Definitions for "Deferred Admission"
This is an admissions plan whereby a student applies to a college and is notified of acceptance during the senior year of high school. The student may then take a year off for travel, work, or other projects before attending college. Many private colleges permit a student to defer, but the University of California requires a student to reapply for admission if he does not plan to enroll for the term for which he applied.
A program that allows students to postpone enrollment — usually for no more than one year — after admission to a college or university.
The practice of some colleges of allowing an accepted student to postpone enrollment for one year.