I am a foreign cadet who matriculated in VMI a few months ago. Unfortunately, several occurrences of panic attacks (due to physical inability to cope with the Hell Week), as well as a lightly injured left ankle compelled me to pack up and head home only a few days into Hell Week. I was, and still am, quite upset and depressed about the situation because VMI was literally the only school I wanted to attend in my higher education career. I am currently pursuing my Foundation studies in another nation. According to VMI policy, a former cadet can apply for readmission twice. I applied once last month and was rejected, due to the Institute Physician's concern about my panic attacks and the recurring opinion that VMI may not be the suitable place for me. However, I am absolutely certain that my panic attacks were caused by my physical weakness and lack of stamina to cope with the highly demanding Hell Week program. I intend to train much harder and prepare myself more adequately if I am given a second shot for VMI, which I really hope for. Is there anyone on this forum who had a similar experience or who is familiar with the procedures involved? Is an appeal process possible or should I just wait till fall 2013 and apply for the fall 2014 readmission? I really hope I can get a second opportunity; VMI is my dream school. Thanks! Edit Note: I am not on any form of scholarships. I am a self-funded ex-cadet. I was part of the Class of 2016.