If you need to defer your enrollment, you must submit a requests prior to the first day of classes for your original semester of enrollment (i.e., if you were admitted for fall semester, your deferral request must be submitted prior to the start of fall classes). Please note that only one deferment request will be granted.
To request a deferral, please send an email the Graduate Program Director for the program to which you have been admitted. Find your Program Director
Please include the following information in your request:
- In the email subject line: “Graduate Program Deferral Request”
- In the email text:
- Your Name
- Your URI ID (this can be found in your acceptance email).
- Your current email address
- The new term you wish to begin in
Once the department has sent an email to Lisa Furlong (email@example.com) at the Graduate School approving this request, you will receive an email from the Graduate School confirming the deferment.
Please note, a deferment is not the same as a Leave of Absence. Please contact Linda Conte (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lori Anderson (email@example.com), at the Graduate School for more information about a Leave of Absence.