In August of 2012, at Grand Rapids Community College, I was placed on Academic Probation due to my cumulative GPA dropping below the 2.0 threshold. Prior to this action, I was not driven to take the action to perform well in my classes. I was lost in the options for my future and unaware of where I would end up. It was this lack of focus and drive that reflected in my performance. This was a strong turning point in my life, and after being placed on academic probation I came to appreciate the repercussions I was facing by not prioritizing my education. It was in this year that I decided on where I wanted my college career to take me. Through the influential factors I discussed in my personal statement, I had both my mind and my future set on
I am writing to you in the hopes to appeal the decision of my academic suspension. When I received the news of my suspension I was deeply saddened, but understood completely the circumstances under which the decision was made. My low GPA failed to meet the requirements of the University to remain an active student on campus, which as a result led to my temporary dismissal. In the beginning of my freshman year, I was very excited about coming to Howard University because I had fell in love with the school. Into my first year I took on 18 credit hours convinced that college would be similar to high school. My first semester felt extremely overwhelming, I thought that I could handle my classes, and I convinced myself that I did not need help but I had only proved by the end of that semester that I was wrong. I did not know how to study well, and I could rely on my “smarts” to get me through classes that were rigorous. I enrolled myself without counseling into Spanish 2, calculus 1, and Freshman composition and I struggled the entire way, my pride just would not let me admitted that I needed help. So I lied to myself, I told myself that it would get better or maybe just go away. It did not and after failing my final exams I would be faced with the damage I had done to my, academic career.
Hopefully, if I am given the benefit of the doubt and the board of the financial aid office contacts my instructor, and hopefully my instructor would vouch that I tried. I never missed class except when I had doctor's appointment and I informed my teacher beforehand if I was going to miss a class. I was also diligent with my homework's and participation. I tried my best and gave the class my all but me failing my exam sealed my faith. Our two exams were worth 50% of my grades and me being a bad exam taker and having the panic attack and running out of my medication before exam week and not being able to get my medication on time, my whole study pattern and exam preparation was thrown out of
Reflecting on this course over this semester, there have been many lessons learned that will be valuable, as we enter the business world. Our first lesson was to learn to work together, as a team, to prepare a short memo, long memo, letter, and email for use in the business world. This is a lesson that will experience many times as we do our daily work. Punctuation and grammar are so important to present to the client and other organizations that we are professionals. It could mean the loss of a sale or acquiring new business. It’s like dressing for work; looking professional or unprofessional.
In my last two years of highschool I duel enrolled St. Petersburg Community College, my local community college. In my senior year I decided to take online classes due to the very long drive to the nearest campus. I ended up taking Calculus with Analytic Geometry and two other classes online. My Calculus proffessor did not teach or provide any materiel to learn from other than the text book and homework questions. For the first quarter of the class I did well and completed all the assignments easily; however, the class got harder and the textbook no longer provided me with enough information to complete the assignments. I struggled through this part of the class and had a hard time mainting my grade which I wanted to keep as high as possible. After several trips to the campus for tutoring and spending hours trying to find other external resources I began to learn how to solve the problems and brought my grade back up and finally passed the class with an A.
My desire was to challenge myself and pursue my belief in life-long learning. And yes, the last eight weeks have definitely been a challenge intellectually in IDS 101. After the first two weeks of school, I seriously questioned why I would go back to school at fifty-one years of age for personal satisfaction. The days were long and I wasn’t sure I still had the self-discipline and determination that would be needed to finish. Over the last eight weeks, this class gave me numerous opportunities to hone my skills in critical thinking, research, and writing. This class has given me the necessary skills to continue toward completing my degree.
