Changing Semester of Entry

Admission to a graduate program is valid only for the semester, degree, and major specified in the letter of acceptance. An applicant who is admitted and does not intend to enroll should notify the Graduate Enrollment Services in writing of this decision as soon as possible. An applicant wishing to defer an application to a future semester should first consult with the academic department/graduate program director. If an accepted applicant wishes to defer entry within one year, the School of Graduate Studies and degree program reserves the right to review the application materials again and decide if postponement is appropriate. An applicant may receive a one-time deferment of enrollment.  After the original (or deferred) semester of matriculation has begun, the applicant must submit a new application and application fee to defer an application to a future semester. Deferred applications are referred to the department for reconsideration and a new admissions recommendation.