University of Illinois at Chicago ADMISSIONS DEFERRAL FORM

Please complete the form below with your information. Please include any and all appropriate academic transcripts when submitting this form.  If you need assistance filling out this form, please contact


'Deposit ID' is the eight (8) digit number found on the third page of your conditional offer letter in the Payment Instruction Section. Be sure to include all zeros at the beginning of the number.








For applicants that have received a conditional offer letter and would like to defer admissions to the next available semester, an Admissions Officer will process your deferral request and provide you with a new Conditional Offer listing any remaining requirements. 
For applicants that have received an I-20, you may request a deferral until 15 days after the program start date on the I-20 issued. 
For applicants looking to defer, an updated invoice will be created for the appropriate tuition and fees based on the term they will be attending, even if a deposit is being carried over as tuition is billed for the specific term the student is attending.
Deferral deposits can be carried over for each deferral only in the case of visa denial.  For voluntary deferrals, the deposit can only be carried over on the first deferral and after that a new deposit is required.

Important Dates*

Application Deadline:

December 11, 2023

I-20 Transfer Deadline:

December 20, 2023

Payment Deadline:

December 19, 2023

Move-in Date:

January 2, 2024

*Dates can vary by graduate degree.

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