Decision Appeal Process
The University of Connecticut receives over 40,000 undergraduate applications annually for a limited number of spaces in the incoming fall class. 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)*
*Please note: If you have chosen to be reviewed as a test-optional student, you may not appeal to now have your test scores considered in the appeal process. Similarly, if you had originally chosen to have your test scores considered as part of the review process, you do not have the ability to request to be evaluated as test-optional during the appeal process.
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 may be determined after May 1 for first-year applicants applying for fall semester and after December 1 for first-year applicants applying for spring semester. Decision reversals are uncommon and we encourage students to consider all other options in furthering their educations.
Gap Year and Deferment Requests for First-Year Applicants
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 non-refundable enrollment fee is still required by May 1 (fall semester applicants) or two weeks from the date found on your acceptance letter (spring applicants) 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.
Transfer students are not eligible for a gap year/deferment request. If you are a transfer student who wishes to postpone admission, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org for next steps in the admission process.