FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
THE ADMISSION APPEAL PROCESS
What is the appeal process?
The admission appeal process is the means by which denied applicants for undergr
aduate admission to
Clemson University may request a second review by a group of Clemson faculty mem
The appeal process is not the means by which a denied student should request con
admission for a future academic year (2014 and beyond). In that case, a new app
lication must be
submitted to the Office of Admissions.
Who can appeal?
Any applicant denied undergraduate admission to Clemson University may submit an
Applicants who are invited to be on the wait list may not appeal that decision,
as it is not a
final decision on their application. If the student on the wait list is later d
an appeal would then be considered.
I have been invited to the Bridge to Clemson Program, but wish to appeal. Is
Students who have been invited to the Bridge Program may submit an appeal. At th
e same time,
the student can also express interest in Bridge and pay the required deposit whi
le waiting to hear on
the appeal. If the student is admitted to Clemson (including admission with requ
ired summer attendance
or a spring semester deferment),
the student automatically relinquishes his/her space in the Bridge Program, and
any Bridge Program
deposits that have been paid will be refunded.
Who reviews the appeals?
Appeals are reviewed by a committee within the University's Faculty Governance S
includes faculty members representing all five of the academic colleges. Member
s of the admissions
staff are not on the committee. The Director of Admissions serves as chair of t
he committee, but
does not vote in the appeal process. His role is to serve as the coordinator of
What is required for the appeal?
The student should complete the appeal form, available online at
This appeal form is tied into the online application
for admission that was previously submitted. Students who did not apply online
should contact the
Office of Admissions for additional instructions. Letters from parents and othe
rs will not initiate
the appeal process.
What additional information can be provided to the Appeals Committee?
Updated transcripts, grade reports, or standardized test scores are encouraged.
recommendation are considered, but applicants should show restraint in the numbe
r of letters
submitted. Additional information must be submitted before the deadline to ensu
re a timely review.
Faxed copies should be sent to 864-656-2464.
What about personal interviews?
In order to insure that all applicants receive equitable consideration, personal
interviews with the committee
are not permitted.
When does the information have to be submitted?
How will I be notified of the committee's decision?
Appeals will be considered on the following schedule:
2014 APPEAL REVIEW CALENDAR
|APPEAL FORM & SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION DEADLINE||DECISION MAILED<
|Feb.26, 2014||Week of March 10, 2014|
|March 26, 2014||Week of April 7, 2014|
|April 30, 2014||Week of May 12, 2014|
|May 28, 2014||Week of June 9, 2014|
|After May 28, 2014||As Soon as Possible|
What is the basis for the committee's decision?
The committee's decision is academic in nature. They are interested in circumst
ances beyond the
student's control and additional information not submitted or available at the t
ime the student
applied for admission. Life experiences that may have impacted the student's ac
are also considered. Committee decisions may include specific requirements that
the student must
fulfill during their first semester and/or academic year.