Denial of Admission Appeal Procedure

Policy on Admission to the University (University Policy #207 – formerly policy statement #131)

Appeal Procedure for Applicants Denied Admission (Appendix A to University Policy #207 – formerly appendix A to policy statement #131)

NOTE: Applicants denied admission may appeal the decision but only on the grounds that the denial was based on a violation of Section II of the Admissions Policy. Essentially, the Policy maintains that is an applicant is denied admission to the Graduate School, he or she may appeal the decision based solely on the grounds that the denial violates University admissions policy not to discriminate in offering access to its educational programs and activities on the basis of age, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

The appeal must be in writing, must set forth with specificity the grounds for the appeal, and must be directed and delivered to the Dean of the Graduate School.  Upon receipt of the appeal, the Dean will review the applicant-appellant’s file and appeal letter and will communicate his decision to the applicant-appellant in writing within thirty (30) calendar days of receipt of the appeal.  Appeals must be received prior to the term for which the applicant is seeking admission.  If there is insufficient time to complete the appeal process before the beginning of the term for which the applicant seeks admission, the Dean of the Graduate School may decline to review the appeal.