Admission Appeals with a Cumulative GPA below 2.40

Applicants who are denied admission to graduate programs at Central Connecticut State University may request reviews of these decisions through an appeal process. In most cases, a minimum GPA of 2.40 is required to be eligible to appeal.

However, in rare cases programs may consider Conditional Admission for students whose cumulative GPA is lower than 2.40. Such consideration is at the discretion of individual departments and the Dean, provided the applicant demonstrates exemplary professional experiences and accomplishments or other relevant evidence in recent years.

Such appeals must be made in writing to the dean of the School of Graduate Studies with written justification supporting the applicant’s current readiness. This may include additional academic information (such as scores from standardized tests, grades in very recent courses, or letters of recommendation from instructors, etc.) which was not submitted with the original application. The dean will first consult the department offering the program for reconsideration of the applicant. Depending on the nature of the appeal, further consultation may be made with an appropriate designee of the academic school or the department chair of the relevant program before making a decision. The dean of the School of Graduate Studies will notify the student of the decision in writing. If an unfavorable decision is rendered, there will be no further official recourse for an appeal.