Freshman Deferred Enrollment

Admitted freshman students may request to defer enrollment for up to one year for the consecutive spring or fall terms. Deferred enrollment may be granted for a variety of reasons, most commonly to allow a student to participate in non-academic cultural experiences, attend military basic training, play junior hockey, perform community service, or for medical reasons. Deferred students may not enroll at another college, university, or in a program that grants college credit through an accredited institution (in the United States or abroad). A deferred student who does so will forfeit their deferred enrollment status.

To be eligible for deferred enrollment, admitted freshman students must take the following steps by May 1:

Action required after the deferred enrollment request is submitted:

  • Self-report mid-year senior grades by February 28
  • Submit official final transcripts showing high school graduation and successful completion of senior year by June 30

After deferred enrollment is granted, students must:

  • Electronically sign the Deferred Student Contract, located in their Student Center, by July 15
  • Update a Record of Residence form to determine proper residency status regardless of whether or not the home address or residency status has changed
  • Pay the enrollment deposit by May 1