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Criminal, Disciplinary or Academic Misconduct Appeals

Pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes, an applicant for undergraduate or graduate admission who was denied admission based on information provided by the applicant about the applicant’s (1) prior convictions for stalking, sexual assault, or domestic violence; (2) prior convictions, within five years before submitting their application, for assault, kidnapping, voluntary manslaughter, or murder: (3) prior disciplinary history at another academic institution for stalking, sexual assault, or domestic violence: (4) criminal charges pending against the applicant: or (5) academic misconduct (such as plagiarism or cheating), may file an appeal of that decision.

In order to appeal the denial of admission for criminal, disciplinary, or academic misconduct reasons, the applicant must complete the Criminal, Disciplinary, or Academic Misconduct Appeal Form. Please use the email and password you used to create your admission application to access this form. This form will require the applicant to upload the following documents:

  • Appeal letter – a letter written by the student that explains the basis for their appeal (“why do you believe the denial of your application should be reconsidered?”)
  • Any documentation that supports the reasons discussed in the appeal letter (for example, any additional information regarding the criminal, disciplinary, or academic misconduct matter(s) or information about your activities and successes subsequent to the misconduct.)

If you have any questions about this process, please reach out to Geoffrey Shrieves at Geoffrey.Shrieves@unco.edu.

Decisions will be made and communicated to the applicant by the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management within 28 calendar days of receipt of the appeal. Any decision to overturn will be communicated to the Office of Admissions.