Canceling or deferring your undergrad admission
Novel coronavirus information
If you deferred your admission to ASU and would like to begin earlier than you had planned due to COVID-19, we are here for you. Contact your admission representative for next steps for enrollment and to discuss your options. See the Returning to ASU after deferment information below to learn more.
Canceling admission to ASU
The steps on this page apply to applicants and admitted undergraduate students before the semester of admission. Once a semester starts, and if you are enrolled in classes, you must withdraw formally from ASU in person.
Withdraw from housing, orientation and classes
If you have not registered for classes
By submitting your request to defer your admission, you are also canceling any housing assignment and orientation appointment. Be aware that you will still be responsible for any nonrefundable housing charges or other university charges you might have incurred. You can view your account and pay any charges by signing in to My ASU.
If you have registered for classes
It is your responsibility to withdraw from classes. You must withdraw from all classes before the end of ASU’s refund period or you will be responsible for all tuition charges. By registering for classes, you agree to pay all applicable tuition and registration fees. You are not dropped from your classes due to nonpayment. Sign in to My ASU to withdraw from your classes.
Submit your deferment application
Domestic Undergraduate Students
Incoming domestic undergraduate students admitted to spring 2021 who are requesting to defer your admission to a later semester, please submit your request up until 2 weeks prior to your start date. Students who were originally admitted to fall 2020 and deferred their admission to spring 2021 may be considered for an extension by filling out the deferral form.
If you are unable to access the above form, email email@example.com with detailed information regarding your request including ASU ID, reason for deferment request, and the term that you wish to enroll. Deferments submitted after January 8 will be reviewed on an individual basis and are not automatic.
International Undergraduate Students
Incoming international undergraduate students requesting to defer your spring 2021 admission to fall 2021, please download and complete the international deferment form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 8.
Important scholarship and financial aid information
Upon your admission deferment approval, your ASU scholarship awards will be automatically deferred. Any financial aid or scholarships disbursed must be returned.
ASU is unable to defer any privately awarded scholarships. You must notify your private scholarship sponsor of your deferment request with ASU. Private scholarship deferment decisions are made by the scholarship sponsor.
Defer your scholarship
Upon your admission deferment approval, your ASU scholarship awards will be automatically approved.
ASU is unable to defer any privately awarded scholarships. You must notify your private scholarship sponsor of your deferment request with ASU. Private scholarship deferment decisions will be made by the scholarship sponsor.
Have your final transcripts sent to ASU
You should request transcripts from every educational institution attended. Official transcripts must be mailed or sent electronically directly to Admission Services by the records office of the issuing institution. Transcripts delivered by hand will be accepted only if they are sealed in the original high school envelope. ASU does not accept transcripts transmitted by fax. High school transcripts must show GPA and date of graduation. ASU requires an English translation of all foreign-language transcripts.
Mailing address (all materials, all campuses):
Arizona State University
PO Box 870112
Tempe, AZ 85287-0112
Conditions of deferring your admission
- The length of your deferment will be based on the circumstances, not to exceed five terms. For U.S. Citizens and non F-1 visa holders religious missions can be approved for up to 2 1/2 years.
- You may not attend another educational institution during the deferment period. Your record may be cleared through the National Student Clearinghouse to verify you were not enrolled at another institution during your deferment.
- Any changes to the deferment that do not receive prior approval by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Services office may result in loss of the scholarship or participating program.
- Each application for deferment will be considered independently according to the circumstances of that leave of absence.
Although you’ve deferred your admission to ASU, you might still have outstanding charges and Priority Tasks. ASU suggests that you review your student account to avoid collection agency activity. You can view your account and pay any charges by signing in to My ASU.
F-1 Undergraduate International students:
If you are an F-1 undergraduate student who is deferring your admission, you must obtain a new I-20 and related visa documents for your new enrollment term. F-1 International student deferment is valid for one consecutive term. Please contact: ASUinternational@asu.edu to request your deferment.
Although you are requesting to defer your admission to ASU, you might still have outstanding charges and Priority Tasks. ASU suggests that you review your student account to avoid collection agency activity. You can view your account and pay any charges by signing in to My ASU.
You may not attend another educational institution during the deferment period.
Any changes to the deferment may result in loss of the scholarship or participating program, please contact ASUinternational@asu.edu to speak with your international coordinator.
Your English Proficiency scores must still be valid through the start date of the term of deferment for a deferral to be granted. Test scores are only valid for 2 years from exam date.
F-1 Undergraduate Students wishing to defer admission should email ASUinternational@asu.edu