<p>This past year I had the misfortune of watching my parents go through a prolonged divorce, which has had visible repercussions on my Junior grades. My SAT scores are fine (above 2350) and my extracurriculars even stronger but I am worried that my Junior grades may affect me. I did not inform my guidance counselor of this when he/she was writing my rec since I was still in denial. Thus... I was wondering if it was too late for her to make note of this in some way or possibly send a short follow up letter to my universities? Any input would be greatly appreciated.</p>
Help? Too late to send for counselor to send additional information?
<p>Have her send it in. What’s the worst thing that could happen?</p>
<p>Depends how bad they are.</p>
<p>AOs know that life happens and kids go through rough patches. If your grades are an anomaly, they might skim over them. If you choose to do this, which I’d recommend against, make sure it doesn’t sound like a bad excuse. You don’t want to be the kid excusing yourself when the next application file has poverty-stricken URM with a 2390 or something ridiculous like that, it’ll just make you lose sympathy.</p>
<p>I don’t think you should send such information. It would just sound like a bad excuse. PLENTY of kids have divorced parents nowadays and it really won’t help you.</p>
<p>To expand on “it depends how bad they are,” if you got Ds and Fs and you’re probably not getting in anyway, you might as well send it hoping it’ll be a lifeboat. If you got B+s instead of A-s, it’s going to make you look like a dick.</p>