Hi all, I've been researching a bunch about apps, and I'm a little torn as to whether or not I should write an addendum. Here is my situation:
My first semester I had all As or A-s, my second I had all Bs and one C. Each semester after that, my grades got a little better (like mostly Bs next semester, all As and Bs next semester (and for much of the remainder of college)) with a slight upward grade trend. overall, my GPA ended up being a 3.46.
Now the reason this happened (we later found out), is that I have a rare thyroid disorder called Graves disease which affects the hormones, heart, and eyes. So, I felt sick often, was minorly depressed, and slept all the time. I received treatment for over a year which did not work and eventually received radiation and will have to be medicated for the rest of my life. (my last year of school was pretty strong with only one frustrating grade).
So, would it be overkill to write an addendum given that my GPA isn't really that bad? If you think I should, do you all have any suggestions for how exactly to write an addendum without sounding solely like I'm making excuses?
Thanks for your input.