Candidates who have been admitted to Oglethorpe may defer the offer of admission for up to two academic years. Such a student might propose to: take a gap year for travel, work or service; attend to family or medical circumstances; or otherwise pursue activities that do not include college or university enrollment.
Deferring candidates must notify the admission office in writing and complete all necessary deferral documentation by the first day of class in the semester from which they are deferring. A student may only defer twice within a two-year time frame – the initial deferral, and then an updated deferral if requested. After which, the student must reapply regardless of whether they have reached their two-year maximum. All students wishing to defer will be asked to place an enrollment deposit to hold the spot for their new start term, and refunds are at the discretion of the vice president for enrollment management.
Students in the Fast-Track Business Analytics certificate may defer course registration to a subsequent semester once. This request must be received in writing before 5:00 p.m., Eastern time, no fewer than five days prior to the start of the original semester start date. If a student fails to attend the first course in the semester to which he/she/they deferred, the student forfeits the full program tuition.