As students anxiously await responses from the colleges to which they applied, many will find themselves the recipients of bad news. The country’s top colleges and universities send out far more rejection letters than acceptance letters. But is a rejection letter always the end of the road? Is it possible to appeal a rejection?

In the majority of cases, no. A rejection letter means the game is over for that college. However, some schools do allow appeals if a student has significant new information to present, or if the student knows of an administrative error that may have weakened the application. Read this article on appealing a rejection to learn more about legitimate grounds for an appeal and to see a list of circumstances that do not justify an appeal. http://collegeapps.about.com/od/theartofgettingaccepted/f/appeal_reject.htm

(From About.com Admission Blog)