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Should I use additional info section to talk about extenuating circumstances for the reason of lower grades?
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Junior year, my mom had surgery for cancer and as a result towards the end of April going through May I had to give up studying time to take care of her. I was also unable to put my best effort into AP exams because of the pressure I was under with the surgery. I received my first two Bs that second semester and did poorly on my AP exams. Do you think it would be worth it to add this in the additional info section, or will it come off as making excuses?

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11 months ago

Hey there @Pri54!

This is a genuine reason for you to be getting lower grades/performing poorly on assessments and I think you should definitely put it in the additional information section. If it was something you had to do that led to lower grades in school, then it's not an excuse.

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