Submitting an Appeal for Freshman Admission

  • The appeal will only be accepted from the student, not from a parent or guardian.
  • The appeal must be submitted within 30 days of receiving the notification of the original decision.
  • The appeal must contain NEW information that was not included in the initial application. Examples of new information might include updated standardized test scores or a new transcript if it is determined that a teacher submitted an inaccurate grade. Additional letters of recommendation are not considered new information. Grades or test scores earned in the February/March time frame or later will not be considered.The appeals process is not a re-review process of the existing applicant file. Appeals will not be considered for applicants who are not submitting new information.
  • The appeal should include an explanation of why the new information was not submitted originally.
  • The Admissions Committee will notify you of its decision in writing.

Submitting an Appeal for Transfer Admission

  • Many students successfully submit an appeal and are granted admission after initially not being offered. Appeals are reviewed based on space availability by major and can never be guaranteed.
  • Appeals must be submitted in writing (email is fine) and state why you would like to appeal the decision and provide any new information.
    • Examples of new information:
    • Final spring grades or summer grades (including retaking courses) submitted by copy of unofficial transcript
    • Change of major. If you are granted admission through an appeal for a different major, there is no guarantee that an internal transfer to your first choice major will be available.
  • Appeals will not be reviewed until after June 1.

Appeals should be mailed to:

Undergraduate Admissions Appeals Committee
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
925 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061