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University of Puget Sound Deferral Policy

Policy on Deferral of Undergraduate Admission/Gap Year Requests:

Students offered undergraduate admission to Puget Sound may request a deferral of enrollment, which must be approved by the Office of Admission. Generally, deferrals may be granted for one semester or one year, but not longer. If the deferral request is approved, any academic merit scholarship will also be deferred to the future entry term.

First-year students requesting a deferral must submit the Reservation Statement, indicating their request to defer and an explanation of their plans for the deferral period, along with the Advanced Tuition Payment of $500, on or before the posted response deadline (i.e., May 1).  First-year students who are granted a deferral should not undertake academic work for college credit (or matriculate) at another institution during this period, unless approved by the Office of Admission. Once a student's deferral has been approved, an additional deposit payment will be due to hold the student's place in the class. 

Students who intend to matriculate at another institution but desire to eventually enroll at Puget Sound must reapply for admission at a future date.

Transfer students requesting a deferral must submit the Reservation Statement, indicating their request to defer and an explanation of their plans for the deferral period, along with the Advanced Tuition Payment of $500, on or before the posted response deadline. Transfer students who are granted a deferral may continue to take college courses at their current institution but should not enroll in courses (or matriculate) at another institution during the deferral period, unless approved by the Office of Admission.