Notification of Leave & Deferment

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.

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

What if I am a Graduate student?

Graduate students file a leave of absence via a different process, and follow different policies than undergraduate students. For more information go to https://gradschool.usu.edu/leave-absence-continuous-registration/.

What if I am an International Student?

International students must contact the office of Global Engagement located in Military Science 115, by phone at 435-797-1124 or by email at usuintl@usu.edu or
global.engagement@usu.edu.

What if I am in the U.S. Armed Forces?

USU is committed to providing the highest quality of service to service members who were unable to attend school due to military service. USU adheres to the provisions for U.S. Armed Forces members provided in Chapter 3 of Volume 2 of the Federal Student Aid Handbook. Please feel free to reach out to our Veterans Resource Office for any additional questions.

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.

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Admissions and Completion Offices

Would you like assistance with a leave of absence or deferment processing question?

We'd love to talk: If you have any questions about Deferment, please feel free to contact us at admit@usu.edu | 1-800-488-8108

If you have any questions about Notification of Leave, please feel free to contact us at leaveofabsence@usu.edu 

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Deferment Checklist

Be sure to check go through the checklist items to ensure all of your deferment items are complete.

Leaving   Returning

Notification of Leave Checklist

If you are leaving for or returning from a Notification of Leave, use the following checklists to help you stay on track.

Leaving   Returning

Information for Missionaries

If you are leaving USU for missionary service, use the following page as a guide.

Missionaries