To Appeal My Academic Dismissal

Topics: United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Dubai Pages: 2 (454 words) Published: February 17, 2012
P.O.Box 303,
Drilling Division
Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates

(971) 50 3898598

Student ID: 200834965


UAE University

To Whom It May Concern

I am writing to appeal my academic dismissal from UAE University. I was not surprised, but very upset to receive a letter earlier this week informing me of my dismissal. I would like to urge you to reinstate me for next semester.

I admit, I had a very difficult time last semester, and my grades suffered as a result. I don't mean to make excuses for my poor academic performance, but I would like to explain the circumstances. I knew that registering for 9 credit hours in the fall would require a lot of me, specially that I registered for physics I, calculus II, and chemistry II which I needed to earn so that I was on track to graduate on time. I thought I could handle the work load, and I still think I could have, except that my father became very ill in January. While he was sick at home and unable to work, I had to drive home every weekend and some week nights to help out with household duties and to care for my two brothers whom they still studying at school. Needless to say, the hour-long drive each way cut into my study time, as did the chores I had to do at home. Even when I was at school, I was very distracted with the home situation and was unable to focus on my schoolwork. I understand now that I should have communicated with my professors (instead of avoiding them), or even taken a leave of absence. I thought I could handle all of these burdens, and I tried my best, but I was wrong.

I love UAE University, and it would mean so much to me to graduate with a degree from this school, which would make me the first person in my family to complete a college degree. If I am reinstated, I will focus much better on my schoolwork, take fewer hours, and manage my time more wisely. Fortunately, my father is recovering and has returned to work, so I should not need to travel home nearly...
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