Change Start Term

You may change your admission to a future term up until the last day to drop/withdraw courses with 100% refund. Refer to the academic calendar for term dates and deadlines. 

If you were admitted after holistic review, contact your admission counselor before changing your term so that PSU can support an appropriate transition to enrollment.

Admitted undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students may choose a new start term from the following three consecutive terms after the initial term of admission. All future terms will require a new admission application. Alternatively, admitted freshmen may request a one-time gap year deferral.

International Students: If you are an international student who is changing your admission start term, you must obtain a new admission letter, I-20, and related visa documents once your change of term has been finalized.

If you have activated your student account, all correspondence regarding enrollment will be sent to your email inbox. Please be sure to check your PSU email account regularly or have your PSU emails forwarded to your personal account.

If you applied as a postbac or have previously cancelled your admission contact admissions to change your start term.

How to Change Your Start Term

Submit the change of admission start term form no later than 30 days before the first day of classes for the term for which you were admitted. For gap year requests, priority is given to those who submit a Gap Year Deferral request by July 1 preceding the original term of admission.

  • By changing your admission term, you may also be impacting any financial aid awards and scholarships you’ve received. Contact Financial Aid and Scholarships to gain clarity on the status of your awards if you change your term.
  • You must cancel or change your housing contract separately.
  • You are responsible for housing or other university charges you may have incurred. Sign in to your student account to review your account charges. If you have already submitted your tuition deposit, it will be applied to your new admission start term.
  • If you have already submitted your tuition deposit, you will not be required to submit it again.

If you have registered for classes: Refer to the Registrar’s Withdraw, Cancellation and Drop process. It is your responsibility to drop or withdraw from courses by the deadline dates in the Academic Calendar otherwise you may incur charges.