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Petition for Denied Students Seeking Admission

Appeals for admission decisions are opportunities for students in unusual situations to share how they have overcome challenges and show academic and/or personal improvement. We encourage students to submit a petition if there are extenuating circumstances or additional information not previously shared. Along with the required items listed below, please include any information that you feel is an important piece in determining your ability to be academically successful at Boise State University.

Required Items:

The Admissions Office must receive all of the following items, including this online form, before the Special Admissions Committee will review your petition. Incomplete petitions may be denied after 30 days.

  1. Statement of Circumstances and the Online Form (see below).
  2. Two (2) letters of academic reference from individuals who can support your academic potential. Letters from teachers and professors are preferred, but letters from counselors and employers may be provided.
  3. Transcript(s) from most recent term; please note that high school students petitioning their admission decision must provide a transcript showing course information and grades from the fall semester of your senior year, and any additional semesters available at the time of appeal. Transfer students must provide official transcripts from each institution attended.
  4. If applicable: Documentation in support of your Statement of Circumstances (such as medical issues, death in the family, learning disability, etc.).

Letters of academic reference and any supporting documents can be sent to or mailed to Boise State Admissions, 1910 University Drive, Boise ID, 83725-1320.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all items are received by the Admissions Department.

Petition Deadlines

Spring 2023 Appeals Only:

October 1, 2022
November 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

Decisions Mailed By:

October 15, 2022
November 15, 2022
December 15, 2022

Fall/Summer 2023 Appeals Only:

February 1, 2023
March 1, 2023
April 1, 2023
May 2, 2023
June 1, 2023
July 1, 2023 – Final Deadline for Fall 2023

Decisions Mailed By:

February 15, 2023
March 15, 2023
April 15, 2023
May 15, 2023
June 15, 2023
July 15, 2023

Submit a Petition

Note: You will need to log into your myBoiseState account to complete this request. If you have not logged into myBoiseState before, myBoiseState account setup will walk you through the steps.

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