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Deferment Process for New Incoming Students

Students who received a scholarship offer and were fully admitted to ISU but will not be attending until a later date due to medical reasons, military deployment, church service, or other approved reasons will need to complete the “Admission Deferment Request Form” by August 1 of the year they were initially admitted.

This request form will act as your "Deferment for admissions" and ensure that you will be considered for the scholarship awarding index that is in place at the time of your return. Your award will be based upon your GPA (as of the scholarship deadline) at the time of your return.  For homeschool students and those with a GED, the ACT or SAT scores (as of the scholarship deadline) will be used for awarding.

Grant funded, endowed and annual (i.e. those in BOSS) one semester (or year) awards cannot be held due to the funding allocations and the need to re-award.

Students who receive scholarships outside of ISU will need to contact the outside agency about possible deferment.

If an admitted student is awarded financial aid and plans to defer their enrollment, the student must cancel their financial aid with ISU Financial Aid by calling (208) 282-2756 or emailing financialaidoffice@isu.edu. Students will need to reapply for financial aid for the semester in which they plan to enroll and meet the appropriate deadlines at that time.