I’m a Junior from India who wants to attend a T30 university for my undergrad. I got a 95% (10/10 CGPA) in my 10th Standard CBSE board exams. My main problem is that halfway into my freshmen year, I got dengue and was in the hospital for a month where they found out that I have type 1 diabetes after I went into ketoacidosis. So I missed school for about 2-3 months and I got mostly C’s and D’s that year since I had missed most exams and the school gave me a passing grade. I plan to take the SAT in December. Do colleges take into consideration the health issues I’ve had and excuse the marks I got in my freshmen year or is it going to be a problem?

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Geetha Swamy Answered a year ago

Anupama is absolutely right. However, you need to ensure that your grades stay on track in your junior and senior years so that universities are convinced that the excuse for your drop in grades is genuine. Anyway, your Grade 10 results are pretty impressive. That should certainly help. Make sure you include this information for your drop in grades in your application, though.

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Anupama Singh Answered a year ago

This information about health issues will be very important to include in your application.  The beauty of the US application process is that they consider your entire history and not just numbers.  Also since you're showing progress and an upward grade trend, that will be an important consideration in the review of your application.

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