Essay on Progress Completion For Completion Rate Of 58.10 %

987 Words Mar 13th, 2015 4 Pages
I was recently put on Satisfactory Academic Progress Completion for my completion rate of 58.10%. While I cannot deny that my completion rate was below the acceptance rate, it is due to a difficult time period in my life. I was conflicted about writing this appeal for the reason I told myself that I would not use what happened in the past as an excuse, but here I am a few credits short of graduating and writing this appeal to explain the situation that lead me to fall below the completion rate.

My family is very close to one another. Cousins are more like best friends or siblings. Over the past five years, my family has suffered many deaths. On January 31, 2010, my best friend/cousin (Phil) passed away from a car accident. This was very devastating to me and broke my heart. Phil suffered from a drug addiction which was a factor to his death. I felt many emotions such as hurt, anger, and guilt. At the time, I was laid off as well and had a lot of time to dwell on the fact that I would no longer be able to see my cousin. At this time, I decided to go back to school for my Bachelor’s Degree.

I started working at the American Bar Association in 2011 while I was still attending school. I received a lot of support from my boss, co-workers and the members. There were a few classes that I had a difficult time with and withdrew from them in the early part of 2011. The difficulty was not class or my grade was not good enough, it was the subject matter. I found myself…

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