4.6. Additional Admission Policies

Each of the following applies to all applicants for all programs, unless noted otherwise.

4.6.1. Admission Appeal

Candidates who were denied admission into one of the undergraduate programs or as non- degree seeking students may appeal in writing for reconsideration. Candidates should send their appeal to the vice president for enrollment and financial aid. Additional evidence of academic success must be submitted with the letter of appeal. The candidate may be required to schedule a personal interview with a member of the admission staff.


4.6.2. Admission Deferral

Candidates who have been admitted to Oglethorpe may defer the offer of admission for up to one academic year. Such a student might propose to: take a gap year for travel, work or service; attend to family or medical circumstances; or otherwise pursue activities that do not include college or university enrollment.

Deferring candidates must notify the admission office in writing by the stated enrollment response date (typically May 1 for first-time freshmen). Should a deferring candidate attempt any college or university coursework between the original offer of admission and the desired start session or semester, the candidate must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. The admission committee then re-evaluates the application based on the most recent transcript(s) and issues a new admission decision.


4.6.3. Admission Reactivation

Candidates who are admitted to Oglethorpe but who never enrolled may reactivate their application if no more than two years have passed since the original offer of admission. Such a student might or might not have enrolled at another college or university in the interim.

Reactivating candidates must notify the admission office in writing and submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended before the previous application materials will be reactivated. The admission committee then re-evaluates the application based on the most recent transcript(s) and issues a new admission decision.

Application documents from applicants who were admitted but never enrolled are retained by the University for a period of two years. After two or more years have elapsed since the original offer of admission, candidates may not reactivate their materials and must begin a new application.