Deferring Your Admission

Once accepted to Baylor as a freshman, you may defer your admission for either one or two semesters. To let us know your plans, cancel your application file through your goBAYLOR account by May 1 at 5 p.m. CST. Choose the “I’m deferring my admission/taking a gap year" option.

Before You Defer

As you make plans to defer, please keep this in mind:

  • You may only defer as a freshman--not a transfer. 
  • You may not take college classes during your deferral period. If you do, your freshman acceptance will be void and you will have to apply to Baylor as a transfer student.
  • Your enrollment deposit will be refunded when you defer. You will be asked to submit a new deposit when you are accepted for Fall 2019.
  • Academic scholarships are forfeited when you defer. You will be reconsidered for an award the semester you plan to enroll.
  • If you are a National Merit Finalist and received a Regents’ Gold scholarship, it will be honored when you enroll as a freshman. You must also notify National Merit of your intent to defer enrollment.
  • Scholarships tied to Invitation to Excellence, Distinguished Scholars Day and/or a Baylor2 program will be honored when you enroll as a freshman student.
  • Departmental scholarships will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • If you have been accepted into the Honors College, Baylor Business Fellows, Science Research Fellows, Music or Theatre program, you will need to notify them of your intent to defer enrollment.
  • If you have received a housing assignment, it will be void and you will submit a new Housing Application when you plan to enroll.

When You're Ready to Enroll

  • In August 2018, resubmit an application for admission through your goBAYLOR account. The application will prepopulate the information you submitted on your previous application. We just need you to confirm that the information is still accurate.
  • It is your responsibility to make sure we have current contact information for you.