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Worried...PLEASE HELP!!!!!!! [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 07:00
Hi everyone,

I'm applying to grad schools for Fall 2010. I graduated from undergrad in this Spring 2009 and I'm worried that I won't get into any schools because of my low GPA. I graduated with a 2.9 :?

I went to college straight out of high school. I gave birth to my daughter at the beginning of my senior year of high school when I was 17 years old. So during undergrad, I was a full-time, single parent as well as a full-time, full scholarship student athlete, not to mention I worked full-time from 4pm-midnight. So as you can see I was EXTREMELY busy. As a result of this, I graduated with a very low GPA. My low GPA is definitely because of a lack of effort and NOT because of a lack of brains. How would I explain that so that the schools that look at my application will know this??? Do I write an essay about it??? What do I do to convince them that I should be admitted to their school?

Also, I was on the track and field team during undergrad and I did break a couple of school records. Should I include this on my resume or in an essay or anything??? Is that important???

Anyone please feel free to comment. I am open to any suggestions/advice. Thanks for your help and any advice.
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Re: Worried...PLEASE HELP!!!!!!! [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 21:08
The optional essay is where you will address your situation. Just state what happened - and avoid getting too defensive about it.

As for breaking school records on track - by all means put it in the resume.

The biggest thing you need to do is to play to your strengths, rather than being preoccupied with minimizing your weaknesses.

Play to win, rather than avoiding to lose.

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Re: Worried...PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!   [#permalink] 15 Nov 2009, 21:08
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