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Idaho State University Admission Deferment Policy

Idaho State University encourages high school seniors who may choose to delay their enrollment at ISU in order to perform voluntary service (church mission, U.S. military, or other government or non-profit agency) to apply during their senior year AND before the annual scholarship deadline of February 15.

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An admitted student who decides to delay their enrollment at ISU may submit a one-time request to defer their admission to a future semester that is up to six subsequent semesters (not including the summer semesters) after the semester they were offered admission. (Example: A student admitted for the Fall 2014 semester could request a deferment up to and including the Fall 2017 semester. See the table below for additional semesters.) This deferment assumes that the student:

The Deferment Request Form must be submitted to the Office of Admission by August 1 before the fall semester for which the student has been admitted. (Example: For students admitted for Fall 2015 semester, the form must be received by August 1, 2015.) See the table below for deadlines for additional semesters.

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It is the admitted student's responsibility to:

Admitted students who decide to pursue volunteer service after starting their enrollment at ISU and plan to return to ISU must work with their academic advisor and the staff in Financial Aid and/or Scholarships regarding the impact on their future enrollment.

This "Admissions Deferment Request" is available for U.S. citizens or permanent residents. International student applicants should contact the International Programs Office. Information on the international applicant deferral request can be found at Deferral Request

Semesters, Deferment and Deadlines:

Session admitted:Can defer admission until:Deadline for ISU to receive Admissions Deferment Request form:
Fall 2015 Fall 2018 8/1/2015
Spring 2016 Spring 2019 12/1/2015

Updated (2/18/2015)