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Hello, I am currently a Community College Student at Blinn College and I am planning to start applying to Texas A&M for the Spring 2021 semester and am planning to send my application around this Semester. The prompt for the Texas A&M Transfer Admissions essay will ask me to write about some tough circumstances about my education, as well as to explain some unique experiences involving my academic background. So they are asking to let me know who I am besides what is on my transcripts.
What I want to discuss is that as a kid, I have been struggling with Aspergers Syndrome throughout my childhood and as well as part of my Young Adulthood. In High School, I ended up being severely bullied and suffered depression. That lead me not ending up in a non-mainstream education environment and I was not able to build a strong academic background while I was in High School.
Later as I tried out Community College after High School in the state I grew up in, I built a small circle of friends, and there were people in that circle who took up my time and energy and I struggled with saying no with the demanding people in my friends circle. I ended up in a situation where I struggled managing my time, not being able to sufficiently perform in my classes. I then went to another Community college and took a few classes in Graphic Design. I took some time off from school for a while and worked, including at a non profit organization as an intern.
I then worked at some Football Games at Texas A&M and I started to really fall in love with the campus. Do to my experiences working at sports games, I managed to decide that maybe giving a Second Chance to this School Thing can be possible. So I have been taking a lighter load of classes than most people would (due to an adverse educational background obviously) and so far at my new Community College, the GPA from taking classes there has been at a level of 3.5 to 3.6 GPA so far, versus how I had mostly Cs, Ds and Fs and very rare Bs on my report card at my first Community College.
Also, I have emotionally grown up substantially from those days and learned a lot about self-discipline when it comes to academics, how to advocate for myself in the academic arena, how I best learn as a person, how to pick my classes, when, where and how to study for exams, how to seek help in my classes. Not only that, I have learned how to socially conduct myself and also become a more socially aware person, versus in High School where I was not only a Magnet Of Bullying, buy socially naïve, as well as not having the will to live life and also locked up myself in the bedroom at all times. On top of it, there were times I would be scared to go to school in High School and I would constantly fake sick to avoid going to class due to the fact I was terrified of being a victim of bullying. Now I am a flourishing being who wants to live a normal lifestyle and keep up the growth I have achieved as a person especially. Not only that, these past few years, I have suffered the least depression possible compare to the past years.
What do you think folks? Should I write about all these details I mentioned in my essay and do you guys know any stories similar to mine that have been used for College Admissions essays. If so let me know.
Also let me know if you think I have a shot at my dream school too folks.