In some situations, you may wish to appeal your admission decision. If you would like to submit an appeal, read the information below.

Decision Appeals

Appealing an Admission Decision

UT Austin carefully and thoughtfully considers all of the information you provide when you apply. Our application review process involves the careful reading and consideration of each application. UT Austin makes final admission decisions about an incoming class only after considering all applicants, the needs of the University and its academic programs, and limitations on class size. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that the University would reverse its original admission decision. 

Submitting a Decision Appeal

Submit your appeal along with the following:

  1. One short answer (500 words or fewer) to the following prompt: “Describe the new information (not already included in your original application) that should be considered by the appeals committee, and why. This new, significant and/or compelling information can be related to your  academic performance, extracurricular activities or a description of the extenuating circumstances.
  2. Any relevant supplemental information (optional):
    1. One letter of recommendation from a mentor or community member who can speak to the nature of the appeal, which should include compelling background. This can include teachers and school officials, although we encourage providing letters from people outside your school.
    2. Updated transcript, if applicable.

Submit Your Appeal

Review and Final Decision Process

  1. The Office of Admissions Appeals Committee reviews admission decision appeals to determine if the new, significant, and/or compelling information provided by the applicant warrants a different admission decision. The committee meets after all admission decisions are delivered for an application cycle.
  2. For each appeal, the committee makes one of the following recommendations to the Vice Provost of Admissions:
    1. Admission to the requested college/school and major.
    2. Admission to an alternative college/school or major.
    3. Denial of applicant’s appeal (original decision denying admissions stands).
  3. The Vice Provost of Admissions may accept or reject the committee’s recommendation or ask the committee for additional information or analysis. The Vice Provost’s decision is final.
  4. You’ll be notified of the decisions in MyStatus.

Other Appeals

There are additional situations in which you may need to submit an appeal. Each appeal is considered on a case-by-case basis and should be submitted online.

Other appeals include:

  • Requesting to defer admission to a later semester.
  • Modifying a previously declined admission offer.
  • Appealing for a late application to be considered on time.


Appeal outcomes are delivered in MyStatus. No appeals are accepted by phone, fax or email. Appeals received after the deadline are not considered. All appeals decisions are final. 

Fall Freshman Appeals

  • Appeals may be Submitted Between
    January 1 - March 15
  • Appeal Decisions Delivered By
    April 1

Fall Transfer Appeals

  • Appeals may be Submitted Between
    June 1 - 15, or two weeks after you receive admission decision
  • Appeal Decisions Delivered By
    July 30

Spring Freshman + Transfer Appeals

  • Appeals may be Submitted
    Two weeks after you receive admission decision