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). Applicants are granted the option of deferring their application once at no charge. Any subsequent deferral request after the first will require a new application fee ($25 for non-degree, certificate, or readmission applications; $75 for degree seeking applications). The fee will be placed on your VT account and charged to you through the Bursar's Office. The deferral fee is non-refundable.

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. Applicants are granted the option of deferring their application once at no charge. Any subsequent deferral request after the first will require a new application fee ($25 for non-degree, certificate, or readmission applications; $75 for degree seeking applications). The fee will be placed on your VT account and charged to you through the Bursar's Office. The deferral fee is non-refundable.