I had applied to Bryn Mawr College. One of the professors there said about my illness that “you have to tell them.” So I wrote in my application essays that I had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Now that I have been rejected by them, I know better. I am not revealing my diagnosis to any graduate schools. I will tell them about the depression that I struggled with for so long, because there is less stigma attached to that.
So now, I will continue on in my no-name brand college–West Chester University. Hopefully, if I get good enough grades, I will be able to get into a good graduate school.