Leave of Absence & Deferment

Undergraduate students who wish to take a break from their studies for one or more semesters (other than summer semester), for a variety of reasons, must file a Leave of Absence or Deferral form online.

A leave of absence is for students who have already completed a semester or more at USU, and then need to take a break.

A deferral is for students who have not started classes at USU, and need to delay their admission to a future semester. Students who have only completed concurrent enrollment classes will use a deferral to delay their admission.

USU Deferral and Leave of Absence Tutorials and Checklists

Follow the tutorials on this page to learn important policies and procedures, receive a simple checklist of things you need to do, and get helpful tips and reminders for a smooth transition. These tutorials are specifically for UNDERGRADUATE students. If you are a graduate student, please contact your department's graduate program coordinator and complete the Leave of Absence/Continuous Registration form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find more answers to commonly asked questions on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Student Orientation & Transition Services

Would you like assistance with a general leave of absence or deferment question?
We'd love to talk: If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 435-797-7557 or email orientation@usu.edu.

Registrars - Leave of Absence Office

Would you like assistance with a leave of absence or deferment processing question?
We'd love to talk: If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 435-797-1132 or email leaveofabsence@usu.edu.