GRADUATE ADMISSIONS APPEAL
The Graduate School
The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Boulevard, Tyler TX 75799
I. Carefully complete the student information section above.
II. Attach a hard copy/email letter of appeal. The appeal must be based on the grounds that the denial was a
violation of the admissions policy and procedure or that the applicant’s application was not evaluated in
accordance with the criteria for admission set forth by the intended graduate program/department. Denials to
graduate programs with restricted admissions based on their capacity to effectively serve students may not be
III. Any appeal submitted without following the procedure outlined on this form will be automatically denied.
The decision will be sent to your Patriot email account according to the time frame detailed below.
Applicants denied admission to a graduate program may appeal the decision within five days of
receiving the admission decision. Any appeal of an admission decision to a graduate program shall be
submitted in writing to the advisor for the program. The advisor shall have 10 work days to respond in
writing to the appeal.
If the applicant is not satisfied with the decision, he or she may appeal in writing to the chairperson of
the department. The chairperson shall respond in writing within 10 work days.
The next level of appeal is the dean of the college in which the program is located. The dean will
respond in writing within 10 work days of receiving the appeal.
The final level of appeal will be the Admission Appeal Subcommittee of the Graduate Council. The
subcommittee will respond in wiring within 10 work days of receiving the appeal.
The decision of the Admission Appeal Subcommittee of the Graduate Council is final.
IV. Any appeal of an admission decision to a professional program shall be submitted in writing to respective
program’s Office of the Dean. The Dean, or designee, shall have 10 work days to respond in writing to the
appeal. Since professional programs are capacity limited, further appeals are not available.
V. Appeals must be received prior to the term for which the applicant is seeking admission. If there is insufficient
time to complete the appeal process before the beginning of the term for which the applicant seeks admission,
the admission semester may be moved to the subsequent semester so the case may be reviewed.