ceazaro Posted August 5, 2013 Share Posted August 5, 2013 Hi guys, Im not really sure if this is the right Place for this, but I'm currently trying to write my SOP but am confused as to whether I should address my year off in my SOP or in an addendum. To explain further: I did a three year undergrad in the UK and during my first two years suffered from 'moderately-severe depression'. My grades suffered and my GPA for both years was the equivalent of a 3.0. My doctor and my professors recommended I take a year out to recover and sort everything out - which I did. I then managed to complete my final year with a GPA equivalent to a 3.6 and with a 4.0 in my undergrad thesis. Should I address this issue in my SOP or in an addendum? Should I mention it at all or should I just mention that I had to take a year out for health issues? Also, should I point out that i feel my grades in my final year, along with my GRE results (163 verbal/155 quant/5 analytical), are more indicative of my abilities (a fact which my LORs are willing to also state)? Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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