Policies and Procedures
Undergraduate Appeal Process
Undergraduate applicants who were denied admission may appeal the decision by following these steps:
1. Write an email to the Director of Admissions, Andrew King at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Appeal”; or write a letter to:
Director of Admissions
University of Southern Maine
PO Box 9300
Portland, ME 04104
2. Provide an explanation of the reasons for the appeal and include any additional documentation (i.e. academic information including test scores, additional grades, or a resume) that may be relevant.
3. Please be sure to provide a return email or mailing address.
The appeal will be reviewed by the Director of Admissions and at least one other senior Admissions staff member. We will respond as soon as a decision is reached.
Graduate Appeal Process
Applicants may appeal an admissions decision by submitting a written appeal to the chair or director of the appropriate program within 10 working days of receipt of the admission decision letter. The appeal will be reviewed by the chair or director, or the appropriate graduate program admissions committee, and the chair or director will notify the student of action taken on the appeal, within 10 working days of receipt of the appeal. Should the student wish to pursue the appeal process further, a written appeal may be submitted to the provost. The applicant's appeal letter should include all information she or he believes should be taken into account in reviewing the decision. The applicant will be informed of the decision of the provost within 10 working days of the receipt of the appeal. Applicants who have questions on this appeal process should contact the assistant dean of Graduate Studies at (207) 780-4812 for assistance.
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