I ended that fall with a 1.4 GPA, and was placed on academic probation. Truly, I contemplated dropping out that semester. But instead, I was driven to increase my cumulative GPA through general education credits. I conquered academic probation in one semester, and raised my GPA by an entire letter grade (1.4 to a 2.7.) My academic probation advisor, Valeria Martinez, said she hadn’t seen anyone work as hard or change as positively as I had in the spring of 2014. I also decided to join the Army ROTC program on campus, to help retain the effort I had begun to put in, to stay out of trouble, and to redefine a direction and focus. However, while I was finishing the process of academic probation, I was sexually assaulted at a work party that happened off campus. There had been alcohol involved, and it was someone I knew, but that didn’t override the lack of consent and the deterioration of my self-esteem from the actions that had taken
I faced academic adversity when I moved to the United States in July 2010. I failed to enroll at the University of Colorado in the fall of 2010 because of lack of sufficient funds. I tried to process loans but could not process any loans because I didn’t have a Permanent Resident status at that time. I had no family or close friends that I could borrow money from since I had just moved to the United States. My desire to accomplish my goal led me to start looking for ways to pay for college. I had the drive, determination, patience and a positive attitude so; I started collecting enough funds by working several jobs. A year later, I enrolled into the university and could only afford to register for a three credit hour class. I was persistent
My name is George John and I’m writing this personal statement in order to be readmitted into San Jose State University for the upcoming spring semester. I was a student here at SJSU from Fall 2013 to Spring 2015 and I left the university because I felt as if I had no direction in life. This lack of direction and motivation caused my grades to suffer, at least to my standards, but I still maintained over a 2.0 GPA and I was never put on academic probation.
I have found that in all of my semesters here at FGCU this by far has been the toughest for me to complete. There has been lots of hard work put into all 4 of my courses, two jobs, and my level 1internship this semester and I’ve still found myself falling behind in EDF 4470 Classroom Assessment. After a few late and incomplete assignments, I still felt as though I had a chance to regain focus in this course. Unfortunately for me, however, things began to get worst and I became so far behind that there was no possible way that I would be able to complete each missing assignment and pass this course. Once I realized that I wouldn’t be able to withdrawal from this course because I had missed the deadline, without hesitation I spoke with my course
In summer 2010, I was not able to complete my classes due to difficult circumstances that arose and due to getting more than one F, it affected my academic standing in Houston Community College and I was put on probation. I had difficulties still arise after this, but was able to overcome them, raise my grades tremendously and graduate with honors.
The transfer process was very hectic, and my new High School did not receive my documents and transcript until a few months into the school year. I even attenpted to personally get my documents and transcript from McNair to give to Liberty, but they denied me and my parents because they stated that these documents could only be faxed over from school to school. Despite all of these setbacks, I decided to apply to Rutgers University for Fall Admissions, and I began the Undergraduate Application. Once I had completed the first part of the application,I came across the SRAR form. I asked my older siblings, who currently attend college how to fill it out, but they could not offer me assistance. I decided to go to my guidance counselor for help, but he wasn't in his office. However, my guidance counselors intern, Mr.Morrison was there and he offered to help. He helped me fill out the SRAR form, and we inputted the grades together. Since I did not have any access to my transcript, he read out my grades and I wrote them. At the time, I was very stressed and mentally occupied because of my situation and I wasn't really focusing on what he was
I am petitioning to have my AP credit reinstated, with the subsequent removal of my Math 081 grade removed or reverted to a “W”. Before I came to Lehigh I was required to send in my AP credit in order to check if I met any of the requirements to move ahead in any of the classes and since I had passed the AP Calc exam with a 4 I had intended to move forward. Upon my first day of classes I was notified that I had to take MATH 021 for my major which at the time was CSE but I had intended to switch to CBE. When I was sent to the Advising Business office in order to formulate a schedule for my intended track in CBE an advisor placed me in MATH 081 in order to fulfill the requirement. I inquired why I was required to take a math class recalling
It is my desire, to finish my bachelors of applied science in health care administration degree, this December to graduate in the Fall semester ceremony. To be successful in this endeavor, I must complete the following classes: MAN4504 Operational Decision Making and MAN4940 Management this summer. After completing 30 credit hours over the 2017 Fall and Spring semesters, my financial aid funds have become depleted. I have maintained a 4.0 GPA for all 30 credits and my overall GPA is a 3.40.
In January of 2014 I had a meeting with my trach coach and we came to the mutual decision that I sit the spring season out to focus on my studies. I registered for 18 credit hours 6 of those hours being the two classes I failed, moved from the middle of the classroom to the front row, took advantage of the athletic study hall provided by the university’s academic success center, and took a more serious approach to my college education. I finished my spring semester with a 2.75 semester GPA and brought my cumulative GPA from a 1.23 to a 2.3 and would continue to build on that GPA never again falling below that mark or placed on academic warning for the following seven semesters I spent at HBU. I would eventually make the tough decision to leave both teams realizing that there was no chance on me going pro, so obtaining a college degree shouldn’t just be priority one, but the only