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Washington State University Graduate School

Chapter 4G: Unsuccessful Applicants/Accepted (Students Who Decline Offer of Admission)

Admission to Graduate School is a competitive process. Because of limitations of faculty and facilities, it may be necessary to deny admission to some qualified applicants. Whereas a department to which an applicant applied may give unofficial notice of denial, all applicants who are denied admission are officially notified in writing by the Graduate School.

Admission to the Graduate School is term specific; consequently, the applications of accepted students who decline admission are canceled. If a student wishes to apply for admission to the Graduate School at a later date, the student must reapply.

All admission decisions are final. There is no appeal process for denied applicants. Departments and/or degree granting units, and the Graduate School, have the right to deny admission to any student, regardless of whether they meet the minimum admission requirements.

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