It’s always satisfying to hear good news, so we want to share an inspiring success story with you. The story comes from one of our readers.
We often receive comments on posts or e-mails from both parents and students. Many of these messages come at a time of difficulty – often around probation or dismissal or other crises. It is often a time of struggle and uncertainty. As often as we can, we offer a few words of encouragement or advice, and most of the time we never know what happens.
Here is a portion of one such comment, received in the summer of 2013 on our post What to Do If Your Student is Academically Dismissed.
First of all, I really appreciate your responses! I have learned a lot just by reading them. I do have a similar issue with being Academically Dismissed. I was attending school and majoring in Gerontology. I attained my Associate in Arts degree prior. I did very well my first 2 semesters, but then some personal tragedies began to unravel my life. . . . Unfortunately, due to my living situation being turned upside down and also my car breaking down and having to buy a new one, school was not feasible. I stopped attending class because I had to go to work. I was a mere 20 credits away from my degree.