(Closed) I think my past is coming back to haunt me..

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

look i wouldnt stress about it. you can always apply to enter as a mature age student as you are over 21 now. Just be honest, tell them you were going through hard times and you are now mature, focused and commited to learning. It will be fine 🙂

Post # 4
989 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It sounds like a pretty standard procedure for readmission.  I would try not to stress about it. 

Post # 5
13251 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Don’t stress!  I think once you explain the situation, and admit that you made a mistake by not committing fully to your education because of all your other family problems, they’ll be fine with it.  You can clearly demonstrate maturity now and how your perspective has changed.  Good luck!

Post # 6
1092 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Just tell them what you told us. Your life was turned upside down when you were at the original age for university because your dad, who’d raised you alone since your mom passed, remarried a woman who had a lot of animosity toward you and you felt like you were on your own.

We’re all dumb when we’re 18- we don’t focus on the right things, we let life get in our way.  That’s part of growing up.  The thing to focus on in your letter is that you’re older, stable, and committed now in a way you couldn’t have been when you were 18.

Post # 7
6741 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I just think that you need to word it properly.  You may not even have to be specific, you could be vague. 

Explain how your mother passed when you were very young and that just as you started university, another life altering event occurred and you weren’t able to both deal with it and function at school.  At the time, you thought the best position for you would be to try something else until you figured out what you wanted to do.  Then, explain how the past few years you have “found yourself” (ie, figured out what you wanted to do – word that a bit better) and how you have matured and are able to concentrate on your studies.

I’m not from Australia, but I know in NY they do similar things with college, too.  I had an ex who quit for a year and had to explain why when he wanted to go back. 

If you want, you can type it up and post it here for us to review!  🙂

Good luck!!

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