Change Your Admission Start Term

You may change your admission to a future term up until the last day to drop with 100% refund. Please refer to the academic calendar for dates and deadlines. If you were admitted upon appeal or by exception to PSU Admissions policy, please contact your admission counselor before changing your term.

Change My Start Term

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When Can I Change My Admission Start Term?

Admitted undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students may choose a new start term from within the three consecutive terms after their initial term of admission. All future terms will require a new admissions application. For example, a student admitted in fall 2017 can change their start term to winter 2018, spring 2018, or summer 2018; fall 2018 would require a new application.

Alternatively, admitted freshmen may request a one-time gap year deferral.

If you have questions about changing your term before you receive an admission decision, please contact admissions at

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.

How Do I Change My Admission Start Term?

Submit the change of admission start term online form no later than 30 days prior to the first day of class of the term for which you were admitted. For gap year requests, priority is given to those who submit a request by July 1 previous to the original fall admission term.

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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.