Law School Application Process for Deferring Applicants

Accepted applicants who wish to enroll are expected to deposit and register for classes for the year in which they are accepted.

On a case-by-case basis, a student may be granted a maximum one-year deferment, which is generally due to a medical, financial, or unique family circumstance.

Students who apply for deferment must:

  • Submit a written request outlining the reasons for the deferment request.
  • Subsequently submit an abbreviated admissions application update, including the character and fitness statement. A nonrefundable enrollment deposit will be required of the student prior to matriculation the next year.

Individuals not granted deferment may reapply as a new applicant at a later time. Since the law school financial aid budget is established yearly, those students who have been granted deferment must reapply for financial aid for the year in which they plan to matriculate. Scholarships and/or awards granted previously by the law school may not necessarily apply. Deferred applicants are encouraged to reapply for financial aid concurrent with the abbreviated admissions application update.

A joint degree student who begins his/her studies at Regent in the other school is automatically granted a one-year deferment to the law school.