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Read my letter of appeal PLEASE?

ZombieDanteZombieDante Posts: 7
edited May 2013 in College Essays
Dear Dr. [Blah],

Although I was not surprised to see my rejection from the honors college program, I will admit I was disappointed. I knew when I applied my unweighted gpa was well below average for honors college. However, I also knew my gpa did not fully represent my true ability. For this reason I am asking you to please reconsider my application for honors college with some additional details I will provide.

During my sophomore year of high school I faced serve family issues that caused my home environment to become hostile and unstable. During this time my grades dropped significantly, thus bringing down my overall gpa. However, after overcoming these issues in my junior year my grades began to raise again, as I was determined to stick to the same AP intense curriculum my school makes every student follow. I turned what once was my crutch into my motivation. I can send an updated transcript to your office specifically if that would better support my case.

With that said, I still do realize that I still might be considered not as academically qualified as other applicants in comparison, but upon finding my new motivation to strive to do better academically, I also used said motivation to do better in my extracurricular career. I have attached my high school resume to give a brief overview of my accomplishments. The main activity I want to highlight is my debate career where I learned to become a better person overall, while still accomplishing great fleets.

I do not know your policy on appeals, but I hope you will accept this new information and reconsider my application. If my appeal is still not granted I would still love to join the honors college program later in my college career. I know you said that there would be on campus applications during the Fall semester. would these applications being for the Spring 2014 term, or the Fall 2013 term. Any extra information on that process would be greatly appreciated.

Again, I fully understand and respect your decision to deny me admission to honors college, but I do hope you will reopen my file to consider this new information. I was tremendously impressed by the honors college program when I learned about it last fall, and it remains one of my top goals to achieve during my college career.


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Replies to: Read my letter of appeal PLEASE?

  • Slurpee64Slurpee64 Posts: 3 Harvard Champion
    edited May 2013
    Why do you want to be in the honors college program? What benefits will you gain and what will you contribute to your fellow students?

    Add some specifics about your improvement in grades from sophomore to junior year. Stop saying you know you aren't as academically qualified. If you believe you are academically qualified in spite of your GPA, say that, and say why! What is it about you beyond your GPA that makes you qualified? Are you a great thinker? Do you contribute to a lively class discussion? Do you have any honors or awards, or good test scores, that would support that your GPA doesn't reflect your **** abilities?

    Don't rely on spell check. You have some words that are incorrect that spell check will not catch. You also have a sentence that is not capitalized and does not have the correct punctuation at the end. Proofread carefully!

    Good luck!
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