Hi! I recently got rejected from a college that I thought I was going to get into. According to their freshman statistics, I fall in the upper-ish range of students they usually admit, but I instead got straight up rejected. I think the reason why is bc the major I applied for is very competitive (bio) at their school, and I feel like if I had applied as a different major I would've gotten in. Is it possible for me to appeal as a different major? I'm conflicted if I should even try to appeal
It is likely that your denial was a consequence of the major you chose on your application. I’m almost certain the same thing happened to me with my top-choice school three years ago. The sociology department was quite small, so the applicant pool was more competitive as a result, and I was denied despite the fact that my ACT scores were well above average for the university in general and my GPA fell in the middle 50% of students typically accepted.
That said, I don’t really know if it will be worthwhile to try to appeal. The school may outright deny the appeal because you didn’t go into the application process undeclared. If you feel really strongly about this school, I suppose it’s worth a shot because the worst they can say is no. However, according to this team of counselors, appeals rarely result in admission so it might be time to consider your other options even if you do attempt to appeal.