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  • Complete this form if you have already been regularly or conditionally admitted to The University of Southern Mississippi and would like to request a change to admission term. Be aware that you have been admitted to a specific program for a specific term and changes to start term are at the discretion of the department.

    Please Note:
    1. You may only request a deferral for a maximum of one year from your original term of admission.
    2. Not all departments allow students to change their start term. Please verify with your department before submitting this request.
    3. The request to change start term should be submitted no later than the first day classes of the original term of admission.
    4. You will be notified via email of the decision regarding your request to change your start term.
  • Name and Contact Information

    • [mm/dd/yyyy]
    • Please enter the same email address as used on original application.

    • Fall, Spring, or Summer and year.

    • Fall, Spring, or Summer and year

    • Please explain the reason you are requesting a change to your start term.

    • Please read the below statements carefully:
      • Deferrals of admissions may not exceed one year from the original term of admission.
      • Students are admitted to a specific program for a specific term. Deferrals and changes to start terms are offered at the discretion of the department. Submitting this form does not automatically change a student's term of admission.
      • Deferrals and changes of start term are only offered to students who have been regularly or conditionally admitted to degree-seeking or certificate program. Non-degree seeking students should contact graduateschool@usm.edu for assistance in changing their start term.
    • Type your name here indicating that you have read the above statements.