« on: November 01, 2005, 08:02:33 PM »
I just typed an addendum to clear up for stuff from my transcripts. Care to give some feedback? Is it too long? Should I put quotation marks after grades, such as "A" instead of just A?
Thanks to all -
Here's the text from the Addendum:
"Dear Admissions Committee Members,
There are a few areas on my academic transcripts that I would like to clarify. My undergraduate studies were interrupted by the death of my grandfather in April of 2001. My family and I traveled to Mexico, and I withdrew from two classes, Earth and Planetary Sciences 80 and English 125C, late in the Spring semester. Since I had already fulfilled the hour service requirements for my Field Studies that semester, I still received a Pass for Education 197. While I did not repeat the two courses that I dropped that semester, I did go on to complete two equivalent courses in later study, receiving a Pass in Letters and Science: Renaissance Engineers and an A in English 143N: Prose Nonfiction.
Additionally, a quick glance at my cumulative credits reveals that I chose to enroll in a substantial amount of Pass/Not Pass courses, totaling 30 units of undergraduate work. The reason for this is my commitment to community service. Early in my undergraduate career I learned that one could earn academic credit by doing community work in public school mentoring programs and after-school projects. In order to strike a balance between my community interests and academic coursework, I chose to take advantage of this opportunity throughout my years at (SCHOOL X).
My graduate transcript shows a Withdrawal from English 700 in the Fall semester of 2003. While I dropped the course in the first week of class, an administrative error in the registrarís office caused the course to appear on my transcript. I have attached some correspondence from administrators at (SCHOOL Y) attempting to correct the mistake. In the following semester, I enrolled in English 700 and received a B+ for my efforts."