Faculty Committee on Student Admissions

The Faculty Committee on Student Admissions responds to admission appeals. In order to appeal, you must have new and compelling information that was not included with your application.  Appeals must be submitted in written form, will only be considered if they are from the applicant, and must be supported by appropriate documentation from outside sources.  All documentation should be mailed with the letter of appeal to the address listed below.  Any appeal not following these guidelines will not be considered.  You should receive a response to your appeal within three to six weeks after the Office of Admissions has received all of the required information.

The following reasons may be considered:

Special talents or abilities (i.e. artist, musician, actor, athlete). A letter of support must be received from university faculty or staff in such areas as art, athletics, theater, or music. 

Physical, mental, learning or emotional disabilities.  Students who are claiming a disability must submit documentation of the disability (medical or psychological) along with their written request for reconsideration. 

New and compelling information that was not included with the initial application (i.e. extenuating circumstances, unique situations, etc.). It should not be a repeat of information previously submitted.

New test scores and/or an updated transcript do not require an appeal. Please contact the Office of Admissions when submitting the new, updated information.

While all appeals are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, the rate of a decision being reversed based on an appeal has historically been very low.

For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 561.297.3040 or admissions@fau.edu.  Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

The appeal and supporting documents should be sent to:

Faculty Committee on Student Admissions
Office of Admissions
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431


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