I was dismissed from my university because of a low gap but I had been having problems with severe depression. I am on medication for it now and I have been referred to a counselor now I just need someone to let me know if my appeal letter is okay or if it needs any necessary changes.
I need to know if this Letter of Appeal to Dismissal sounds good enough to send into the University Committee. Please help!
*city, state, zip**
*name of University*
To whom it may concern,*
My name is *name* and I am writing this letter in regards to my academic suspension. I am going to thoroughly explain the reason as to why I have fallen behind academically. I would like to be readmitted to *name of University* for the 2012 Fall semester. I am currently on academic suspension because I have failed to maintain adequate GPA. I hope that whomever reads this can understand me and my reason, and hopefully appeal my suspension.*
One of the main reasons why I have failed to academically improve is because of a personal crisis I have acquired. I had acquired this disorder when I was 12 years of age, and as I grew older, I never spoke of it much because of my familys beliefs and their ignorance. I had attempted to bring my depression to their attention but they only seemed to believe it was a phase. I do not believe phases can last years and years. My family did not take my condition seriously, which with time, made my depression much worse. I never did anything about it mostly because of my parents, therefore I held it in and took other methods of trying to relieve myself of it, which werent healthy methods or methods that could help. Depression has taken a lot from me, my thoughts and consumed my mind. Since I have dealt with depression in the past, coming to college I assumed it wouldnt be as affecting because of the excitement of being on my own. I now understand that this could be a medical condition considering the fact that it has taken a huge toll on me. I have felt that I have had no motivation because of my familys support not always being there and some of the events that have occurred in my life. I do not bring this up for any sympathy, I bring this up because this has taken its toll on me academically. In all honesty, I had turned to self-harm and constant sleeping to try to keep myself in line. Now that I have reached the age of 18, I decided to take matters into my own hands, and seek medical help. I have been prescribed anti-depressants, and I have been referred to a counselor. My family of course thinks this is a radical idea, but they do not see the immensity of the situation. I want more than anything to be successful and reach my goal of someday becoming a nurse. I would like to show everyone who ever doubted me that someone with problems like my own, can in fact, rise to the top from the bottom.*
I feel that the Committee should appeal my suspension because I really need this chance to prove to myself and my family that I can still be successful considering the hardships Ive been through. I would also like to be able to be given the opportunity to return to *name of University* for the coming semester because I know for a fact that I can prove that I *my name*, am not a failure.