an applicant has been accepted as a matriculated student, a deferment
for one semester may be requested. If deferment is sought beyond one
semester, the student's application will be reevaluated in competition
with new applicants and it will be necessary to reapply (see Application for Readmission).
To seek deferment, students must describe the reason(s) for the
deferment request, in writing, to the Office of Admissions before the
beginning of the semester in which they were to have enrolled.