Undergraduate Admission Appeal
To outline the steps for a student to appeal a denial of undergraduate admission.
Undergraduate applicants that have been denied admission.
An undergraduate student that is denied admission can request an appeal by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or following the link in the e-mail communication of their denial. Once they request to appeal the decision, they must submit a complete appeal file, which contains:
- A formal letter of appeal explaining extenuating circumstances that contributed to their previous academic experience, why the student believes they will be successful at KU and any other information that they would like the committee to know about them.
- A letter of recommendation written by someone that can address the student’s academic abilities.
- A questionnaire of short answer questions allowing the student to expand on their previous experiences and goals moving forward.
Once all of these documents are received, the complete appeal file and the documents in the student’s application file will be reviewed by the Admissions Appeal Committee. This committee of faculty, academic advisors and/or staff meets once a month or on an as-needed basis. The decision of the committee is final and may not be appealed again for the same term.
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