Admissions appeals are possible for prospective students who have been denied admission but can present a compelling argument about their extenuating circumstances and thus be considered for admission. Extenuating circumstances are generally defined as:
- Evidence of prior academic success (e.g., satisfactory academic achievement interrupted by a significant health or family issue)
- Evidence of superior motivation to succeed based on prior work or related experience (e.g., military service)
- Any other mitigating factors that point to a student’s potential to succeed
It should be noted that a pattern of improved grades in a student’s last two years of high school, in the absence of any of the issues above, does not by itself generally meet this standard.