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Steps to Update/Defer Your Entry Term

A student may wish to change their entry term for a number of reasons both throughout the application process and after an admission decision has been made. No matter the reason, we've made it easy for applicants and students to either update their entry term or defer their admission decision. 

Updating Your Entry Term

Applicants who have not been admitted and wish to update their application may do so, without fee, for up to one calendar year from the original semester of application. Should you choose to update by more than one regular semester, you will be required to submit new official transcripts. Beyond one year, a new application, application fee, and updated application materials will be required. 

Steps to Update Your Entry Term:

  1. Log in to your application portal
  2. Select the application you would like updated
  3. At the top of the following page ("Graduate School Application Instructions"), you will see a link labeled "Request to Update Entry Term" 
  4. Select that link and fill out the required fields. Click submit once completed
  5. Your request will be sent to our admissions team who will approve or deny it. 
  6. To check the status of your request, visit your supplemental items page for that application and scroll to the bottom. There, you'll see a section labeled "Update Entry Term Requests" 

Deferring Your Admission 

Applicants who have been admitted and wish to defer their admission may do so, without fee, for up to one calendar year from the original semester of application. Beyond one year, a new application, application fee, and updated application materials will be required.

Steps to Defer Your Admission:

  1. Log in to your application portal
  2. Select the application you would like deferred
  3. At the top of the following page ("Graduate School Application Instructions"), you will see a link labeled "Request to Update Entry Term"
  4. Select that link and fill out the required fields. Click submit once completed 
  5. Your request will be sent to our admissions team and your graduate coordinator who will approve or deny it.
  6. To check the status of your request, visit your supplemental items page for that application and scroll to the bottom. There, you'll see a section labeled "Update Entry Term Requests"

Note:  When deferring your admission, any assistantship offers made for your original entry term are not guaranteed for your new entry term. Please be in contact with your department and your graduate coordinator for more details.