Can students appeal a rejection? Does that ever work?
Appeal - yes. Does it ever work - hardly! Anything can be appealed, however, the best I've every accomplished was to get the school to accept a transfer application for the sophomore year. Unfortunately, the student's grades (2.8) were below what was expected (3.0), so she was declined. In all my 33 years, I've only attempted to appeal a rejection a few times and haven't been successful. I'm sure it's happened once in a while, but it's certainly a rarity today with the over abundance of applications.