To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing this letter to apply
for the UC Davis admission for the closed term of Fall 2018.
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 care. 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 to study,
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
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 considering this appeal.