AliMcMac Posted August 18, 2015 Share Posted August 18, 2015 I am applying to a masters program in psychology, with the hopes of going on to a PhD afterward. I am not applying directly to PhD programs because I do not have the GPA or research experience required to get in. While the masters I am applying to is less rigorous, my GPA still falls below their average. From everything I have read/heard, you should briefly touch on the reasons for low grades in the SOP. However, all the psychology specific advice I have seen says to definitely avoid talking about any personal diagnoses in your application. How do I explain that I am capable of so much more than what you see on my transcript when the low grades were caused by untreated mental illness?? Now that I have been diagnosed and undergone treatment I am doing so much better, and my recent grades have all been very good, I just don't know what to say about it in my SOP... Help! TraumaGirl17 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Create an account or sign in to comment
You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
Create an account
Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!Register a new account
Already have an account? Sign in here.Sign In Now