greeley 6 / 15 Apr 9, 2012 #1If anyone has experinces with the appeals process any information would be very help full this is the beginning of my appeals letter suggestions are greatly appreciated ...Grades are said to reflect academic potential but for me this is not the case. I do not feel that my grades adequately reflect my academic potential. Throughout high school I struggled with my health; it affected my overall academic performance. I am no longer dealing with those same issues that plagued almost all of my high school experience and now have the opportunity to grow into the person I aspire to be. Education has always been very important to me. I had decided to take numerous advanced placement courses due to my desire to learn and challenge myself in a higher level setting. Despite not obtaining the required credit to pass some of those courses I know I have the capability to succeed in courses of the same level of difficulty. It is impossible to change the past and as much as I have dwelled over this subject there is no way I can go back and change the course of events. There is nothing I can do, but move on and work even harder to correct my past mistakes. I do not wish to be defined by those courses in which I did not pass, but instead to be defined by the potential which I possess and the motivation in which my dreams are being framed into action. I was always belittled by school counselors when I told them of my academic goals, because of those courses. My counselor did not believe I had the potential to finish those two English courses on independent study, but I was able to contradict her belief when I finished an entire English semester course in less than two weeks with A as my final grade. I was able to finish both English courses three months ahead of schedule. I want college to be my opportunity to start over completely new. It's extremely difficult convincing others especially through paper of the potential I feel inside, but I know I can do great things.