JD Deferment Policy
Occasionally an admitted student will need to reconsider matriculation for the application year. Personal or professional circumstances, such as illness, family emergency, job opportunity, or a public service assignment may warrant a temporary redirection. An admitted JD student may request to defer admission for one (1) year.
The Admissions Committee will consider a JD student's request to defer for one year after both Seat Deposits have been made, and the admitted student has submitted to the Admissions Office a written request to defer admission. If the Admissions Committee approves the deferment, the student will be required to submit a Deferment Deposit of $600. The Deferment Deposit, along with the two Seat Deposits, will be credited toward the student's first-year tuition.
If a deferred student enrolls in another law school during the deferment period, the University of New Hampshire School of Law will consider the applicant withdrawn.
The deferred student must:
- Maintain a paid subscription in LSDAS so the Admissions Office can request an LSDAS Report on January 1 of the entering year to include with the student's application record; and
- Submit an updated résumé and letter of Intent to Matriculate to the Admissions Office by January 1 of the entering year.