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Appeal Requests

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will consider appeal requests from applicants who were not granted admission on an individual basis.

It is extremely rare that an initial admission decision is changed. The appeals process is primarily designed for students who believe that further review of their application is appropriate based on new information not previously submitted.

Students who would like to request an appeal must meet the following requirements for their request to be considered:

  1. There must be new and compelling academic information that was not available at the time of the initial application review.
  2. For freshmen students, only those who were denied admission are eligible for an appeal.
    • Freshmen students admitted to the spring semester are admitted students and are not eligible to appeal.
  3. Transfer students who were denied admission are eligible for an appeal for spring or fall semesters if they meet all other criteria.
  4. Applicants must submit a statement requesting a reevaluation of their application including a response to the questions outlined on the Appeal Form.
  5. The deadline to submit an appeal is:
  • April 15 for freshman students.
  • As soon as possible after receiving an admission decision but at least two weeks prior to the start of classes for transfer students.

If you have new and compelling academic information that was not available at the time of your initial application submission, please complete the appeal request form and email it to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.


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