So I'm finishing up my Bachelor's of Science in Environmental science this coming December. And I really want to go to grad school, I don't have the best GPA or transcripts. I recently got diagnosed with Narcolepsy with Cataplexy March 2013. I know it has affected me much longer than that, probably for 5 or 6 years more ( I went to a Tech school and didn't do the best). I know that Narcolepsy is what has caused my transcripts to be so bad, because I didn't know for the longest time and my family thought it was exaggerated from the stress of school for the longest time and so they moved me to my nearer state university.
I don't know how to go about explaining that in a grad school application or anything like that, or if I should even mention it. My grades have improved greatly since my diagnosis, but I only have one semester of grades to show for it that are decent, but I can prove that I know what I'm doing. The school I want to apply to is the top school in the country for my area, and I really think I could do incredibly well... I just don't know if anyone will give me that chance if they see my transcripts without an explanation.