Deferring Admission

Students who have previously applied to IU South Bend and wish to update their application to a future semester must submit a request via IStart:

Please choose the form that is appropriate to your admission status:

Freshmen (first-year undergraduate students)

Transfers (undergraduate students)

Graduates (post-baccalaureate students)

Upon review of your request, you will be notified with an updated letter of admission or a request for additional information. If you have completed any post-secondary course work since your initial admission to IU South Bend, you must submit your most recent transcripts. Please note that graduate students may defer an admission decision according to guidelines which vary by program.

If you experience any difficulties with the electronic process outlined above, please write to the OISS at We will provide direct links to the electronic form or a paper form, if you are unable to make use of the electronic form.