Freshman Admissions Appeal Form

If you would like to appeal your admissions decision, you must submit this admissions appeal form along with all supporting documentation for consideration.

USA generally admits students with:

  • a minimum ACT score of 19 or
  • a minimum SAT (Critical Reading + Math only) score of 900 (if taken prior to March 2016) or
  • a minimum SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math only) score of 980 (if taken March 2016 or after) and
  • a minimum GPA of 2.50 and
  • 16 hours of required academic core courses


It is recommended that students who do not meet the standards for regular admission submit the following items for additional consideration:

  • Admissions Appeal Form
  • Letter/s of Recommendation from your high school counselor or a teacher in a college preparatory course.
  • Personal Essay on your reason for attending USA and your career plans.
  • Resume, to include a summary of special talents or skills
  • Optional: Additional supporting documents to substantiate an appeal (also include any documents from USA departments or personnel)

Please return the Admissions Appeal Form along with all supporting documents by email to the Office of Admissions at The form below is provided to start your email to Admissions. After completing the form, click Next. A separate window should open with your default email client. Attach all supporting items to the email, and send. If you cannot use this mailto function, please send the required information through your normal email process.
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