was stuck in bed for a long period of time. My grades that semester are a pretty big flaw in my application, so I mentioned how being ill affected my grades in the additional information section of my application. To determine how long I was sick for, I remembered two events I was too sick to attend, my grandma'a birthday and my cousin's birthday, and calculated the time between the two, which came out to three weeks in total. I wrote this on my ED application, but upon further review I realized that for a portion of the time I was sick, school was out of session for winter break, and that I actually only missed around 1.5-2 weeks of school.
And thus my question: should I contact dartmouth and tell them about my mistake?
I asked some other students and a few teachers at my school, and they all said this won't matter, and that I definitely shouldn't report it because it will further highlight a shortcoming on my application. This being said, I know Dartmouth places a lot of emphasis on applicants being honest on their applications. I'm really torn and don't know what to do. Any advice CC?
Also sorry for any syntax errors. Typing this from my phone as I stress out in Spanish