Admissions: Appealing a Denial Procedure
Applicants wishing to appeal an admission decision must do so in a letter to the dean of the School for Graduate Studies. The letter should indicate important qualifications, which the student feels they demonstrated in their application, that show strong potential for success in graduate study. This reason alone can be used to appeal an admission decision. The appeal can request that the Dean review the application or that the one year waiting requirement be waived so the applicant can apply for the next available term. If the applicant feels they can develop a stronger application with more time, they should request a waiver of the time period. Requests for both will not be considered. Therefore, the applicant must specify whether they are appealing the decision or the waiting period for reapplication.