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Apply for Deferment

How Deferment Works

Deferment* allows newly admitted freshman, transfer or readmitted degree-seeking undergraduate students to potentially delay their start date to a later semester by applying for deferment.

Here's some things to know about deferment:

  • Deferment requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and may be granted for reasons including, but not limited to, illness, military service, and humanitarian or religious service.
  • An admission deferment may be granted for seven consecutive semesters at most, which includes summer semesters.
  • Admission deferment only guarantees admission to the University of Utah and not to a particular major and/or program of study.
  • Before enrolling at the U, deferred students are required to attend a mandatory new student orientation session. 

How to Apply for Deferment

Apply and be admitted to the University of Utah.

Confirm your intent to enroll at the U and pay your enrollment deposit.

Complete the deferment application, available through the CIS system, sometime between confirming your intent to enroll and the first day of class for the semester you were admitted.

Gather any necessary supporting documentation (military orders, mission calls, etc.).


Contact Us

Questions about deferment? Contact Admissions Counselor Brian Best if your last name starts with A-L, or Senior Admissions Counselor Ryan Copeland if your last name starts with M-Z.


*Failure to meet any of the deferment terms may result in the revocation of admission. In that case, an applicant will need to reapply to the university by the appropriate deadlines.

Please note: Deferment is only for incoming undergraduate students. Students currently enrolled at the university needing approval for a similar situation should contact the Office of the Registrar.

Last Updated: 1/4/17