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Appendix F: Undergraduate Admission Appeals

Procedures For Appeals On Undergraduate Admission

The admissions policy of the University of West Georgia is designed to admit those students who will have a reasonable chance of success and who seemingly will profit from the educational program of the university. A student is considered for admission without regard to race, creed, gender, sexual orientation or national origin. Admission requirements are those stated in the most current issue of the University of West Georgia Undergraduate Catalog.

Whenever an applicant for admission or readmission to the undergraduate school is denied admission or feels that his/her application has not been given due consideration, such applicant shall have the right to appeal in accordance with the following procedure:

1. The applicant shall submit his/her appeal in writing to the Office of Admissions. Intention to appeal an admissions decision should be stated in an official Letter of Appeal written by the applicant explaining the reasons for his/her appeal and enumerating all factors, both personal and academic, which he/she considers to be relevant to the appeal, including any additional supporting documents.


2. A subcommittee consisting of seven faculty members (one from each college, the School of Nursing and the Library) and four university officials will review each appeal.  Decisions can be rendered by any five members of the subcommittee, at least three of whom must be faculty.  Following the decision of the subcommittee, the chairperson will convey the subcommittee's recommendation in writing to the Director of Admissions.  The Office of Admissions will then communicate the outcome of the appeal directly to the student. 


3. Should the applicant be dissatisfied with the decision of the subcommittee, the final authority for all student appeals rests with the president of the institution (See Section 4.7.1 Student Appeals, Board of Regents Manual).