a month ago
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Do Colleges account for disabilities when considering GPA

I have a good enough Gpa to have mostly A's and B+'s but some B. It's really hard to work on tests which is my kryptonite because I have a severe case of ADHD, homework and school assignments are good but can't raise my grade well enough to make my GPA where I need it to be. I am curious if colleges will account for something like this and what they'd do.

@emmyolivea month ago

In the future, just post your question 1 time, not 3 more times. It's not necessary.

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a month ago

Hi, thank you for asking your question! Learning disabilities are definitely something that admissions committees will factor into their decision-making. Importantly, As a student with a learning disability, it’s important to realize you’re not alone. As of 2013, around 11% of undergraduates reported having a disability.

You may have a better chance of admission at your dream school, if you can make up for the difference of lower school scores with stellar extracurricular activities. Additionally, I would recommend using the additional information section of the Common App when applying to include more about your student life with ADHD and how that impacted your schools scores.


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