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ADHD and college applications
Alright, so my grades overall during high school have been decent but nowhere near where I think they should have been. I am a junior in high school and recently got diagnosed with ADHD at the beginning of this semester. I've been struggling with the symptoms since elementary school, but I didn't come forward because I was insecure about it and thought that I was just a bad student. I'm on medication now, and my grades have improved a great deal. However, I think that those years that it went untreated really held me behind. Because I had to try much harder than everyone else to get even average grades, I had no time to participate in extracurriculars. I also haven't won any academic awards of any kind and my SAT scores aren't that impressive either. This worries be because people stress the need for extracurriculars and achievements to put on college applications. At this point it feels to late to do anything to make myself competitive. Is there anything else to apply for last minute or over the summer? Thank you.