« on: October 23, 2006, 01:20:25 AM »
I'm in a similar situation except no community college.
Freshman year came in as a bio major and not really knowing what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. Anyways freshman GPA was a 2.5. Since then I've pretty much gotten all A's and climbed back up to a 3.6. I'm wondering if I should include some sort of explanation in an addendum or is this pretty much self explanatory to the admissions officers? I'm wondering if they actually look at transcripts or if they just check GPA given by LSDAS? I guess an addendum would pretty much force them to take a closer look, if at all, at my transcript. Any opinons on what I should do?
I always feel like including an addendum explaining yourself either comes off as some sort of excuse or it's only restating the obvious to adcomms who can already see my progress. Any thoughts?