Admission decision appeals

Applicants who are not offered admission to IU Bloomington have the option to submit a written appeal, which will be reviewed by the Office of Admissions Appeals Committee. If you have questions about the appeal process or other opportunities for attending IU Bloomington in the future, please contact the IU Admissions representative for your area.

It is important to note that very few admission denials are overturned. All applications for admission are carefully considered during the initial review process. If additional materials and/or specific information is needed to make or help inform an admission decision, we will request this information during the initial review.

If you would like to formally appeal your admission denial, please follow the procedure described below. Failure to follow the outlined procedure and/or to submit all requested information will result in an incomplete appeal, and the appeal documentation will not be processed or reviewed.

Appeal procedure for freshmen and transfers

If you would like to submit a formal appeal of your admission decision, please submit the following:

  1. The admissions application appeal form.
  2. Personal statement (must be uploaded when completing the form).
  3. High school transcript or college transcript. This transcript must include course grades from the semester following the initial admission decision. You can upload your transcript when completing the form. You may also have your transcript sent electronically (if your school requires an email address for delivery, please use or have it mailed to:

    Office of Admissions
    940 E. Seventh Street
    Bloomington, IN 47405-1106

We cannot process or review your appeal until all of the items noted above are received in the Office of Admissions.