University of Connecticut
Undergraduate Admissions

Decision Appeal Process

The University of Connecticut receives over 36,000 undergraduate applications for a limited number of spaces. Each application is reviewed carefully 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. To appeal your admission decision, the Admission Decision Appeal Coversheet is required by postal mail within 15 days of the date printed on your decision letter. Students may not submit an appeal for the Storrs Spring Admission Program, as acceptance to this program is by invitation-only.

The following documents must be sent to appeal a decision:

  • A completed Admission Decision Appeal Coversheet indicating the information that will be submitted in support of the appeal.
  • Most recent official transcript from current high school (freshman applicants) or final transcript from current institution (transfer applicants) in an envelope sealed by the institution.
  • Additional proof of academic improvement – official SAT or ACT results indicating a significant improvement in score (freshman applicants).
  • One letter of recommendation from a current teacher or academic advisor explaining and supporting your decision to appeal. Additional letters of recommendation will not be considered.

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 freshman applicants. Decision reversals are uncommon and we encourage students to consider all other options in furthering their educations.

Appeals should be sent by postal mail directly to:
The University of Connecticut
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Attn: Appeal Process
2131 Hillside Road, U-3088
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-3088

Deferring Your Application for Admission

The University of Connecticut does not defer admission decisions for students who are unable to attend during the admitted semester term. If an applicant is accepted to UConn and is no longer able to attend at that time, the student must reapply for admission. The application will be reviewed and a new decision will be granted. Any prior admission decisions will have no bearing on the reapplication. Prior offers of merit scholarships or admission to the Honors Program are not guaranteed for reapplication.