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Students originally admitted for summer or fall 2020 or spring 2021

The policy outlined here applies to summer/fall 2020 and spring 2021 admits only.

In response to COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Arizona Office of Undergraduate Admissions will offer an admissions deferment option for admitted main campus domestic/international students who are not able to enroll for the fall 2020 or spring 2021 terms. To request a deferment, please login to your Future Wildcat Account and go to your status page to submit the deferment form.

Students who were admitted to main campus for fall 2020 or spring 2021 are no longer able to defer their admission – the deadlines have passed. If you missed the deadline and are interested in enrolling in a future term you will have to reapply for admission.

Fall 2020 Deferment Deadlines

Domestic, Main Campus StudentsAugust 7, 2020
International, Main Campus StudentsSeptember 4, 2020

Spring 2021 Deferment Deadlines

Domestic, Main Campus StudentsDecember 21, 2020
International, Main Campus StudentsDecember 21, 2020

Once you have submitted your deferment request:

  • You will receive an email confirming your deferment
  • Your admission application will be deferred to the term you are requesting
  • You may be required to submit updated transcripts for the term to which you were deferred
  • During your deferment period, you will receive communications to your personal email account about any additional requirements needed to finalize your application and enrollment for the future term.

Frequently Asked Questions and Deferment Policy

If you defer your enrollment to spring 2021, yes, your Arizona Assurance selection will be retained. Your fall 2020 financial aid, including Arizona Assurance grant will be canceled and it will be re-offered for the spring 2021 semester.

If you defer your enrollment to fall 2021, your Arizona Assurance selection will not be retained. To be re-considered for Arizona Assurance for the 2021-2022 academic year, you will need to meet all consideration requirements and go through the selection process again. The selection process is subject to change each year therefore you will be subject to all consideration rules including deadlines and eligibility requirements for 2021-2022.

For more information, see the Arizona Assurance program information or contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. These details are typically finalized and shared by October 1 each year.

 

Placement scores for math and english are valid for one year unless you were placed via your ACT/SAT score or transfer credits, then you will need to take the placement exam again. Second language scores never expire.

Yes, you will have to go through an orientation session again for your future deferred term.

Yes, if you go through orientation you can still request to defer to spring 2021 or fall 2021. Please note, you will have to go through orientation again prior to enrolling for the updated term.

Housing Application Fee: Your housing application fee, if paid, will not be refunded. If you defer your admission to spring 2021 or summer/fall 2021, your housing application fee will be credited to your Spring 2021 or Fall 2021 housing application. If you return after fall 2021 and wish to live in on-campus housing you will have to pay your housing application fee again.

Rent Down Payment: If you have paid your rent down payment, that fee will be refunded.

Yes, if you were admitted for summer/fall 2020 and completed summer courses at the University of Arizona, you can defer your admission for fall 2020 to spring 2021 or fall 2021.

Yes, if you were admitted to the SALT center you will be able to defer your SALT admission for up to two semesters. Your SALT Center application and application fee will be deferred. If you paid the SALT center enrollment fee, it will be refunded. You do not need to do anything else outside of submitting the Admissions deferment form to have your SALT Center Admission deferred to a future term.

Yes, if you were admitted to the Honors College your Honors admission will also be deferred for up to two semesters and you will not need to apply again.

Yes, you will need to contact us in writing at admissions@arizona.edu to make this request as the deferment request form will not allow you to pick an earlier term. You will need to make this request by December 21, 2020 so that we can update your term before spring semester begins.

Yes, you can change your deferment term up to two times by going to your UA Future Account and submitting a new deferment form with an updated term.

If you defer your enrollment to spring 2021, yes, your Pell Pledge Grant will be retained. Your fall 2020 financial aid, including Pell Pledge grant will be canceled and it will be re-offered for the spring 2021 semester.

If you defer your enrollment to fall 2021, your Pell Pledge Grant will not be retained. To be re-considered for Pell Pledge Grant for the 2021–2022 academic year, you will need to meet all consideration requirements and go through the selection process again. The selection process is subject to change each year therefore you will be subject to all consideration rules including deadlines and eligibility requirements for 2021-2022.

For more information, see the Pell Pledge Grant requirements or contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. These details are typically finalized and shared by October 1 each year.

Yes, if you have been awarded the Dean’s Exemplary Award of $1,000 that award will be deferred for up to two semesters from the original admit term.

Yes, if you were offered a merit tuition scholarship from the University of Arizona for fall 2020 semester and choose to defer your enrollment to spring 2021 or fall 2021 you will have your scholarship reinstated for the new term. However, if you enroll at a four-year university during your deferment period, you will no longer be eligible for the merit tuition scholarship you were originally offered.

All other financial aid offers including outside scholarships, or non-merit based University of Arizona tuition scholarships, grants, loans and other forms of aid offered for the fall 2020/spring 2021 academic year will not be guaranteed. Upon return to the university in a future semester, you will receive a new financial aid offer. If you return to the University after summer 2021 you will need to submit the 2021-2022 (or the applicable aid year) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to receive a new financial aid offer.

Yes, if you were offered a merit tuition scholarship from the University of Arizona for fall 2020 semester and choose to defer your enrollment to spring 2021 or fall 2021 you will have your scholarship reinstated for the new term. However, if you enroll at another postsecondary institution during your deferment period, you will no longer be eligible for the merit aid tuition scholarship you were originally offered.

All other financial aid offers including outside scholarships, or non-merit based University of Arizona tuition scholarships, grants, loans and other forms of aid offered for the fall 2020/spring 2021 semesters will not be guaranteed. Upon return to the university in a future semester, you will receive a new financial aid offer. If you return to the University after summer 2021 you will need to submit the 2021-2022 (or the applicable aid year) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to receive a new financial aid offer

Yes, you will still have your merit scholarship honored for up to two semesters from fall 2020.

If the deferment deadline has passed for the term you were admitted, you must cancel your admission and submit a new admissions application.

Students will be re-evaluated for merit aid based on the criteria of the term for which they apply. Students who return to the University after summer 2021 will need to submit the 2021–2022 (or the applicable aid year) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to receive a new financial aid offer. Please note that First Year Merit Awards are offered to students applying for fall terms and Transfer Merit Awards are offered in both the fall and spring.

Domestic and international first-year, transfer, and non-degree seeking students who are admitted to any of the following campuses: main, Arizona online, distance and south. Reasons for deferment may include, but are not limited to: COVID-19, military, medical, faith based, financial. Re-admit students are not eligible for deferment and must apply again for the future term.