Students who initially apply for and are admitted to a fall term may defer their enrollment to the following spring or fall term. Students who initially apply for and are admitted to a spring term can only defer their enrollment to the following spring term.
Deferred enrollment may be granted to first-year students for a variety of reasons—most commonly to allow a student to participate in non-academic/non-credit cultural experiences, perform community service, take part in a non-credit internship, or attend military basic training; for students with disabilities; for those who have chronic medical conditions; or for active-duty military personnel.
Any first-year student admitted in the Early Action or Regular Decision application periods may request to defer enrollment. Students admitted from the wait list are traditionally not eligible for deferred enrollment but will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Deferred enrollment may be granted for qualified admitted transfer students with disabilities or chronic medical conditions or for active-duty military personnel.
Students will not be granted deferred enrollment to enroll at another academic institution or to enroll in a program that grants college credit in the United States or abroad.