To shape, I want to continue my education

To Whom It May Concern:


I am writing this letter to apply for the UC Davis admission for the closed term of Fall 2018.

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After graduating high school in 2010, I attended University of Minnesota Duluth. I transferred to U of M Twin Cities in fall 2012 to be closer to home. I paused my studies for a semester in Fall 2013 to take care of my newborn daughter. In Spring 2014, I transferred to Minneapolis Community and Technical College to build a portfolio in order to transfer to the Minneapolis College of Arts and Design. I took two semesters, submitted a portfolio, and was accepted to Minneapolis College of Arts and Design. However, I found out that I did not want to major in Multimedia Arts and Animation. In March 2016, I was pregnant with my second child, so I moved to California for family support for my two children. I always had plans to resume school and obtain a degree.


Unfortunately soon after my second child was born, my husband was involved in a fire accident and suffered thirty percent burn to his head, face, neck, and chest. Since the accident, he has had three surgeries at the UC Davis Burn Center. The surgeries are about a three-week stay at the hospital. After each surgery, I take care of him at home. We have a daily routine of wound. I also take care of my two children along with house chores, grocery shopping, and other errands.


My husband had just undergone his second neck surgery in December 2017. Now that he is in a better shape, I want to continue my education to provide for my family’s financial situation. I understand our situation may be hard to manage when I go to school, but my husband and I plan to schedule his surgeries during summer and winter break. His surgeon also recommended only having one or two surgeries a year.


Despite my grades, GPA, and having transferred to four different colleges, I am determined to graduate. I plan to be a full-time student and check with my advisor often to ensure that I am on track. I plan to manage my time to commit eight or more hours a day for studying, and take self-assessment tests to see where I need to improve. I intend to use note cards, ask tutors, and study groups for help with the course materials. I will also communicate with my professors to keep track of my academic performance.


I am very grateful for the help and support that the UC Davis Burn Center and Kiwanis Family House have provided for my family. It would mean so much to be a part of the UC Davis community, and an honor to be a UC Davis graduate and give back to the community. Thank you for your time in considering this appeal.