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.