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Appeals Process

Applicants who are denied admission may appeal the decision. An appeal must be in writing and addressed to:

Faculty Committee on Student Admissions
University of South Florida 
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC 1036
Tampa, FL 33620-6900

The letter of appeal must be written by the applicant requesting reconsideration, and include any information regarding extenuating circumstances that may have contributed, (but not limited) to:

Letters of recommendation from teachers, professors or academic advisors familiar with the applicant's academic history are encouraged. Applicants who wish to appeal a denial based on a disability may submit documentation verifying the disability along with the letter of appeal. Updated transcripts or new test scores should also be included, if applicable.

Please know that very few appeals (<10%) are granted, and the decision of the Faculty Committee is final; therefore, we encourage denied applicants to make alternative plans, including enrolling in one of the 28 colleges in the Florida College System.

The Faculty Committee on Student Admissions typically begins to review appeals for specific terms as follows:

Summer                                   March
Fall                                           April
Spring                                      October

Deadlines for appeals are as follows:

Summer                                  April 1, or within 2 weeks of the decision, whichever is later
Fall (FTIC)                               April 1, or within 2 weeks of the decision, whichever is later
Fall (Transfer)                         June 15, or within 2 weeks of the decision, whichever is later
Spring                                     November 1, or within 2 weeks of the decision, whichever is later