Students who have been denied from the Program and those who have missed the deadline to apply to the Program have the ability to submit an appeal. The department of the major will have final approval on appeals submitted to the School of Education. Once the appeal deadline is past, the School of Education will send the major department a copy of their students’ appeals. If an appeal is granted, students will be allowed to enroll in courses requiring admission. (Appeals do not count against the limit of 2 program applications.)
Appeal Deadlines: April 1 and Nov. 1 by 4 p.m.
If a deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, appeals are due no later than 4:00pm the Friday prior to the deadline.
Students who are denied admission can choose to submit a Letter of Appeal that includes the following:
- Required Information:
- Name, address, phone number
- 1st or 2nd Denial
- Major/Minor program denied
- Semester you would be student teaching (Plan this out – do not guess)
- You may choose to include some of the following:
- Why you feel you would be a good teacher
- Extenuating circumstances that may have influenced any of the criteria used for admission in your major (i.e. illness, death in the family, etc.)
- Any new information that would speak for your specific situation
- Experience working with children
- Resubmit revised materials you may have submitted to the department of your major (Secondary majors/minors only)
- Reference Letters
- Most students include reference letters from someone knowledgeable about the teaching profession
- Secondary students also often include reference letters from someone who can recommend them in their field of study.
Students who are applying late to the program through the appeal process must submit the following:
- Required Materials:
a. Cover letter explaining why they were unable to apply by the deadline
b. Completed application packet, including all required documents
c. Secondary/K-12 programs that require additional materials-these materials should be delivered/sent to the department of the major with a cover letter indicating that you are applying late to the Professional Education Program through the appeal process.
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.