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Readmission appeal letter

Sameer121Sameer121 1 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
Hey there,

I was trying to get some help on my readmission letter to college, it would be great if you could give just a little bit of your time to give me a feedback and some good critique.

I was dropped out for failing to maintain adequate for the last two semesters. I was mainly suffering from depression and social anxiety as an international student and i think this is also the reasons i didn't really try seeking help from their mental health services.

I have been talking to my academic adviser and he told me that the university usually likes giving second chances but cannot guarantee my reentry.

The statement which the university expects me to write should take care of the following.

"Briefly explain the reason(s) you are applying for reentry, your educational goals and your activities since your last term of enrollment at XXXX University"

To whom it may concern.

"I am writing this letter to appeal for readmission to the XXXX University. My grades at the university were never great but they were horrible last semester (Fall 2019). I can’t say I was surprised when I received news about my dropped status. My bad grades are close to an accurate representation of my efforts made to work on my academics. It was my dream to graduate with a degree from XXXX University for as long as I can remember, and I cannot let a few of my misdoings and ignorance to tackle my problems head-on to not let that happen.

Firstly, I was not focused on my studies due to factors such as mental stress and depression. This led to me being ignorant in terms of studies not performing well in weekly quizzes and not taking discussion sessions more seriously consequently losing ample number of grades. I should have taken proper steps to address my mental illness in freshman year itself, but I was ignorant and these problems got the better of me as time passed by and I take full responsibility of the fact that I should have acted upon my illness and ultimately my academics.

Next, Last semester in college, one of my friends from high school (who was also a student at XXXX University) had become very toxic in my day-to-day life at XXXX University since he had developed with substance abuse. This did not affect me much at university for the most part but did drastically impact my final grades because I was not able to think clearly at the time when he tried to commit suicide when finals were near and I was under the presumption that the events led to my bad grades. Later on, I realized that I could have explained my subject professors about it and seek help. So, for the most part I understand that steps could have been taken by me to make right decisions that would not have gotten the better of me.

Last but not least, I believe I have failed to put in the efforts necessary to my success at the university while a student. I should have been more engaged with all the class activities such as discussion sessions, used the tutoring services and the mental health services provided by the university, utilized office hours more often than usual, and devoted more time and effort on my academics.

I believe that, in the time I spent away from university, the first thing I did was to check my mental illness and undergone therapy (Letter attached from my psychologist). I also took 2 math courses from an online accredited college to prove not just the university but also myself that I have the confidence, time management skills and learning ability to do better at university. I have also decided that if I was readmitted to university, I will make use of all the facilities provided for my academic betterment such as go to office hours, study each subject before the class to grasp it better, prepare for exams and quizzes weeks in advance, be more active in my discussion session and class activities, and make it a point to meet my academic adviser at least twice a month to make sure I am on track with my grades and finally make a very rigid timetable and follow everything very religiously."

I have a feeling this letter does not fit in very well with the question, so any advice on what i should write specifically or how how i should frame the essay is appreciated. Thanks alot with helping me with this essay!

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  • Groundwork2022Groundwork2022 2226 replies37 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    You do a great job expressing remorse and taking responsibility, but your letter is much too long. You have taken two classes and produced a letter from your psychologist, but you need a more detailed plan for going forward. Will you continue in therapy? How can they be sure you will make and keep regular appointments with your advisor? They want to hear more of what you've done and will do and less fluff.

    You can mention a drug-addicted friend tried to commit suicide, but skip the details. This letter is about you.
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  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 7266 replies56 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    The what happened should be just a few sentences. The rest of the letter should be on what you will be doing differently to ensure your success and that you have an illness that is now being better treated.
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