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Deferring Admission

Students who wish to defer their admission to an alternate quarter, should contact the Office of Admissions and use the email tool provided. 

The Office of Admissions will consider requests to defer admission to a later term for students with extraordinary circumstances. Students should select the "Request Admissions Deferral" option in the "category" drop-down menu and use the dialog box to explain their circumstances.  

The University typically defers admission for one quarter only.  Students who desire a full year deferral ("gap year")  must reapply for admission for the term in which they wish to attend.

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