Defer an offer

Deferring your offer means delaying the commencement of your studies in a specific program. This occurs if you receive an offer for a particular semester or session, but wish to delay the commencement of your program until a later semester or session.

International students are not permitted to defer their offer.

See deferring your offer for more information.

Return from a deferment

If you were approved for a deferment, you will have received a new offer indicating the revised commencement semester or session.

When returning from a deferment, you will need to accept your new offer and follow the normal procedure for enrolling in your program for the first time.

It’s important you accept your offer by the relevant deadline as late acceptance may forfeit your place in the program.

Note: you can only accept the program you have successfully deferred. If you wish to commence a different program, you will need to reapply to the University.

Deferment or program leave?

A deferment is different to program leave. A deferment is when you choose to delay the commencement of your program when you are made an offer.

Once you have commenced your program and wish to take some time off this is referred to as program leave.

Updated:  20 December 2013/ Responsible Officer:  Registrar/ Page Contact:  DRSS Communications