Candidates who have been admitted to Oglethorpe may defer the offer of admission for up to one academic year. 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 by the stated enrollment response date (typically May 1 for first-time freshmen). Should a deferring candidate attempt any college or university coursework between the original offer of admission and the desired start session or semester, the candidate must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. The admission committee then re-evaluates the application based on the most recent transcript(s) and issues a new admission decision.
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 deferred, the student forfeits the full program tuition.