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Chances of Successful Appeal at Pitt?

Question: I was recently denied by the University of Pittsburgh's Main Campus, my first choice. I immediately requested to have myself reconsidered. If I send in my mid-year grades and score well on the ACT, what are my chances of being granted admission?

I can't quantify your odds, but the chances of overturning a denial are typically not good. If your mid-year grades and ACT score are significantly better than those you submitted with your initial application, then you may have a chance, but it will be a long-shot. So it's worth pursuing the appeal as long as, at the same time, you also pursue other options and, hopefully, allow yourself to get excited about the colleges that will welcome you.

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