Originally Posted by Ziggi
I didn't want to include it, but you have to. It says right on the form to state all institutions you've attended. And when I went in to ask about some stuff, they said I needed to provide a transcript.
But, I will include more about how History is different.
I agree with the other correspondent that your letter is well written. Therefore, it is satisfactory on that count.
You have identified a factor in your previous round that contributed to lack of success, and you have done the two things required: to do something about it (seeing a doctor, although that could be strengthened a bit with identifying specific counselling initiated) and an indication that this round will turn out better (your intent to use the services at Mac. Again, mention of an exploratory inquiry or initial contact completed would sound stronger.)
It would have been useful to indicate that the past year has been used productively. Registration in a different educational institution was a good move, and it would have useful to be able to provide at least some successful result, like a few passed courses, even on a part-time load. I would predict that this matter would be the turning point if your reinstatement application is not successful.
The other correspondent also referred to the similarities in the expected tasks and skills, i.e., writing ability. Journalism was a good choice for that reason. So is History. Possibly a sentence or two could be added to reinforce the fact that you have strength in that area?
One small point: In your original draft, you used the words "...I feared to attend..." "I was afraid to attend..." would be more natural.
Good luck! Many years ago, I got back in with less proof to offer. But times were different then.