My daughter has received a disqualification letter for her GPA. Below is her appeal letter. any input would be helpful. Thank You.
Dear Cal Poly University Committee Members,
I was heartbroken to learn of my Academic Disqualification. I am writing this letter in the hope that the University will reconsider my disqualification and allow me to continue my education at Cal Poly in the fall of 2014.
I understand the college has minimum guidelines set for all students and my GPA fell below the necessary requirements leading to my dismissal. I take full responsibility for my grades and actions. As evidenced by my transcript it is safe to say I have struggled through most of my academic career. In the Winter quarter of 2013 I could no longer deny my situation. I made an appointment with Psychiatrist Dr. Edgardo Menvielle at student health and services on campus. Dr. Menvielle concluded that I had ADHD. I was advised to make an appointment with my primary doctor as Dr. Menvielle was unable to prescribe the necessary medications. I was seen by my family Doctor and referred to Dr. Syam P. Kunam who confirmed the diagnosis of inattentive ADHD. He prescribed a daily dosage of 18 mg methylphenidate, a generic version of Ritalin.The dose has since been increased to 36 mg daily. I continue to receive ongoing medical care for my disorder.
I delayed submitting my appeal and letter until I could say with confidence that I can see a change in my attention span and my focus. My grades are improving and at the time of this letter are as follows:
Ant 49-01: &*^5 Phl 220-02: &*^5 Psy 335-01: &*^5 Soc 306-01: &*^5
In anticipation of the opportunity and privilege of returning in the fall. I have already began to take the following steps to further insure my academic success. On May 12, 2014, I applied to have my letter grade of “ F” in Statistics 120 expunged from my record. If expunged before Spring grades post my GPA should be @#$%
. I have met with Ms.LaKisha Torrence at the Student Disability Resource Center regarding joining the center. I have submitted the required paperwork and I am looking forward to having the assistance and guidance of the center to help me complete my schooling and achieve my potential. I have made and am following a detailed weekly study schedule that includes library time and a study group on campus. I am doing Yoga and meditation as recommended by Dr. Kunam. I think the most import step I am utilizing to insure my success is taking action when I realize I need help.
When I was accepted by Cal Poly and the Sociology program it was one of my greatest accomplishments in my life. Now that I am able to focus on my studies, I feel it would not be in my best interest to have a break in my schooling. With your assistance, I can make this happen. I hope you grant me a chance to prove that.Thank you for taking the time to consider my request