Freshmen Admissions Appeal

The deadline to submit the Summer/Fall 2022 appeals form was April 1, 2022. All appeals must be submitted through the Appeal Form. Only students denied for the Summer/Fall 2022 qualify for admission appeals. If you were admitted for another term, you are unable to appeal that decision. 

Admission to Auburn University is competitive, and the competitiveness each year depends on the number of applications received, the academic qualifications of the applicants, our evaluation of each applicant's credentials and the number of space available. The admissions process is competitive and academically selective, so all applicants cannot be granted admission. The review process includes comprehensive admissions review and each applicant is given personal consideration. No single criterion guarantees admission to the university and our comprehensive review is based on several factors. The strongest consideration in the decision is given to student's academic preparation. 

Disagreement with an admissions decision, alone, is not a valid reason for an appeal. Applicants with new and compelling information that were denied undergraduate admission to Auburn University may submit an appeal.

Appeals are reviewed by the Undergraduate Admissions Appeal Committee, a decision-making committee for undergraduate applicants denied admission to the university. The Committee is appointed by and responsible to the Vice President for Enrollment for a three-year appointment.

The Undergraduate Admissions Appeal Committee meets each semester to establish deadlines for appeals and reviews appeals that include a letter from the applicant explaining the reasons for the appeal, updated high school and/or college dual enrollment transcript(s) and two supporting letters of recommendation speaking to the applicant's readiness for academic life at Auburn University. All decisions rendered by the committee are final.

The Undergraduate Admissions Appeal Committee consist of, the Vice President for Enrollment Management or Director of Undergraduate Admissions, who shall serve as chair; Student Affairs designee; Provost Office designee, Honors College Director, or designee and three faculty members.

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Appeal Reason

Improved Academic Performance—One or more of your grades has changed, resulting in an increased core GPA and/or improved SAT/ACT score.

Required Supporting Documents

  • Appeal letter written by the student

  • Unofficial high school transcript

Optional Supporting Documents

  • Updated SAT/ACT test score report

  • College dual enrollment transcript(s)

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Appeal Reason

Learning Differences—Refers to a number of disorders which may affect the acquisition, organization, retention, understanding or use of verbal or nonverbal information.

Required Supporting Documents

  • Appeal letter written by the student

  • Unofficial high school transcript

Optional Supporting Documents

  • Updated SAT/ACT test score report

  • College dual enrollment transcript(s)

  • Additional documentation you would like considered

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Appeal Reason

Medical—A medical condition/illness/surgery that negatively impacted your grade(s).

Required Supporting Documents

  • Appeal letter written by the student

  • Unofficial high school transcript

Optional Supporting Documents

  • Updated SAT/ACT test score report

  • College dual enrollment transcript(s)

  • Additional documentation you would like considered

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Appeal Reason

Other Life Circumstances—A life event that negatively impacted your grades.

Required Supporting Documents

  • Appeal letter written by the student

  • Unofficial high school transcript

Optional Supporting Documents

  • Updated SAT/ACT test score report

  • College dual enrollment transcript(s)

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Information we will NOT consider:

  • Appeal letter written by anyone other than the student

  • Academic and non-academic letters of support/recommendation

  • SAT/ACT scores received after April 1, 2022 

  • An increase in extracurricular and/or non-school-related activities

  • An in-person interview

You must submit the appeal form and upload all required documents by April 1, 2022. If you do not upload a copy of each required document corresponding with your appeal reason, your appeal will not be reviewed. If you are having difficulty, please contact your admissions advisor. All appeals will be reviewed after April 1, 2022 and students will be notified by April 29, 2022. Decisions are final.

Last updated: 08/15/2022