​Appeals Process

Due to enrollment limits, very few appeals are accepted each semester. Each major program with a student appeal has at least one faculty representative on the committee. Prior to the meeting, copies of the appeals are sent to the committee member representing that program area. If an appeal is granted, students will be allowed to pre-register, after the deadline, for School of Education courses requiring admission. (Appeals do not count against the limit of 2 program applications.)

Students who are denied admission can choose to submit a Letter of Appeal that includes the following:

  1. Required Information:
    1. Name, address, phone number
    2. 1st or 2nd Denial
    3. Major/Minor program denied
    4. Semester you would be student teaching (Plan this out – do not guess)
  2. You may choose to include some of the following:
    1. Why you feel you would be a good teacher
    2. Extenuating circumstances that may have influenced any of the criteria used for admission ranking in your major (i.e. illness, death in the family, etc.)
    3. Any new information that would speak for your specific situation
    4. Experience working with children
    5. Resubmit revised materials you may have submitted to the department of your major (Secondary majors/minors only)
    6. Reference Letters
      1. Most students include reference letters from someone knowledgeable about the teaching profession
      2. Secondary students also often include reference letters from someone who can recommend them in their field of study.

Appeal deadlines vary, however, students who are denied admission will be notified of the appeal deadline in their letter of denial. Late Letters of Appeal will not be accepted.

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