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An appeal of a denial admissions decision will only be considered if you provide new and compelling information that was excluded from the first review of your admissions eligibility. Examples of this type of information include but are not limited to new test scores that are significantly higher than those previously submitted or disability documentation. You must submit two documents to begin this process. First, you need to submit a 2-page personal essay in which you describe extenuating circumstances that influenced your academic performance, discuss your special talents or abilities, and explain what you expect to contribute to the FGCU campus. Finally, you must submit at least two letters of recommendation from academic sources such as high school teachers or college professors. Recommendation letters from employers, family members or any other non-academic source will not be considered. All items must be submitted in order to be considered for the admissions review process; moreover, the admissions office will review these documents to determine if your file will be reviewed by the admissions appeals committee. If selected for the appeals process, your file will be thoroughly reviewed by the committee; however, the likelihood of a denial decision being reversed based on an appeal is very low. Before pursuing this process, you should retest and submit significantly higher scores or make plans to transfer to FGCU. Learn more about how to transfer into FGCU.