Hi. I spent the better part of a decade drinking my face off and coping poorly with unmanaged mental illness. I am bipolar 1 and a raging alcoholic. My transcripts are crap right now.
I've been going to a community college on and off for 7 years. And by on and off, I mean I go when I'm functional, which has been almost never. I have 40 credits, a 3.0 GPA, 14 W's, and 2 F's.
When I am functional, I produce straight A's consistently in every subject. I am a fantastic, bright, well-organized, motivated student. When I'm not functional, which is when I'm drinking, I drop classes.
I recently decided that I need to get serious about my life. This decision has come as a result of the immense pain and suffering brought on by my choice to medicate a mental illness with booze. It was a terrible idea to start with. I am in treatment for both mental illness and addiction and I'm taking it very seriously.
My choice of major is mathematics, which means I'll need grad school if I want a job. If I can produce A's (and maybe the occasional
for the duration of my undergrad experience, could I still get into grad school?