The consequences of a really bad semester in college can be severe: dismissal. Most colleges, however, provide a student with the opportunity to appeal an academic dismissal. An effective appeal can result in a student being readmitted to the college, while a bad appeal will accomplish nothing more than wasting everybody's time. An effective appeal has several qualities:
- The appeal must be painfully honest, even if the circumstances for your poor academic performance are embarrassing.
- You should appeal in person if you have the option.
- You shouldn't try to blame others for your academic performance.
- Your appeal should include a plan for future academic success.