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    I got word back from a university asking me to clarify why I left my old one, at something of a loss on what to say.

    To make a long story short, I left university after a year of prolonged depression and anxiety forced me out. It wasn't exactly my choice to leave. Ultimately it was the best thing that could've happened to me, as I'm much happier and healthier now, but I'm not sure how I can convey that to the university.

    If anyone can offer any advise on phrasing my response or on what and what not to say to them I'd appreciate it.

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    just tell them what you told us. if they are unwilling to accept someone with your background then you are better off not going there.
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    Honestly just tell the truth. Just be like you weren't in the best place/frame of mind the first time around. Tell them that you've sought help and that you're much stronger now and are ready to start uni again.
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    For health reasons
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    (Original post by Cauge)
    I got word back from a university asking me to clarify why I left my old one, at something of a loss on what to say.

    To make a long story short, I left university after a year of prolonged depression and anxiety forced me out. It wasn't exactly my choice to leave. Ultimately it was the best thing that could've happened to me, as I'm much happier and healthier now, but I'm not sure how I can convey that to the university.

    If anyone can offer any advise on phrasing my response or on what and what not to say to them I'd appreciate it.

    Thank you.
    Tell them this. Also, if you had to see a doctors or whatever then you could give them your doctors contact details to confirm.
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    The uni wants to know you did not leave because you did something wrong like cheating or plagarism. Just tell them it was for health reasons.
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    Thank you for all your replies. I'm feeling a lot more confident about this now . Almost can't believe I got so worked up about it over the weekend.
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    (Original post by Cauge)
    Thank you for all your replies. I'm feeling a lot more confident about this now . Almost can't believe I got so worked up about it over the weekend.
    Be nice and clear though - they're likely to approach the university concerned to ask what reason they have on file so if you were asked to leave by your old uni then say so.

    From your new university's point of view they want to make sure that you didn't leave because you were thrown out for something naughty and that any issues that affected your study previously are either resolved or unlikely to be an issue at your new uni.

    You don't have to go into too much detail - what you've said above is ideal - just make sure you're clear that if it wasn't your choice to leave then explain that a bit (ie if your depression led to poor attendance/missed assignments and you were asked to withdraw/withdrawn by your uni then explain that).
 
 
 
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