Level up: mental health on college applications

Recorded Monday, May 10 at 10:00 PM

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About this livestream


Your mental health or disability may be an integral part of who you are, but that does not necessarily make it relevant to a college application — and by no means do you have to discuss it. In today’s stream, Shravya will advise you on navigating mental health on your college apps, covering what you should disclose and how.

Come with questions for Shravya or just listen in on this latest installment of Level up!

Your host

Undergrad College: Rice University '20

Work Experience: During my time at Rice, I mentored dozens of high school students through the college application process, along with editing essays and tutoring students for the ACT/SAT. I also interned at a medical technology startup, conducted research in Brazil, and gave a TEDx talk. I recently finished applying to medical school; I've been admitted to multiple schools, and will be starting in the Fall.

My Admissions Story: I remember feeling very blindsided by the admissions process and not knowing where to begin. I hope that sharing my experiences and some of the things I’ve learned along the way will help guide other students in a similar boat.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Shravya and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
1:10@PamDemic:we can hear you
15:01@PamDemic:If you took a long leave of abscence should you disclose it due to racist bullying that led to mental probelms.
15:04@PamDemic:Do I have to showcase proof for it to? If i end up disclosing it
26:46@PamDemic:I changed schools because of thr bullying but my new school does not know it. I emailed some schools and they asked for a letter from my new counsller. Like mentioned earlier, my new school does not know it and i dont feel comfortable telling them so i dont know what to do and how i can get a letter from my counsller
27:58@PamDemic:yea i emailed some universities
30:37@paw_1075:when/how should you bring up mental health struggles in an interview? would they ask a question about it or do you just have to bring it up yourself?
41:30@PamDemic:I have a D in my country which equvilent to a C, do i have to explain it?
43:44@paw_1075:Thank you!
44:02@PamDemic:It was only one hard math class otherwise i have straight a´´s. And my countries grade system is really hard
46:53@PamDemic:Thanks for all the help , very much apprecaited


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