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If you’re a newly admitted undergrad wishing to postpone your start date to a later semester, you can apply for an admission deferment. Graduate students who are interested in deferring their start at the university must discuss this with their academic program and obtain their approval.

Applying For Deferment

Deferment requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Generally, the Office of Admissions will NOT approve deferment requests whose intentions are to:

  • Take coursework at another institution (including but not limited to “post-grad” years, enrolling at another college/university, etc.)
  • Establish residency in the state of Utah
  • Seek admission into a major or program from which you have been denied

If you have confirmed your intent to enroll and paid your enrollment deposit, you can apply for deferment until the first day of the semester in which you were admitted. However, we recommend you submit your request as soon as possible to ensure a smooth transition to the University.

Please submit your deferment application online. For questions regarding deferment please contact

An admission deferment may be granted for a maximum of seven consecutive semesters (including summers).

The admission deferment guarantees admission into the university and not necessarily into a particular major or program.

If approved for deferment, you will be required to attend a new student orientation session preceding enrollment.

Failure to meet any of these terms may result in a revocation of admission, in which case you’ll need to reapply by the relevant deadlines.

Have Questions?

If you have questions regarding the deferment application, please contact:

Todd Taylor
Assistant Director for Undergraduate Admissions Review
(801) 585-9987

Returning From Deferment

Welcome back to the University of Utah! Follow these steps to get back on track.

Explore Housing Options

The U has plenty of residence halls for first-year students, making on-campus living a great way to get involved, make friends, and immerse yourself in the college experience.

Housing Application Dates

Follow the link to learn more about housing options, view floor plans, and take virtual tours.

Explore Housing

Learn about our Living Learning Community housing experience.

Explore Living Learning Community Housing

Register for Orientation

All students returning from deferment are required to attend an Orientation session prior to registering for classes.

The session will allow you to meet fellow students and learn more about programs, activities, and life at the U.


Register for your required Orientation session and pay the Orientation fee.

Contact Financial Aid

The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid is your source for all student financial aid info. Click below for information on scholarship options, important deadlines, how-to videos, and more.

Connect with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

Sign Up for a Meal Plan

We provide a number of meal plan options and accommodations for special dietary needs.

Learn more and sign up for a meal plan here.

Explore Dining


Have Questions?

For assistance please contact:

Office of Admissions