Why was I not accepted into the program?
The Admissions Office considers all of the application materials provided when reviewing an application. All of the program's admission requirements must be met and application materials received by the deadline in order to be admitted into the program. If you are missing application materials, submit materials late, or do not meet all of the requirements, you will not be admitted into the program.
What are my options and next steps to appeal an admission decision?
If you believe you met the admission requirements by the application deadline, you have the right to appeal your admission decision. You have until the later of the following dates to appeal:
- Forty-five days after the date on the letter that provided notification of unmet admission requirements
- By the program application deadline
Application deadlines, materials and requirements may differ by program; review the program web page for details. All application materials must be received by the program application deadline. If you did not submit all your materials by the stated deadline, you may not submit an appeal. However, you are welcome to submit your application materials and reapply during the next available application period. Some programs also offer Late Admissions.
To submit an appeal, complete the Program Admission/Petition Appeal Form (PDF, 791 KB).
Requirements can change from term to term so be sure to review Admission Requirements under the Admission tab of your desired program web page. Many programs also have open availability, so you may want to consider transferring your application to another program for which you already have met the requirements. Please note that transferring an application can only be done within the same term as the original application.
The Program Admission/Petition Appeal Form is not to be used for residency-related requests. Review Residency Determination information to learn more. This appeal process applies only to program admission applications; it does not apply to the petition appeal process.