parab0l Posted May 18, 2015 Share Posted May 18, 2015 (edited) I was dismissed from a PhD program for dropping to a 2.98. I only finished my first year there. I did OK in my Masters (finished with a 3.5), and I did OK in my first quarter in my PhD (A,, A-, B-, so I know I can meet the demands) but I had some personal/family problems and fell ill and simply couldn't do it towards the end of the year. The course that really dropped my grades was a Business School class (I'm in Psychology), so I don't feel like it should be held against me if I had trouble with MBA level material. I have since changed a lot in my life, am better now (health-wise) and the circumstances that plagued me the year I started my PhD are different. The program director strongly encouraged me to appeal, but I guess I cannot argue with the numbers. Any suggestions? Edited May 18, 2015 by parab0l Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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