University of Connecticut
Undergraduate Admissions

Decision Appeal Process

The University of Connecticut receives over 37,000 undergraduate applications for a limited number of spaces. Each application is reviewed carefully through our holistic review process and is given maximum consideration. Admission to UConn is competitive. UConn does not reserve space in the incoming class for appealed admission decisions. If you wish to appeal your admission decision, the appeal must represent significant new academic information that was not present at the time of application review. This information should validate the application as stronger than when originally reviewed. Newly acquired awards or an increase in activities will not be considered for a decision reversal.

Examples of accepted supporting documentation representing significant new academic information that was not present at the time of application review are as follows:

  • Most recent transcript from current high school (first-year applicants) or current institution (transfer applicants) 
  • Official SAT or ACT results indicating a significant improvement in score (first-year applicants)

To appeal your admission decision, complete the Admission Appeal and Change Request Form found in your applicant portal. Students may not submit an appeal for the Storrs Spring Admission Program, as acceptance to this program is by invitation-only.

Once your appeal is received, it will be reviewed by our Admissions Committee who will make a final decision. Decisions will be determined after May 1 for first-year applicants. Decision reversals are uncommon and we encourage students to consider all other options in furthering their educations.

Gap Year and Deferment Requests

We understand that admission is not a one-size-fits-all process and that there are reasons a student may need to delay the start of their UConn education to up to a year from the admission term. Whether it be to pursue a unique travel opportunity, to serve in the military or public service, or due to chronic illness, simply submit the Gap Year/Deferment Request Form found in your applicant portal and share your plan with us. Your $300 non-refundable enrollment deposit is still required by May 1 (June 1 for regional campuses) to secure your seat. Students may not enroll at another institution, professional certification program, or participate in a post-graduate year at a secondary school during the gap year/deferment period.