To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing this letter to explain the circumstances surrounding my poor performance (dates) in hopes that I may be given a second chance at my dream of being the first in my family to achieve a college education.
My struggles began my first semester. I was enrolled in twelve credit hours and was employed full time as a nursing assistant at X Hospital. At that time my chosen major was social work and, although I was excited and passionate about my academics, my work hours got in the way. Due to a scheduling conflict, I was forced to withdraw from one of my courses. This conflict between my work schedule and academics was a major contributor that has led me to this point.
As for other obstacles that occurred during my first two years at the University, they ranged from transportation to housing problems. My major at that time (date) was Gerontology and I was not able to take any courses on the Saint Petersburg campus. During this term my mode of transportation became increasingly unreliable. Due to these hurdles conflicting with my course schedule I stopped attending class. I take full responsibility and realize now that I had options that could have, potentially, prevented my poor performance, but at that time it felt as if I had nowhere to turn to.
I am currently employed as an Assistant Social Services Director at a Rehabilitation facility in Tampa. Due to the reinstatement policy that I take fifteen credit hours my first semester back at the University of X, if reinstated, I am prepared to focus solely on academics by taking a leave of absence from my employment. I currently have an immensely supportive group of friends and family who have offered all the help I could ask for to pursue my dream of completing my degree from UXX. I purchased a new vehicle that is very reliable so that transportation is no longer an issue. '
I ask that the Academic Regulations Committee reinstate me and allow me to pursue my dream of receiving an undergraduate degree from the University of X. I would like to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science program with a concentration in Gerontology, with a minor in Criminology.
It would be an honor and privilege to be reinstated to USF. I thank you for your time and consideration for readmission.
In (Mascot) Pride,