Admission Appeals Process

Freshman Student Appeals

If you are a prospective freshman looking to enroll at Lamar University but received a rejected admissions decision, you can follow the steps below to appeal your decision. 

  1. Write a short essay based on your choice of one of the following topics. The submission should be grammatically correct and contain no spelling errors.
    • Tell us your story. What unique opportunities or challenges have you experiences throughout your high school career that have shaped who you are today?
    • What was the environment in which you were raised? Describe your family, home, neighborhood, or community and explain how it has shaped you as a person.
    • Most students have an identity, an interest, or a talent that defines them in an essential way. With that in mind, tell us about yourself
    • Describe a circumstance, obstacle or conflict in your life, and the skills and resources you used to resolve it. Did it change you? If so, how?

  2. Submit a letter of recommendation from one of your high school teachers or administrators.

  3. Write a statement of purpose to explain any extenuating circumstances that you feel could add value to your application. You may also want to explain unique aspects of your academic background or valued experiences you may have had that relate to your academic discipline. The statement of purpose is not meant to be a listing of accomplishments in high school or a record of your participation in school-related activities. Rather, this is your opportunity to address the admissions committee directly and to let us know more about you as an individual, in a manner that your transcripts and other application information cannot convey.

Once you have collected all three of these documents, please attach them in an email to Remember to include your name in each of the three documents. In the subject line of the email, include your Lamar ID number, which begins with an “L,” along with the words “Freshmen Appeals.” Ie.  Subject: L12345678  Freshmen Appeal

Transfer Student Appeals

Prospective transfer students looking to appeal their admission decision will need to submit a one to two page essay and

  1. account for past academic shortcomings;
  2. identify steps you will take to address those shortcomings and;
  3. specify your academic goals if you attend Lamar University

You may also include letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your academic journey, such as instructors or employers, along with any other pertinent information such as participation in extra-curricular activities or specialized skills.

All documents should be emailed to: Remember to include your name in any documents submitted. In the subject line of the email, include your Lamar ID number, which begins with an “L,” along with the words “Transfer Appeals.” Ie.  Subject: L12345678  Transfer Appeal