Hey everyone, I'm new to this site and I've been pretty stressed out after receiving message in my student center informing me that I have reached the 150% Maximum Timeframe of 90 or more attempted units today. This, didn't come as a huge shock since I have been trying to find the best degree plan for me and taking a lot of extra courses. But since last year have I switched my undergraduate degree from science to business and it's far more easier for me and I have been excelling so far. I currently have a 3.6 gpa and only seven classes to go to complete my degree, five, in which I plan to take this semester.
I have already set up a meeting with my academic advisor this morning but I am not sure about my appeal letter and was hoping if anyone had any suggestions or thoughts about it. I desperately need my financial aid to complete my degree so this is incredibly important.
Here is what I have typed so far:
My name is xxx and I have been a student here at xxx since the fall of 2014, and today I am writing to you to please consider extending my financial aid for this year. During my time at xxx, I have struggled with finding a suitable degree path which has led to me taking extra courses. Gladly, after changing my degree plan from Science to Business, I am now more focused than ever. I have even consulted with an advisor and enrolled in the xxx Pathway Program and after pushing myself and putting in an immense amount of dedication and studying, I have made it down to my final seven courses. Four, in which I plan to take this semester. I have worked tirelessly throughout my time here at xxx to be a model student and maintain a respectable 3.65 gpa and with the help of my advisor, I have a clear academic path that will lead me to completing my associate degree by next year and transferring to xxx in the fall of 2019. However, without this extension I will not be able to overcome the financial burden and finish my degree.
I sincerely hope that this appeal and my academic plan demonstrates that I am a devoted student with the drive to graduate and put forth all necessary steps to ensure success going forward.
Thank you for your consideration,