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.