[Sample] Appeal Letter for College Admission

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Learn how to write an appeal letter for college admission. Use our sample appeal letter for college admission as a template for your appeal letter for college admission.

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Sample Appeal Letter For College Admission

Your Name
Your Address
City, State, Zip Code


Admission Officer’s Name
Admission Officer’s Title
University or College’s Name
College’s Address
City, State, Zip Code

Dear Name of Admission Officer:

This letter is a formal request for you to reconsider my application to [Name of College]. My application was declined on [DATE], and the reason given was that my SAT scores were lower than what is required by the college for admission.

The scores I included in my application were from [DATE]. At that time, my father died, and my mother required support and help to get her life back on track. Since I am their only child, I needed to help her at that time and was unable to study properly for the SAT exams.

I knew that my scores were too low, which is why I retook the exam on [DATE]. I was able to study well and improved both of my scores. My writing section improved from 570 to 750, and the quantitative score improved from 550 to 720.

I have understood that my new scores are above the required score for admission. It is my wish to join [Name of College] because you offer the best program for [Environmental Applications], which is my chosen field of study.

Based on these higher scores, and because the lower scores were due to circumstances beyond my control, I am requesting you to reconsider your previous decision to decline my admission and grant me admission for the next semester.

If you have any questions or would like any more information, I can be reached at [555-123-4567] or at [name@email.com]. Thank you for your kind consideration of my application.


Your Name
List of Enclosures 

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