2019-20 Pomona College Catalog 
    Jul 12, 2020  
2019-20 Pomona College Catalog


Deferral of Admission Enrollment Policy

The Office of Admissions is supportive of requests by students offered admission under Regular or Early Decision to defer enrollment. Such requests are reviewed and approved individually by the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid and must be received by the May 1 candidate reply deadline. The typical approved deferral is for one year, but those requesting more than a one-year deferral for specific reasons (e.g., compulsory military service or faith-based experiences) will be considered (and are typically approved). Deferral of admission involves several requirements:

  1. Enrollment in any individual college course must be discussed with an admissions dean at Pomona College. Students may not enroll in a degree program.
  2. In accepting the non-refundable $500 deposit, Pomona College will guarantee the student’s place for the following academic year as a full-time student with the commitment that the student will enroll at Pomona and will initiate no new applications to other colleges or universities.
  3. The student must write to admissions before March 1 prior to their deferred entry, reconfirming the intention to enroll for the fall semester. This letterwill include information about how the student has spent the gap year and plans for the remainder of the year. Upon receipt of that information, the Dean of Admissions will confirm membership in the entering class.
  4. If the student intends to apply for financial aid from Pomona College for the academic year of enrollment, the student must contact the Office of Financial Aid by Jan. 1 prior to their deferred entry regarding required financial aid forms.