I might take a year off after high school (a gap year). Can I apply now, and if I get accepted, ask the university to defer my acceptance until next year?

University Admission Requirements

Deferral policies vary from university to university. Some universities allow deferrals, others do not. Some universities may grant a deferral, but request that you re-apply after your gap year (and pay all the associated application fees again).

If you are interested in deferring admission, you must contact the universities directly.

You may also consider applying halfway through your gap year. At that point, if you are not a high school student and have been out of school for 7 consecutive months, use the 105 Application. You must still adhere to the university’s application deadlines.