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Any applicant who is denied undergraduate admission to Oregon State University for academic reasons may petition to the Undergraduate Admissions Committee (UAC) for an exception. Decisions on appeal will be determined by the Undergraduate Admissions Committee. Each petition for appeal is assessed on an individual basis. Transfer students whose GPA is below 2.00 and post baccalaureate applicants will not be considered by the UAC. Students denied due to conduct reasons, including being ineligible to re-enroll at a previous institution – read on for more info. If you would like to discuss options for applying in the future as a transfer student, please reach out to our transfer advisors.
For your application to be reviewed by UAC, the following materials are required:
Your intent to appeal and personal statement must be submitted through Beaver Basecamp. Once you have submitted this form, we will follow up with you with instructions on how to provide letters of recommendation and updated transcripts.
Incomplete petitions will not be considered. Only complete petitions submitted with all supporting documents by the following deadlines will be reviewed.
Reactivation of an application for a subsequent term is not automatic. If you wish to change your application term, please log into Beaver Basecamp to update your application term.
Educational Opportunities Program (EOP)
The Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) at OSU provides personal and academic support to students from historically underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to:
Appeals for applicants denied admission to Oregon State University due to an applicant’s inability to re-enroll at a previous institution because of a student conduct issue may be submitted directly to Noah Buckley, Director of Admissions at [email protected]. Appeals must include a personal statement explaining the events leading to the disciplinary action, the resulting sanction issued by the prior institution, and a written release allowing OSU to contact the prior institution regarding the applicant’s disciplinary history. Appeals must also include a reflection paper describing what the applicant has learned as a result of the underlying incident, and any additional mitigating circumstances the applicant would like to be considered. Failure to submit all of these materials will result in the appeal being denied.
Should you wish to discuss your situation further, please contact an Admissions staff member at 541-737-4411, or toll free at 800-291-4192.