The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS)

Deferring Admission

DMGS expects admitted students to begin their studies in the semester for which they applied. Deferral Requests should only be submitted if the student is unable to enroll as a result of a significant, unforeseen circumstance, which is beyond the ability of the student to control.

Admitted students may defer their enrollment for up to one year by submitting a written request to the Office of Admissions. Deferral requests are reviewed by the admissions committee and if approved, the student will be provided with a mailed and emailed confirmation by the Dean of Graduate Studies’ office. Once a deferment lapses, a new application will be required in its entirety.

Students who have been offered a DMGS Merit Scholarship should understand that award offers are valid only for the period of time specified in the award letter and subject to the terms therein.


Applicants denied admission to DMGS should not reapply until additional steps have been taken to strengthen their application. Please contact the admissions department to discuss the appropriate course of action.