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24. Deferred Admission

How Do I Defer (Postpone) My Offer of Admission?

If an applicant is unable to attend Carleton University for the term specified on their Offer of Admission and wishes to postpone their studies they may ask for a deferred admission. A “Request to Defer Admission” form and the non-refundable application fee must be received by Admissions Services within two weeks after the beginning of the term for which they have been admitted. A copy of the “Request to Defer Admission” form is available at:

Applicants whose deferrals have been approved will receive a new offer of admission for the appropriate term. The new offer will reflect any changes in their program requirements that may have occurred in the intervening time because of changes in programs and/or regulations. Final grades must be on file before a deferral can be confirmed.

Carleton University will not consider deferred admission for anyone admitted to a limited enrolment program or a program that requires additional materials such as portfolios or auditions in the decision-making process.

It is not possible to defer an offer of admission to Carleton University if the applicant is attending another post-secondary institution. Applicants who have been granted a deferred admission and who register at another post-secondary institution will have their admission withdrawn and will have to submit a new application for admission.

Please contact Admissions Services at 613-520-3609 for any additional information.

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