Admission Deferral Request

Requesting deferral of offer of admission:

  • Deferral requests will be processed after final grades are received. Students will typically learn if their deferral has been approved by the end of October. Please monitor Carleton360 for information on your request.
  • If after evaluating your deferral request it is determined that you are not eligible to defer your offer, we will defer your application so you don’t need to re-apply for a future term.
  • It is not possible to defer your admission if you are planning on attending another post-secondary institution.
  • If you are a Carleton Student, (i.e. you have graded Carleton courses) please do not use this form. If you cannot attend for the term to which you were admitted, please re-apply through Carleton Central.
  • Scholarship eligibility and residence offers will be based on your final academic average according to the regulations in effect for the year of your new offer of admission.
Programs available for deferral to Winter 2022 (starting January 2022) Programs available for deferral to Fall 2022 (starting September 2022)
Cognitive Science

  • Specialization in Cognition and Computation not available.


  • Students must have Advanced Functions and Calculus and Vectors to be considered for admission.

Communication and Media Studies


  • Concentration in Computational Analysis and Concentration in Data Science not available.
Cognitive Science
Communication and Media Studies
Computer Science
Global and International Studies
Health Sciences
Information Technology

  • Information Resource Management
  • Network Technology
  • Optical Systems and Sensors

International Business
Journalism and Humanities
Media Production and Design
Public Affairs and Policy Management

To request deferral of your offer of admission, complete and submit the form below:

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