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Deferments are only considered under extreme circumstances in which a physical illness or medical condition of the applicant or their immediate family member, or military service precludes the student from beginning classes at the start of the academic year. For the 2020-2021 academic year only, deferments may also be considered for an international student who is unable to obtain an F-1 visa due to the declaration of a global pandemic. If granted by the Dean, a student may defer their admission for one year only.
To initiate the deferred admissions process, a student must:
- Submit their deposit monies by the deposit deadline date designated in the matriculation agreement.
- Submit a request for deferment in writing to the Program Director and/or College Dean a minimum of 60 days prior to the start of classes. For deferments requests related to physical illness, the request must be accompanied by a letter(s) from a physician(s) documenting the conditions that prevent the student from beginning their full time studies.
Once all appropriate documentation has been received, requests to defer an offer of admission will be reviewed by the Program Director and/or College Dean on a case-by-case basis. The Dean will respond to a written request with a letter to the student detailing the specific conditions associated with the deferment including the start and end dates of the approved deferment period. The Dean is also responsible for notifying the Director of Admissions of the decision as soon as possible regarding the deferment request.
To end an approved admission deferment, the student must:
- Provide a written letter to the Dean in which he/she states his/her intent to end the deferment and to begin classes. This letter must be received by the Dean a minimum of 90 days prior to the start of classes.
- Provide a letter from a physician(s) stating the student can begin full time studies, if the deferment was granted because of physical illness or medical conditions of the student or their immediate family member. The letter must be submitted to the Dean at least 90 days prior to the start of classes.
Students that have been granted a deferment are not required to re-apply.