Each year, the Office of Admissions works with a small number of students to grant deferrals due to military involvement, medical conditions, or other extenuating circumstances. Due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty of the upcoming fall semester, more students in the Class of 2024 may consider deferring their offer of admission. The College of New Jersey is committed to working with students who believe that deferring is the best option for them at this time. For more information, please read the FAQ below.
These requests will be submitted to the director of admissions for review. Students will receive a response via email in 1-2 weeks. If you have any questions, please email Kaitlin Neinstedt, admissions counselor.
How long can I defer for?
You can request to defer for either one semester or one year. If deferring for one year, you will receive a new acceptance packet in the spring.
Can I take classes while deferred?
During the 2020–21 deferment cycle, you will be allowed to take up to two courses per semester at another institution while deferred. However, you cannot be enrolled in a degree program at another institution. (In other words, you must be a visiting or non-matriculated student.)
Will I retain my scholarships / Financial Aid?
You will retain both their scholarship and financial aid offers if you defer for one semester but will be reevaluated for both if deferring for a year. You will also need to complete the FAFSA again.
Do I still need to submit my enrollment deposit?
You must still submit your enrollment deposit to secure your seat in the class.
Would I still participate in Orientation?
Orientation sessions are offered in both the summer and the winter. You will participate in orientation the semester prior to matriculating.
When is the latest that I can request a deferral?
You must submit your request by September 1, 2020.