Deferred Enrollment

Please see the appropriate section for information regarding deferred enrollment.

Johnson & Wales University offers a 2-year deferred enrollment to students who have applied and been accepted to the university but, for various reasons, wish to postpone their enrollment. JWU retains student application material and will honor the admissions decision for up to 2 years; after that time frame, the applicant will need to submit a new application and transcript for review. Reservation fees will remain effective during the deferment period. Merit scholarships awarded through the application process will be honored for up to 2 years from the time of initial acceptance. Federal student aid is awarded annually; a student must reapply for federal funds through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Johnson & Wales University retains student application material for all graduate programs except the Physician Assistant program for up to 2 years. An admissions decision will be honored for up to 2 years from the date of acceptance; after that time frame, the applicant will need to submit a new application and transcript for review. Reservation fees paid will remain effective during the deferment period. 

For Physician Assistant students on the Providence campus, an acceptance is only applicable for the term originally accepted. To apply for another term, applicants must reapply through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) application. All CASPA applications and supporting documentation on file will be destroyed upon matriculation of the current class.    

Students wishing to change their selected date of enrollment should forward a request to Graduate Admissions stating the term in which they wish to enroll. International applicants must submit an updated bank statement demonstrating financial support. JWU will issue a maximum of 2 I-20 forms to international students. Please note that some programs start only once each year. Federal student aid is awarded annually; a student must reapply for federal funds through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).