Students who have applied for graduate admission but have not yet received an application decision and wish to defer the application to a future term must email the Graduate School at grads@vt.edu (indicating full name, last 4 digits of the application ID number, current application term and the term to which to defer the application for consideration). If the deferral is for an enrollment term one calendar year from the initial term applied for, you will be charged a new application fee. The fee will be placed on your VT account and charged to you through the Bursar's Office.

Students who have received an acceptance and wish to defer their enrollment to a future term must email their department and request the deferral (indicating full name, last 4 digits of the application ID number, current admission term, and the term to which deferred enrollment is requested). If the department approves the deferral, the department graduate coordinator will notify the Graduate School to defer the enrollment. If the deferral is for an enrollment term one calendar year from the initial term applied for, you will be charged a new application fee. The fee will be placed on your VT account and charged to you through the Bursar's Office.