Admissions Appeal

If a prospective student is denied admission into the university, he or she has the right to appeal his/her application to an appeals committee.  There are three separate admissions appeals committees, the Admissions and Credits Appeals Committee for undergraduate admission to the Hattiesburg campus or to an undergraduate online program, the Gulf Coast Admissions and Credits Appeals Committee for undergraduate admission to the Gulf Coast campus, and the Graduate School Appeals Committee for review of admission to graduate programs on both campuses or graduate online programs.

Any undergraduate applicant who is denied admission to the university may have his or her case reviewed by an undergraduate admissions appeals committee. The applicant contacts the Office of Admissions on the Hattiesburg campus to initiate the Hattiesburg campus or online program admission review procedure (Undergraduate Bulletin). The applicant contacts the Office of Admissions on the Gulf Coast campus to initiate the Gulf Coast campus undergraduate admission review procedure (Undergraduate Bulletin – Gulf Coast section). After the review, the committee may admit the applicant, admit the applicant with stipulations, or deny admission.

Any graduate applicant who is denied admission, or a student whose admission is suspended, who questions the type of admission granted, or whose admission status is changed after matriculation, may have his or her case reviewed by the Graduate School Appeals Committee. The applicant or student contacts the Dean of the Graduate School to initiate the graduate admission review procedure (Graduate Bulletin). After the review, the committee’s decision goes to the Dean of the Graduate School.