There would be times when after taking the steps to apply for admission and even gain one, you find yourself in a situation that warrants you not being able to take up the offer.
This might be due to several reasons such as Lack of Funding, health, family, or even personal issues. You are left wondering what will happen to the offer that took you even up to three months to secure and you might be sad, feeling all hope is gone.
The good news is that you can actually defer your offer till you’re ready to resume academic studies. We’ll show you in these steps, how to do so.
Why Students Defer Admission: Deferral means a second chance of admission into the university. It has been long accepted for students who may want to take a year gap before accepting admission. A gap year is a period of time that students use to explore areas of interest. The student uses this opportunity to source for funds to enable themselves in school.
How to Defer University admission
- Apply to the university.
- Get accepted and confirm that you will attend.
- Send a letter to the college director of admissions and outline what you
plan to do on your gap year / gap semester.
- The admissions committee will evaluate the letter and grant / deny the
- Send deferral letters between April and mid-June (or as stipulated by the school calendar).
- Keep in mind that each college and university is different.
- Mostly, students request up to a complete session.
How deferred students can register
If a student duly deferred admission and wishes to continue in a new academic session or semester, you must have to pay school fees for the deferred session and for the current session. To upload request to continue, the following should be done:
- Use your university e-mail address to send email through your head of department to the admission office for readmission.
- The admission officer minutes to the Registrar using the dedicated email address.
- The Registrar approves and sends to the director ICT for implementation.
- The ICT director forwards the request to the appropriate unit for implementation.
Worry no more. Take that gap year, go treat yourself, secure that funding, or just be you. And when you’re ready, get back to school!