Changing Entry Quarters in the Same Academic Year
Deferral to a Different Academic Year
In general the Department strongly discourages deferrals. However, depending on the type of deferral, requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
If you are admitted to a degree program in Epidemiology at the UW, but want to defer your admission to a future year, you must petition the Graduate Program Director, Professor Stephen M. Schwartz, PhD, with your reasons. Permission to defer is not automatic, but depends on the content of your petition as well as Departmental factors (e.g., enrollment levels, funding). If deferral is not granted, and you do not enroll in the year to which you were admitted, then you will need to submit a new application.
- Procedures for Requesting Deferral of Admission
- Email your petition to Prof. Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to email@example.com. Include the following information:
- Reasons for deferral of admission
- Proposed quarter of entry
- Current contact information
- Do not pay the tuition deposit: If you pay it, you could lose it because the deposit is good for only one quarter.
- If you have already paid it, email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out whether it can be refunded. Refunds are limited to circumstances beyond your control, such as serious health issues. A decision to refund a tuition deposit is not up to the Department of Epidemiology, but we can advise you on strategies to pursue.
- Post-deferral procedures:
- If a deferral of admission is granted, you must notify email@example.com no later than December 1 of your proposed entry year whether or not you are still interested in enrolling.
- You do not need to make a final decision until April 15 of your entry year.
- If you wish to defer for a second year, you must send a new petition to the Graduate Program Director, and then submit another application.
Return to Application Procedures.
Funding offers are valid for a only specific period, and are not tied to admission decisions. If you have been admitted to a degree program and subsequently are offered funding (e.g., RA or training grant position), the funding package will not be deferred, even if you are granted a deferral of admission.
This page was last updated on February 2, 2012