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Medical Deferment

The medical deferment is used to help students deal with medical issues that prevent attendance during an assigned semester.

Conditions & Qualifications:

  • Students must be admitted to, and have attended, their first semester at BYU-Idaho.
  • Deferments of any type may not be used in consecutive semesters.
  • Students who have an Honor Code restriction or did not attend their previous on-track semester do not qualify.
  • Students who plan to interrupt their studies for more than one semester should contact the Admissions Office at 208-496-1300 to discuss enrollment options.
  • Students must have a current ecclesiastical endorsement on file with the Student Honor Office in order to defer.
  • Following the deferred semester, students must re-enroll at the university for the next available semester of their assigned track.

Instructions to the Applicant:

  • Complete the online Medical Deferment Form.
  • If you are currently registered for classes in the semester you want to defer, do not drop your classes. If approved, this deferment will result in all your classes being dropped for the deferred semester, effective the date the form is submitted to the Admissions Office.
  • Please be aware that you will need to have a current ecclesiastical endorsement in order to register for the next semester of your track. We encourage you to contact the Student Honor Office at (208) 496--9300 to find out when your current endorsement will expire.
  • Deadline: The last day to withdraw from school and receive "W" grades and not the grades earned. For specific dates, please see the academic deadlines at
  • You will be notified by email when a decision has been made.