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Appealing a College Rejection

Question: Do Ivy League schools reconsider a student's application once he or she has been denied in regular decision? Are there any specific situations in which a student can ask for reconsideration? How can one approach this?

Colleges, especially hyper-competitive schools like the Ivies, do not reverse denials. If they did, they would be deluged with appeals every year from the many thousands of terrific and qualified students they reject. It's kind of like the contest-rules phrase, "Decisions of our judges are final."

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