Some graduate programs allow for the deferral of admission; however, deferral of admission is not automatic. Certain departments may require a new application if the student does not enroll in the term originally designated. Please consult with your individual program office to determine whether they allow deferral requests.
Deferral of admission is limited to one request per admitted program. All deferral requests are subject to review and approval by both the department and the Graduate School. If the deferral is denied or the deferred student cannot attend the graduate program for the approved term, he or she will have to submit a new application.
To request a deferral of admission, complete the Deferral Request Form. Upon submission, your graduate program coordinator and the Graduate School will review your request. Once a deferral decision is made, you will be notified via email.