I was hoping to find some insight on how sharing on your application that you were asked to academically withdraw from an institution looks. I did poorly due to personal reasons that were outside of my control. I withdrew and took a year off to focus on myself and reapplied to a different institution, there I was able to complete a degree with a cGPA 3.98. I noticed in the application process that you are required to provide a list of transcripts from all post-secondary institutions, so they will see my poor grades from the first institution. I am mainly applying to schools in Canada that only look at your last two years in order to avoid schools looking at my failed grades from my first year.
Will this significantly impact my application? Will they look at my application differently because I have been asked to withdraw from a school? I did provide information in my personal statement that I was struggling with personal circumstances.
Really hoping someone can help me with these questions, thank you in advance!!