Jul 25, 2024  
Academic Policies 
Academic Policies

First-Time Freshmen Admissions Appeal

First-time freshman admission appeal requests are submitted to the Office of Admissions and approved by the Admissions Appeals Committee prior to the first day of instruction each semester. Students who enroll following the approval of an appeak must complete a Student Success Plan in the Student Success Center and maintain a 2.0 GPA at UAPB.

Freshmen appeal requirements:

  • Eligibility criteria for an appeal of GPA less than 2.0:
    • High school GPA of 1.95 and ACT composite score of 19 or SAT of 1330 (old) or 980 (new)
    • High school GPA of 1.99 and ACT composite of 18 or SAT of 1320 (old) or 940 (new)
  • Eligibility criteria for an appeal with a 14 ACT composite score or SAT 990 (old) or 760 (new)
    • Minimum GPA of 3.00 on the final high school transcript
  • A letter of appeal clearly stating new and compelling information for admissions consideration, written and signed by the applicant
  • Original transcripts from all colleges, if enrolled
  • A list of college courses in progress, if enrolled
  • Three letters of recommendation: one letter each from a high school administrator, a teacher, and a community member
  • Demonstrate the ability to fund the cost of education at UAPB
  • An interview with the Appeals Committee
  • If admitted, students will take and pass the Accuplacer Placement Exam before enrollment in UAPB courses