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academic dismissal appeal letter
hi i recently received a notification of academic dismissal from my graduate art program and I'm wondering if anyone can read my appeal letter over ASAP and can give me some feedback. This is my first semester and I'm scared out of my mind Thank you
To Whom It May Concern:
My name is _______ _________. This week I have received a letter from the school, notifying me of my academic dismissal. While I am very distraught by this, I am well aware the rules regarding the academic standard for graduate students in their first semester. When coming down to it, it’s my fault that I was unable to reach the standard set for me and in result, I put myself in this predicament. I am writing this appeal to explain the situation and to hopefully to encourage you reinstate me for the upcoming semester.
When I came into the institution after being away from school for so long, I was excited but also uneasy. I admit that it took a bit of time to readjust to the idea of college/graduate life, books, and classes and as a result, my academic standing has suffered for it. Within my Studio Art course in particular, I struggled to grasp the lessons of my professors and I was too focused on the finishing something than the development, too concerned on making a pretty picture than a meaningful one. It was during midterm, where my advisor and I decided it was best to meet with each other, to discuss my general process and help with my research.
This was going well until my car was destroyed when a tree collided with from a windstorm. The stress dealing from this random incident was overwhelming. Unfortunately, I took away my focus on studies to focus on that situation and my grades were ultimately hurt by it. By the time of the final meetup, my lack of focus and my misunderstanding of their teachings gave me the grade that I have now. Ever since then, I have been taking a good look at myself and my studying habits this semester. I have also been reviewing the lessons and the reviews I’ve received. I now believe have a better understanding of what they were teaching and I’m confident I can improve my academic standing.
I love _______ university and it would really mean a lot to me to receive my master degree from ________ University. If I am readmitted back into _______University, I will not only continue my meetups with my advisor but also start up meetup with the other members of my committee. I would love to discuss, review and share my ideas for spring semester but also come to them about any problems that I might need help to overcome. I will push their advice to their peak. I would also continue to do more research within the library archives. In the previous semester, my committee chair setup a meeting between the librarians in helping how to properly look up different artists and try different mediums. I currently using this method of research while I’m on winter break in preparation for the spring. For my first semester, I currently have 2.88. If given a second chance with what I know now I can turn this around and become the graduate student _______University believe I could be when they accepted me
Thank you for this opportunity, for a second chance and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.