Professional Appeal Letter

Appeal letters are usually produced to get a reversal of decisions or judgements that might be considered unfair. These judgements are usually made by a person in authority after evaluating several requirements and conditions. Appeal letters are also written to force higher authorities to rethink their decisions on certain matters. Whatever the case may be, you will be required to follow some simple instructions and tips when writing an appeal letter.

The first paragraph of your appeal letter should provide a brief introduction of the appeal to the reader. You will also be required to tell the recipient why you think the decision is unfair.

The second paragraph should include significant details of the appeal. It is recommended to discuss the reasons why you had to make such an appeal to higher authorities. Third paragraph includes how the acceptance of the appeal can help you in particular. Do not forget to highlight the points which show that you had the right to appeal.


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    Sample of Professional Appeal Letter:


    Ms. Susan Smith
    University of East London
    May 12, 2013

    Dear Ms. Smith

    I hope you find this email in the best of health. I am studying BSc Chemistry at University of East London. The purpose of this letter is to put forward my appeal for reduction of tuition fees since my family is experiencing financial problems for the last couple of months.

    I would like to take this opportunity to tell you that I have been studying in University of East London for three years and I have always paid my tuition fees on time.

    Please find attached my father’s bank statement which shows my family’s monthly income. I kindly request you to consider my application and help me complete my studies.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.


    Travis McNeil
    Hudson Street
    East Ham

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    Template of Professional Appeal Letter:

    [Recipient’s Name]
    [Recipient’s Address]

    Dear [Addressee’s Name],

    I hope you are doing well. I have been regularly attending classes at [education institution name] and I achieved the highest marks in the first three years of my degree. I also received [details of accomplishments] from my department last year. I hope you can [appeal details] so I can continue my education smoothly just like other privileged students.

    I have also attached a document with this email which proves that my father suffered a significant financial loss and he is unable to gather enough money to pay my tuition fees.

    Thank you in advance for your consideration.


    [Sender’s Name]
    [Sender’s Address]

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