- What major (college) did she apply for?
- Did she apply EA/RD/rolling?
- Is her HS considered “rigorous”? (because not every “straight-A student” is equal)
She can request a fall admit, but she will need to change something. She was already evaluated for fall and was ‘no’, then they went to see if she checked the summer box.
Most frequently, people request a change based on major. For example, if she applied for Smeal, then she can ask for re-consideration in DUS (undecided). There is no difference and you still need to complete the required ETM (entrance to major) classes to ‘get into’ your major - which you can do from DUS or Smeal. You CAN’T do it from Ag, for example though, so be strategic if you switch colleges.
Given that she is just hearing, I am guessing she is in the rolling admissions pile - which means that similar candidates who applied EA are ‘in line’ first and may have been offered Fall admission. As the cycle goes on, it become more competitive to get in.