Does your graduate school GPA matter?
My daughter will be starting grad school in 2018 (she was supposed to start this year, but took a deferment due to mental and physical health challenges.) The physical issues are mostly resolved, but she has suffered from anxiety disorder her entire adult life. In spite of this, she graduated summa cum laude from a well-regarded LAC, even though the stress practically killed her.
The only reason she is going to grad school is because she needs this specific degree to launch her career. She is not a slacker, and absorbs knowledge very quickly and easily, but gets very stressed about having to do things perfectly. I've told her that all she really needs to do in grad school is get Bs and pass. (I don't even remember my grad school GPA, and yet the degree got me my first job after earning my master's). I don't think there is much measurable difference in acquired knowledge in someone who graduates with a 3.0 vs one who ends up with a 4.0.
Does this make sense? I know it would be devastating to her to give up on a dream just because she felt she couldn't measure up to some self-inflicted standard. My concern is that she will start school, and then all of the stress and anxiety from her college and high school years will come roaring back. She has this concern as well, which is why I am posting here.
And yes, she has a therapist and yes, she is on medication, and yes, she exercises, and yes, she has friends and support, and yes,....you get the picture.