Students who meet the qualifications for admission to the BSN program and who were declined admission are eligible to submit a formal Appeal of Admission Decisions. Students who wish to re-apply to the next admission cycle do not need to submit an admission appeal.

The School of Nursing BSN Admissions Committee reviews all formal appeals, taking into consideration extenuating circumstances such as life experiences or events that were out of the student’s control that affected the students’ qualifications. Students must describe the extenuating circumstances that affected their qualifications in detail and provide evidence, when appropriate, to substantiate their appeal. A comprehensive explanation stating the connection between the documents and the reason for appeal should be included in the formal letter.

An Appeal of Admission Decisions is due within 14 days of receiving the initial admission decision. Email appeals to Rebecca Meadows at with the subject line: “Admission Appeal.” Appeals submitted after 14 days will not be considered. Decisions on appeals will be made within three weeks of the appeal deadline. Appeals decisions will be communicated to students via email.


  • There is a limit of one appeal per academic term.  Decisions rendered are final and non-negotiable.
  • Letters of recommendation will not be considered.
  • Errors made by the student on the application are not a basis for the reversal of a decision.
  • Appeal letters must be submitted by the applicant.
  • Appeal letters written by anyone other than the applicant will not be considered.
  • Submission of BSN program application and/or application supporting documents after the deadline(s) is not a basis for appeal

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