Deferments are only considered under extreme circumstances in which a physical illness or medical condition of the applicant or their immediate family member 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 request a deferment in writing to the Director of Admissions by the date designated in their matriculation agreement. 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, the Director of Admissions will forward it to the Dean for review. The Director of Admissions may provide a recommendation on the deferment to the Dean.

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. Typically, the conditions include:

  • At the time of the deferral request, the student must submit their deposit monies by the deposit deadline date designated in the matriculation agreement.
  • 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 30 days prior to the start of classes.
  • For deferments due to physical illness or medical conditions of the student, the student must provide a letter from a physician(s) stating that the student can begin full time studies. The letter must be submitted to the Dean at least 30 days prior to the start of classes.

Students that have been granted a deferment are not required to re-apply.