Cancel or defer graduate admission

Deferring graduate admission

Students may request a deferral of their initial semester of admission to the next semester for which the degree program is admitting students. Not all academic units offer deferrals, so please consult your academic unit prior to submitting a request. To request a deferral, open the Request Change link under the My Programs and Degree Progress box on My ASU. Requested changes have a nonrefundable $30 processing fee and are subject to approval by your academic unit. Only one deferral is allowed.

Canceling graduate admission

If you have not yet registered for classes for the term of your admission and would like to cancel your admission, please email grad-ges@asu.edu.

If you have registered for classes and wish to withdraw from the university, you will need to withdraw from your classes and fill out thePDF icon Voluntary Withdrawal form. You may scan the form and email it to grad-ges@asu.edu, fax it to 480-965-5158, or bring it to the Graduate Admission Services office in the Student Services Building, room 112.

International students should also contact the International Students and Scholars Center before withdrawing from classes and submitting a Voluntary Withdrawal form, as it most likely will affect their visa status.

Once you have submitted your request, please allow 10 business days for removal from communication from ASU.

Frequently asked questions about canceling or deferring graduate admission

Can international graduate students cancel or defer admission?

Canceling or deferring admission will likely affect your visa status. Contact the International Students and Scholars Center before withdrawing from classes.

How many times can I defer my graduate admission?

Only one graduate admission deferral is allowed. However, not all academic units offer deferrals.

How can I get in contact with the Graduate Admission Services office to discuss canceling or deferring my graduate admission?

Students can reach the Graduate Admission Services office by email or in person. Email grad-ges@asu.edu or visit the Graduate Admission Services office in the Student Services Building, room 112.

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