Admission Decision Appeal Process
An applicant may appeal a negative admission decision, although a reversal of an initial decision is unlikely.
Appeals will only be accepted directly from the applicant and must include each of the following:
- An appeal letter. This is your chance to state your case—why do you think your application should be reopened by the Appeals Committee?
- Significant new information. Updated transcripts and test score reports are the most common pieces of new information available. An "unofficial" copy should be attached to your appeal letter.
Submit your appeal letter and new information through the Application Appeals and Petitions form accessible at the bottom of your application status page.
Deadlines and decisions
The Admissions Appeals Committee meets monthly between December and May and may refer appeals to the appropriate college for review.
Fall term decision appeals must be postmarked by April 1. Applicants receiving their admission letter after March 17 must have their appeal submitted within two weeks from the date on their admission decision letter. First Year applicants appealing in April may not be notified of appeal decisions until after the May 1 Intent to Enroll deadline; therefore you should not postpone accepting an offer of admission from another college or university.
Spring term decision appeals must be postmarked by November 15. Applicants receiving their admission letter after November 1 must have their appeal postmarked within two weeks from the date on their admission decision letter.