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Deferring Admission

All newly admitted international students who are unable to report to IUP by the scheduled start date have two options.

Option One: Withdraw their admission to IUP.

Option Two: Defer their admission to the next academic semester.

Students can defer up to one full calendar year before needing to submit a new application, financial statement, and application fee. However, some graduate programs might require a one-year deferral.

Already in the U.S.?

Students who are in the U.S. and unable to report to IUP should be in contact with our office immediately to sort out potential immigration issues.

Instructions for Deferrals

Please follow these instructions for deferrals. Note that new acceptance packages will be mailed to students who have chosen to defer starting in mid-February for Fall admission (late August) and early October for Spring admission (January)

  1. Please e-mail intl-education@iup.edu with your name and IUP Banner ID @_____________. State which semester you want to defer to: Fall or Spring.
  2. You will receive a confirmation e-mail from the OIE regarding your deferral request.
  3. If the Undergraduate Admissions office or the Graduate Admissions office need more information from you, they will contact you directly via e-mail.
  4. If your deferral is approved, you will receive a new acceptance package for the semester you requested.
  5. If you obtained an F-1 visa with your previous I-20, please communicate that to the OIE so we can match your SEVIS number.
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