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Admissions appeals policy

An applicant who has been denied admission may have that decision reconsidered. The applicant must compose a short letter detailing the reason(s) for the appeal. The letter and supporting documentation (evidence) must supply new information not available to the applicant when the original application was submitted.

All requests must include documentation related to the extraordinary circumstances to be considered for the appeal. Proof must be provided that the established admission criteria for the type of admission (freshman or transfer) and all deadlines have been met.

  • There is a limit of one appeal per application per academic term.
  • The appeal must be received no later than two weeks from date of the admission decision notification.
  • Appeals must be submitted using the Freshman Admissions Appeal Form.
  • Applicants submitting appeals will be notified of the decision within three weeks of receipt of the appeal (in most cases) via the personal e-mail address listed in the student’s official record.
  • Appeal letters must be submitted by applicant – not by anyone acting on their behalf.
  • Appeal letters written by anyone other than the applicant will not be considered.
  • Letters of recommendation will not be considered.
  • Reporting errors made on the application are not a basis for the reversal of a decision.
  • Decisions rendered by the Admission Appeals Committee are final and non-negotiable.

Upon receipt of the appeal form, a required interview with the Office of Admissions to address academic pitfalls, scholastic attitude, and future educational goals will be scheduled. The interview will include at least two staff members from the YHC Enrollment Management Team.  YHC may also require the student to supply ACT or SAT scores to supplement the student’s application file. Should test scores be requested, YHC will only consider the math and critical reading portions of the SAT. Using the materials provided by the student and the content of the interview, an assessment of the student’s college readiness will be made by Admissions Appeal Committee, which is composed of the Vice President for Admissions & Financial Aid, Director of Admissions, and one additional member of the Admissions & Financial Aid Team.