Request a Deferral of Admission


An offer of admission to a Dalhousie program is made for a specific academic start term. If you are unable to attend for the term specified, you may be eligible to defer your acceptance to a future term (up to a maximum of one year from your original start term).

Review and complete the following steps: 

1. Prior to requesting a deferral, please ensure you have dropped any Dalhousie courses in which you are currently registered through Dal Online. (Please be aware the non-attendance in registered courses does not, in itself, constitute withdrawal).

2. You must re-register for courses once registration opens for your deferred admit term. 

3. If you have been offered a scholarship, you must contact the awards office to request a scholarship deferral.

4. Complete the form below. If you plan on taking secondary or post-secondary courses during this time please notify us in the request form so that we can adjust your application.

Please note: An admissions representative will contact you to outline your options if the deferral is unavailable for your program for the term requested after submission. Once your request has been reviewed you will receive email notification informing you of the decision.

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