Essay on To Whom It May Concern

Submitted By marcel09
Words: 556
Pages: 3

To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing to appeal my academic dismissal from Voorhees College. I was very upset to receive an email earlier this month 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 greatly as a result. I don't mean to make excuses for my poor academic performance, I believe that excuses are tools of the incompetent but I would like to explain the circumstances. My first year at Voorhees College was extremely difficult to get accustomed to, I was far away from home and in a different environment from what I was raised in. I thought I could handle the work load along with the stress from being so far away from home, and I still think I could have, except that my granny became very ill in January. While she was home sick, I was stressing about how she was doing and if she would get better. Things started to get worse after her doctor told her she needed surgery. She started to have complications on the surgery table which caused to doctors to stop the surgery. While at home I live with my granny and devote a large percentage of my time to helping her. I felt helpless because I could do nothing to help my granny since I was so far away. While I was at school my mom kept me updated with my granny’s surgery, 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 more often instead of trying to fix it myself, or even taken a leave of absence so that my GPA would not have been affected as bad. I thought I could handle all of these burdens, and I tried my best, but I was wrong.
I love Voorhees College, and it would mean so much to me and my grandmother for me to graduate with a degree from this school, which would make me the first…