If you are considering taking a gap year, you may request a deferral of enrollment. However, deferral requests must be approved by the Office of Admission. Generally, deferrals are granted for one semester or one year, but not longer. Please be sure to carefully review our deferral policy and if you are interested, please complete the Deferral Request Form by the deadline.
Academic Advising will register you for your fall semester classes based on your responses to the Academic Placement Questionnaire, which will be available through your To Do List on myPugetSound in the spring.
Students can declare their majors at the beginning of their second semester. However, students can and do take introductory courses in their intended majors throughout their first two years, with a goal of all students having declared their majors by the end of their sophomore year.
Yes—all students are allowed to bring a car to campus. However, most students choose to not have a car, as the campus is walkable and there are several transportation alternatives available. If you decide to bring your car on campus, you must register for a free parking permit through myPugetSound upon arrival to campus for orientation.
The Office of International Programs will begin processing new I-20s in late May each year. In order to issue your I-20, the Office of International Programs must receive a copy of your passport and financial documentation in original format certifying that you have sufficient funds to attend Puget Sound for one academic year (2 semesters). Please be sure to review the Admitted Student webpage on the Office of International Programs’ website for more important information.