Deferred Admission

North Carolina Central University School of Law welcomes students who wish to defer their enrollment for one academic year.  Some reasons for a one year deferral may include military service, required religious observance, or medical reasons. Those wishing to defer admission must request permission in writing to Kyle Brazile, Assistant Dean for Admissions, no later than June 15 of the year for which they have originally been admitted; and those granted a deferral must write again by February 1 to reactive their offer of admission and confirm enrollment.  Applicants seeking a deferral must have paid their enrollment deposit by the deadline indicated on their admissions letter, and this enrollment deposit is nonrefundable.

Upon reactivation of deferred applicant applications for admission, the Dean for Admissions will be reviewing any additional character and fitness issues (if applicable).  Therefore, deferred applicants must disclose anything that may occur between the date of deferment and the start of the reactivation of the application for admission.  Also, it is the responsibility of the applicant to notify the Office of Admissions, in writhing, of any changes in personal information i.e. current mailing and email addresses.

While enrollment is deferrable, merit and need based aid may not be transferable.  Need-based aid recipients are also required to resubmit the FAFSA form for the year they plan to enroll.

In seeking a deferral, students must agree not to enroll in any for-credit or degree-seeking course of study during their deferral year.  If an applicant does enroll in a course of study, admission to the School of Law will be rescinded and the student will need to reapply.

Deferrals are considered on a case-by-case basis and are not automatically granted.  In making a written request, students should explain in detail their reasons for seeking a deferral and their plans for the deferral year.  And due to the nature of the curriculum at the School of Law, deferral requests can only be made for one full academic year.

In considering each request, the Dean for Admissions may consult with other members of the admission staff, the admissions faculty committee, or with others who are familiar with the admitted student’s academic and personal experiences and goals.  After such consultations are completed, the Dean for Admissions responds in writing.  In rare cases the Dean for Admissions may require a personal interview before making a final decision.

Please send your written requests to the below addresses.

Via email to:  law_admissions@nccu.edu with subject line of “Deferral Request”