I have just finished year two of my college course (COURSE CODE). I took Systems Analysis and Design class, but unfortunately I failed the final exam and, therefore, failed the module as a whole. I am writing to you to appeal for a retake of the exam for the Systems Analysis and Design module.
As you will see, I have scored highly in all of my other modules throughout my course, and receiving my marks back for Systems Analysis and Design served as a great shock to me. I have always believed myself to have a good grasp of this subject, and my lecturer also agrees with this. He has told me that he is willing to testify that I have been diligent and hard-working throughout the course. I believe that, given the opportunity, I would pass the supplementary exam and therefore graduate successfully from the module. I have never struggled with this subject and I believe my poor exam grade can only be a consequence of an off day.
This module, Systems Analysis and Design, is a crucial stepping stone for my planned future module, Advanced System Analysis and Design. I am keen to progress to this module which is the next step in achieving my career goals. The majority of my classmates have passed the System Analysis and Design module and will be going on to the next. At this point, unless I can retake the exam, I will fall behind them.
If I do not have the opportunity to pass this module I feel it will have a very negative impact both on my studies and on my future career goals. All of my plans for the future centre around this subject, and I am passionate about making a success of it. This experience of failing has really affected my confidence, but I am determined to move forward and prove that I am knowledgeable and capable in this subject, both to myself and to my professors. Additionally, I am struggling with the social implications of being unable to continue with my peers. If my classmates all progress and I do not, this will exclude me from our previously tight-knit group and could affect my college life as a whole. I am keen to maintain my position among my peers, as well as to succeed academically and to accomplish my goals.
I would like to have the opportunity to take a supplementary exam for this module, so that I can achieve what I am capable of. I realise that my final grade is below the threshold for being able to retake under normal circumstances. However, I ask you to reconsider these guidelines in my case. I am determined and motivated to work hard in order to achieve the highest grade that I can, and to do well on the advanced module. I am conscientious and devoted to my subject and to my studies.
Please find enclosed a letter from my lecturer, in support of this appeal. Thank you very much for your time, and for considering my appeal. I hope to hear from you soon.