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Deferral Policy

University of Puget Sound's 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

First-year students requesting a deferral must confirm their enrollment through the Puget Sound admission portal and submit the nonrefundable 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 Deferral Request Form by June 1, 2019. Upon receipt of this form, the Office of Admission will review the deferral request and then contact the student directly via email with information about the status of the deferral request. Once a student's deferral has been approved, an additional $500 Advance Tuition Payment (payable by check only and nonrefundable) 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. *Students who are selected to receive the Tacoma Public Schools Commitment may not have their full demonstrated need met if they defer their enrollment.

The deadline for incoming first-year students submit a deferral request has passed. If you have any questions, please contact your admission counselor.

Transfer Students

Transfer students requesting a deferral must confirm their enrollment through the Puget Sound admission portal and submit the nonrefundable Advance Tuition Payment of $500, on or before the posted response deadline. Students should indicate their intent to defer using the 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 with information about the status of the deferral request. Once a student's deferral has been approved, an additional $500 Advanced Tuition Payment (payable by check only and nonrefundable) 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. 

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