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Each year, Clemson University receives more applications for undergraduate admission than there are spaces available. The admissions process is competitive and academically selective, therefore not all applicants can be granted admission. The appeal process offers students the only avenue to have their application reconsidered for admission. All appeals must be submitted by the student using the online appeal form available at https://www.applyweb.com/cgi-bin/app?s=CLEMAAF. Each appeal should show a compelling reason to be considered by the Undergraduate Appeals Committee. Deadlines are strictly enforced and are listed below on the Appeals Calendar.
To submit an appeal, carefully read and follow the steps below. Only complete appeals will be considered. Please use the same email and password that you created when your application was submitted. DO NOT SUBMIT A SECOND APPLICATION FOR SUMMER AND/OR FALL ADMISSION.
(appeal form and supporting documentation)
|March 1, 2017||Week of March 12|
|March 29, 2017||Week of April 10|
|May 3, 2017||Week of May 15|
|May 31, 2017||Week of June 12|
|After May 31, 2017||As soon as possible|
Who is allowed to appeal?
Any applicant denied undergraduate admission to Clemson University may submit an appeal.
Applicants who are invited to be on the wait list may not appeal that decision as it is not a final decision on their application. If the wait-listed student is later denied admission an appeal would then be considered.
I have been invited to the Bridge to Clemson program, but wish to appeal. Is this possible?
Students who have been invited to the Bridge to Clemson Program may submit an appeal. It is, however, highly recommended that students express an interest in Bridge and pay the required deposit while waiting to hear the results of their appeal. If the student is admitted to Clemson (including admission with required summer attendance or a spring semester deferment), and the student subsequently relinquishes his/her space in the bridge program, any Bridge program deposits that have been paid will be refunded.
Please be aware that the Bridge program fills on a first-come, first-served basis, so we do not recommend you wait to hear your appeal decision before going through the Bridge Interest/Deposit process.
Who is on the Appeal Committee?
Appeals are reviewed by a committee within the University's Faculty Governance System, which includes faculty members representing all academic colleges. Members of the admissions staff are not on the committee. The Director of Admissions serves as chair of the committee, but does not vote in the appeal process. The Director’s role is to serve as the coordinator of committee activities.
I have been admitted to other universities, but I would really like to come to Clemson. Should I wait for my appeal decision before accepting another offer?
Since there is no guarantee that an appeal decision will offer admission to Clemson, we always recommend that students be prepared to pursue alternative educational plans. Consider a back-up plan should your appeal to Clemson be denied or sustained.