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Admissions Appeals

At Indiana State University, we believe that part of our mission and our service to students is that we in fact never truly deny any candidate admission. There are circumstances in which based upon the credentials provided within a student’s application, they may not be admissible at this time, but our admissions staff can assist in advising students about what options may be best so that each student can develop their own individual academic preparedness and seek admission for a future term.

What should I do if I am not admitted as a freshmen applicant?

Attend another regionally accredited college or university, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. If you wait to re-apply until after you have completed a minimum of 24 transferable semester hours, your high school record will not be included in the review of your new application. Please visit https://www.indstate.edu/apply/applications-us/transfer for specific information.

What should I do if I am not admitted as a transfer applicant?

  • Continue attending your current school, and re-take any courses with low grades. This is the quickest way to raise your transfer GPA. Note that we do not honor academic renewal at other institutions.
  • If you haven’t already done so, earn an associate’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university

Can I appeal my denial?

Yes. Applicants who wish to appeal an admission decision may do so, but an official appeal must be based upon new and compelling information that was not included on their initial application.  Appeals are allowed if an applicant believes the decision was inequitable because of extenuating circumstance and may merit additional consideration. Appeals are reviewed by the Admissions Appeals Committee.  All decisions rendered by the committee are final.

Students wishing to appeal must submit via email to admissions@indstate.edu with the subject line 'APPEAL' the following information for consideration:

  1. Letter of reference (non-family member)
  2. Personal Statement; describing any extenuating circumstances and offering a defined plan to ensure the student does not repeat past mistakes and ensures students will attain academic goals.
  3. Most recent official grades (if not already on file)

Appeals must be received prior to the final review date for the start of each term:

June 1 Fall term
November 1 Spring term
April 1 Summer term

 

What is required for an appeal?

  1. Letter of reference; This letter must be completed by someone who is familiar with your academic potential, preferably a current teacher or academic counselor. Letters from family members or friends will not be considered.
  2. Personal Statement; describing any extenuating circumstances and offering a defined plan to ensure that you will attain your academic goals.
  3. Most recent official grades.  Examples include an updated transcript of your most recent coursework, a doctor’s note, or other verification of extenuating circumstances.

When is my appeal packet due?

All appeal requests must be sent to admissions@indstate.edu with ALL required documents for a complete record to be reviewed. Incomplete appeal requests will not be reviewed.

Appeals must be received prior to the final review date for the start of each term:

June 1 Fall term
November 1 Spring term
April 1 Summer term

When will I know if my appeal has been reviewed?

The Admissions Appeal Committee will review each request and issue a final decision within three (3) weeks of submission of request. You will receive an official notification of this decision by postal mail, and the decision will be recorded in your Indiana State University student records.

Contact us

We’re here to help! If you have any questions regarding the appeals process, please contact us at admissions@indstate.edu or 812.237.2121