I just got notice from my university that I have exceeded my leave of absence allowance so, I am kind of chucked out of the system. I only had three subjects left, but I can't blame them, the course was suppose to over a couple of years, I thought it would take me three, but it's taken me six cause of all the medical issues I've had, mum has had and her death. Now, I have to reapply in 2021 and assuming they take me, request advanced standing for the subjects I had done. I'm bummed out about it, but then, maybe it's a good thing, I do need a year to get my life in order and get healthy again. I could see it as a goal; by Feb next year, I could be in my own place, new car, fitter, stronger and my headspace clearer, steadier after all the grief and hurt of the last several years.
I went overtime when I was at university but I asked for special considerations a few times and was given them - I completed an Honours Degree in 12 years studying part time - I had to work and had ill health and worst of all - the death of my son
I think you have had sufficient reason to ask for such a consideration - maybe this year is a good year to take out and look after your health - and do what I did - when I had to take time out I did a lot of required reading and attended some lectures and thinking back - it worked.
I know things are different now and people study on-line. You can do that I am sure.
But it is a rotten thing to have happen - however - I suggest you let them know about the tough stuff you have had happen - eg - your demanding mother and her death - something I know about myself - a good reason to come unstuck - and reapply next year
I wish you the best - I know you have had a really difficult time dulring the last year or so - family problems and all the rest.
Also - most likely times have changed and you are at a different university. imo you deserve the special consideration - you can ask and they can knock you back but at least you are putting up a case for yourself
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