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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 confirm their enrollment through my.pugetsound.edu and submit the Advanced Tuition Payment of $500, on or before the posted response deadline (i.e., May 1). Students should indicate their intent to defer using the First-Year Deferral Request Form. Upon receipt of this form, the Office of Admission will review the deferral request and then contact the student directly via email to notify him/her as to whether or not a deferral has been granted. Once a student's deferral has been approved, an additional $500 Advanced Tuition Payment (payable by check only) will be due to hold the student's place in the class. 

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.  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 confirm their enrollment through my.pugetsound.edu and submit the Advanced Tuition Payment of $500, on or before the posted response deadline. Students should indicate their intent to defer using the Transfer Deferral Request Form. Upon receipt of this form, the Office of Admission will review the deferral request and then contact the student directly via email to notify him/her as to whether or not a deferral has been granted. Once a student's deferral has been approved, an additional $500 Advanced Tuition Payment (payable by check only) will be due to hold the student's place in the class. 

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.