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Examples of college application essays with learning disabilities

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Anonymous
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I am going to be a junior starting Fall 2018. I have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Executive Dysfunction (ED) and as being on the Autism Spectrum. My GPA has struggled because of my disabilities. I am worried about getting into college and I am hoping that I can make my case in the college application essay. Does anybody have any successful essays that they can share?

Shubhanan Kulkarni
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I cannot provide an example myself, however I can give a tip.

one of the prompt asks you what is a hardship you faced and had to overcome to get the level of success you desired/achieved.

Write about how you had to deal with your learning disabilities and how hard it was for you. Then "appropriately exaggerate" the steps you took and the classes you took and how they helped you in life and how they helped you overlook the disabilities. Write about how you were able to take the classes you were and how they were challenges that challenged your disability. You had a problem, nevertheless, you took the step forward and aimed for the maximum and not the minimum, even with your disabilities. Also, it would be great if you could show some sort of leadership you took as well and write how the learning disability was something that you started to maybe "befriend" and only looked forward in life, with regards and respect to your learning disability. I hope that made sense and could be of some help to you. I'm sure it would help your college application essay(s) if you understood this tip.