I am writing to appeal my academic suspension from XX University. I was not surprised, but very upset to receive a letter earlier this week informing me of my suspension because of failure to maintain adequate GPA. I would like to urge you to reinstate me for next semester. The failing grades and consequent low GPA that I received this semester were not a result of outside strife and interference, but rather a result of my poor decisions at a critical time. A bad decision I made was that I looked down upon the rigorousness of my class. Switching my major from Physics to Math this March was a lot different for me and I did not adapt well at the very beginning. Although the grades at the end of that semester were not good, I talked with my advisor Dr. XX and Dr. XX to help me better adapt to the Math track. With their help and my reflection upon my learning habits from previous semester, I retook the class(math class that I failed) during summer and received an A for it and an overall semester GPA of 3.xx. The joy and sense of achievement blinded me of recognizing the rigorousness of this semester’s course. I did not give my classes enough attention that they required, stupidly thinking that these classes are easier and I will do just fine. Another poor decision I made was to over commit to my first relationship. I spent much more time than I should wooing her and sometimes even sacrificed my precious study time. XXX has always been my dream place and I would do anything to graduate with a degree from this school. I abhor the decision I have made that led me to this situation and I have learned my lessons. I have the determination to prove that I am more than capable of what is expected from me. If I am reinstated, I will focus more on study. I would start to make week plans for my study and decide in advance what my goal for that week is so that I can better manage my time. I would also review the contents from previous week every weekend so that I will not cram before exams. I also learned from my math class last semester that dividing homework into smaller tasks and then conquer them is more efficient than to do it at one sitting (as you may see in an increase in math assignment grades). By implementing these techniques I will make sure that I finish my homework in time and be well prepared before exams. I also gained a lot of experience balancing between my study time and personal life over the past semester as the relationship stabilizes. Study would always be my priority. And in order to achieve this I would stay in library after class everyday until ten o'clock to insure that I devote enough quality time to my study. Free time during weekend could be used for personal life. Please understand that my low GPA that led to my suspension does not indicate that I am a bad student incapable of doing better. I have never stopped reflecting and changing to adapt since the day I was here. I’m not one of those people who adapt quickly. But once I get used to it I will do better than most people. I have learned from my mistake, and I know that I’m getting used to my math major environment. I am ready to show that I am good student who can achieve academic success here at XXX, but only with a very very rough start. Please give me a second chance, or one month to let me prove to you I have been making changes and I have the ability to do well at XXX this coming semester. Thank you for considering this appeal. Sincerely, P.S. Here is an outline provided by my school: If you plan to appeal your academic suspension or drop, your letter must contain the following: Be specific about the nature of your academic problems. Identify the causes of your problems. Articulate the specific strategies that you will employ to address the causes of your problems. Indicate your academic and non-academic support systems (e.g. parents, friends, Academic Development, advisors, etc.). I feel like my essay is a little bit long? Should I shorten it? If so which part should I eliminate and which part should I emphasize? Open to all thoughts! Thanks!