Admission Deferral

International students, who decide to defer their admission, need to complete the following steps:

1. Notify Admissions (Academic Record)


You must notify Admissions:

If you have already registered for classes, you need to drop all course registration during the drop/add period (Final day Fall 2019: Monday, September 9).  If you fail to drop your classes, you are responsible for any fees incurred. In addition, you need to contact the Student Health Insurance Office at insure@gmu.edu to cancel your health insurance.  If you fail to do so, you are responsible for any fees incurred (including late fees).

2. Notify OIPS (Immigration Record)


You must notify OIPS by sending an email to oipsadmi@gmu.edu (please include your name and G number)

The International Student Advisor for Prospective Students in the Office of International Programs and Services (OIPS) will put a note in your file that you are considering deferring. Once you are readmitted to your program for the new term Graduate Admissions should forward notice they have accepted your request. When they do that, the International Student Advisor for Prospective Students can create a new I-20 for you. Depending on when the International Student Advisor for Prospective Students gets notice she may need updated financial documents for your file.  Please note that the International Student Advisor for Prospective Students cannot process your I-20 until she receives all of the above documents in completion.